Sustainability is at the heart of corporate governance in Europe, but little guidance exists on how to overcome the marketing or tick-box approach to truly embed ESG into business models.
Sustainability is no longer a concern just for large companies. All companies including SMEs will be greatly impacted, whether through their supply chains, access to funding or the related reputational risks. The overall effect should not be underestimated nor the responsibilities of directors of both large and small companies concerning sustainability.
To stimulate boards to think how to tackle this vast topic, ecoDa and Mazars are organising a series of event to focus on how to respond practically to the challenges and, as importantly, how to spot the opportunities.
The first event in the series will look at how supply chains have been impacted by sustainability. It will discuss current legislative trends and hear the views of both large companies and SMEs who are well advanced on their sustainability journey. The content
echoes an upcoming ecoDa/Mazars publication which will propose a practical approach for business leaders to embed ESG matters into their companies.
Questions considered will include:
- How does the trickle-down effect of ESG regulation affect SMEs?
- How large companies are turning their ESG commitments into action through their supply chains?
- How SMEs can proactively respond to the new requirements?