Sustainability Regulatory Series

A series of webinars to discuss the recent developments, insights and current trends of the upcoming requirements on sustainability-related topics

About the webinar series

Sustainability regulation is moving forward and is increasingly obliging companies to disclose non-financial ESG information and ensure due diligence.

Both Switzerland and the EU are implementing new regulatory requirements for companies especially on the topic of sustainability reporting, but also on additional related topics like sustainability due diligence in the value chain, which also will have to be transparently disclosed within the company’s sustainability reporting.

In Switzerland, the indirect counterproposal to the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI) took effect on 1 January 2022. On the one hand, large public interest companies must report on non-financial matters, such as environmental matters. On the other hand, companies must ensure due diligence if they import minerals/metals from high-risk countries or there’s reasonable suspicion to suspect that they offer products made with child labour and they fulfil the detailed regulatory requirements.

This series aims to provide an overview of the Swiss regulatory landscape and illustrate corresponding regulatory developments on EU and international level. The regulatory overview will be complemented by deep-dives into selected topics where we share regulatory knowledge, but also best practice examples from client cases.

Session 1: Sustainability: CSRD & RBI regulation – What you need to know

  • Introductory session to provide an overview of the regulatory landscape.
  • Focus on reporting requirements under the indirect counterproposal of the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI).
  • Illustration of the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the drafts of the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).
  • Outlook to next session with overview of due diligence requirements under the indirect counterproposal of the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI).

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Session 2: ESG Due Diligence & The Role of Procurement

  • ESG Due Diligence Regulation
  • ESG Due Diligence & Procurement
  • ESG Due Diligence Assurance
  • Panel discussion

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Contact us

Christophe Bourgoin

Christophe Bourgoin

Partner, Investor Reporting and ESG Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 25 37

Erik Steiger

Erik Steiger

Partner, ESG Tax Reporting and Strategy, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 59 40

Dr. Antonios  Koumbarakis

Dr. Antonios Koumbarakis

Sustainability & Regulatory Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 45 23

Dr. Astrid Offenhammer

Dr. Astrid Offenhammer

Senior Manager, Sustainability Regulation Corporates, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 78 696 32 11