There is a growing expectation that organisations embrace sustainability, and recognise and address Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) issues to ensure their resilience and long-term viability. 

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Who is concerned by ESG?

Actually, sustainability dominates the agenda across all sectors. Listed and non-listed companies, non-profit organisations, public entities and directors themselves are increasingly being held responsible by investors, business partners, customers, consumers and regulators for their ESG impact.

It is therefore crucial for all entities to integrate ESG criteria et obligations into their behaviours, codes of conduct, policies and procedures.

 

Global assistance in ESG

Simont Braun assists clients with the identification, analysis and integration of ESG concerns and priorities at all levels.

We work together with our clients to develop adapted ESG and sector-focused strategies that safeguard their corporate reputation and improve their corporate culture. We also focus on the ESG challenges faced by operators in the financial sector (impact finance), by listed companies and public entities.

 

Various new regulations on sustainability

ESG issues must now be taken into account when determining and implementing the company’s strategy and profile. Alongside spontaneous initiatives from enterprises, the ESG regulatory landscape is evolving rapidly, creating new obligations for all types of companies. 

Regarding more particularly environmental impact, the EU adopted far-reaching reforms to ensure that companies play a significant part in achieving the Paris Agreement and Green Deal sustainability goals. Various European legal texts are also in the pipeline, such as the NFRD, CSRD, EU Taxonomy, SFDR….

Our dedicated team closely follows the evolution of these regulations and provides advice in connection thereto. 

Lawyers

Joris Beckers
Joris
Beckers
Partner
Steven Callens
Steven
Callens
Partner
Paul-Alain Foriers
Paul Alain
Foriers
Partner
Axel Maeterlinck
Axel
Maeterlinck
Partner
Tom Swinnen
Tom
Swinnen
Managing Partner
Béatrice Thieffry
Béatrice
Thieffry
Partner
Charles-Edouard Lambert
Charles-Edouard
Lambert
Counsel
Fanny Laune
Fanny
Laune
Counsel
Nikita Tissot
Nikita
Tissot
Counsel
Pierre Bazier
Pierre
Bazier
Associate
Julie Braeckman
Julie
Braeckman
Associate
Rivaëlle Delory
Rivaëlle
Delory
Associate
Melissa Maertens
Melissa
Maertens
Associate
Sander Van Loock
Sander
Van Loock
Associate