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SEC Decision Begins Process of Reforming Corporate Governance

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...

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

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.”

Kigali: An ‘America First’ trade initiative disguised as a climate deal

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which is currently being considered by the Trump White House, represents a golden opportunity to further this strategy. It sets the pathway for international adoption of next generation American technologies to replace ozone depleting chemicals still in use by two thirds of the developing world, creating a cumulative $1-trillion market.

Former Democratic and Independent Congressional Icons Join ACCF Board of Advisors

Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) announced three new members of its Board of Advisors today. For more than four...

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Odds are Trump re-enters the Paris Agreement in 2020

In the end, the decision is in the president’s hands, but I place the odds of greater than 60-40 that President Trump, the dealmaker, scores a Paris political victory shortly before the 2020 election, thanks in large part to the flexibility that his predecessor gave him.

New NAFTA Must Protect US Investments

There are lots of reasons a U.S. firm might choose to invest in another country. In some cases, labor costs or access to new...

New Report: Proxy Advisory Firms Operate with Unchecked Power

A new ACCF report finds that proxy advisory firms are currently operating with minimal oversight, making recommendations that materially impact public companies’ proxy outcomes, operations and disclosure requirements.

A Conversation with Senator Ron Wyden on Principled Bipartisanship Today

On March 20th, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined ACCF members and representatives from the business community for a conversation on "Principled Bipartisanship Today."

US must regain ground in nuclear energy

It’s time we had an honest conversation about America’s decaying nuclear infrastructure. Perry, the “all of the above” governor of Texas turned “energy dominance” secretary of energy, is just the right person to lead it.

Divesting from Big Oil a tough sell — even in the...

The city's underfunded liabilities range from $65 billion to $142 billion, according to a report by the American Council for Capital Formation. Taxpayer contributions to the funds have also increased within that timeframe, from $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2002 to $9.3 billion in fiscal year 2017.