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

Including both financial and non-financial information is known as "integrated reporting" by public companies. Currently the US Securities & Exchange Commission isn’t even allowing voluntary filing of non-financial data to be included with financial reports by public companies



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TechTalk Blog - US SEC Chair Indicates that Sustainability Reporting Part of Public Company Disclosure in "Not-Too-Distant" Future

According to the most recent posting by Broc Romanek of CorporateCounsel.net the US SEC is actively moving forward on public company disclosure of sustainability/ corporate social responsibility reporting – also know as “non-financial” – “integrated reporting” -- including disclosing such topics as board diversity. Non-financial reporting, such as sustainability and CSR/ESG reporting has expanded over the last twenty years. Many US public companies now produce an annual sustainability report (independent of the annual financial report) and there are a wide array of ratings and standards around



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TechTalk Blog - As Proxy Season Starts US Companies & Banks Begin to Disclosure Non-Financial Data to the Capital Markets as a Best Practice

Some companies are combining financial reporting with non-financial reporting into ONE REPORT or "Integrated Reporting" to external stakeholders that also includes natural resources and human capital -- beyond just financial information. The CFO in most cases is responsible for this additional reporting by the company


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

The use of XBRL across federal financial reporting can help US government agencies report how taxpayer funds are being spent potentially linked to performance for better government


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TechTalk Blog - US GAO Issues Report on State of Climate/ Non Financial Disclosures in the United States & US SEC Efforts to Monitor & Enforce to Protect Investors

Key findings of the GAO report: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to assess the accuracy of corporate climate risk disclosures is limited , the General Accountability Office said in its report


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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

What about government reporting like GASB, FASAB, IPSASB and other accounting standards?