Special interest groups are engaged in a concerted campaign to restrict corporate free speech through state and federal legislation, potential White House executive order(s), and agency regulation. Shareholder proposals have become another frontier for these groups to pursue their political agendas. There is ample evidence suggesting that greater corporate disclosure is not the activists’ end goal, but merely more step further in their broader efforts to control company decision-making and dilute management’s fiduciary responsibility of creating long-term economic value for all shareholders.

We explore the reality behind activist investing and corporate political disclosure, where facts in the debate often paint a much different picture than the narrow interests portrayed to the media and policymakers.



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