Smaller companies can now solicit funds from individuals who are not accredited investors. Companies can now use technologies like the Internet to promote their investment opportunity to any investor. However unaccredited investors will be limited in the amount they can invest in a company using RegA+
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Watch out United States EDGAR Online – the European Union is building a “next generation” -- “EDGAR-LIKE” corporate disclosure platform to be used by 28 EU member states for global investors that will be built upon BLOCKCHAIN and global financial and non-financial data access standards like eXtensible Business Reporting Language ( XBRL ) to expedite investments from global investors
Under the new changes in the EU Shareholders Rights Directive -- it will make it easier for shareholders residing in another European Union country to the location of the company in which it invests to participate in the general meetings of those companies and to vote on shareholder issues. The new rules require institutional investors and money management firms to be transparent about how they invest and engage with companies. The directive encourages these investors to adopt a more long-term focus in their investment strategies, and to consider social and environmental issues. The rules will be based on a “comply-or-explain” approach — if an investor does not comply with the rules they need to provide an explanation as to why
"Investors know there are many environmental, social, or political risks that could reduce long-term value, but companies are not providing that information," Mr
At the summit -- Carney again called for improved disclosure of climate risks from listed firms to help ensure investors can respond appropriately to this growing international crisis
Many of these institutional investors literally are putting their money where their collective mouth is. More than 1,600 investors (together managing more than $70 trillion in assets) have committed to incorporating ESG factors into their portfolio asset management practices, becoming signatories to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment. Third-party providers of ESG ratings and reports on portfolio companies – both public and private – have sprung up to meet growing investor demand for measurement of corporate ESG performance.