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Reports: Legal & Compliance Investment in GRC Tools Will Jump 50% by 2026 as Legal Workloads Continue to Expand

Legal and compliance department investment in governance, risk and compliance tools will increase 50% by 2026, according to predictions by Gartner as corporate assurance and integrity leaders seek out technological solutions to help them address increasing regulatory attention on executive risk oversight and monitoring. A separate report by Thomson Reuters underscored the challenges legal and...

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Preparing for PFAS Risks: Steps to Proactive Compliance

(Sponsored) Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of synthetic chemicals that resist degradation in the environment and accumulate in the human body. The potential risks of PFAS exposure have become a growing concern, with increased media coverage leading to consumer demand for PFAS-free products and regulatory action across the globe. Assent’s Cally Edgren...

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Your Company Could Be Subject to Chinese Investment Ban — and You May Not Know

The Biden Administration’s pending crackdown on U.S. investment in certain Chinese technologies, part of an increasingly aggressive posture against foreign actors like China and Russia, may be wider in scope than many corporate leaders currently understand. A trio of national security experts from Lowenstein Sandler weigh in on the broader implications for investment firms.


Stuck in the Middle? Succeeding in the Industrial Sustainability Revolution Requires Root & Branch Reform

Stuart McLachlan and Dean Sanders, authors of “The Adventure of Sustainable Performance: Beyond ESG Compliance to Leadership in the New Era,” share their views on the fortitude required of leaders today — and tomorrow. The next industrial revolution is upon us and is driven largely by the climate transition. As business leaders, we are in...

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What Does Lease Accounting Have to Do With ESG?

Real estate-related assets account for about 40% of global CO2 emissions, which means companies cannot get a handle on their ESG impact without understanding their owned and leased real estate footprint. Joe Fitzgerald of Visual Lease offers tips for leveraging lease management to create a more sustainable future. A staggering 99% of senior real estate...

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Report: Few Companies Are Ready for New Payment Security Standards

Most companies are woefully underprepared to meet an approaching compliance deadline for updated payment security standards, according to a new report. The analysis by Bluefin and S&P Global Market Intelligence found that less than one-third of payment data security professionals surveyed said their organizations have a strong understanding of all the requirements associated with the...

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UK’s Top Companies Demand ESG Compliance

An analysis of annual reports from the UK’s biggest companies reveals that almost all of them — 90% — will only work with suppliers who share their ESG credentials, while another 3% are integrating those requirements this year. The analysis by OneStream, a corporate performance management platform, found that ahead of new sustainability reporting requirements...

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Can We Teach Old Watchdogs New Tricks?

“Dumb Money,” which opens in theaters later this month, tells the story of how retail investors turned GameStop, a struggling shopping mall staple, into the world’s hottest company; SteelEye’s Matt Smith tells the story of how federal watchdogs still haven’t learned how to deal with modern market manipulation. When the trailer for “Dumb Money,” a...

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FCA Review Promises to PEP up Global Banking

UK regulators are set to embark on a review of banks’ so-called PEP lists, rosters of people who, because of their political profile, are potential money-laundering risks. The agency’s review caps off a summer of scandal in UK banking as Brexit leader Nigel Farage claimed his bank dropped him over his political views, eventually leading...

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New Challenge for US Compliance and Risk Leaders: Aligning With EU Sustainability Directive

Despite the flurry of real and rhetorical backlash against ESG reporting in the United States, many U.S. companies will not be able to escape stringent sustainability reporting requirements emanating from the EU. And the time to gear up for compliance is short, writes Lukas Tunikaitis, sustainability consultant in UL Solutions’ ESG advisory and assurance practice....

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Everything You Need to Know About the SEC’s New Cybersecurity Rules

Following the release of much-anticipated cybersecurity reporting guidelines for public companies, questions may persist about specifics of the new rules. Attorney David M. Lynn of Morrison & Foerster dives into all the details. In July, the SEC adopted long-awaited amendments to its rules to require disclosure about cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance and incident reporting...