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TechTalk Blog: XBRL and Star Wars' C-3PO

Because XBRL is a global standard, agreement has been reached (by governments, regulators, standard setters, corporate executives, analysts, investors and others around the world as part of the XBRL International consortium, www.xbrl.org ) on defining a common, unique XBRL term for each piece of financial and non-financial data


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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...


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TechTalk Blog - Need for Digital Assurance Services Grow As Structured Data (XBRL) Gains Momentum by Both Capital Markets & Governments For Better Decision Making

More than 2/3 of the world’s capital markets are using the IMA supported XBRL global structured data format for both financial and nonfinancial disclosures. More than 100 regulators in more than 70 countries have mandated the use of XBRL for financial and business reporting which includes...


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TechTalk Blog - How to Talk to Investors on Non-Financial Reporting Disclosures to Attract New Capital

According to CERES - while almost half of the 600 largest U.S. public companies communicate with investors about environmental, social and governance issues, they could be doing a much better job of it. One “constant refrain” heard from investors is that “if a company is not talking about its...

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TechTalk Blog - US Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman and US Congress Urge Public Companies to Disclosure Human Capital Metrics to the Capital Markets

Are global standards for this non-financial information being developed and used across the capital markets - especially for human capital data?


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TechTalk Blog - Securities Regulators from Growth and Emerging Markets Seeking Comments on Sustainability Disclosures (CSR/ESG) & Role of Regulator in this Area

Use of XBRL for Sustainability Disclosures to Match Financial Data Disclosures to Support Machine-Readable Data Formats for Better Transparency and Accountability: XBRL is a global standard developed to enhance transparency and accountability and this same standard can be used for other non-financial disclosures like ESG reporting

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TechTalk Blog - US Government Mandates Machine-Readable Government Financial Reporting Using Data Standard Like XBRL For Better Data Analytics

The law also incorporated the OPEN Government Data Act, which requires all non-sensitive government data to be made available in machine-readable formats which includes financial data using global standards like XBRL.