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Approving new NAFTA a no-brainer for new Congress

The Hill
After lengthy negotiations and a lot of hand-wringing by American economists and business leaders, the United States, Mexico and Canada have struck an amenable...

New Report: Robo-Voting Confirmed

Numerous Asset Managers Voting in Lockstep with Proxy Advisor Recommendations

Trump Retirement Accounts Face Obstacles

The Wall Street Journal
Only 62% of private-sector workers had access to some sort of private retirement accounts in March 2017. While Tom Giovanetti’s description of the current state...

Investors: Here’s Your Chance To Influence SEC On Politicized Proxy Process

The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) roundtable discussion in November on growing concerns around the politicization of the shareholder voting process provides a crucial...

Are Proxy Advisors Really a Problem?

ACCF-commissioned research confirms alarming practice of robo-voting is real and quantifies scale of proxy advisor errors

ACCF’s Submits Comments to the SEC on the Proxy Process

Mr. Brent J. Fields Secretary U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Re: File Number 4-725; SEC Staff Roundtable on the Proxy Process Dear Mr. Fields: The American Council for...

ACCF Moderates EPIC Panel on Clean Energy Innovation

On October 10, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, in partnership with the American Council for Capital Formation, ClearPath, and Oxford...

Tough Russia Sanctions Could Backfire on the U.S.

Fortune
DASKAA’s sledgehammer approach could cripple American business more than the Russian government can, leaving domestic U.S. firms to pay the price for Russian offenses. Through a targeted approach like the one proposed in the CDRA, domestic businesses and international markets will not be collateral damage in the fight against election meddling.

ACCF September Salon: The Need for a National Energy Innovation Strategy

On September 27, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon, "The Need for a National Energy Innovation Strategy." Headlining the event were administration officials Melissa...

SEC Decision Begins Process of Reforming Corporate Governance

Real Clear Policy
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should be commended for its decision last week to rescind two previously issued guidance letters that had allowed third-party firms known as “proxy advisors” to wield undue influence over the shareholder proposal process.

Department of Energy Leadership Spotlights Energy Innovation in Columbus

Undersecretary Paul Dabbar joins Q&A with the Columbus Partnership and ACCF, tours Smart Columbus Experience Center and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

ACCF Statement on One Year Anniversary of Start of NAFTA Negotiations

ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber issued the following statement in recognition of the one year anniversary of the commencement of NAFTA renegotiation: “Today...

The Big Problem With ‘Environmental, Social And Governance’ Investment Ratings? They’re...

Investor's Business Daily
Corporate performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have become increasingly significant in how investors evaluate a company. Investors and money managers rely...

Former Trump adviser opens GOP climate shop

E&E News
Former Trump administration official George David Banks is teaming with other Republicans to launch a climate center. Robin Bravender/E&E News A former Trump White House...

Ratings That Don’t Rate: The Subjective World of ESG Ratings Agencies

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As the trend of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”)1 investing has risen, so too has the influence and relative importance of ESG rating...

ACCF July Salon: The Challenges of Retirement Policy

The American Council for Capital Formation hosted a July 17th Economic Policy Evening on “The Challenges of Retirement Policy.”