EU’s directive on Sustainable Corporate Governance

Update: As the EU Commission has decided to postpone their decision on the directive, we will be moving our event early into next year.

Sustainable corporate governance has been on the EU’s agenda for quite some time now and has been gaining attention since last year. In April 2020, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders made a long-awaited announcement that the Commission will propose legislation on mandatory corporate sustainable due diligence in 2021. In September 2020, the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs issued a draft report that was adopted as the EU Parliament as the so-called Parliament Initiative. The Initiative has two main pillars: (a) obligations for companies to conduct due diligence, and (b) rights for individuals and stakeholders to hold companies liable for non-compliance, which constitute some of the core areas that the EU Commission’s directive is expected cover. 

After a few delays, the EU Commission is now expected to take a decision on the new Sustainable Corporate Governance directive on the 8th December*.

This webinar will summarise and reflect on the main aspects on the EU Commissions Sustainable corporate governance directive and its implications for the European and Swedish companies.

Join us to learn:

  • What is the directive all about and when is it expected to take effect?
  • Which companies will be affected and how?
  • What does the directive mean from a Swedish corporate law perspective?
  • Which Swedish laws/regulations are expected to be impacted by the EU directive? What can we learn from other legal developments impacting corporate governance? For example anti-bribery laws, GDPR etc.

Webinar speakers:

  • Filip Gregor, Head of the Responsible Companies Section, Frank Bold
  • Biörn Riese, Senior Adviser/Lawyer, Jurie Advokat Aktiebolag

Moderator for the event will be Théo Jaekel, Corporate Responsibility Expert – Business and Human Rights, Ericsson.

Target audience:
This event is for all companies (large and SMEs) who want to learn about the requirements that will result from the upcoming EU Corporate Social Responsibility directive.

Practical information

Date & time: TBD. 15 December 2021, 14:30 – 16:00 CET*
Update: Since the EU Commission has postponed their decision, we will also be moving this event into early next year. We will update the date & time for the event as soon as we have a new date set.

Online event: The webinar will take place online. The link to the event will be sent one day in advance.
Language: the event will be carried out in English
Participants: Registration is open and free of charge to all member organisations in the Global Networks Sweden
Registration: TBD.
Contact: In case you have questions about the event, please get back to us on info@globalcompact.se

*Please note that in case of a delay in EU Commissions decision, the event will be postponed to next year.


The event has been delayed. Please stayed tuned for more information.