One of many sustainability legislations that have been introduced by the EU is the CSRD and associated ESRS. The standard and directive are creating a blueprint for corporate sustainability reporting that will have a massive impact on the quality and comparability of companies' sustainability information. How can you start working towards the CSRD and ESRS to stay ahead of the competition? That and more will be covered in the session together with Elvira Melin, sustainability reporting & strategy advisor.
CSDD, CSRD, German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), SFDR, Åpenhedsloven, minimum safeguards as part of the EU Taxonomy — there is a rapidly evolving human rights regulatory landscape that can be challenging to navigate. Governments are increasingly looking to institutionalise corporate transparency and due diligence obligations through national and regional regulation of human rights. During this session, Emil Siren, Sustainable Finance Associate and Susanne Winge, senior sustainable finance advisor, will take you through relevant human rights legislation and leave you with an action plan to start working proactively with human rights processes.
Biodiversity is critical to the health of ecosystems and to many of the systems that help humans lead healthy lives – from pollinating fruits and vegetables to providing cures to diseases and balancing food chains to keep pests under control. At the same time, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse are some of the biggest threats facing humanity in the next decade. The economic and social costs of inaction would be huge. A report from the UN, reveals that already today, we have lost around €3.5-18.5 trillion per year in ecosystem services from 1997 to 2011, and an estimated €5.5-10.5 trillion per year from land degradation. Biodiversity loss risks put our food systems and nutrition at risk and biodiversity loss is intrinsically linked to and exacerbates climate change. To solve this, the EU are including biodiversity as a fundamental part of new legislation like the EU Taxonomy, the ESRS disclosures and more. This session will answer the question, how can you as a business start working with biodiversity to stay aligned with legislation? The session is hosted by Timmy Rosendal & Sofie Harald
The EU has introduced standardized legislation through the SFDR, the EU Taxonomy and CSRD. This will help stakeholders to compare and understand a companies sustainability data. Welcome to a session together with Jonathan Milläng, head of sustainable finance and Niklas Vinge, head of digital solutions, when they take you through the new landscape of standardised sustainability regulations and showcase how this can be reported into the platform, Atlas. The session is targeted to fit both companies and financial market participants.
During 2022 companies met several supply chain disruptions that impacted their business. Following the impact of Covid-19, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has contributed to a sharp food price increase worldwide. Additionally, energy prices are exploding, and raw materials supply difficulties are increasing. At the same time, several legislations are initiated to help companies outline processes for resilience and risk mitigation across their complex supply chains. Examples are Germany's new supply chain due diligence law (LkSG) and the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence law in Europe. To help you navigate a changing legislative landscape and to build the foundation for a resilient supply chain, Linnea Waninger, Sustainability Advisor, will take you through the 5 most important aspects for successful supply chain management in 2023.
ESG due diligence is important for any organization to identify and mitigate risks that may affect investor returns or want to ensure that efforts are being made to improve the company’s ESG profile. Sustainability is now a major criterion for investors and shareholders, to help create value for them by ensuring that companies produce returns that are sustainable, over the long term. This means that there must be a process of ongoing monitoring to reduce public exposure to ESG risks and improve company performance in this regard. Are you interested in understanding how you can start working with ESG due diligence in your own investment strategy? Welcome to this session where Jonathan Milläng, Head of Sustainable Finance, will uncover the most successful processes used at Ethos. eeded.
There is an increasing demand for sustainability from various types of stakeholders; new sustainability regulations are being implemented by the EU, and investors want the business to generate returns and at the same time align with values to do good. Employees are looking for companies with values that are consistent with their own and consumers are voting with their wallets. No matter if the strategy is to work with the environmental, social or governance aspects the new requirements from all these stakeholders requires a balance between short-term returns and long-term sustainability. Meeting these demands falls to boards of directors who need to navigate a new landscape of sustainability. Welcome to a session together with our CEO, Malin Lindfors Speace when she takes you through the new responsibility of boards of directors related to sustainability.
Second-hand trade is an important part of circular consumption. It means keeping products and materials in continuous use by repairing, reusing, sharing, and recycling. The second-hand effect is an initiative where xx collects’ data from different marketplaces and converts the environmental benefit of buying second-hand instead of new products from the users into numbers. Welcome to a session together with Niklas Vinge, head of digital solutions and Sofie Harald, corporate sustainability advisor, where they will walk you through the concept of the second-hand effect and how you as a business can start working towards these types of initiatives.
Financial institutions have historically focused on maximizing economic return on investment as a guiding principle and business model. However, the meaning of fiduciary duty, that is financial institutions’ legal and ethical obligation to act in their client’s best interests, is shifting in the face of climate change. Greater attention is being given to the influence of investment and lending portfolios on climate outcomes. Science-Based Targets (SBTs) provide a framework for businesses to align with the Paris climate goals and benchmark their reduction pace of greenhouse gas emissions. How can financial institutions adopt and work with SBTs to attract capital and produce good returns with climate-aligned funds?