Climate Change

Business Roundtable

InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
All Sectors
Washington DC, United States

Business Roundtable appears to be negatively lobbying US climate and energy policy. Whilst Business Roundtable supports GHG emission reductions, it has stressed that ambition needs to be checked by other concerns, such economic growth. Business Roundtable does not appear to support the use of regulation to tackle climate change and in February 2016 wrote to the White House, stressing the negative economic impacts of regulation in general, opposing the 'overreach' of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and demanding that the Clean Power Plan be rewritten. The organization previously questioned the legality of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan in consultation in 2014. Business Roundtable has stated support for some US energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation. However, former president John Engler previously actively opposed US Corporate Average Fuel Economy. Business Roundtable does not appear to support the transition of the energy mix and has called for an increase in domestic production of fossil fuels. It has supported numerous measures in the US to maintain a high GHG energy mix such as the Keystone XL Pipeline, hydraulic fracturing and the sustained use of coal.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency -1 -1 NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance 1 -1 NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax NS NS NA NS NS -2 NA NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 2 NA NS 1 -2 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -2 -2 NS NS -2 -2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS -2 NS -2 -1 -2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA