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It includes:

  1. Draft Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers
  2. EC Consultation on the review of the Solvency II Directive
  3. European Commission: 2nd Summer School on Sustainable Finance
  4. ecoDa, BusinessEurope and European Issuers exchanging opinions on the current topical CG issues
  5. Responses to the European Commission consultation on the Digital Finance Strategy
  6. The Swiss Parliament finally agree on the Responsible Business Initiative
  7. Position paper of the European Parliament EESC Employers Groups in the key role of business in the recovery phase
  8. Natural Capital Finance Alliance: report on Biodiversity Targets and Finance
  9. Global Cyber Alliance: 8-week program around email security
  10. ecoDa’s news

 

 

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It includes:

  1. COVID-19: EU Actions
  2. EC: sets ban on paying dividends or bonuses as a condition for recapitalising companies in Covid-19 crisis
  3. EC: Consultation on a new digital finance strategy for Europe
  4. The European Federation of Employee Share Ownership: Employee share ownership in times of pandemic
  5. Business reaction to the current crisis: France, Italy and Germany’s main business organizations call for European fiscal solidarity
  6. France: to Tighten Controls on Non-EU Foreign Investment
  7. The Securities and Exchange Commission abandons key plank of proposal to curb proxy advisers
  8. The 25th European Corporate Governance Conference confirmed
  9. ecoDa’s news
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It includes:

  1. COVID-19: EU Actions
  2. Competition and COVID-19 in the EU
  3. European Commission: action plan to prevent and fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
  4. European Parliament: study on the role of SMEs in Europe’s long-term industrial strategy
  5. ESMA consults on SME Growth Markets
  6. BICG Webinar: Challenges for the boards of directors worldwide from the COVID-19 crisis
  7. The Alliance for Corporate Transparency: research on the sustainability-related disclosures made by 1000 European companies
  8. ESMA’s opinion on the new ESG disclosure requirements
  9. GNDI: A Resources Hub on Corporate Governance
  10. EuropeanIssuers: Position Paper on Directors’ Duties and Sustainable Corporate Governance
  11. ecoDa’s news
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It includes:

  1. COVID-19: EU Actions
  2. European Commission: Update of its work programme
  3. European Commission: Update of the Guidelines on the standardised presentation of a remuneration report
  4. The EY study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance: State of play
  5. ESAs: Consultation on Environmental, Social and Governance disclosure rules
  6. ICGN: Governance Priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic
  7. The Global Cyber Alliance: steps to stay safe while working remotely
  8. ecoDa’s News
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It includes:

  1. COVID-19: EU Actions
  2. European Commission: Open Consultations
  3. The Council of the EU: a unified taxonomy to encourage green investments
  4. Rethinking what “Acting in the interest of the corporation” means for boards in times of crisis
  5. Avoiding the Risk of Fiduciary Litigation as a Result of the Pandemic
  6. How boards can help guide the business during the COVID-19 crisis
  7. COVID-19 Upends How Boards Consider Data Protection
  8. European Investment Bank: Digitalisation, Small Businesses and Coronavirus
  9. IFA’s opinion column on dividends
  10. ecoDa’s News

 

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It includes:

  1. COVID-19: EU Actions
  2. COVID-19: Accountancy Europe / Practical steps to protect SMEs
  3. COVID-19: ICGN’s comparative study on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting individual markets
  4. UK: The Institute of Directors calls for help for companies and entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19
  5. COVID-19: Updates from the New Zealand Institute of Directors
  6. COVID-19: Call to Action from the Planetary Emergency Partnership
  7. ESMA’s Annual Report on enforcement and regulatory activities related to corporate reporting
  8. ECGS is launching a Shareholder Engagement Pool on Sustainable Distribution Policies.
  9. ecoDa’s News
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It includes:

  • Covid19: EU Actions
  • ESMA: Guidance on financial reporting deadlines in light of Covid-19
  • Covid19: New national developments with regards to CG
  • Slovenia: ecoDa’s member institute inviting its government to take actions
  • UK: The Financial Reporting Council’s guidance for companies and auditors during Covid-19 crisis
  • Covid-19: Measures taken by the Institutes of Directors outside the EU
  • Guberna’s Online GM: Interview with Liesbeth de Ridder, Secretary General
  • Joint Letter on Keeping European Markets Open
  • COVID-19: Input from EACLN and ACLN members
  • ecoDa’s News

 

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It includes:

  1. EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance: Final Report on Sustainable Finance
  2. EFES: Annual Economic Survey of Employee Share Ownership in European Countries
  3. ecoDa, Euronext, Ibabs and PwC’s webinar on “The Future of Boards: Evolution, Digitalisation and Tax Governance”
  4. France: Impact of Covid19 on AGM’s season
  5. UK: British fund industry warns companies on climate risk
  6. The British Academy’s report: Next paper
  7. CGLytics: European Board Diversity
  8. EC: New Circular Economy Action Plan
  9. EC: European Industrial and SMEs Strategy Package
  10. McKenzie: “Sustainable Finance: From Niche to New Normal”
  11. ecoDa’s News

 

 

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It includes:

