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Importance of compliance
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Different types of regulation
1. Reporting
In the last few years, more companies have been in the scope of climate risk disclosure and ESG reporting. Companies creating transparency by disclosing their environmental impacts and risks will improve money flows towards sustainable technologies and companies.
1a. Sustainability impact reporting
Sustainability reporting discloses an organisation's negative impacts in addition to its positive consequences on the environment, society, and economy.

The principal regulations requiring sustainability reporting are:
- EU CSRD*
- EU Taxonomy
- EU SFDR
- EU NFRD
- UK SECR.
1b. Climate risk disclosure
By reporting climate risk, companies disclose how sustainability factors might have a financial or strategic impact on their operations.

The principal regulations requiring climate risk disclosure are:
- TCFD
- EU SFDR
- EU CSRD*
- US SEC Climate-related disclosures*.
2. Towards fast climate action
Besides sustainability reporting, regulators are increasingly considering mandating companies to improve their ESG performance. The aim is to decrease organisations' environmental impact and build a decarbonised economy.

Examples include:
- DE Lieferkettengesetz
- EU CSDD*
- UK Mandatory Net Zero Transition Plan*.
*Regulation still being drafted
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The UK Disclosure Framework for Net Zero Transition Plans is a set of guidelines that companies can use to report on their efforts to transition to net zero emissions and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is a UK regulation that requires companies in scope to report on their emissions and energy consumption.
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The Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) requires companies in scope to publish a non-financial report on their ESG performance together with their annual management report. The NFRD aims to evaluate the non-financial performance of large companies and encourages these companies to develop a responsible approach to business.
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The TCFD was created by the international Financial Stability Board (FSB) to develop consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies, banks, and investors to provide information to stakeholders. While TCFD-aligned reporting initially started as a voluntary reporting framework, more and more jurisdictions are making it a mandatory requirement for certain companies.
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The European Union's Fit for 55 package aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. The European Commission proposed the package in July 2021. By 2022, the plans could become law under an accelerated legislative process.
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The European Climate Law writes into law the goal set out in the European Green Deal for Europe’s economy and society to become climate-neutral by 2050. The law also sets the intermediate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990.
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CDP is a popular voluntary reporting framework that companies use to disclose environmental information to their stakeholders (investors, employees, and customers). Reporting is completed on an annual basis.
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The EU Taxonomy is a classification that sets criteria to determine whether an economic activity significantly contributes to the six environmental objectives defined in the regulation. It is a tool to help companies and investors make sustainable investment decisions. EU Taxonomy disclosures must be made as part of the NFRD/CSRD and SFDR reporting requirements.
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The CSRD is an EU Directive that amends the scope and the reporting requirements of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive. While the NFRD only provided guidelines for ESG reporting, the CSRD will introduce mandatory reporting standards.
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In the EU's policy context, sustainable finance is understood as finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance aspects.
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With the Climate Protection Act, the German Federal Government intends to tighten climate regulations and enshrine in law the goal of achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. The aim is to reduce emissions by 65% of 1990 levels by 2030.
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