BLOG
Category:
Corporate political capture

Align and Conquer: two things to do right away – from the Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project

Some of the world’s largest asset managers are beginning to address corporate policy capture risk, but it’s too slow. This blog post shares a selection of key lessons from...
3 June 2021
Positive Mavericks, Corporate political capture

Top 50 asset managers have yet to match rhetoric with action to address negative lobbying & corporate policy capture – report

New Preventable Surprises report and asset manager report card sets ambition for finance to help prevent corporate policy capture.  This report is being launched at 10am EST on Monday...
24 May 2021
Forceful stewardship, Corporate political capture

The 2020s: a decade for investor action to support more robust financial regulation?

This question was front and centre on our March 4, 2020 Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project (CLAP) online roundtable. The eighth in our series brought together speakers from international organizations,...
17 March 2021
Institutions, Corporate political capture

Global asset managers have some catching up to do on corporate lobbying & policy capture

In this new blog post, Preventable Surprises’  Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project (CLAP) research intern Sule Dedekarginoglu shares her insights on asset manager responses to corporate lobbying and provides a...
16 February 2021
Corporate political capture

CLAP: Financial Services Sector note

Preventable Surprises is pleased to publish a new discussion note on the financial services sector as part of the Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project (CLAP). The discussion note considers opportunities for...
19 January 2021
Corporate political capture

CLAP: Migrant rights & investor responses to lobbying by the Border Industrial Complex

2021 might be the year that investors wake up to the ‘S’ in ESG and engage on migrant rights, but it has been a long time coming [1]. Back...
11 January 2021
Corporate political capture

CLAP reflections on corporate lobbying: hitting rock bottom & 5 investor opportunities to create new narratives

With investor roundtables on healthcare, upstream fossil fuels, power utilities, and the transport and chemicals sectors under our belt this autumn, the Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project (CLAP) is thinking...
5 January 2021
Corporate political capture

Health, climate and biodiversity: three reasons for investors to confront corporate capture in the chemicals sector

December’s Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project online investor roundtable will tackle corporate capture of public policy making in the chemicals sector, with a focus on agrochemicals and petrochemicals. Companies...
3 December 2020
Corporate political capture

CLAP is looking for a research intern

To help ensure the success of the Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project, Preventable Surprises is looking for an intern from January to April 2021 to assist with the production of...
26 November 2020
Corporate political capture

CLAP: utilities sector discussion note and 19 November 2020 roundtable

Last week we learned that the global consulting firm, FTI Consulting helped design, staff and run astroturf  organizations to enable large fossil fuel companies to block action on...
17 November 2020
Corporate political capture

ESG Leaders should commit to supporting a free, fair and non-violent election and upholding democratic standards in the United States.

We are one day from the US Presidential election. With democratic standards eroding, we have found only two CEOs of large institutional investors who have shown that their...
3 November 2020
Forceful stewardship, Corporate political capture

CLAP: fossil fuel discussion note and 29 October 2020 roundtable

Preventable Surprises is pleased to launch the third Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project (CLAP) discussion note focused on the fossil fuel sector. Fossil fuels is one of the few...
17 October 2020
Corporate political capture

Comment letter on Department of Labor proxy voting consultation

Preventable Surprises responded to the consultation on the Department of Labor’s proposed Rule on Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights. We asked for the withdrawal of...
12 October 2020
Corporate political capture

CLAP: healthcare sector discussion note and September roundtable 

Join our CLAP online roundtable on 24 Sept. & check out the new healthcare discussion note. Preventable Surprises is pleased to share the second Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project...
8 September 2020
Forceful stewardship, Corporate political capture

Q&A with Emily Claire Goldman: divesting from for-profit prisons in America

The responsible investment world’s most entrenched habit might be debating the merits of divestment versus engagement. While not here to settle the debate (Preventable Surprises has generally supported forceful...
28 July 2020
Positive Mavericks, Corporate political capture, Reports

CLAP: transport sector discussion note launch & August online roundtable

16 July 2020 – today we are publishing a first discussion note to engage the investment community on the role and negative impact of climate change lobbying in...
16 July 2020
Corporate political capture

Launch of the Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project 

Our new applied research and engagement project will work to make corporate political capture a central component of  investors’ approach to ESG stewardship and integration. It will leverage...
10 June 2020
Corporate political capture