18.12.2020 | Economy and Environment | Conference / Convention

With transparency to sustainable management

18 Dec
Venue virtual
Time 10:00 - 12:45

Please note, this event is in the past.

Non-financial reporting in Germany - Implications for the amendment of the European CSR Directive

The EU Commission plans to present a proposal for the amendment of the EU's CSR Directive on non-financial reporting (Directive 2014/95/EU) in 2021. Among other things, the results of the EU Commission's public consultation (link), which was completed in June 2020, will be incorporated.

A project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Environment Agency delves into reporting obligations and evaluates reporting practices in Germany. The project "Evaluation and Further Development of CSR Reporting" systematically assesses the quality and usefulness of information in non-financial statements and reports. The thematic focus is on the reporting on environmental issues and on the usability of environmental information for financial market players with regard to the "Sustainable Finance" goals.

At a virtual conference organized by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Environment Agency in the context of the EU Council Presidency, the results of the project will be discussed with high-ranking representatives of, among others, the EU Commission, business and finance. The focus lays on the following questions:

  • What does current non-financial reporting in Germany look like?
  • Does the reporting practice meet the requirements and expectations on behalf of (financial) actors?
  • What are the implications for the further development of the CSR directive?

The event will be held in German and English with simultaneous translation.