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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

To remain successful, companies need to reflect these changing demographics in order to better understand the point of view of their consumers and retain top talent among their employees. Background on the US SEC Report Issued to American Corporations for Disclosure: Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated the creation of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion in all agencies covered by the act and requires that each OMWI develop standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by those agencies


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TechTalk Blog - XBRL ADOPTION GROWING WORLDWIDE IMPACTING MILLIONS OF COMPANIES FOR REDUCTION OF REGULATORY REPORTING BURDEN & BETTER ANALYTICS

IMA is one of the original founders of the XBRL global data standard ( Ms

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TechTalk Blog - TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR BUILD-OUT OF XBRL SO WE KNOW WHO, WHEN, WHERE TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE BEING SPEND BY US GOVERNMENT

Federal Computer Week published a great story on Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) confirmation hearings as the next OMB Director of the US Government. Congressman Mulvaney (Tea Party Leader in Congress) stressed the importance of getting accurate and useful data in order to inform his and President Donald Trump's decision-making during his confirmation hearings to lead the Office of Management and Budget. "In this age of big data, the government has all this data, but it isn't capable of using it because it can't even talk to itself about the numbers," Mulvaney said at his hearing before the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee


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

As adopted, only businesses organized in and have principal place of business in the United States or Canada would be qualified to use Reg A+. The overall significance of this new regulation will be that it will permit eligible companies to conduct securities offerings without the onerous requirements of full securities registration




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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 the role of securities regulators in this area

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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

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