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Preparing for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is now in force across the EU, with Member States given 18 months to adopt it into national law. The highly-anticipated directive requires a number of companies operating in the EU to publicly disclose and report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. This means businesses will need to be prepared to comply with more demanding transparency obligations on their commitment to sustainability.
How advanced are you on your sustainability journey?
As environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues rise in global importance and increasingly dominate the business narrative, the Mazars report ESG: Where are you on the journey? sets out choices and pathways for companies of all sizes and sectors as they look to embark on the transition to a more sustainable business model.
First set of draft ESRS: putting sustainability and financial information on an equal footing
As a framework for sustainability reporting, Set 1 of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) lay the foundations of the standardised common language for sustainability-related matters throughout Europe.
COP27 insights: joining the global effort to build a better future
Climate change is no longer a minority belief, it is a global priority for every one of us. Increasing concerns for the state of the planet and life as we know it has led to a fundamental shift in behaviors in both individuals and organisations, with sustainability now front and centre of the international agenda.
Sustainability reporting in Asia: Are the EU’s initiatives the benchmark for ESG disclosure in the region?
Corporate sustainability reporting is now a strategically important space that impacts corporate valuations, supply chains, and business models. However, a lack of convergence of regulatory frameworks in Europe and Asia is hampering transparency, reporting quality, comparability, and investment and trade objectives. In our latest sustainability report, we aim to provide a better understanding of the EU’s sustainability reporting landscape and how it compares to four key Asian jurisdictions: Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.
Three simple steps to kickstart your sustainability strategy
Executing a business sustainability strategy is more important than ever and is essential for the long-term success of a company. Not only does it help in the development of your business vision and strategy, but a sustainability strategy will also help to reduce unnecessary costs through the implementation of leaner and smarter processes.
Are you ready for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)?
On 15 December 2021, SGX has mandated listed companies to provide climate-related disclosures based on recommendations of the TCFD on a ‘comply or explain’ basis in their sustainability reports from the financial year commencing 2022.
A practical guide for boards and leadership teams on sustainability
With societal expectations increasingly permeating corporate governance, companies need to evolve their business models to embrace lasting value creation that benefits not only the shareholders, but also internal and external stakeholders as well as wider society.
Report: Time for Sustainability to be at the heart of business
Is sustainability in business still a publicity or marketing initiative? Does financial profitability always have to come first. Read the latest thinking from European Business Group Leaders.
Mazars contributes to collective progress on sustainability reporting
Two recent reports mandated by the European Commission have made recommendations on the development of EU sustainability reporting standards. The publication of each signifies that positive change is coming; below, Maud Gaudry shares her insight on the future of sustainability reporting and her experience working on one of the reports.
Event: Sustainability - Action needed on the defining issue for SMEs across Europe
Sustainability is at the heart of corporate governance in Europe, but little guidance exists on how to truly embed ESG into business models.
Mazars publishes its 2021 Sustainability report: Mazars for good
19/05/2022: Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, launches the third edition of its annual sustainability report, reaffirming its commitment to building the foundations of a fair and prosperous world.