Protecting Shareholders and the Public Interest

By Cindy Woods

In April 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a request for public comment regarding the modernization of certain business and financial disclosure requirements under Regulation S-K as part of its ongoing “Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative.” Under Regulation S-K, reporting companies must disclose non-financial information that is material to investors. 

Registration Is Open for the AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V

Popular Fifth annual event brings the latest in Automotive Conflict Minerals reporting


One Week After the Conflict Minerals Filings, Here's What We Know


Transparency is the key to complete traceability in supply chain. When transparency increases, companies have better insights into where their products are coming from and how they’ve been made. Data is the key in supplier networks that provides greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains.

Ceres’ Response to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Scoping Report

Investors focus on carbon asset risks, engagements with securities regulators, and the effects of climate risk on financial stability
Press Release

April 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres president Mindy Lubber praised the members of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) on the release of their “Phase 1” report today, which lays out the scope and high level objectives for the task force’s work.

The Elephant in the 10-K: Carbon Asset Risk


Written by Jackie Cook, Founder, Fund Votes

Large US oil and gas companies are not adequately disclosing to their investors the risk that a portion of their carbon-based assets could be left stranded.

New SEC Search Tool Shines Light on What Fossil Fuel Companies are Saying About Growing Carbon Asset Risks

New Analysis Shows Poor Disclosure by Exxon and Chevron on Climate Change Risks
Press Release

January 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Wondering what oil companies are telling investors about growing pressures to reduce carbon pollution and what that means for their long-term oil exploration projects and overall business strategies? Ceres and CookESG Research now have a way to get the answer: a new web tool for accessing carbon asset risk disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

Regions Foundation Gift Buys Bloomberg Terminals for Haslam College of Business


Originally posted on TNToday

A recent gift from the Regions Foundation has allowed UT’s Haslam College of Business to purchase four additional Bloomberg terminals, a system that allows finance professionals to monitor and analyze real-time market data, and place trades.

The Serious Fraud Office Is Getting Much More 'Serious' On Bribery


The fight against corruption and bribery is quickly becoming the focal point for many governing bodies around the world. As the impact of such business practices creates issues for the public and private sectors, authorities are quickly realizing that this negative impact is getting to be a growing issue. Increased enforcement from both the US and the UK, each a large powerhouse within the global economy, are making companies take an even more extensive look at their operations overseas.

Advocacy Organization @CeresNews Responds to NY Attorney General Investigation of ExxonMobil

Press Release

November 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and its investor members have engaged with ExxonMobil and its predecessor companies for decades. Our message all along has been clear: disclose the risks of climate change to investors, and tell us what you are doing to manage those risks. We have long warned the company that failure to do so could bring about significant liability.

Game Changer for Investors: SEC Permits Crowdfunding for Equity in Startups - The Minute

Multimedia with summary

Crowdfunding has proven to be an innovative model for fundraising. It allows all sorts of new projects easy access to capital that historically, has been very hard to come by for untested efforts. Now, the practice is being extended to the act of investing itself. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.


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