New Rating Scheme for Corporate Disclosure of Political Contributions

A new report from Baruch College of the City University of New York rates the Standard and Poor 100 on their level of disclosure of corporate political contributions after the Citizens United decision. Only 7 of the 100 S & P Companies got the highest score, indicating transparent disclosures. These included Pfizer and Sara Lee. By sector, pharmaceutical/consumer products rated highest, with an average score of 58 out of 100, while food, beverage and tobacco companies rated on average 22, sixth lowest of the 10 sectors rated.