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Business Roundtable

Conservative lobbying organization in the United States

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The Business Roundtable (BRT) is a non-profit association based in Washington, D.C. whose members are chief executive officers of major U.S. companies. Unlike the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, whose members are entire businesses, BRT members are exclusively CEOs. BRT promotes public policy favorable to business interests such as NAFTA, while also promoting broader public policy initiatives such as No Child Left Behind and opposing others such as the Trump administration's family separation policy. In 2019, BRT redefined its definition of the purpose of a corporation, putting the interests of employees, customers, suppliers and communities on par with shareholders. BRT members include Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, and Mary Barra of General Motors.

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Business Roundtable's new commitment to more than shareholders is right on the money

Top CEOs have redefined the purpose of a corporation. They now should also acknowledge that the biggest threat to capitalism is capitalists: Our view
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Business Roundtable suffers from economic illiteracy

Anti-capitalist mission statement promises to dilute shareholders’ voices and further politicize corporate governance, writes professor Steve H. Hanke
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Videos for Business Roundtable

Top CEOs pledge to put employees over profits [Video]Top CEOs pledge to put employees over profits

Companies should focus on social responsibilities as well as profits, the Business Roundtable, a group of corporate chief executives that includes the head of the largest U.S. bank and the CEO of the..

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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on August 25, 2019

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, President & CEO of the Business Roundtable Josh Bolten, CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony..
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8/25: Larry Kudlow, Lindsey Graham, Anthony Salvanto

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate..
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White House "not reflecting" view of U.S. businesses on trade, head of CEO group says

Josh Bolten, president and CEO of the Business Roundtable, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss how business leaders are handling market uncertainty amid the administration's ongoing trade war with China.
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Transcript: Josh Bolten on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Josh Bolten, president and CEO of the Business Roundtable, that aired Sunday, August 25, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," August 25

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate..
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American big business invites European-style, more intrusive regulation

The Business Roundtable demotes the interests of shareholders. There are political consequences from that.
USATODAY.com - Published

Sunday: Graham, Klobuchar, Bolten

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and President & CEO of the Business Roundtable Josh Bolten will appear on "Face the Nation" this Sunday
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