What You Need to Know: The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and what its reopening could mean

Join us for the first webinar of the "What You Need Know" series to discuss current requirements of the NFR Directive and Guidelines, the potential impact of a reopened Directive and the state of corporate climate change reporting.

Date: 10 December, 2019
Time: 08:00 GMT // 09:00 CET. This event is also available at 16:30 GMT.
Register: Online

Speakers: Michael Zimonyi, Policy & External Affairs Director and Nontokozo Khumalo, Corporate Engagement Manager at CDSB.

The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) came into effect in 2018 and requires listed companies and other public interest entities to disclose information on the way they operate and how they manage social and environmental challenges. In June 2019 the European Commission published guidelines on reporting climate-related information which included the integration of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.  These guidelines supplement the existing Non-Financial Reporting Guidelines released in 2017. 

The EU is now set to publish a fitness check of corporate reporting to assess the appropriateness of existing legislation, with a special focus on NFRD, giving way to a possibility of a reopening of the current regulation. In advance of these updates, there is a tremendous opportunity for companies to get ahead of the curve to ensure that they are complying with the EU reporting guidelines and prepared for potential new regulations.    

During this webinar briefing, you’ll gain insight into:  

  • Current requirements of the NFR Directive and Guidelines
  • The state of corporate climate change reporting;  
  • Potential impacts of a reopened NFR Directive and CDSB’s expectations going forward.