CPA Impact: A Distinguished Record of Effectiveness
As a result of CPA’s leadership and efforts:
- 305 companies are disclosing some or all of their political spending with corporate money.
- More than 150 large companies – including more than half of companies in the 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.
- 68 companies are disclosing and/or restricting their dark money payments to trade associations and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups.
- You can read 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.
- 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 the lead author.
- You can read the Harvard Business Review's A Board Member's Guide to Corporate Political Spending, which includes a checklist of effective steps and guidelines for directors in reviewing political spending, co-authored by CPA.
- 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.