Company Directors Need to Oversee Corporate Political Spending

As political spending surges toward record levels in 2016, post-Citizens United changes in the funding of American political campaigns will require directors to oversee a dramatically deregulated political environment. Corporate money will play a large role in the election, heightening risks for companies and shareholders. As a result, directors face a new responsibility to help their companies navigate what is increasingly treacherous terrain.

Just as outsourcing a firm’s supply chain without adequate monitoring can expose a company and its directors and shareholders to unwanted attention — think Apple Inc. and Foxconn – the outsourcing of political spending through trade associations … Read more