November 16, 2021

The European Commission Unveils New Sustainable Finance Package | Latham & Watkins LLP

The package focuses on material sustainability reporting and disclosure obligations, as the EU looks to direct capital toward sustainable activities.

On 21 April 2021, one day prior to Earth Day and a US-led global climate summit, the European Commission adopted a much-anticipated package of measures as part of its policy to help direct capital towards sustainable initiatives and to help the European Union reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and reach its 2050 carbon neutrality goal.

The package of measures include:

  • A proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which would amend the existing reporting requirements under the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and seek to ensure that companies provide consistent and comparable sustainability information
  • The EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act, which aims to…

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