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January 20, 2021

117th Congress Begins by Protecting Whistleblowers

By:¬† Karen E. Torrent, Policy Counsel, National Whistleblower Center As the 117th¬†Congress commences, the United States is facing several immense and immediate challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, its resulting economic crisis, and climate change among them. Against this backdrop, the House of Representatives has made protecting whistleblowers one of their first legislative actions. Every Congress starts Continue Reading »

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November 16, 2020

Recent Announcements Reveal Financial Regulators are Serious about Climate Change

By Lee Reiners, Executive Director at the Global Financial Markets Center & Charlie Wowk, Research Assistant at the Global Financial Markets Center Several major announcements over the past two weeks indicate U.S. financial regulators are finally starting to take climate change seriously. The timing is no coincidence. The election of Joe Biden as our next Continue Reading »

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November 9, 2020

New SEC Rule Will Not Compel Extractive Industries to Disclose Payments to Foreign Governments

By Laura Peterson, Senior Research Advisor, National Whistleblower Center The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is due to vote this year on a rule intended to increase transparency of companies that extract oil, gas, and minerals around the world. If the SEC takes the needed steps, it could make meaningful progress reducing the risk Continue Reading »

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