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Member State Implementation of Directive 2014/95/EU

A comprehensive overview of how Member States are implementing the EU Directive on Non-financial and Diversity Information The last two years have been a defining time for corporate non-financial reporting in Europe. The introduction of the EU Directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information (Directive 2014/95/EU) has set a clear course towards greater [...]

By |2017-11-25T13:29:21+00:00November 25th, 2017|CSR, Governments, International, Law|0 Comments

EU Commission releases its Non-Financial Reporting guideline

Article 2 of the Directive refers to ‘guidance on reporting’ and sets out that ‘the Commission shall prepare non-binding guidelines on methodology for reporting non-financial information, including non-financial KPIs, general and sectoral, with a view to facilitating relevant, useful and comparable disclosure of non-financial information by undertakings. […]’ Recital 17 of the Directive states that, [...]

By |2017-06-28T21:12:20+00:00June 28th, 2017|CSR, ESG, Integrated Reporting|0 Comments

A sustainable finance plan for the European Union

This report outlines a ‘Sustainable Finance Plan 2030’ that focuses on three key aims and objectives that should be central to the Commission’s strategy on sustainable finance. First, the Commission should focus on increasing investment in sustainable infrastructure. It should use the current infrastructure investment gap as an opportunity to boost development and employment opportunities, [...]

By |2016-11-24T12:14:06+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Firm Value, Governance, International, Investors|0 Comments

EU Commission’s proposal on binding greenhouse gas emission reductions

The Commission today presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. The global low-carbon transition is already underway and gaining momentum, following the adoption of the first universal climate change agreement last December. Today's proposal will help Member States prepare for the future [...]

By |2016-07-20T14:30:39+00:00July 20th, 2016|CSR, Environmental, Investors, Risk|0 Comments