More of America’s largest publicly traded companies are bringing sunlight to their corporate expenditures on politics

by - October 08, 2015

More of America’s largest publicly traded companies are bringing sunlight to their corporate expenditures on politics, the fifth annual CPA-Zicklin Index of Political Disclosure and Accountability shows on the eve of a blockbuster election year for political spending. For the first time, the 2015 CPA-Zicklin Index has been expanded to measure the transparency policies and practices of the entire S&P 500. The 2015 Index reveals that: companies studied by previous Indexes have shown steady improvement; those companies that reached agreements after engagement by shareholders received sharply higher scores; 25 percent of companies place some type of restriction on their political spending; and almost nine out of 10 companies recognize the importance of adopting political spending policies.

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