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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...Management of human capital clearly results in better business.


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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

The debate yesterday closely followed the US Securities and Exchange’s Investor Advisory Committee vote on March 29, 2019 to consider imposing human capital management disclosure requirements as a part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Review and disclosure modernization project. Human capital disclosure is an important part of environmental, social and governance disclosures or what the accounting and auditing profession is calling “Integrated Reporting” which the IMA is an important member. The capitals identified by the IIRC are: financial capital , manufactured capital , intellectual capital , human capital , social and relationship capital , and natural capital




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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 -- US CONGRESS HEARS TESTIMONY ON USE OF XBRL FOR STANDARD BUSINESS REPORTING TO REDUCE REGULATORY BURDEN & REDUCE REGULATIONS BY USING BETTER DATA ANALYTICS

Soon – in the USA we will have Standard Business Reporting so that a public company can issue “One Report” to regulators and other interested stakeholders can this data can be extracted and shared without creating individual reports over and over again… This same principle can be applied to sustainability reporting or CSR reporting where companies are preparing many – if not hundreds of reports to interested stakeholders for natural and human capital reports for example

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

Great article in Sustainable Brands and the significance of non-financial reporting disclosure by companies and its direct relationship to investor behavior… According to a recent Ernst & Young survey : Investors are increasingly using non-financial performance to draw...



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TechTalk Blog -- European Parliament Votes in Favor of New Shareholders Rights Directive Requiring Additional Non-Financial Reporting by Public Companies

The European Parliament has voted in favor of new rules that will strengthen shareholder rights and facilitate cross-border voting under the Shareholders Rights Directive as the new Trump Presidential administration moves in the complete opposite direction related to enhanced corporate...


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

Interesting article … Largest democratic country in the world (India) is pushing the largest capital markets country in the world (USA) to have public companies disclose not only financial information but non-financial information to better serve both investors and the public. Including...