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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 consultation report explores the trends and challenges that influence the development of sustainable finance in emerging capital markets...The IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee welcomes comments on the consultation report on or before 1 April 2019

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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

Some companies are combining financial reporting with non-financial reporting into ONE REPORT or "Integrated Reporting" to external stakeholders that also includes natural resources and human capital -- beyond just financial information. The CFO in most cases is responsible for this additional reporting by the company


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TechTalk Blog - US Government Mandates Machine-Readable Government Financial Reporting Using Data Standard Like XBRL For Better Data Analytics

WHY IS GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL REPORTING USING XBRL IMPORTANT NOW?



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TechTalk Blog - Momentum Builds for the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) to Use XBRL for Machine-Readable Federal Government Finance Reporting for Better Data Analytics

In the United States the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that federal agencies exceeded $144 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2016 , up from $137 billion in 2015. Using machine-readable data reporting can help end improper payments (using taxpayer dollars) and lead to better government spending and accountability. Right now the US Government like the governments below DON'T HAVE A DIGITAL REPORTING STANDARD like XBRL for reporting -- we don't know where taxpayer dollars are being spent or can measure the performance of those public expenditures


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

The use of XBRL across federal financial reporting can help US government agencies report how taxpayer funds are being spent potentially linked to performance for better government


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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

Key findings of the GAO report: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to assess the accuracy of corporate climate risk disclosures is limited , the General Accountability Office said in its report