One of the key legislations introduced by the EU is the CSRD and with the associated ESRS. The European Sustainability Regulatory Standard and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive are a blueprint for reporting that will have a massive impact on the quality and comparability of companies' sustainability information. This session will teach you how you can start preparing to stay ahead of the competition and leave you with an action list.
There is a rapidly evolving human rights regulatory landscape. Processes and content in the UN guiding principles, and OECD guidelines are now becoming part of EU legislation. This session will guide you in the process of developing due diligence processes and implementation of principles from OECD and UN and leave you with an action list to use in your own development of human rights processes.
The EU Taxonomy is the way for companies in the EU to classify business activities as environmentally sustainable. Contributing to either climate change mitigation or climate change adaptation is essential to fulfil the EU Taxonomy criteria. In addition, companies need to ensure they do not do any significant harm to remaining objectives.In this session, you will learn what the general requirements are for no significant harm to fulfil the EU Taxonomy. These requirements are applicable to many sectors and business areas as they are included activities in the taxonomy. You will learn about criteria spanning from conducting a climate risk and vulnerability assessment to creating a plan to use and manage water. All taxonomy nerds out there know this means Appendix A-D in the taxonomy technical criteria specification. This is a session to attend if you want to approve your taxonomy alignment during 2023!
Biodiversity is critical to the health of ecosystems and to many of the systems that help humans lead healthy lives. At the same time, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse are some of the biggest threats facing humanity in the next decade as biodiversity loss risks putting our food systems and nutrition at risk. To solve this, the EU is including biodiversity as a fundamental part of new legislation like the EU Taxonomy, and the ESRS disclosures. It is also proposed in the TNFD. This session will answer the question, how can you as a business start working with biodiversity to stay aligned with current and coming legislation?
The EU has introduced standardised disclosures that will help stakeholders to compare and understand the sustainability impacts on an unprecedented scale. The SFDR, the EU Taxonomy and the CSRD will all contribute to make this happen. Welcome to a session through the new landscape of standardised sustainability regulations and a showcase to how data can be collected and reported using a single point 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 and energy price increase worldwide among other events. At the same time, several legislations are initiated to help companies outline processes for resilience and risk mitigation across their complex supply chains. To help you build the foundation for a resilient supply chain we will take you through the 5 most important actions for successful supply chain management.
Financial institutions have historically focused on maximising 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. This session will focus on how financial institutions can adopt and work with SBTs to attract capital and produce good returns with climate-aligned funds.
The concept of double materiality describes how corporate information can be important both for its implications for a firm's financial value and for a firm's impact on the world at large, particularly with regard to climate change and other environmental impacts. During this session, you will get the chance to deep dive into the processes and tools to use while developing your materiality assessment. We will also discuss how this concept is present in several legislations.
There is increasing pressure on adequate sustainability governance and the demand for board competence in sustainability is increasing. Regulations are pushing the status quo, investors expect generated returns and alignment with good values, and customers steer towards sustainable products and services. Regardless of whether the strategy is ambitious or compliance driven, the new requirements seek a balance between the bottom line and sustainability. Meeting these demands falls on the board of directors who need to navigate a new landscape of sustainability. Welcome to a session together guides you through the responsibility of boards on sustainability.
Companies have measured and disclosed their negative environmental impact for years, which is the foundation of good management of environmental issues. The interest in measuring and disclosing the environmental savings or avoided emissions from using a specific product or service has always been high, but the methods and standards for estimating these are unreliable. This is currently changing, with new standards, KPIs and methods being developed. Welcome to a session that will guide you to how you can estimate your positive or avoided impact on the environment while avoiding greenwashing.
ESG due diligence is important for any organisation to identify and mitigate risks that may affect investor returns. Sustainability is therefore becoming 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. Are you interested in understanding how you can start working with ESG due diligence in your own investment strategy? During this session we will uncover the most successful processes used at Ethos.