Non-Financial Reporting for a Sustainable Circular Economy: Towards Greater Policy Coherence?

To realise the potential of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive to foster the shift towards a sustainable global economy this Conference will gather European academics, experts, regulators, and businesses to identify and highlight best practices on the legislative, business and investor levels.

Can the regulatory framework act as driver or obstacle to integrate sustainability in the governance of business, across legal entities and value chains? Photo: Soumei Baba CC by 2.0

The Conference is organised by SMART together with Cass Business School and Frank Bold. It will examine policy coherence, or lack thereof, between the Directive, the Capital Markets Union plan, the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement, and the Circular Economy Package, in light of the broader societal goal of achieving sustainability within the limits of the planet. The Conference will aim to stimulate academic, business, investor and policy debate on these issues, thereby contributing to identifying the most important issues for the Commission’s 2018 review of the Directive and mid-term review of the Capital Markets Union plan, identifying where coherence might be strengthened, and strengthening business and investor reporting initiatives that contribute to sustainable, responsible and accountable business.


Please register before 8 September, 2017. The tentative programme will soon follow.


Professor Beate Sjåfjell, Faculty of Law, the University of Oslo:

Dr Jeroen Veldman, Cass Business School, City University, University of London:

Professor Jukka Mähönen, Faculty of Law, the University of Oslo:

Published June 2, 2017 1:29 PM - Last modified June 22, 2017 2:24 PM