Fast-Food Fiasco: Indiscretions of McDonald’s CEO Trigger SEC Action
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by Erin Connors
4d ago
If you polled consumers today about which fast food chain deserves to be charged with a crime, Burger King might win in a landslide. Its “You Rule” television commercials, which seem to air incessantly during popular programming blocks, feature an indelibly obnoxious jingle sung in monotone with lyrics tailored to different products. The latest TV […] The post Fast-Food Fiasco: Indiscretions of McDonald’s CEO Trigger SEC Action appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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ESG Politics Diverge on Federal, State Levels
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by Mark Olsen
6d ago
In a classic episode of the sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” city council member Jeremy Jamm uses bureaucratic subterfuge to threaten heroine Leslie Knope’s hopes for a new park in the town of Pawnee, Indiana. Angling to secure the project site for a burger chain location, Jamm invites officials to Pawnee to conduct a disaster preparedness […] The post ESG Politics Diverge on Federal, State Levels appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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SEC Readies Changes to 10b5-1 Plans
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by Rob Peters
1w ago
Regardless of whether you agree with Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler’s views on policy, you can’t argue against his ability to get things done. Since he took over at the agency, the SEC has acted on hot-button issues like climate disclosure rules and regulating special purpose acquisition companies. Now another of his passion […] The post SEC Readies Changes to 10b5-1 Plans appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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PCAOB Sees Audit Quality Slipping
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by Miriam Robin
1w ago
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has a message for auditors: Shape up. According to the PCAOB’s latest report on audit inspections, firms are producing audits with deficiencies at an increasing rate. The board is projecting that fully a third of the audits it inspected from 2021 in its latest round of reviews will contain […] The post PCAOB Sees Audit Quality Slipping appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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Highlights of the New SEC Rulemaking Agenda
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by Erin Connors
2w ago
Reflecting what Chair Gary Gensler described as a “need to modernize our ruleset, moving deliberately to update our rules in light of ever-changing technologies and business models in the securities markets,” the Securities and Exchange Commission last week released its semiannual regulatory agenda for 2023. It includes proposals held over from previous agendas and some […] The post Highlights of the New SEC Rulemaking Agenda appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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No CAM Do: Fewer Critical Audit Matters Appearing in Reports
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by Mark Olsen
3w ago
Auditors are identifying fewer critical audit matters in the typical audit report, according to an analysis from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. At the same time, PCAOB also found that the number of audit reports communicating one CAM has gone up. PCAOB detailed its findings in a report released last month on CAM requirements, […] The post No CAM Do: Fewer Critical Audit Matters Appearing in Reports appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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Five Things for Companies to Watch in 2023
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by Rob Peters
3w ago
Last year at this time, we told you that companies should keep an eye out for developments in cryptocurrency regulation; corporate disclosure of environmental, social and governance issues; and COVID-19 pandemic-related human capital challenges. Here’s a rundown of five key areas to monitor in 2023. GOP takes over the House Republicans won control of the […] The post Five Things for Companies to Watch in 2023 appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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The Biggest ESG Stories of 2022
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by Miriam Robin
1M ago
Politicians in the United States have argued about environmental issues for decades, but 2022 will likely go down as the year in which corporate ESG programs became a political football. With all the anticipation surrounding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s efforts to incorporate environmental sustainability information into corporate disclosures, it’s tough to imagine a bigger […] The post The Biggest ESG Stories of 2022 appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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FASB Renews Call for Deeper Disclosures on Income Taxes
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by Erin Connors
1M ago
Is the third time really a charm? That’s the hot question floating around the offices of the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut, as the group once again pushes for expanding disclosure of corporate income taxes. The FASB has issued similar calls for more disclosure in 2016 and 2019. The latest effort started in […] The post FASB Renews Call for Deeper Disclosures on Income Taxes appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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Department of Justice Gets Touchy Over Corporate Enforcement Record
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by Mark Olsen
1M ago
In his 2020 book “Numbers Don’t Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World,” Canadian data scientist Vaclav Smil writes: “Numbers may not lie, but individual perceptions of them differ.” In other words, while hard data itself may be indisputable, people can look at the same set of statistics in the same context […] The post Department of Justice Gets Touchy Over Corporate Enforcement Record appeared first on Intelligize ..read more
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