Institutional Investors Continue to Press Companies for Disclosure of Lobbying In 2016

Institutional Investors Continue to Press Companies for Disclosure of Lobbying In 2016 l AFSCME

By: Timothy Smith, March 17th, 2016

  • Corporate lobbying disclosure remains a top shareholder proposal topic for 2016. At least 66 investors have filed proposals at 50 companies asking for lobbying reports that include federal and state lobbying payments, payments to trade associations used for lobbying, and payments to any tax-exempt organization that writes and endorses model legislation. Political activity remains a top investor topic for the sixth consecutive year, with more than 90 proposals filed for 2016 that seek disclosure of either lobbying or political contributions.