Blog - ESG

The EU VSME: Voluntary Sustainability Reporting for SMEs

The VSME is a voluntary reporting standard designed for non-listed SMEs outside the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) scope. While the standard, which covers ESG areas similar to those of ESRS for larger enterprises, is optional, organisations are highly encouraged to adopt it.

The Role of ESG disclosures in raising capital

In today's evolving financial landscape, the disclosure of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in capital raising events has become a crucial consideration for incumbent investors.

Trends in Europe 2024: Regulatory Changes, AI, and Technology Integration

Europe is leading the way in driving sustainable and responsible business practices notably through trends the integration of AI, technology and leading regulations - notably the Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSRD).

What is Greenwashing and Why Does it Matter for Investors?

Addressing the prevalence of greenwashing is crucial in ensuring genuine environmental impact in the financial industry.

Understanding Sustainability Risks and PAIs: How They Reshape Portfolio Management

Sustainability risks and Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs) are a crucial concept to grasp when thinking about sustainable decision making in investing and portfolio management alike.

The ISSB just Launched a Unified Sustainability Reporting Standard

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has just unveiled its inaugural sustainability reporting standards, IFRS S1 and IFRS S2.

What is the Difference Between the EU Taxonomy and the SFDR?

While both the EU Taxonomy and the SFDR share a similar goal, they play distinctive roles in shaping the sustainable finance landscape, each with its own unique purpose and contribution.

New EU Regulations will finally Transform the ESG Ratings Industry!

The EU is proposing regulations that could revolutionize the ESG ratings industry.

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) explained

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is designed to increase sustainability transparency within the European finance system. Here's how it works.

UK Watchdog Bans Major Energy Companies Greenwashing Ads

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned advertisements by major oil and gas companies

The EU strengthens its stance on Greenwashing

Check out this fascinating article from Les Echos on the EU's crackdown on greenwashing practices

Global ESG Framework Landscape

Which ESG frameworks are frequently encountered?


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