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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

Human capital development is one of the key factors in human development in which the government and the private sector plays a critical role. Policies and systems established by the government and the business community to enable education, trade and socialization help human capital development...


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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

The International Organization of Securities Organizations (IOSCO) issued a press release today stating that securities regulators from growth and emerging markets are seeking public feedback on proposed recommendations related to the development of sustainable finance in capital markets and...

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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...



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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 - Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advocates Use of XBRL for Public Company Sustainability Reporting

Congratulations to SASB's CEO Dr. Jean Rogers and her comment letter to the US SEC’s Concept Release on Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K for US Public Companies. The US SEC Concept Release discusses the concept of sustainability reporting by public companies as...