The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Regulations

what are the implications?

At the end of last year, the European Council gave its final approval to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which is a part of the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Finance Agenda.


CSRD introduces mandatory corporate reporting on a vast range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and hopes to fill the gaps in the existing rules on non-financial information. The reports must capture not only the ESG issues of the corporations themselves but also include the impact of their value chain.


This global-in-nature Directive does not give companies’ details as to what they will need to report at the group level however it comes with the requirement that the reports must be auditable. This means that processes, internal risks, and controls are raised in importance – and many hope – that these will get on par with the Financial Reporting. In the meantime, Financial Institutions and Corporations alike are concerned about data quality and availability, skills and capabilities across the business to be able to deal with the requirements, and the possibility of litigations.


  • What are the requirements of the CSRD and the EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)?
  • How do both CSRD and ESRS relate to each other?
  • What is the impact of CSRD on large multinational companies?
  • How do you ensure consistent, complete, and accurate data over time from all group companies?
  • How are the processes and the resource allocations changing to ensure compliance? And is this a ‘compliance game’?

Who should attend

  • Directors
  • Executives and senior managers
  • Sustainability officers and team members
  • Finance teams
  • Governance officers
  • Integrated / ESG / sustainability reporters

What you will learn

forewarned is forearmed

Attendees will be provided with a high-level understanding of the European’s sustainability reporting landscape and what organisations should be doing to comply with these standards.

Join this webinar to learn how to:

  • Explain the EU’s CSRD’s and ESRS’s
  • Understand how to justify alignment with these standards

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5 April 2023



07:00 – 08:00 PT

10:00 – 11:00 ET

14:00 – 15:00 UTC

15:00 – 16:00 London

16:00 – 17:00 CET

16:00 – 17:00 South Africa

19:30 – 20:30 India

22:00 – 23:00 Beijing


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Dana Hanby

Member of the Advisory Committee

Dana Hanby is the Founder of ESG Nexus – a portal that brings experts and users together, fostering innovation through Sustainability and facilitating the development of solutions, which not only respond to but also create new trends. Dana has experience in New Market Entry, Business Expansion and Development with the expertise in Sustainability and Financial Environmental markets.


Her responsibilities have included Global Sales Lead for Energy and Environmental products and services for the second largest derivatives exchange in the World; Development and management of Global ESG implementation program for an industrial PLC; She has also worked closely with the World Bank to put forward financial solutions with the aim of increasing liquidity and efficiency in the Climate Market in her role as Chair of “Ratings and ICaR (Reserve)” Group for the Climate Market and Investment Association.


Dana holds an MBA with the focus on Strategy and Finance and a Masters of Science (EE). She also holds PMI accredited qualifications in Project Management. As behavioural science permeate multitude of sectors – from Financial to Consumer facing Industries, she has also obtained a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has become a Silver Member of the International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching.

Carolynn Chalmers

Chief Executive Officer of The ESG Exchange

Carolynn has spent the last 20 years assisting leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organizations. She uses of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.

Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organizations. This spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media, non-profit and the public sector.

Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000), co-convenor of the Governance Maturity Technical Committee (ISO 37004) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.

Carolynn is well known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organizational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.

Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

Travis Miller

Member of the Technical Committee

Travis wrote the book on building corporate Supply Chain Compliance Laws and Regulations for the American Bar Association.


Travis has implemented software enabled supply chain risk management programs for over 600 of the largest global durable goods manufacturers. With this background, he is recognized as one of the foremost geopolitical experts focused on international trade, supply chain compliance, and ESG risk mitigation.


His career has been focused on expanding global sales, SaaS licensing, private equity investment, public company filings, patents, data governance/privacy, and supply chain management.


His specific regulatory specialties include:

  • securities transactions;
  • bringing international solutions to the US, commercial contracting;
  • cyber security/privacy law (NIST/GDPR);
  • global trade management; ESG disclosures, product laws (RoHS/REACH/TSCA/Conflict Minerals); 
  • corporate social responsibility/corporate ethics.

Juliette Gaussem

Global Head of ESG Reporting at Signify

Juliette is a driven international professional with experience in private and non-profit sectors. She has more than 12 years experience in channelling the power of business to achieve a more sustainable global economy.


Juliette is an excellent networker and relationship manager and is highly adaptable to change and pressure combined with a truly can-do attitude, which makes her a valuable team member and inspiring leader.


Juliette is an experienced public speaker and facilitator for international multi-stakeholder groups.


She is an expert in ESG, sustainability strategy and reporting, stakeholder engagement and, business development.


Juliette is currently the Global Head of ESG reporting at Signify where she leads Signify’s Sustainability Reporting process. This includes quarterly reporting on progress internally and externally, creation of the sustainability statements in the integrated annual report with Reasonable Assurance on all indicators, CSRD and EU Taxonomy reporting, internal and external stakeholder engagement and materiality.


Juliette co-developed Signify’s Brighter Lives, Better World 2025, a strong sustainability program with ambitious commitments to double Signify positive impact on the environment and society. She also manages the full ESG rating landscape, resulting in leadership positions in main ratings (DJSI, MSCI, Sustainalytics, EcoVadis); and acts as the business partner for Investor Relations and Finance teams on ESG. Juliette drives Signify’s external communication on sustainability efforts.


Dr Susann Funke

Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Executive and Legal Officer at LEX AI

Susann is a certified German Lawyer, holds two state examinations with honors, and received a PhD degree at the age of 28. She is working as a lawyer and legal advisor for 15 years, advising large enterprises across Europe with a focus on energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications law. Susann leads the legal and regulatory team and is responsible for Content Strategy and Corporate Communications. She is also owner and Senior Partner of Regulatory Compliance Partners, a specialized Law Firm in the Energy and Infrastructure area.


LEX AI provides an international and AI-powered legal research, knowledge creation and community platform that enables legal professionals, business development experts, law firm executives, auditing/consultancy companies, enterprises, SMEs, political institutions, and associations to gain and extend legal understanding in an accessible, fast, integrated and highly cost-efficient manner.

On its integrated platform, LEX AI offers a unique, global networking community for legal professionals to present their expertise, interact with their industry peers and reach out to potential business customers.

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