Towards sustainable business: Assessing and tackling ethical gaps in the new EU sustainability instruments

29.09.2021 (12:00) - 29.09.2021 (13:30)
Ort: Brussels and online

The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) and OXFAM with the collaboration of Future-Fit Foundation, Frank Bold and the Alliance for Corporate Transparency (ACT) invite you to join a discussion on the most contentious issues in the EU sustainability instruments and initiatives.

Most companies in the EU do not disclose relevant sustainability information covering environmental impacts, social and human rights and other ethical issues. There is an urgent need to significantly extend such reporting obligations. Especially the proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) could have ground-breaking effects. However, many gaps and weaknesses remain in the current proposal and, if unamended, may not lead to the significant change that society needs. 

The event will provide an overview of the most contentious points in the CSRD proposal and give suggestions to strengthen the legislation. It will examine how EU policymakers, Member States, businesses and investors, as well as civil society actors can support the EU sustainability initiatives, with a focus on how to provide more pertinent, reliable, and comparable data. It will also explore the interlinkages between the proposal and coherent macroeconomic reforms that support the targeted socio-ecological transformation.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ms. Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament (EPP)

Member of the European Commission, DG FISMA 

Ms. Antje von Dewitz, CEO of VAUDE 

Mr. Christian Felber, Founder of the Economy for the Common Good 

Representative of Oxfam 

Martin Rich, Co-founder & Executive Director Future-Fit Foundation

Representative of Frank Bold

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The event is free of charge - registration is required
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