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TechTalk Blog: New US SEC Reg A+ to Help Small Companies Raise Millions By Using New Technologies

New US SEC Reg A+ to Help Smaller Companies Access Investment Capital via Crowdfunding Using Social Media, Big Data and Cloud Technologies On March 25, 2015 the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has adopted rules to facilitate smaller companies' access to capital, as mandated by the JOBS Act approved by Congress and signed into law by the President on April 5, 2012


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TechTalk Blog -- UNITED AIRLINES; REPUTATION RISK; FINANCIAL DAMAGE; NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE & FUTURE RISK MITIGATION

Importance of United Airlines, Social Media and Reputation Crisis Management.. ...But nevertheless, the disclosure of controls to manage reputation risks through social media outlets is something few companies disclose in documents to the public or regulators



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TechTalk Blog - COSO Principle 15 – Communicates Externally - Technology Enablement

External communication in 2015 must include some level of engagement with social media. This includes explicit engagement by the organization as well as training and policy related to acceptable stakeholder engagement in social media. The possibility of unintentional or intentional leakage of proprietary information is heighted by the growth of social media. As it relates to social media, Principle 15 requires internal controls that ensure only accurate and appropriate information is shared via social media


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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 - 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

SenateBanking Senator Bob Menendez Senator Chuck Schumer Senator Mark Warner Senator Warren smart machines social media software Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Finance structured data supply chain Sustainability...


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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

SenateBanking Senator Bob Menendez Senator Chuck Schumer Senator Mark Warner Senator Warren smart machines social media software Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Finance structured data supply chain Sustainability...

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

President Trump on January 14, 2019 signed into law the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act ( H.R. 4174 , S. 2046 ), which includes the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act (Title II). Strategic Finance Magazine published the following article...