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Online event: Driving reliable environmental and climate disclosure to deliver on the ambitions of the European Green Deal

With the EU Green Deal’s objectives to enhance transparency and disclosure of climate and environmental data, we invite you to join us for an online event to mark the launch of CDSB’s extensive analysis of climate and environmental disclosure by European companies.

Date: 19 May 2020
Format: Online sessions
Session 1: Regulation as a driver for reliable corporate reporting
Session 2: Enhancing company environmental and climate disclosure

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) will convene an online event to provide the most up-to-date analysis on environmental matters and climate-related disclosures by companies across Europe. Supported by the EU LIFE Programme, the evidence presented will also inform policy makers of the regulatory reforms needed to improve reporting in line with the Non-Financial Reporting Directive to meet the objectives of the EU Green Deal. 

How do the laggards compare to the leaders? 

The in-depth review conducted by CDSB analyses the climate and environmental disclosure practices of the top 50 European companies by market capitalisation. The findings will outline the current state of reporting with regards to key issues such as materiality, coherency and location of disclosures to ensure that investors are fully informed about the sustainability of their investments, supporting the European Commission’s aims as part of its renewed strategy sustainable finance. 

Central to the debate will be the role of policy and central banks in driving more effective corporate reporting practices. Hear from key policy leaders, supervisors and central banks on the direction of travel and the importance of embedding sustainability into the heart of financial and corporate reporting systems.   

Why attend?

  • Learn from the strengths and weaknesses of major European companies’ climate and environmental disclosure based on the findings of the review;
  • Gain insight into the reporting gap in line with the requirements of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive; 
  • Understand the concrete steps that need to be taken to improve climate and environmental reporting across Europe and beyond; and 
  • Stay abreast of the latest regulatory advancements and future policy outlook that may impact on business-as-usual.  

Who should attend?

MEPs, government affairs representatives, government relations officers, policy makers, regulators, report preparers of EU incorporated companies, accountants, sustainability professionals and those interested in non-financial corporate reporting developments. 

This project is supported by the EU LIFE Programme.


You can choose to participate in just one or both of the sessions. All you have to do is simply register below and we will send you the full registration details. 

Session 1: 11.00 - 12.00 CET: Regulation as a driver for reliable corporate reporting

Time Speakers Topic
11:05 Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB Welcome and introduction
11:10 Morgan Desprès, Dep. Head, Financial Stability Dept., Banque de France Opening keynote. EU Green Deal and beyond: Accelerating sustainable growth through collaboration.
11:20 Fiona Quinlan, Technical Manager, CDSB Findings of the CDSB review
11:30 Michael Zimonyi, Policy and External Affairs Director, CDSB Recommendations for policy-makers 
11:40 Alain Deckers, Head of Unit, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA Closing keynote. Future outlook on non-financial reporting across the European Union 
11:50 All speakers Q&A

Session 2: 15.00 - 16.00 CET: Enhancing company environmental and climate disclosure

Time Speakers Topic
15:05 Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB Welcome and introduction
15:10 Fiona Quinlan, Technical Manager, CDSB Findings of the CDSB review
15:25 Nontokozo Khumalo, Corporate Engagement Manager, CDSB  Recommendations for report preparers on how to improve reporting in line with the NFRD 
15:35 Fiona Quinlan and Nontokozo Khumalo (moderated by Mardi McBrien)   Fireside chat: the burning questions of corporate environmental, including climate, disclosure  
15:45 All speakers Q&A

Can't make the session? No problem - register anyway and we'll send you a copy of the recording.

About CDSB

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the global mainstream corporate reporting model to equate natural capital with financial capital.


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