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Report: Clear trend toward more transparency in corporate political spending

A recent report by a pro-transparency group and The Wharton School found a clear trend among S&P 500 companies toward increased disclosures and oversight regarding their political spending. Per the report, more than half of such companies now disclose some or all of their election-related activities, which was an increase of nearly 10% from last year.

The report also found a positive correlation between shareholder engagement and increased disclosure, which is consistent with a broader trend of shareholder activism and corporate resolutions relating to political spending.

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