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“Sustainable Business in Baden-Württemberg” on 24 June!

June 12, 2024 - Climate & Company has launched an innovative project aimed at alleviating the administrative burden for SMEs. From February to May 2024, Climate & Company hosted a series of workshops in the Stuttgart area, in collaboration with the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism. This initiative is designed to thoroughly acquaint 5-10 SMEs with the draft voluntary SME standard proposed by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).

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Workshop on Sustainable Debt Instruments under the Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change

June 12, 2024 - Experts from China and Germany gathered in Beijing for the first workshop of the Sino-German Expert Dialogue Series on Sustainable Finance Products and Practices, hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) China and supported by IFS and Climate & Company. The presentations and discussions focused on green and sustainable debt instruments and their central role in the sustainable finance agenda.

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Solutions for Mobilising Financial Sources and Enhancing the Financial Framework for Investments on Deforestation-Free Value Chains

February 19, 2024 - GIZ SAFE, the first official EUDR-response programme from the EU Commission and EU Member States, jointly financed by DG INTPA and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and Climate & Company join forces in several workstreams relating to deforestation-free supply chains and the successful implementation of the EUDR. Through this partnership, we aim to identify and foster solutions to mobilise financial sources, especially for vulnerable groups, and enhance gender-transformative financial frameworks for investments in deforestation-free supply chains.  

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Press Release: Leading EU Sustainable Finance Think Tank outraged by Germany’s move to kill EU Supply Chain Law

February 6, 2024 - Today, Germany performed a U-turn on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): The German Liberals have managed to convince the entire German government to kill the so-called “EU Supply Chain Law” through the backdoor after a final compromise had already been found among EU legislators before Christmas. What could be a truly historic agreement, could now turn into a nightmare for nature, people and businesses, says leading EU Sustainable Finance Think Tank Climate & Company.

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Press Release: Leading EU Sustainable Finance Think Tank slams Council for jeopardizing EU Supply Chain Directive

November 16, 2023 - Council proposal to risk the exclusion of financial institutions from the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) could trigger an avalanche smothering EU ambition to prevent environmental destruction and human rights violations in EU supply chains before Christmas, says leading EU Sustainable Finance Think Tank Climate & Company.

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Joint Letter from Academics to the European Commission in relation to the ESRS Public Consultation

July 13, 2023 - A number of leading academics from 12 universities have signed a joint letter to the European Commission explaining why the Draft Delegated Act on the EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) falls short of the Commission’s stated goal that the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) “modernises and strengthens the rules concerning the social and environmental information companies have to report”.  Climate & Company helped to draft and coordinate the co-signing of this letter.

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