Smaller companies flock to launch IPOs in 2014 | SEC's White discusses benefits of self-reporting violations | Nonrenewable resources get sustainability-accounting rules
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June 26, 2014
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Smaller companies flock to launch IPOs in 2014
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Dealogic reports that 144 companies have gone public this year, a 71% increase from the same time period last year. Average deal size is smaller this year, pointing to capital markets' attraction to smaller companies. Dealogic notes that the average IPO value is $231 million this year, less than the $256 million in 2013. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)/CFO Journal blog (6/25)
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Mobile Device Usage is a Threat to Data Security
74% of global IT leaders reported a data breach due to a mobile security issue. Discover how cybersecurity is shifting to meet the needs of a mobile world, and why it's critical to not fall behind. Learn how to protect your organization from mobile threats in The Convergence of InfoSec & Mobile.
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SEC's White discusses benefits of self-reporting violations
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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White is urging companies to self-report compliance violations because the agency gives credit for such overtures. She says a company could receive a reduced penalty or even no penalty when it self-reports. For companies thinking they can escape detection, White says the possibility that they will be reported by a whistleblower is growing. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)/Risk & Compliance Journal blog (6/25)
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Nonrenewable resources get sustainability-accounting rules
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has released standards for the nonrenewable-resources industry, the fourth set in a series. The standards focus on sustainability issues in oil and gas exploration, production, refining, marketing and services; coal operations; iron and steel production; metals and mining; and construction. The board worked with 221 industry participants to gain consensus. Compliance Week/The Filing Cabinet blog (6/25)
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How to set a company's insurance deductible
Several factors must be weighed when determining a company's insurance deductible, including risk tolerance and financial ability to respond to losses. Such issues call for participation of the CFO in decision making. CFO.com (6/24)
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In the C-Suite
Employee engagement grows with healthier habits
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Companies such as Whole Foods Market are using wellness incentives for workers, including letting employees earn discounts on products for being physically active. Employers find that employees who are healthier are happier, cost less in medical claims and are more engaged. The Guardian (London) (6/18)
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Play to your strengths to set yourself apart
Starting a new job or internship can provide a great opportunity to show off your strengths, such as a willingness to pitch in to help others or providing stellar customer service, Hannah Morgan writes. "Be sure you collect the raving testimonials from satisfied customers and share them with your manager," she writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (6/25)
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Off the Charts
The water is not fine at 1 in 10 beaches
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Water at 1 in 10 U.S. beaches is polluted and not fit for swimming, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Great Lakes beaches stand out as more dangerous than ocean ones. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (6/26)
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The nonrenewable-resources sector faces distinct risks, such as increased regulatory pressure due to carbon emissions and the need for a culture of safety and emergency preparedness."
-- Jean Rogers, founder and executive director of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, as quoted by Compliance Week
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