What should companies be letting you know about their operations?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jul 31, 2016

In the quest to make investors accountable for the environmental and human rights impacts of their activities, regulations on corporate disclosure can be a powerful tool. Responding to a call for comments by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Center of Concern and other organizations pointed to indications of growing shareholder interest in data on sustainability, and make the case for re-interpreting the concept of “materiality” that conditions which information companies should report.  “Society’s expectations of companies’ social and environmental responsibilities have changed over the four decades since the SEC first considered requiring better disclosure of environmental and social facts, as has the composition of the investing public,” the organizations said.

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