06_InClassActivity_TheBusinessRoundtablePrinciplesOfCorporateGovernance

06_InClassActivity_TheBusinessRoundtablePrinciplesOfCorporateGovernance

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Home About Us Initiatives News Center Corporations 101 Delivering Innovation SHARE: Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Digg Reddit PUBLICATION Business Roundtable’s Roadmap for Growth Posted on December 08, 2010. PUBLICATION Background Paper on SEC Public Disclosure Regulations Posted on April 21, 2011. PUBLICATION Background Paper on Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Complaint Database Posted on April 21, 2011. PUBLICATION Background Paper on Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule Posted on April 21, 2011. PUBLICATION Background Paper on OTC Derivatives End-User Exemption Posted on April 18, 2011. March 31, 2010 2010 Principles of Corporate Governance April 2010 Foreword and Introduction Business Roundtable is recognized as an authoritative voice on matters affecting American business corporations and, as such, has a keen interest in corporate governance. Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 12 million employees. Member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock markets and pay more than 60 percent of all corporate income taxes paid to the federal government. Annually, they return more than $167 billion in dividends to shareholders and the economy. Business Roundtable companies give more than $7 billion a year in combined charitable contributions, representing nearly 60 percent of total corporate giving. They are technology innovation leaders, with more than $111 billion in annual research and development spending — nearly half of all total private R&D spending in the U.S. Only through sustainable, non-inflationary, long-term economic growth will America’s citizens, communities and companies remain competitive in the rapidly changing international economy. Business Roundtable asserts that to do this, the United States must create policies that foster a flexible and available workforce, sustainable cost structures and fair rules. Business Roundtable has long been a leading advocate of best practices in corporate governance. Past publications of Business Roundtable that have addressed corporate governance matters include Principles of Corporate Governance (May 2002, November 2005), Executive Compensation: Principles and Commentary (November 2003, January 2007), The Nominating Process and Corporate Governance Committees: Principles and Commentary (April 2004) and Guidelines for Shareholder-Director Communications (May 2005). Other publications from Business Roundtable that have addressed corporate governance include Statement on Corporate Governance (September 1997), Executive Compensation/Share Ownership (March 1992), Corporate Governance and American Competitiveness (March 1990), Statement on Corporate Responsibility (October 1981) and The Role and Composition of the Board of Directors of the Large Publicly Owned Corporation (January 1978). Since November 2005, when Business Roundtable last updated its Principles of Corporate Governance, U.S.
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06_InClassActivity_TheBusinessRoundtablePrinciplesOfCorporateGovernance

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