Corporate Political Spending:
Events

Upcoming Events

A View of Corporate Political Spending - Current State of Affairs
20 October, 2016 | Altria Corporate Services  | Washington, DC

Has the corporate political spending environment changed since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision? What disclosures are considered as best practice with respect to political spending activity and what should your C-suite and Board be thinking about?  With the elections almost upon us, it seems the perfect time to consider the current state of affairs related to corporate political spending and its potential impact on the elections cycle.  At this event, investors, corporations, policy makers and the media will share their views and insights on political spending activity. 

Come join us in Washington DC to hear a full discussion on the current state of affairs related to corporate political spending.  The Conference Board Governance Center’s Committee on Corporate Political Spending has been an active contributor to this discussion including having published its most recent report – Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure (Second Edition).  As with all Governance Center events, this is a special, invitation only meeting.  A detailed agenda can be found here for download.

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Should you have any questions about this meeting or research report, please contact Judy McLevey, Assistant Director, Governance Center, at 212.339.0276 or judy.mclevey@conferenceboard.org.

Past Committee Events

Corporate Poltical Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure
4 December, 2015 | Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center | Washington, DC

The 2012 Corporate Political Spending Conference
15 May, 2012 | Washington, DC 

2011 Symposium on Corporate Political Spending
20 October, 2011 | New York, NY
On October 20, 2011, The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending hosted a public symposium to discuss the issues and the steps that corporations can take to participate in the political process in a thoughtful, responsible, and proactive way.

Recent Events

Corporate Political Activities 2014
11 & 12 September, 2014 | Practising Law Institute | Washington, DC
Committee Co-Chairs Wesley Bizzell and Dan Bross spoke at the Practising Law Institute 2014 Corporate Political Activities seminar in Washington, DC.

Corporate Political Activity: Nuts & Bolts
26 June, 2014 | Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals | Boston, MA
Committee staffer Marcel Bucsescu spoke at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Corportate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. The panel was moderated by Gerralyn Ritter, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Secretary and Assistant General Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.  and included Paul S. Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Bruce F. Freed, President, Center for Political Activity, and Jonathan R. Macey, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School.

501(c)’s and the Proposed Political Activity Rules: Implications for Business
On Demand Webcast
This winter, the IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulatory changes for 501(c)(4) organizations, also known as “Social Welfare Organizations”. What do companies need to understand about the proposed rules?

Corporate Political Activities 2013: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
30 September - 01 October, 2013 | Practising Law Institute | Washington, DC
Committee Co-Chair Dan Bross and Committee Member Wesley Bizzell spoke at the Practising Law Institute 2014 Corporate Political Activities seminar in Washington, DC on the topic of Shareholder Resolutions for Corporate Political Activity and Lobby Expenditures.

Luncheon: Hiding in Plain Sight - The Problem of Transparency in Political Finance
24 July, 2013 | Washington, DC
On July 24, 2013, The Conference Board Governance Center and the Committee for Economic Development hosted a luncheon on Perspectives from Business on Campaign Finance Reform at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. For a summary of the event, please see the event page.

Governance Watch: Corporate Political Spending
On Demand Webcast
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, this Governance Watch webcast reviewed the latest developments in the area of corporate political disclosure and considered next steps in the debate over corproate political spending.

The 2012 Corporate Political Spending Conference
15 May, 2012 | Washington, DC 

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Is that the question? – Key Actors and Actions in the Disclosure Debate
On Demand Webcast

Emerging Practices in Corporate Political Spending for the 2012 Proxy and Election Seasons
On Demand Webcast
 

When Businesses Lead – How Companies are Playing a Responsible and Active Role
On Demand Webcast

Shareholders – Perspectives and Trends That Companies Need to Know
On Demand Webcast

2011 Symposium on Corporate Political Spending
20 October, 2011 | New York, NY
On October 20, 2011, The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending hosted a public symposium to discuss the issues and the steps that corporations can take to participate in the political process in a thoughtful, responsible, and proactive way.

Show Me the Money: The Debate Over Corporate Political Spending Disclosures
On Demand Webcast
With the July re-introduction of the Shareholder Protection Act calling for greater shareholder say in corporate political spending, the debate over disclosure practices of such spending is again coming to the fore. Hear from a group of seasoned panelists on the likely success of legislative efforts and what lies ahead for the 2012 proxy season.

Hidden Money: The Need for Transparency in Political Finance
26 September, 2011 | Committee for Economic Development | Washington, DC
A presentation of three new reports from the Committee for Economic Development (CED)

 

The list of events above is not exhaustive and intended to provide an overview of some of the events in the area of corporate political spending.

The Conference Board does not represent that the data, information, analysis, conclusions, or opinions provided by the listed Internet resources are correct or complete. The non-Conference Board events listed above are included for informational purposes and convenience only, and are not affiliated with, endorsed, or recommended by The Conference Board, the Committee, or its members.

Updated: 12/03/2015

Download the Committee's Report

You can now download the Committee's latest Report, Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure (2nd Edition).

Complimentary registration required.

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Handbook on Corporate Political Activity
This handbook offers an overview of the legal rules and standard practices related to political activity, as well as a discussion of internal oversight of political spending.

Complimentary registration required.

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