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Proposed SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Rules

Tax Credits After Tax Reform
Posted on August 17, 2022 by | Compliance, Misc, Sustainability | No Comments

With new climate-related disclosure rules in the making, the Securities and Exchange Commission has signaled greater enforcement ahead of environmental, social, and governance disclosures. For public companies, these developments signal the most significant overhaul of ESG reporting requirements in two decades. Even though the proposed rules have yet to be adopted, and face all but certain legal challenges thereafter, the SEC climate-related disclosure rules represent a growing global business push for more consistent, transparent ESG reporting standards by companies. Read More

Strategies for Staying Ahead of Telecommunications Compliance

Telecommunications compliance
Posted on April 26, 2019 by | Misc | No Comments

As chief regulatory counsel of the Americas for BT Global Services, Sheba Chacko closely watches regulations that could have far-reaching implications for the international division of British Telecommunications. She shares her insights on how she helps the world’s oldest communications company stay competitive against a backdrop that often feels like “ever-increasing barriers.” What new regulations in the Americas are you watching most closely? The regulations that are relevant to BT as a provider of information and communications technology services to global companies are those that affect the deployment and security of communications infrastructure and services, and the use, location, storage, […]

Hiroshima at 70: The 400-Year-Old Bonsai

Posted on August 5, 2015 by | Misc | No Comments

It’s been 70 years since one of the world’s worst anniversaries: On Aug. 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped the first atomic bomb, on its first victim – the city of Hiroshima. In an instant, some 80,000 people died. Three days later, on Aug. 9, a second, bigger atomic bomb, dubbed “Fat Man,” was dropped on the port city of Nagasaki. There, too, the casualties were equally horrific, with 40,000 people killed instantly; a final death toll was ultimately calculated at 50,000. In all, over a span of 3 days, the world’s first use of a nuclear […]

Westminster dog show: The hotel where it all started — 135 years ago

Posted on February 14, 2011 by | Misc | No Comments

Westminster dog show and Madison Square Garden – it’s hard to think of one without the other. But back in the day, the dog show extravaganza actually got its start back at the Westminster Hotel, in New York City. In the late 1870s, a group of hunting sportsmen who routinely met there created a kennel club to showcase purebred dogs. The name of the hotel, and its association with the dog show competition, has stuck long after its demolition in 1909. During the hotel’s heyday, Charles Dickens stayed there, as well as the American singer Clara Louise Kellogg, American realist […]

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