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Corporate Political Spending:
Additional Resources

The resources on this page can help you to identify, access and review corporate policies regarding political spending, disclosure and accountability.

Additional Resources

Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure
The Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure measures a company's willingness to disclose and be transparent about its corporate political activity.

Center for Political Accountability (CPA-Zicklin Index)
The CPA-Zicklin Index benchmarks the political disclosure and accountability policies and practices of leading U.S. public companies. Issued annually, it is produced by the Center for Political Accountability in conjunction with the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending
Find out how the largest corporations in the United States have responded to Citizens United. Roll your cursor over each corporation for further details on its spending policies and ways to reach out and demand that companies which can still use treasury money in election reform their spending policies. Includes links to corporate policies.

Committee for Economic Development
Since the Supreme Court's ruling in early 2010 in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, key portions of long-standing campaign finance laws were overturned. CED is again working with business leaders to identify the best policy ideas and to increase disclosure by corporations, labor unions and trade associations. Includes research and resources on corporate political spending.

Proxy Monitor by The Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, a website sponsored by the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, sheds light on the influence of outside shareholder proposals on publicly traded corporations.
Users can search the Proxy Monitor database by year, company, industry, proponent (primary sponsors of shareholder proposals), and proposal type (general or specific.) Searches on the Proxy Monitor database generate tabulated data which can be exported or downloaded. Tabulated output includes each of the search parameters, as well as proposal titles, vote totals, and basic voting rules (i.e., whether abstentions are counted in vote totals). Users have various options for reordering, sorting, and categorizing data on the search output page.


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