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TechTalk Blog -- European Parliament Votes in Favor of New Shareholders Rights Directive Requiring Additional Non-Financial Reporting by Public Companies

The main purpose of this long-term sustainability definition is to explain how the public company is serving the public interest in the long term with more effective stakeholder engagement -- to facilitate its “public license to operate” in the best interests of both investors and the people in the various communities it serves


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TechTalk Blog -- Why the Capital Markets Needs Integrated Reporting -- Non-Financial Reporting

Interesting article … Largest democratic country in the world (India) is pushing the largest capital markets country in the world (USA) to have public companies disclose not only financial information but non-financial information to better serve both investors and the public. Including...


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TechTalk - EU NATION COMPANIES MOVE FORWARD WITH NON-FINANCIAL REPORTING TO ACTIVATE THE CAPITAL MARKETS TO BRING CHANGE

Great article about UK’s new narrative reporting framework for listed companies, banks and insurance enterprises with more than 500 employees that went into effect for financial reporting periods on or after January 1, 2017 . Companies, banks and insurance enterprises will be required...


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TechTalk Blog: US SEC Invites Entities Regulated by the SEC (Public Companies) to Submit a Voluntary Diversity Assessment Report and Also Disclose to Stakeholders

Earlier this week the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) issued a report aimed at helping SEC-regulated entities assess diversity efforts to the capital markets and other interested stakeholders. The self-assessments are voluntary for US public...


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TechTalk Blog -- NEW LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO MOVE XBRL ACROSS ALL US FEDERAL FINANCIAL AGENCIES FOR BUSINESS REPORTING

Great article in Fed Scoop about new legislation being introduced in Congress that would take the XBRL global data standard -- created by the accounting profession -- and build-out across all federal financial agencies for better transparency and accountability. Using the machine-readable,...


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TechTalk Blog -- CFO MAGAZINE: FINANCE TEAMS TRANSITION OVER TO STEWARDS OF NONFINANCIAL DATA

Great article in CFO Magazine by Russ Banham on the quickly expanding role CFOs and their finance teams are now assuming beyond the management of financial information critical to the operation of the enterprise they pilot. The Finance team is quickly becoming the “de facto”...


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TechTalk Blog - US House and Senate Hold Hearings on US SEC Mandating Corporate Non-Financial Reporting to Support Growing $30 Trillion Sustainability Investing Marketplace

Interesting debate yesterday before the US Senate Banking Committee on the topic of expanding disclosures of US companies to include environmental, social and governance data besides just financial disclosures. The US House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on the same topic last...