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.
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Sustainable investment, ESG strategy
Ksapa recently organized a webinar presenting a new class of financial instruments – impact linked finance – and their potential to accelerate the transition of agricultural supply chains towards regenerative agriculture. The need to transform commodity supply chains becomes ever more pressing with the increasing challenges – demographics, inequalities, climate change, soils exhaustion… – that […]
CS3D, Deforestation, Social Taxonomy, Forced Labor, MACF… The year 2023 is rich in legislative developments carried by the European Union. Review of these developments that impact European companies but also companies located outside the EU doing business with the EU by Ksapa teams.
Green Taxonomy, SFDR, benchmarks regulation, green bonds… Since 2018 and the introduction of its Sustainable Finance Plan, the EU has adopted several acts aimed at its practical implementation, as well as their articulation with schemes governing economic assets such as CSRD, CS3D or MACF. Here is a quick explanation.
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.
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.
Increasingly, boards of directors are called upon to navigate the challenges presented by climate change, racial injustice, economic inequality, and numerous other human right issues that are fundamental to the success and sustainability of companies, financial markets, and economies.
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.