The disclosure and dissemination of mine safety information mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act improves safety performance, but also causes an overall decline in productivity according to a new paper released by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters and Senate Banking Committee Chair Sherrod Brown called on the SEC "to require the disclosure of standardized data of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status."
In remarks at the SEC's Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Meeting, Chair Gary Gensler and Commissioner Hester M. Peirce offered opposing viewpoints on the agency's current approach to disclosure regulation.
The Council of Institutional Investors expressed support for the "Accelerating Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act" and the "Stock Exchange Improvement Act."
Following an investigation by New York Attorney General ("NYAG") Eric T. Schneiderman, Peabody Energy Corporation (“Peabody”) agreed to resolve allegations that it failed to adequately disclose the company's financial risks related to climate change.