Double Materiality in CSRD: A technical concept explained understandably

Corporate social responsibility is about managing risks and being accountable for them. The double materiality offers you an important tool in acting accordingly. In doing so, it underpins corporate sustainability reporting, as required by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). For many businesses, the technicality of the term only speaks to the imagination. This blog…

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The (Un)Sustainability of Carbon Offsetting: An Explanation

Introduction Carbon offsetting promises to compensate for negative impacts on the climate, it seems too good to be true. Although such mechanisms are increasingly being attached to products, terms like carbon neutral, carbon offsetting and carbon reduction often only appeal to the imagination. Read all you need to know about carbon offsetting (and its added…

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CSRD: When will you have to comply?

In 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), succeeding the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) which entered into force in the Netherlands in 2018. The CSRD ensures that an increasing amount of companies will have to start reporting on sustainability and brings sustainability reporting up to speed. What does this mean…

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The SDGs: how is your company contributing to them?

This September, the Global Week to #act4SDGs takes places. It is a global mobilization to show world leaders that people all around the world are committed, dedicated, and inspired to take action on the SDGs. This year’s mobilization will focus on the key themes of Climate, Justice and Peace and mark the mid-way point of…

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Here’s how you calculate your company’s CO2 emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions goes hand in hand with sustainability and has certainly been a popular topic lately. In addition, each individual and company emits CO2. This is also referred to as a carbon footprint or CO2 footprint. Since companies’ footprints are larger than individuals’, this is also a great opportunity to make an impact! This…

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The benefits of calculating CO2 emissions

The call for a reduction in CO2 emissions is everywhere; the Paris Agreement into effect since 2016, states that all European countries must reduce their emissions by at least 40% by 2040. This agreement was followed by the Dutch equivalent, in which the government, companies and civil society organisations agreed to emit 49% less CO2…

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