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Effective Corporate Governance Policies

Issue Summary CCMC fights for responsible corporate governance polices that benefit the long-term position of companies and shareholders and oppose special interest activist agendas unrelated to the interests of a business or investors. This includes current efforts related to the following specific issues: Proxy advisory firm oversight ...

Testimony and Speeches

2016 December 8: Impact of Regulations on Short-Term Financing June 22: Financing America's Growth - How Robust Capital Markets Can Help Revitalize Our Economy June 2: Remarks before the Nactional Association of Corporate Treasurers 2016 National Conference May 18: Examining the CFPB's Proposed Rulemaking on Arbitration: Is it in the ...

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For press inquiries, please contact: (202) 463-5682 or press@uschamber.com     2016 September 23: U.S. Chamber Statement on Fed Rule Proposing Capital, Disclosure Requirements for Physical Commodities Activities September 12: U.S. Chamber's CCMC Outlines Comprehensive Financial Regulatory Reform Agenda for Next ...

Blog Posts

How IPOs Would Help A Broad Economic Recovery

Tom Quaadman The economic fallout from the pandemic has led to an uneven recovery, in which certain sectors do well, while others struggle. Technology and goods-producing companies look poised to thrive as their products and services adapt. Other segments of the economy like brick-and-mortar retailers and the entertainment and hospitality ...

The Role of ESG in the Business Community

Tom Quaadman In the worlds of corporate governance and investing, the hottest buzzwords are Environmental, Social and Governance, or ESG. ESG considerations are making their way into the board room, corporate disclosures, and investor considerations for many reasons.   The concerns and goals of investors change over ...

Help Public Companies Generate Wealth

Suzanne Clark Dropbox's logo is displayed during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.Photo credit: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg. It’s not often that the business community seeks more regulation. But when it comes to the unchecked, outsize influence of proxy advisory firms on our nation’s ...

Attacks on Dual-Class Share Structures are Unjustified

Tom Quaadman Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg. The U.S. has roughly half the number of public companies that it had twenty years ago. Following the JOBS Act in 2012, the initial public offering (IPO) market started showing new signs of ...

How to Beat the Crisis of the Vanishing IPO

Brian P. O'Shea Dropbox's logo is displayed during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.Photo credit: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg. This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) held the twelfth annual Capital Markets Summit. But this year was different ...

Why You Should Care About Corporate Governance

Brian P. O'Shea A panaoramic view of the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Neb. Photo credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg. Remember that moment during one of the 2016 presidential debates when the candidates engaged in a deep and provocative discussion about the laws and ...