The promise of free and fair capitalism, is that it inspires innovation, sparks economic growth and creates opportunity. But for too many, this opportunity has been out of reach. Income equality, student debt, a lack of quality jobs, and rising cost of living have left more and more Americans scraping to get by.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently launched the Project for Growth and Opportunity, or Project GO, an initiative that pairs innovative business solutions with sensible and sustainable policy approaches to help address socio-economic challenges.
Working together, American businesses and our government have a responsibility to ensure our economy works for all Americans and preserves the freedom to succeed. Project GO is a multiyear, multi-faceted effort to showcase and advance corporate solutions on myriad issue areas including, but not limited to, board diversity, expanding investment opportunities for Main Street, and environmental, social, and governance disclosure. Working closely with business and policy leaders, the U.S. Chamber will report on progress in these areas and develop proposed solutions for additional challenges.
What We Care About
Expanding Investment Opportunities for Main Street
Policymakers need to seriously address the impediments to both launching IPOs and to reverse the increase in costs associated with remaining a public company.
Growing Diversity on Corporate Boards
Increasing the gender and racial diversity of corporate boards has
become a top priority for many institutional investors, public companies, and elected officials.
Read the Spotlight on Corporate Board Diversity…
Read the Spotlight on Expanding Investment Opportunities for Main Street…
Policymakers have been debating here in the U.S. as well as globally on how companies should disclose Environmental, Social, or Governance (ESG) information, both to investors as well as other stakeholders. Currently, to the extent that ESG information is material under the U.S. federal securities laws, public companies are already required…