Symposium and New Report on Corporate Political Spending Announced by The Conference Board

The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending
Oct 5, 2011 12:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 5, 2011 - The Conference Board  today announced that its Committee on Corporate Political Spending will host a public symposium Thursday, October 20 on the topic of corporate political spending. At this event, the committee — chaired by Merck and Microsoft, with representatives from Campbell Soup Company, Exelon Corporation, Pfizer Inc., and Prudential Financial, Inc. — will release a new report on the topic of transparency and accountability in corporate political spending that will focus on suggested policies and practices that companies can consider when engaging in political activity.

The symposium on corporate political spending will be held at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.  This complimentary symposium (registration required) will cover a range of key issues on the topic of corporate political spending, including the legal framework after Citizens United, current shareholder perspectives, and current and emerging corporate practices related to the governance of corporate political spending. More details on the symposium can be found at

The symposium is geared toward corporate executives responsible for government relations, corporate governance, investor relations, corporate social responsibility, public affairs, and other corporate executives interested in better understanding the topic of corporate political spending. Members of the investor community are also encouraged to participate.  Press interested in attending should contact Jonathan Liu at (212) 339-0257 /

For more information on The Conference Board’s Committee on Corporate Political Spending, please visit:

The Committee on Corporate Political Spending is a collaboration of The Conference Board Governance Center and The Conference Board Center for Sustainability.


About The Conference Board

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

For further information contact:

Carol Courter
1 212 339 0232

Jonathan Liu
1 212 339 0257