EEAC Webinar Series on Sustainable Finance

On the 3rd and the 10th of May, the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) together with the Belgium Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD), the Rli and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) are organising two high-level expert webinars on sustainable finance. After the success of last October’s webinar on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the Rli’s report on Finance in Transition, we are back to delve into two extremely timely directives of the European Union.

EEAC Webinar Series on Sustainable Finance

On the 3rd of May we will focus on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The legislative proposal was presented 23 Feb 2022 and the institutional trilogue for the CSDDD should start mid-2023. The webinar focuses on Article 15 of the draft directive, which will require companies to also adopt a plan to ensure their business model and strategy are compatible with the objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Beyond the implementation process, the panel of high-level experts will also address key issues such as possible supporting guidance and best practices, and the role of national initiatives to promote corporate climate commitments.

On the 10th of May, we focus on the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD). For the CRD, the trilogue is in AprilThe European Banking Authority will have a strategic mandate because it will set up many crucial modalities of transition plans such as their content, criteria and their implementation. The panel will zoom in on the main issues discussed in the trilogue and the leeway of the European Banking Authority in the implementation process, and the possible risks and opportunities of its mandate. Finally, zooming in on a Dutch and an English example, we discuss what we can learn from national initiatives of transition plans in the financial sector.

To take part in the webinar on May 3rd from 14:00- 15:30, please register here

Speakers include: Mr. Dan DIONISIE (DG JUST), Ms.Anaïs BERTHIER (CLIENT EARTH), Frederik Hans (New Climate Institute), Mr.Günther THALLINGER (UN HLEG on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities) 

To take part in the webinar on May 10th from 14:00- 15:30, please register here

Speakers include: Mr. Thierry PHILIPPONNAT (Finance Watch & EFRAG Sustainability Reporting Board), Presentation by Ms. Anuschka HILKE (I4CE Institute for Climate Economics), Mr. James VACCARO (Climate Safe Lending Network – Delivery Group of the TPT), Ms. Gerdie KNIJP (Sustainable Finance Lab Nederland) 

Read more about the report Finance in transition of the Rli

For more information see the website of the EEAC or contact Folmer de Haan, Chairman EEAC Working Group Climate and Energy and project leader Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli)