Inside CSRD Tips From EU’s Head of Corporate Reporting Alain Deckers

The EU Corporate Sustainability Directive (CSRD) will be released mid- 2022. This means that more than 50.000 companies in the EU will have to comply with the new reporting requirements. To address the questions circulating in the market, we interviewed Alain Deckers: The Head of Unit Corporate Reporting at the European Commission. He answered questions such as "What is the CSRD? and "How can companies get started with data collection?".

The EU Corporate Sustainability Directive (CSRD) will be released mid- 2022. This means that more than 50.000 companies in the EU will have to comply with the new reporting requirements. To address the questions circulating in the market, we interviewed Alain Deckers: The Head of Unit Corporate Reporting at the European Commission. And he gave us so many interesting insights.

In this episode? 

  • Firstly, what is the CSRD? 
  • To which companies does the CSRD apply? 
  • What sustainability information will companies have to disclose? 
  • How can companies begin with a framework for collecting this information?

Find our guest the EU’s Alain Deckers who manages the team which drafted the CSRD proposal here. 

And connect with our host Hanni Larma on LinkedIn!

‘Speaking of Sustainability’ is a podcast where we speak to frontrunners, innovators and experts on how they make their field more sustainable.

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*Disclaimer: The insights in this interview are based on the released CSRD Proposal and the Proposal for the CSRD Reporting Sustainability Standards. As these are proposals, CSRD information & requirements for companies can still be subject to change.

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