ESG Regulation Hub
Is your company ready for developments in ESG regulation?
Build your knowledge of the most relevant legislative changes to corporate ESG reporting.
Be prepared for ESG reporting rules from the EU, UK & US
As regulators begin to develop sustainability disclosure rules for companies and seek to reduce greenwashing, companies need to be prepared for upcoming changes. The global reach of ESG disclosure requirements will mean that companies have to keep a watchful eye on an increasing list of regulatory schemes.
The EU is developing a corporate sustainability reporting standard (CSRD)
The principles-based Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) did not meet the challenge of producing comparable data for investors or creating a level playing field for companies. The EU is currently developing a more ambitious reporting standard that will increase the scope of company reporting.
Sustainability investing rules (SFDR) places increased data demand on companies
Level I of the SFDR has already implemented rules for investor disclosure relating to the due diligence of sustainability risks and sustainability-related labelling of funds. Investors will have to disclose investee company data on a range of indicators according to Level II. Learn more (snapshot).
The EU Taxonomy seeks to define & channel investments to 'green' activities
The EU Taxonomy is a 'green' industry classification mechanism that aims to help direct more capital and investments towards activities that promote 6 key climate and environmental objectives. Investors & companies will be expected to disclose their 'taxonomy alignment' as a % of turnover or investments. Learn more (snapshot).
Movements from the US towards climate-related risk reporting
After a change in administration, the White House is pushing federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, to explore and develop climate-related risk disclosure requirements. Learn more (blogpost).
These regulations, even the ones that are aimed at investors, will impact companies in Europe and the US. Contact us for help and get in touch.
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