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Staying ahead of sustainability reporting …

Staying ahead of sustainability reporting requirements as an SME

22 March 2024


This 90 minute online clinic is targeted towards helping SME’s understand the requirements for ESG disclosure and carbon accounting under the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

The session will be split into the 2 topics:

How can SMEs deal with increasing pressure to measure and disclose ESG-related information? 10am-10:45am

Reporting obligations resulting from the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) require companies to assess and disclose their sustainability related impacts. While the frameworks primarily apply to large and listed companies, small- and medium-sized enterprises are receiving more and more requests for sustainability information from business partners. These requests might be sent by larger client companies or investors which need this information for their reporting or from banks which integrate ESG-related risks when granting loans. EFRAG’s recently published draft for a voluntary sustainability reporting standard for non-listed SMEs (VSME) aims not only to harmonise the various data requests but also to facilitate the participation of SMEs in the transition to a sustainable economy. This webinar will provide further insight into the VSME and offering guidance on how to effectively measure, manage, and disclose ESG-related risks and opportunities.

How will CBAM affect companies exporting to the EU and what are the next steps to ensure continued market access? 10:45am-11:30am

The European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) has started coming into effect. It requires importers of certain non-EU goods to report the carbon emissions incurred during production of the goods – including all precursor materials. While estimates may be used in the transition period, using anything but the actual measured and calculated emissions will become less and less economically feasible as the requirements evolve during the phase-in period. Further categories of goods – likely containing organic chemicals, rare metals and many others – will be added in the coming years, ensuring the EU’s carbon price is paid. Join our webinar to learn more about the details of CBAM and how to stay on top of the requirements of your customers.

This online clinic will be hosted by CBA affiliate members D-fine, a European consulting firm focused on analytical and quantitative challenges and the development of sustainable technological solutions.

To book a place on this event, please send the booking form on the right to

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