Embracing the CSRD as a driver for transformation: Sustainable Investment Europe 2024

Capitalise on regulation-driven data transparency to maximise sustainable returns


The mandate for embedding sustainability into company practices is well established. Yet, progress has been hindered as companies and investors have struggled to measure and compare unstandardised, non-financial sustainability data – making data-driven decisions virtually impossible. 2024 marks the arrival of CSRD into legislation across Europe, presenting an opportunity for sustainability practitioners and ESG investors to use the directive as a driving force for business change. With CSRD, investments in infrastructure and technology, radical transparency in operations, and properly standardised metrics can now be achieved. This sets the stage for decarbonisation initiatives to be enacted at a new speed and calibre.

Sustainability Europe 2024, held from 30 September to 1 October in London and organized by Reuters, is one of Europe’s most in-depth sustainability summits, bringing together over 750 corporate and investor attendees and more than 100 expert speakers. The event features four specialised stages: the Reuters Impact Keynote, Sustainability Reporting Stage, Net Zero Stage, and Sustainable Investment Stage, each focusing on critical aspects of sustainability and investment in the current regulatory landscape.


Capitalise on regulation-driven data transparency to maximise sustainable returns

During the Sustainable Investment Stage, Frédéric Ducoulombier, Director of EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute, will participate in two panel discussions on the evolving regulatory landscape:


Article 7, 8 & 9: What’s Next for the SFDR and Sustainable Fund Labels

  • Hear from investors and experts about recent SFDR developments to be fully prepared for the updated framework.
  • Understand the timeline of how the SFDR is transitioning into a labelling regime to capitalize on the consistency it will bring.
  • Explore industry experts' interpretations of the details and differences between the sustainable fund labels, and the risks of improper use.


Interpretations and Terminology: Understanding How Regulations Are Changing

  • Learn why regulations are being interpreted inconsistently across markets and regions, and what this means for investors.
  • Gain knowledge about changing terminology and definitions to avoid misunderstandings and errors.
  • Understand the evolving regulatory space's details to confidently navigate and win the trust of potential clients.


Further information on the conference can be found on the Reuters Events: Sustainable Investment Europe 2024 Conference Website