Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog

2015 Proxy Season: The Relentless Targeting of Political Speech Continues

The 2015 proxy season is underway and all indications suggest that it will be another record-breaking year for the number of proposals targeting companies on their corporate political spending and lobbying activities. In 2014, political and lobbying disclosure comprised 22% of all shareholder proposals with 86 that went to a vote. Meanwhile, the Fortune 250 […]

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CPA’s Fluid Methodology

The Center for Political Accountability (CPA) tells us that they are “the only group directly engaging companies to improve disclosure and oversight of their political spending.” To that end, they have released their annual Index of Corporate and Political Disclosure. The Index is an evaluation of the top 300 US companies on 24 variables indicating, […]

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New CPA-Zicklin Index Flawed

“Like asking a fox to offer ‘best practices’ for henhouses.” The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today criticized the newly released 2014 Center for Political Accountability (CPA-Zicklin) index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” “Treating the CPA-Zicklin Index as a measure of ‘best corporate practices’ is like asking foxes to offer best […]

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CPA Set to Release 2014 Index

The Center for Political Accountability (“CPA”), in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, is set to release its fourth annual CPA-Zicklin Index.  This Index purports to analyze and rank the corporate accountability and transparency of corporate political spending – ranking companies on a scale of 0 – 100. Since its inception […]

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Acton Institute: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking (In the News)

By Rev. Robert A. Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best interests of the company’s shareholders. Not surprisingly, CCP concludes, these arguments […]

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Real Clear Religion: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking (In the News)

By Robert Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best interests of the company’s shareholders. Not surprisingly, CCP […]

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Wall Street Journal: Good News in the Proxy Wars (In the News)

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board writes: Mr. Freed works with political investor groups like Walden Asset Management and Trillium that own shares but whose real purpose is to put proposals on the proxy ballot. The proposals are backed by the AFL-CIO and SEIU, which want to shut down political competition from business groups. Also providing public harassment […]

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Acton Institute: ICCR’s 2013 Proxy Follies

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Acton Institute: ICCR Working Inside Progressive Bubble

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Action Institute: Religious Shareholders Want to Shut Down Political Debate

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.