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Category Archives: Sustainability
Ksapa is leading a working group of 12 international investment funds and investment companies to strengthen their consideration of human rights issues. An opportunity to come back and clarify the EU’s DNSH principle. Demonstrating that investments “do no significant harm” is a cornerstone of the EU’s sustainable finance framework. Learn in practice how to apply this principle in this article.
Forced labor has been documented in a wide range of green technologies, including solar, wind and lithium-ion battery production. Ksapa is coordinating with investors, buyers and stakeholders using a 5 step approach to design open source guidelines enabling business community to engage meaningfully their business partners and mitigate risks associated to their operations.
This article highlights how human rights have become an integral part of the discussion amongst policymakers and business leaders and how 2023 is a turning point.
Many factors are driving businesses towards implementing human rights policies and holding them accountable by making such commitments public. These developments will not be without litigation and financial and reputational consequences.
As part of the European Green Deal, an agreement was finally announced in December 2022 between the European Council and the EU Parliament on an anti-deforestation directive, aimed at eliminating the import or processing of products produced from deforestation.
Let’s start the year 2023 with optimism; because 2022 has finally delivered its share of good surprises, and we should appreciate the glass half full rather than criticize the glass half empty.
As the year comes to a close, we indulge in looking back at the Smallholder Dinner Series launched in London in 2022 and the meaning of its themes in the context of COP15.
The 11th session of the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights took place from the 28th to the 30th of November 2022, after two years of online sessions because of the COVID pandemic. The underlying theme for this year’s session was “Strengthening accountability to advance business respect for people and the planet in the next decade.”
12 sustainability reporting standards were proposed at the EFRAG General Assembly and approved by the European Commission in late November 2022. The content is intended to be more “material” and as consistent as possible with the ISSB. Additional sector-specific standards are forthcoming. The publication of the delegated acts for these standards is scheduled for June 2023. This article helps you understand these standards in a few minutes.
The Sharm el-Sheikh climate conference produced what we anticipated in our pre-event newsletter: a combination of frustration with the climate emergency, and a sense of an event that has become obsolete in its current format. The conclusions confirm three lessons for companies and investors.