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FASB & IASB: a match made in heaven or a recipe for disaster?

The lofty goal: To develop a single set of high-quality, international accounting standards that companies worldwide would use for both domestic and cross-border financial reporting. Last month the FASB and IASB issued a …

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XBRL tagging: lessons from the first wave

This past fall I attended a panel discussion presented by the SEC Professionals Group on detailed XBRL tagging. Overall it was very helpful and provided great insight into what other companies experienced for their first e…

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Two days, 18 business plans and the winner is…

The week before last I participated as a judge for the finalists in this year’s 2010 Cleantech Open national competition. At first, the daunting task of reading 18 business plans (20+ pages each) in less than one week h…

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Tough choices: top cleantech finance pros

Last week we published the list of top 20 cleantech finance pros to watch in the coming year. I created the list after careful consideration and with great input from industry sources—but it was difficult to narrow the f…

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Clean energy needs federal policy commitment, project funding

I attended the third annual Cooley Clean Energy and Technologies Conference November 2 in Redwood Shores, and there were several interesting speakers and discussions. The event focused on innovative models in business, fin…

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