Governance Round Table is the association of chief executive officers of leading
U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million
employees in the United States. The Roundtable is committed to advocating
public policies that foster vigorous economic growth, a dynamic global
economy, and a well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for
A principal strength of the CGBR is the extent of participation by the
CEOs of the member companies. The Roundtable is selective in the issues it
studies; a principal criterion is the impact the problem will have on the
economic well-being of the nation. Working in Task Forces on specific
issues, the chief executives direct research, supervise preparation of
position papers, recommend policy, and lobby Congress and the Administration
on select issues.
The Corporate Governance Business
Roundtable believes that the basic interests of business closely
parallel the interests of the American people, who are directly involved as
consumers, employees, shareholders, and suppliers. Thus, CEOs, although they
speak as individuals, have responsibilities that relate to many factors -
including jobs, products, services, and return on investment - that affect
the economic well-being of all Americans.
Only through sustainable, non-inflationary, long-term growth in the U.S.
economy will American companies be able to remain competitive around the
world and thus provide the technology and jobs that will continue to improve
our standard of living and extend the benefits of that standard to all
Americans. To promote growth, competitiveness and exports, the United States
must create the right environment for American companies at home and abroad.
The Roundtable seeks to identify issues early, do its homework carefully,
and try to understand the problems faced by government as well as business.
It has served at times as a catalyst in working with other groups to form
coalitions and in stimulating individual business leaders to be more active
in the public policy arena.
In essence, The Corporate Governance Business Roundtable believes that its potential for
effectiveness is based on the fact that it draws on CEOs directly and
personally, and presents government with reasoned alternatives and positive
Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting
Valuation of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets
The End of
Corporate Strategy and the Search for Ethics