Tag Archives: Diligence

EB-5 Due Diligence Before The Regional Center Program Deadline!

The EB-5 Program is a popular way for foreign nationals to obtain U.S. visas for their families, however, it requires a hefty upfront investment of $500,000 into an at-risk new commercial enterprise. With that much capital at stake, EB-investors will … Continue reading

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Climate change risk is serious business – are you doing your due diligence?

It’s been a hot summer. Cities around the world have experienced record-breaking temperatures and heat waves are now being recorded all over the world. In Eastern Canada alone, there have been nearly 100 heat warnings. In Oman, the town of … Continue reading

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Recently Released: OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

I was delighted to hear that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) had recently published its OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (Paris: OECD, 31 May 2018).   The OECD describes this work in the following terms:Businesses … Continue reading

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Reasons to Perform a Quality of Earnings (QofE) Check Before or During Due Diligence

As much as we would like to convince ourselves otherwise, accounting is two parts science to one part art. Even the smallest difference in accounting conventions can lead to significant differences in the bottom line in any one financial year. … Continue reading

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OECD Releases Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

On June 20, at the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) formally launched its new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct. Intent of the Due Diligence Guidance The new Due Diligence Guidance … Continue reading

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