  1. EC: Study on Due Diligence through the Supply Chain
  2. EC: 2020-2025 Gender Equality Strategy
  3. EC: Anti-Money Laundering
  4. EC: Study on Blockchains
  5. Blackrock: Europe’s listed companies: their governance, shareholders and votes cast
  6. Accountants take action against climate change
  7. 24th EU CG Conference: Summary and videos available
  8. The SMART Project: Videos of their past conference
  9. Articles
  10. ICGC: Leadership in Risk Management: European Survey 2020
  11. ecoDa’s News
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It includes:

  1. EC Consultation on the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
  2. EC Informal Company Law Expert Group: Composition
  3. EC Survey on Due Diligence – to be issued on February 24th
  4. EC: Public Consultation on the revision of MiFID and MiFIR
  5. Frank Bold: The State of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in the EU
  6. IIRC: Call for feedback on the International <IR> Framework
  7. AccountancyEurope: Towards reliable non-financial information
  8. UK IoD : A Centre for Corporate Governance
  9. ecoDa’s News

 

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It includes:

  1. Action Plan on Sustainable Finance
  2. EC consultation on its roadmaps/impact assessments on AML and NFR
  3. EC: Study on the relevance and impact of Artificial Intelligence for Company Law & Corporate Governance
  4. EC: SMES Strategy
  5. High Level Forum on Capital Markets Union
  6. Shareholder activism in 2019
  7. WEF consultation paper on Toward Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation
  8. Accountancy Europe:  Interconnected standard setting for corporate reporting
  9. ECGI: A conference on Sustainable Finance
  10. ecoDa News
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It includes:

  1. DG FISMA : An upcoming public consultation on the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
  2. EFRAG: Report on How to improve climate-related reporting
  3. EFRAG: to develop Non-Financial Reporting Standards for the European Commission
  4. EFRAG: Call for experts to its Advisory Panel on Intangibles
  5. EBA: Composition of management bodies in institutions
  6. ESMA sets out its strategy on sustainable finance
  7. Leadership in Risk Management: European Survey 2020
  8. Startup Europe
  9. ecoDa’s News

 

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It includes:

  1. EC 2020 Work Programme
  2. The Boston Consulting Group: Getting Uncomfortable on Purpose
  3. France: French employees are asking the company to refocus on its primary missions
  4. France: Upcoming new CG Code & Gender Quotas for Executive Committees
  5. UK: Are non-standardised ESG metrics such a bad thing?
  6. GNDI: Towards Principles on the Corporate Governance of Climate Change
  7. ecoDa News
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It includes:

  • The World Economic Forum: Stakeholder Capitalism
  • Philippe Lamberts, MEP at Guberna/Euronext New Year event
  • IIRC : A new model for integrated thinking
  • WBCSD & ICAEW: Assurance on non-financial information
  • ECGI & IESE: Corporate Governance and Ownership with Diverse
  • EC wants to ensure ethical use of artificial intelligence
  • ecoDa News
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It includes:

  • Successes of Croatian EU Council Presidency and Commission are linked, according to Mrs von der Leyen
  • Commission presents its ‘Investment Plan for a Sustainable Europe’ to European Parliament
  • BlackRock CEO letter issues warning on sustainability disclosures
  • WEF: Sustainable finance starts with data
  • AccountancyEurope: Interconnected Standard Setting for Corporate Reporting
  • The US Institute of Internal Auditors: The Governance Benchmark
  • EwoB : Gender Diversity Index
  • US: Public companies support SEC proposal on proxy firms
  • ecoDa News
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It includes:

  1. The Croatian presidency of the EU: DeHavilland EU report
  2. EP: Collective Redress
  3. Digital Tax: Feud between France and the US
  4. UK: Annual Review of the UK CG Code
  5. Finland: New CG Code
  6. Italy: toughens its quotas to ensure gender diversity on boards from 30 to 40%
  7. Barclays’ shareholders are asking the board to cease business with unsustainable clients
  8. Deloitte and ICAEW report on audit committees
  9. ecoDa News

 

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It includes:

  1. ESMA proposes strengthened rules to address undue short-termism in securities markets
  2. Member States confirm agreement on taxonomy on sustainable finance
  3. UK: moves to strengthen auditor independence and ban conflicts of interest
  4. France : Quotas for female board members could be extended to mid-caps companies
  5. France : AFEP Report on shareholder activism
  6. ecoDa News
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It includes: 

  1. European Green Deal
  2. The 24th European CG Conference in Helsinki
  3. Leading academics publish policy recommendations to make corporate governance more sustainable
  4. Harvard Law School Forum: Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2020
  5. Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: State of play
  6. ECGCN : New Chair
  7. ecoDa News
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It includes:

  1. MEPs, politicians and left-wing intellectuals call for more ambitious European Green New Deal
  2. European investors: calling to enshrine the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal in law.
  3. EP/FEMM Committee: The EU Strategy for Gender Equality – Hearing
  4. CEAOB : New Guidelines on Duration of the audit engagements and auditors’ involvement on financial statements in ESEF
  5. US Center for Audit Quality: A White Paper On The Role Of Auditors
  6. Press articles: Corporate Purpose / Ethics
  7. ACCA Conference: the non-financial reporting directive
  8. ecoDa News
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