ESG Bites: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Thursday, 29th September 2022

Title: ESG Bites: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022

Time: 1 – 1.30PM BST

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Join us for the latest in our series of bite-size, 30-minute webinars on key ESG trends. In this webinar, get yourself up to speed on the latest developments from Europe in reporting.

On 21st June 2022, policymakers in Brussels reached a provisional agreement on the much-anticipated Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which replaces the Non-Financial Reporting Directive. The CSRD – seen as central to the EU’s ambition to become the first climate neutral economy – will require companies to publicly disclose sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities and publish this in their management report. The information collected and shared will be subject to mandatory reporting standards, independent assurance and ‘digitally-tagged’.

Is your business impacted by the CRSD and, if so, do you know how …and what do you need to start thinking about now to prepare for this seismic new entrant to the world of ESG reporting? Join us as we discuss the following questions with our guest expert, Dr Jane Thostrup Jagd from We Mean Business Coalition:

  • When will the CRSD go live, and what types of business are affected?
  • What new reporting standards will apply and how do these align with existing frameworks?
  • What is meant by ‘double materiality’ (a key requirement of the CRSD)?
  • What level of independent assurance is needed to meet with the CRSD?

After this overview, we will focus on some top tips for business: how to build awareness of the likely impact of the CSRD within your organisation and what you can do today to engage with key stakeholders.

29th September will mark 100 days since the CRSD was agreed by the European Council and the European Parliament. Over the 100 days that follow this webinar, businesses with a footprint in the EU will need to become familiar with how CRSD may impact their operations. Start your journey of discovery here.

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Dr. Jane Thostrup Jagd is Deputy Director at We Mean Business Coalition, Net Zero Finance. Jane is also member of ISSB’s Technical Reference Group, Accountancy Europe’s Environmental and Social expert groups, UNFCCC Race to Zero Finance, EFRAG’s User Test Group, SBTi Finance Reference Group, Nasdaq Sustainable Financing – Nordic Advisory Board, FSR Danish Auditors’ Sustainability Experts Group, and Boards Impact Forum’s Expert Group.

Jane has for many years worked both in large, listed companies like Maersk and Orsted and in academia to ensure better and more reliable financial and non-financial information to investors – and better ways for the investors to work with the data. Jane has deep knowledge of and experience with both financial reporting frameworks like IFRS and US GAAP – but also non-financial frameworks like CDSB, SASB, UNGC, GRI, CDP, etc.