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Time to Talk About the Public Interest

The TakeAway: Current global activity about “materiality” and “multiple capitals” seek to embed environmental, social, and governance considerations within corporate and investor commitments to accountability and sustainability. But they’re the latest iteration of an ancient ethic waiting to be reborn. … Continue reading

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Scaling Pains at AccountAbility

The TakeAway: AccountAbility Standards Board resigns en masse, while the UK standard-setter for sustainability assurance and stakeholder engagement pledges to stay true to its mission. Last week, the voluntary Standards Board (SB) at AccountAbility resigned en masse in a letter … Continue reading

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SEC Rulemaking: Transparency Is Not Enough

Part Two of Two Parts The TakeAway: Dodd-Frank Provision Reduces SEC Accountability, While Digital Tools Can Transform Transparency into Action Yesterday, as we were writing optimistically about the new SEC transparency and outreach initiatives, a showdown was brewing. The issue: … Continue reading

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We the People, or Corporate Lobbyists: Whose Interests Will the SEC Serve?

Part One of Two Parts The TakeAway: SEC Opens  Door Further to Public Engagement as Ex-Regulator Lobbyists Rush In Two developments late yesterday demonstrate the high stakes involved when it comes to money and power, and vividly illustrate the imbalance … Continue reading

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We’ve Only Just Begun: Why Today’s SEC Open Meeting Matters

Part One of a Two-Part Post This morning, the SEC held an open meeting to issue what’s called a “concept release”, the Commission’s mechanism for considering rule revisions by floating a first draft of policy open to public comment for … Continue reading

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