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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

2:00 - 4:45pm ET

ESG Center Members-Only

Corporate political activity has been in the spotlight – and, in this highly charged environment, is likely to remain so. There were over 70 shareholder proposals submitted for a vote on the topic in 2020, with several proposals garnering majority support. Moreover, both traditional and social media are focusing on corporate political spending and lobbying – including whether they are good for the company’s business and consistent with its values. 

Our roundtable discussion on November 4th addressed the following key areas:

  • the legal framework governing corporate political activities – and what may change,
  • shareholder proposals, including what to expect for the upcoming proxy season,
  • evolving stakeholder expectations, and reputational and other risks,
  • best practices in this area.

It culminated in a report: Under a Microscope: A New Era of Scrutiny for Corporate Political Activity

This event was held virtually and under the Chatham House Rule. It was exclusively open to members of the ESG Center.

To find out if your company belongs to the ESG Center, or receive more information, please send an email to ESG Center's program manager Merel Spierings, at  


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