Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

About this event:

The European Commission (EC) issued the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) to trigger a behavioural change and hold businesses accountable for the impacts of their operations on environment and human rights.

As the EU institutions are entering the trilogues on the CS3D, this event will bring together speakers representing the European Parliament, EC, investors, business and civil society to debate key issues and hear their priorities for the negotiations.

Event organised by the Sustainable, long-term investments & competitive European industry intergroup in partnership with Accountancy Europe, the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), Frank Bold, ShareAction and the World Benchmarking Alliance. These organisations are members of the informal group of stakeholders with interest in the sustainable finance agenda. The group is used as a platform for collaboration and coordination.

Speakers (scroll down for programme):

  • Aleksandra Palinska, Executive Director at Eurosif
  • Beatrice Covassi, Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup
  • Dan Dionisie, Head of Unit “Company Law” at Directorate-General for Justice & Consumers, European Commission
  • Elise Cachin, EU Public Affairs Leader at Ingka Group, IKEA
  • Lara Wolters, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur for the European Parliament on CS3D
  • Maria van der Heide, Head of EU Policy, ShareAction
  • Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe
  • Richard Gardiner, Head of EU policy at World Benchmarking Alliance


  • 17:15 - 17:20


    MEP Beatrice Covassi

  • 17:20 - 17:25

    Introductory remarks

    Maria van der Heide, ShareAction

  • 17:25 - 17:35

    Keynote speech

    MEP Lara Wolters

  • 17:35 - 18:35

    Panel discussion

    - Dan Dionisie, European Commission
    - Richard Gardiner, World Benchmarking Alliance
    - Aleksandra Palinska, Eurosif
    - Elise Cachin, IKEA
    Moderator: Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe

  • 18:35 - 18:50


  • 18:50 - 19:00

    Closing remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe