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Trade Association Disclosure Key to Corporate Political Spending Quandary

by Gary Larkin The issue of corporate political spending has gotten a lot of attention as American companies have become concerned about the direction of the country as another presidential political cycle is about to start. By now, nearly everyone has heard about Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz...

Corporate Political Spending Message: Boards Should Get Handle on Process

by Gary Larkin Of all the messages coming out of The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending Symposium Thursday, there was one that resonated the most with public boards. To put it succinctly, that message is that no matter how politically active a company may be, it is imperative...

New Index Looks at S&P 100 Corporate Political Spending Policies and Practices

by Melissa Aguilar With the 2012 presidential and congressional elections hurtling toward us and another proxy season just around the corner, the topic of corporate political spending is looming large, as U.S. companies weigh decisions on whether, how, and to what extent to spend corporate funds...

2012 is the Year of Corporate Political Spending

by Marcel Bucsescu It seems that no matter where you turn on the web these days, there is mention of Citizens United. Two years later, this is still an issue of focus for companies, shareholders, and increasingly, the SEC. The Conference Board has been looking at this issue too since the 2010...