Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Bloomberg TV: Banks Discusses Role of Proxy Advisory Firms

ACCF Executive Vice President George David Banks recently sat down with @markets to discuss proxy advisory firms and the disconnect between big money managers...

Leading National Associations Announce Launch Of First-Of-Its-Kind Investor Coalition

Former White House senior official George David Banks to serve as Executive Director

Time to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms

In the world of corporate governance, proxy advisory firms like ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) and Glass Lewis have become increasingly important. Their role advising...

ACCF Joins SEC Commissioner for Capitol Hill Panel on ESG Investments

On May 9, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Timothy Doyle participated on a Capitol Hill panel sponsored by the Savings and Retirement Foundation: “The Impact of ESG Investments on Retirement Wealth.”

BlackRock mustn’t mimic underperforming NYC pension funds

Earlier this year, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink released his annual letter to CEOs, in which he called for a greater focus on "societal impacts"...

New York’s Pensions Should Focus On Financial Returns — Not Politics

Published in Investors' Business Daily

The recent push by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer to divest the city's pensions from fossil fuels is playing politics with retiree savings at a time when they can least afford it.

Stocks Weren’t Made for Social Climbing

Profits are the proper gauge of a company’s value to consumers—and to society.