Converging on climate lobbying: aligning corporate practice with investor expectations | Reports/Guides | PRI

PRI’s new guidance for engagement on corporate climate denial and lobbying: nvestors are increasingly scrutinising corporate engagement on climate policy as it plays a critical role in helping governments create practical climate policy solutions. However, corporate engagement on climate policy is a double-edged sword.  Negative and resistant corporate interest, often represented by third-party organisations, can…

“Free Market” Shareholder Proposal on Lobbying Disclosure at Caterpillar

A shareholder proposal on disclosing of lobbying priorities from the right-wing National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project: At this week’s Caterpillar annual shareholder meeting, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) is asking company investors to support FEP’s shareholder resolution asking the heavy equipment manufacturer to report on…

Business as Lobbying and Lobbying as Business

From VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow via Huffington Post: Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at the “nonprofit civic enterprise” the New America Foundation, is the author of The Business of America Is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate. This chart shows the rise in political spending by corporations, money, as Drutman…

Common Cause Report on Corporate Spending for the TPP

Common Cause analyzed the 2014 political spending of members of the U.S. Business Coalition for TPP, a group of over 150 corporations and trade associations pushing for the TPP, which includes the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), and Trade Promotion Authority (fast track). The coalition spending has also continued after the 2014 elections. The Guardian…