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.
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.
The EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations will result in a material increase in the demand for data collection, storage and processing from all organisations that are either directly or indirectly effected by the legislation.
This article examines the impact of the EU’s recent Taxonomy and Disclosures Regulations on ESG/Sustainability Policies.
As a member of the BNI networking group I get to do a 10 minute presentation on an aspect of my business. This is my most recent presentation to my chapter on “The Art of Pricing”. The objective is to give you an broad overview of the process involved in developing an effective Pricing Strategy and the value of a pricing toolkit tailored to your business needs.
What do you get when you combine Finance, Quality and Environmental Economics?
SMEs represent the largest sector in the global economy. Therefore it is essential that this cohort understand the growing need and expectation for improved sustainability, and how they as a sector can contribute through the implementation of relevant and effective Environmental Management Systems (EMS).