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US GAO: NEED FOR US GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY GROWS - CAN'T FIND $124 BILLION

Dear TSP Committee Members: Below is a link to a US GAO Report to the US Senate Finance Committee earlier this month on the need to support better accountability and transparency through "data tagging" of financial information across government to better track billions of dollars of US taxpayer money distributed to government agencies to assist and protect the public. According to the US GAO report more than $124 Billion was unaccounted for or improper payments were distributed by government agencies -- enough to run many of the countries governments around the world



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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

Yesterday at a summit of central bank governors in Amsterdam -- the governor of the Bank of England warned that climate change could have a "catastrophic impact" on the global financial system. Speaking at the summit -- Mark Carney reiterated previous warnings that the global financial system...



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

Great article in Fed Scoop about new legislation being introduced in Congress that would take the XBRL global data standard -- created by the accounting profession -- and build-out across all federal financial agencies for better transparency and accountability. Using the machine-readable,...


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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

Interesting debate yesterday before the US Senate Banking Committee on the topic of expanding disclosures of US companies to include environmental, social and governance data besides just financial disclosures. The US House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on the same topic last...


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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

unstructured data US Chamber US GAO US House US Securities ...