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    Total Impact Disclosure: Driving Capital towards Sustainability

    The European Commission adopted the Action Plan on Sustainable Finance in 2018 to redirect capital towards sustainable and green activities. Impact assessment and corporate transparency are two key elements to foster sustainable finance. Discover CSR Europe’s Total Impact Disclosure approach...

    Friday, April 5, 2019
    Sustainable Finance in EU in starting blocks

    On January 31, the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) published its final report on strategic recommendations for the EU to develop an overarching and comprehensive roadmap on sustainable finance. One of its key recommendations is to reform disclosure rules to make...

    Friday, February 9, 2018
    European Commission publishes new rules to increase corporate tax transparency

    On April 12, 2016, the European Commission launched a new legislative proposal on the public disclosure of country-by-country reporting by multinational companies.

    As a result, big multinational firms – with an annual turnover of more than €750 million – operating in the EU will be...

    Thursday, April 14, 2016
    MEP Richard Howitt hosts morning session of human rights and supply chain conference

    This morning, CSR Europe held a European Policy Forum on Business and Human Rights in the framework of our Open Forum on Shared Responsiblity for Human Rights and Global Value Chains.

    This was hosted by Richard Howitt, Member of European Parliament and Rapporteur on CSR.

    You can see his...

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    European Commission launches public consultation on non-financial reporting guidelines

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the non-binding guidelines on methodology for reporting non-financial information.

    It relates to Directive 2014/95/EC, December 6, 2014, which aims to improve the transparency of certain large EU companies’ non-financial...

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    Closing soon: Public Consultation on Circular Economy

    Before the end of 2015, the European Commission will present a new and more ambitious Circular Economy Package. In order to collect views on the main policy options and measures explored for this initiative, the Commission opened a public consultation on 25 May (and organised a Conference on 25...

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    Closing soon: Public Consultation on the Handbook for Sustainability Impact Assessment of EU trade negotiations

    The European Commission is updating its 2006 Handbook on Sustainability Impact Assessments (SIA). Before publishing a revised version later this year, the Commission is consulting stakeholders on its draft revised Handbook.

    SIAs are a trade-specific tool developed for supporting trade...

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    European Commission releases analysis of companies' reference to CSR guidelines

    The European Commission has released the results of its study into the extent to which companies make reference to specified and internationally accepted CSR guidelines in their own CSR strategy.  The EC examined the frequency of references to five particular instruments which make up "an...

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013