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ESG: European Commission Proposes Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (May 2021)

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The European Commission has published a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) as part of a package of measures aiming to direct capital flows towards sustainable activities. Many organisations are already required to carry out non-financial reporting under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). However, current requirements lack detail so levels and standards of reporting vary enormously. As well as making it difficult for organisations to determine what information to report, it makes it almost impossible for investors and stakeholders to compare performance between different organisations. The CSRD also proposes amendments to existing requirements under the Transparency Directive, the Audit Directive and the Audit Regulation.

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