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

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TechTalk Blog -- Blockhain Technology Has an Opportunity to Revolutionize Governemnt Services -- Management Accountants Can Play a Role in this Transformation

Great article on Blockchain technology, cloud shared public ledgers and how it can be used for state, local and federal government to provide new services to the public. Premise: Blockchain technology can be applied using distributed public record technology that can be directed to a wide...


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TechTalk Blog - European Financial Transparency Gateway Construction Moves Forward For Better EU Public Company Disclosures to Help Global Investors

Considering the risks associated with the digital assets transactions and the appropriateness of the regulatory framework, the European Commission will assess, by the fourth quarter of 2018, at what extend a regulatory action on an EU level is necessary. In this context, last month the European Supervisory Agencies – EBA, ESMA and EIOPA – issued a coordinated warning to the consumers about the high risk of investment in virtual currencies associated with uncertainty in the regulation and their extreme volatility.3 This notification followed the alerts issued in November 2017 by ESMA to investors concerning the high risk of investing in ICOs and on the rules applicable to firms involved in ICOs.4 Additional aspects to consider when analysing digital assets include the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entering into force in May 2018,5 the eIDAS Regulation6 and the recent proposal to extend the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive to virtual currency exchanges and wallet providers.7 Finally, a further step forward in the regulation of digital assets and ICOs was taken outside the EU with the publication of the ICO Guidelines by FINMA (the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) on February 16, 2018. The document complements the FINMA Guidance 04/2017 and provides further information and clarification on how the authority aims to employ the financial markets legislation by dealing with ICO organisers.8 Footnotes 1) FinTech Action Plan: For a more competitive and innovative European financial sector 2) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for Business 3) ESMA, EBA and EIOPA warn consumers on the risks of Virtual Currencies 4) ESMA Highlights ICO Risks for Investors and Firms 5) Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) 6) Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC 7) Directive (EU) No. 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing 8) FINMA publishes ICO guidelines Information about the use of XBRL for better access to financial and non-financial data for global investors: The European Financial Transparency Gateway, is a proof of concept index for financial reporting being developed by the European Commission’s DG FISMA


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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

"The federal government has not undertaken strategic government-wide planning to manage climate risks by using information on the potential economic effects of climate change to identify significant risks and craft appropriate federal responses," the study said. "By using such information, the federal government could take the initial step in establishing government-wide priorities to manage such risks."


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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

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, recently sent “open letters” to 120 companies in the energy, transportation and industrial sectors urging improved disclosure of “’material climate risk inherent in their business operations’” in accordance with the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)



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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

"Investors know there are many environmental, social, or political risks that could reduce long-term value, but companies are not providing that information," Mr