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January 08th 2015:The Arrogance of Institutions: Dark Money Defenders attack Corporate Accountability &Transparency while Funding ReSegregation of US Elections

“When donations are secret, a politician can quietly shake down a company. . . . Reliance on political spending lets companies engage in political shenanigans rather than sound competitive practice.“ So say my guests, Bruce Freed, president of the Center for Political Accountability and former White House advisor Charles Kolb. Joined by quality guru John R. West, Global Reach examines the intersection of corporate governance, the new culture of transparency in political spending & corporate performance. We’ll compare the US stance against foreign bribery (via the FCPA) vs dark money & the “le

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Bruce F. Freed

Bruce F. Freed is President and a founder of the Center for Political Accountability ( Additionally, he is on the advisory boards of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Transparency International -US. He has spoken and written extensively on corporate political spending and the importance of disclosure and accountability in managing the risks it poses to companies and shareholders. CPA has led the effort for the past decade to bring transparency and accountability to corporate political spending. Mr. Freed brings over 30 years of e
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Charles E.M. Kolb

Charles Kolb was President of the French-American Foundation—United States, located in New York City, from August 2012 until August 2014. The French-American Foundation is the only non-governmental organization in the United States dedicated specifically to strengthening the relationship between the two countries. It does so by bringing together leaders, policymakers and a full range of professionals to exchange views, share best practices, and consider how each country might benefit from the expertise and experience of the other. Prior to joining the French-American Foundation, he was President of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) from 1997 to 2012 and served as General Counse
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John R. West

With 18 years of global management consulting experience, John is currently a member of the AmAsia3 Consortium. He works with organizations to objectively assess needs for improvement in leadership, strategic planning, customer focus and overall organization results. He uses his expertise to help implement agreed upon improvement solutions. His specialties include continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, improvement teams, measurement systems, and workshop facilitation. He has worked with Buckman Laboratories, MashreqBank (UAE), and US VP Gore's National Performance Review Committee. Other clients have included Swissair, AB Electrolux (Italy), KPMG Peat Marwick, Memphis City Schools,
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