CPA Impact: A Distinguished Record of Effectiveness

As a result of CPA’s leadership and efforts:

  • 306 companies are disclosing some or all of their political spending with corporate money. 
  • More than 140 large companies -- including more than half of companies in influential S&P 100 – have struck political disclosure agreements with CPA and/or its shareholder partners. 
  • Companies have disclosed at least $83 million in previously hidden payments, made to six leading politically active trade associations over the past two election cycles.
  • A number of companies are curbing their payments to trade associations and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups and restricting their political spending.
  • You can read in the annual CPA-Zicklin Index the first comprehensive benchmarking of large public companies for disclosure and accountability. The Index shows that disclosure is becoming a mainstream corporate practice.
  • A proposed corporate political disclosure rule initiated by CPA, working with a committee of law professors, is before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • You can learn about best practices for managing and overseeing company political spending in The Conference Board’s Handbook on Corporate Political Activity, which featured CPA as lead author.
  • Students at New York University’s Stern School of Business are enrolled in the first business school course on corporate political engagement and executive statesmanship.

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