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The „E“ of ESG in the ESRS (Updated)

The “E” for “Environment” stands for environmental protection measures with regard to climate protection and climate change that reduce environmental pollution, prevent greenhouse gas emissions or improve energy efficiency. The ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards) Exposure Drafts define on a very detailed level the future reporting requirements of the CSRD.… 

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Sustainability Linked Loans

If you are transforming your business to a sustainable organisation by defining an ambitious sustainability strategy and/or by improving your external sustainability rating, Sustainability Linked Loans are worth investigating. Sustainability-linked loans incentivise companies’ sustainability performance by linking the interest margin to the improvement of the companies’ ESG score or to… 

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ETFs are not explicitly mentioned in the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) as they are subsumed under investment funds. However, Art 8 and 9 of the Disclosure Regulation contain provisions concerning ETFs and define when an ETF is sustainable. SFDR Art 8: Where a financial product promotes, among other characteristics,… 

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Scope of CSRD, Taxonomy, Corporate Due Diligence and NFRD

This article summarises the area of application of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the Taxonomy Regulation, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence obligation and the Non-Financial Reporting Directive. CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) Deadlines for implementation by companies: January 1, 2024 for companies already subject to the NFRD (reporting in… 

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Governance related Climate Change Reporting

The proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) identifies EFRAG as technical advisor to the European Commission providing draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (‘ESRS’). EFRAG was requested by Commissioner McGuinness in May 2021 to put in place interim working methods in project mode to start the technical development of… 

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How Taxonomy regulation effects your business

From 2023 large companies as defined in the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) and, from January 1, 2026, small and medium-sized enterprises of stock listed companies shall include in the management report information necessary for an understanding of the sustainability impacts of the company’s activities and the impact of sustainability… 

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Double Materiality in non-financial reporting

The concept of double materiality was mentioned in the non-financial reporting guidelines by the European Commission. It reads as follows: A company shall provide “information to the extent necessary for an understanding of the undertaking’s development, performance, position”. This is the outside-in view i.e. describing how industry trends (e.g. e-mobility,… 

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Non-financial and sustainability reporting in Austria

This article provides links to the non-financial and sustainability (ESG) disclosures of the austrian stocklisted companies (ATX prime market). The overview shows that the companies either make use of non-financial disclosure in the management report or publish a separate sustainability report. Some of the companies prepare an integrated report. With…