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Quantifying the Importance of Public Affairs

McKinsey & Company has recently published its Global Survey entitled “Managing government relations for the future.” Notable among the survey’s findings are:1.    Over half of respondents identified government and/or regulators as being among the stakeholders with the greatest effect on their company’s value.2.    A large majority of respondents expe ...

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The tug-of-war over clean energy spending

In recent weeks, clean energy and green technology has become a high-profile arena for the tug-of-war between Republicans’ desire for spending cuts and the president’s desire for innovation and research. The presidential budget released Monday only brings this issue into even sharper focus, as it provides the first concrete mechanism for each side to begin enacting its platform.President Obama ...

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