9 April 2024 / 6:30 - 8:00

Masterclass - ESG climate and sustainability update

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Now that the Council of the EU has agreed on a scaled-back version of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), nothing seems to stand in the way of adoption by the end of April, with larger companies in the EU likely having to comply from 2027 onwards.

This slimmer version of the CSDDD and the lack of progress on national legislation may suggest that sustainability due diligence is something for the future and only for larger companies to take notice of, but the opposite may be true. For example, many companies preparing for their CSRD reporting already perform extensive due diligence in their value chain. Addressing actual and potential adverse impacts identified in this process may fall squarely within the existing duty of care of directors. Soft law – such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Dutch Corporate Governance Code – further shapes this duty of care for companies and boards. CSRD disclosures will also likely provide stakeholders with grounds for activism and litigation.

In this Masterclass, Davine Roessingh and Casper Nagtegaal discuss what is expected from companies in the context of human rights and environmental due diligence today, and how that translates into best practices from a governance, risk management, compliance and reporting perspective.

Date, time and location

This webinar Masterclass will be held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 9 April from 08:30 to 10:00.

Please note that our Masterclasses are based on invitation only.

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08 April 2024

7:30 - 9:00

Please note that our Masterclasses are based on invitation only.

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