Economic Policy

Since 1975, the ACCF and its affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the press, and the public that a nation’s strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, energy and environmental policies to promote investment, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.

News

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.”

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.

Research & Publications

Prioritizing Tax and Regulatory Improvement in 2017

As the attention of the nation and world leaders turn to Washington, D.C. to see what issues the new 115th Congress and administration of President Donald Trump are championing in 2017, the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliated Center for Policy Research have developed a broad set of policy recommendations on tax reform and improvements to the federal regulatory process, particularly in the energy, environment, and financial services spaces, to guide and focus discussions both on Capitol Hill and downtown. Read the full memo.

Capital Formation: Challenges And Opportunities For The Next Administration

Foreword Concerns about the low U.S. saving rate and its negative impact on capital formation and economic growth have been a key driver of the...

Capital Formation 101

Introduction by Mark Bloomfield, ACCF President and CEO