Tag Archives: Dodd Frank

Survey Results in on Tulane University Conflict Minerals Regulation Impact Study

Results from a study on companies’ responses to the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 law and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) conflict minerals requirements from the Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University were presented by the study’s lead researcher, Chris Bayer, a Ph.D. candidate. The study was a follow up to Tulane’s initial […]

GAO Issues Mixed Report on Dodd-Frank Effectiveness

On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Government and Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report to Congressional Committees, “SEC CONFLICT MINERALS RULE — Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected.” Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act), the GAO was required to report, beginning in 2012 and annually thereafter, […]

Tulane University Launches Conflict Minerals Burden Survey

As a follow up to its October 2011 study, “A Critical Analysis of the SEC and NAM Economic Impact Models and the Proposal of a Third Model in View of the Implementation of Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,”  Tulane University has launched a survey  to begin measuring […]

IPC Submits Comments to the EU Commission on Conflict Minerals Initiative

On June 26, 2013, IPC submitted comments to the European Union (EU) Commission on its Possible EU Initiative on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals Originating from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. In its comments, IPC and its members urged the EU to proceed cautiously before implementing conflict minerals regulations. In light of the negative, unintended effects of […]

Congressional Hearing: Unintended Consequences of Conflict Minerals Law

On Tuesday, May 22, in the U.S. House of the Representatives, the Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing titled, “The Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Provision.” In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell (R-CA) noted that many Congolese derisively refer to Section 1502 as “Loi Obama” […]

IPC Remains Engaged in Conflict Minerals: Update on OECD Meeting and European Union Consultation

As part of IPC’s conflict minerals advocacy efforts, IPC staff participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Due Diligence meeting May 2-3, 2013. As part of the OECD meeting, representatives from the European Union (EU) Commission held a consultation to gather feedback for their conflict minerals legislation. The gold due diligence guidance […]

Update on Securities and Exchange Commission Rulings on Conflict Metals

By Fern Abrams, IPC The SEC has officially delayed its issuance of the regulation to implement the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank legislation.  It is now listed as an “Upcoming Activity” in the January-June 2012 time frame on its website.   SEC had previously indicated it would publish the rule before the end of […]

IPC’s Tony Hilvers Comments on Recent Avnet Conflict Metals Editorial

Conflict Metals: Good Intentions Gone Tragically Bad I am concerned that the article “Avoid Conflict: Comply With Dodd-Frank” by Gerry Fay, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, Avnet Electronics Marketing is unduly optimistic about the electronics industry’s ability to immediately solve a long-standing social conflict that has resisted efforts by the International Conference on the […]