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ESG initiatives at the forefront – IFLR ESG Europe Report 2021 launched

As countries worldwide enact laws to enhance the promotion of ESG matters, IFLR has partnered with leading experts to show how Europe is strengthening sustainability initiatives.

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European countries are aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s largest report into climate change exemplifies the urgent reality of the situation. The transition is a vital challenge and an opportunity to build a brighter future but as the number of regulations emerging on a European scale continues to grow, implementation is often problematic and slow.

Partnering with expert practitioners who are closest to the action, IFLR brings you an exclusive insight into how businesses, governments and tax authorities across Europe are rising to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges and opportunities ahead.

With most financial market participants having to report against the new EU Taxonomy rules from January 1 2022, Arendt & Medernach provide an interesting insight on its implementation and how it works. Meanwhile the Maples Groupfocus on why the EU Taxonomy rules and the sustainable finance disclosure regulation (SFDR) will be a challenging prospect for asset managers and Bonn Steichen & Partners explain why certain rules of the SFDR will have a significant impact on non-EU managers.

As ESG compliance is rising high on the agenda of many tax authorities, Simonsen Vogt Wiig consider important steps to action in relation to ESG reporting and due diligence requirements from a Norwegian perspective while Homburger look at the impact from a Swiss viewpoint.

Pestalozzi and Stibbe discuss the current legal basis applicable to the regulation of climate-related financial risks in Switzerland and the Netherlands, respectively.

CIFTCI Attorney Partnership report on the growth of green investments in Turkey, the treatment of green bonds and why a standard set of principles is necessary. In Luxembourg, GSK Stockmann’s article explores why sustainable finance is driving growth and development in the fund industry. In Switzerland, Bär & Karrer explain why Swiss companies need to be prepared for the implementation of ESG reporting.

With the considerable growth of ESG regulations across Europe, we hope you enjoy hearing from how experts are building best practices and staying ahead of the challenges in IFLR’s first Europe ESG report.

Click here to read all the chapters from IFLR's ESG Europe Report 2021 

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