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Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) from a European Perspective

September 8, 2021 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (CEST)
Ends: 2:00 PM (CEST)

In Collaboration with IBJ/IJE

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated more clearly than ever that there is a global need for sustainable, social and ethical business leadership. A conscious and effective ESG policy is therefore high on the agenda of private and public companies and is becoming increasingly important for shareholders, investors and customers. Also, legislators are not lagging behind and there are many recent initiatives, especially at EU level, that will have an impact on the sustainability policies of companies.

This webinar will discuss some of the most important European and national initiatives and their likely impact in practice: from the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance (March 2018) to the more recent proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, and the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities as part of the European Sustainable Finance Package of April 2021. Our guest speaker, Mathieu Verleyen from Bank Delen, will provide us with some practical insight on how to get through this maze of regulations to develop a future-proof ESG-strategy. In addition, we will look at developments in competition law regarding cooperation between companies for the achievement of sustainability goals, as well as the rules on greenwashing and unfair advertising.

Language: English

Contact: Danica Schiefer (dschiefer@crowell.com)

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Karel Bourgeois
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +32.2.214.2813
Email: kbourgeois@crowell.com
Judith Bussé
Counsel – Brussels
Phone: +32.2.214.2896
Email: jbusse@crowell.com
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