I recently prepared a version of this for a client. Would you believe all of this happened in 1 month! It really illustrates the breakneck speed at which the legislative and regulatory landscape is changing with regards to ESG/Sustainability!!
CSRD Original article link-May 2021 On the 22nd February 2022 the European Council finalised its position proposal for a corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD), representing another decisive step in the development of a European regulatory framework for sustainable finance. This article outlines the main areas/headings for reporting and the updated timelines for implementation. Ultimately, companies (undertakings)…
I would like to introduce the newest member of the team, Susan O’Reilly PhD. We started working together during the summer and quickly realised that our offerings complimented each other, and made the decision to formalise the partnership! Susan provides training and advisory services on the adaption of circular economics in business and community operations,…
This image illustrates how I felt after reading the governments most recent ‘edition’ of Ireland’s plan to tackle the existing climate crisis.
The UK have implemented strict public procurement selection criteria, forcing businesses to calculate and report on their carbon emissions. Ireland is likely to follow suit.
One of the primary objectives of SFDR is the standardisation of environmental data and performance indicators allowing transparent comparability for end investors. Not surprisingly there is a concern is that the ‘compliance burden’ could be considerable, and indeed for some smaller organisations prohibitive.
This is a great info-graphic from a recent GRI Seminar.
Commissioner Mairead McGuinness wastes no time in starting work on drafting Sustainability Reporting Standards for the proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.
On the 21st of April the European Commission released its proposal for a new corporate reporting directive that focuses on sustainability. The scope and impact of this Directive cannot be understated. It is widely accepted that the objectives and targets are ambitious, reflecting the urgency of the challenges that face Europe, in particular with regards to Climate Change.
This article from the Irish Times special report on Green Finance outlines the impact of European Commission regulations, that will I believe in time, force the redirection of cash into sustainable investments.