Companies become more transparent with association donation disclosures

Survey finds more companies in the S&P 500 are revealing their trade association contributions

Companies like to throw around the word “transparency,” and some are actually putting it into practice.

According to a new study by the Center for Political Accountability and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, more companies are opening up about the contributions they give to trade associations and nonprofit organizations. In fact, Reynolds American Inc. and Noble Energy are two of a growing number of companies with in the S&P 500 Index that are disclosing this information that they can legally keep from the public.


Cathleen Flahardy

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