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.
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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.”
Human Rights is an important topic that is connected to the global environmental agenda. Anyone practicing in the sustainability and impact sector must have a clear understanding of the global issues of human rights. In this context, Ksapa organized a webinar on Using Effective Human Rights Due Diligence to Streamline Compliance Efforts, and this blog outlines the key takeaways.
The insurance sector plays a key role in the energy transition both in terms of who and how they write policies and as investors. And they have sustainability challenges.
The link between climate, development and infrastructure is unalterable and firmly anchored in the 2030 Global Goals Agenda. Factoring pertinent climate trajectories and embedding human rights remain critical challenges. Ksapa’s operational experience with various donors, project owners and project managers across a wide range of markets leads to several lessons shared in this article.