Presented by expert speaker Dr Alexandra von Westernhagan, this session will examine the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which will substantially widen both the scope of those who must report on non-financial issues as well as the reporting scope.

Consideration will be given to the background to the CSRD, including the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive 2014 (2014/95/EU), as well as the impact of the EU Taxonomy Regulation on non-financial reporting.

Key Features: 

  • Background to the CSRD
    • Reminder of the framework of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)
    • Reminder of the impact of the EU Taxonomy Regulation on non-financial reporting
  • Who is covered and by when?
  • What is covered?
    • Overview EFRA reporting standards
    • Comparison reporting requirements NFRD / CSRD
    • Assurances & digital tagging
  • Outlook


Dr Alexandra von Westernhagen

Dr Alexandra von Westernhagen has more than 20 years of experience as an EU lawyer. She is a Partner in EU Competition & Regulatory Law at Keystone Law in London as well as at Liberius.Legal in Brussels, with a consulting focus on the EU framework for sustainable reporting and sustainable supply chains for EU & third country companies. Prior to this, she headed up the EU & Competition team at DAC Beachcroft LLP in London/Brussels for over ten years and worked at the European Commission and the OECD.

She also holds various teaching positions, for example at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT"), Cambridge, USA, and at the European Law Academy ("ERA"), where she conducts training courses on EU regulatory rules for judges and lawyers from the EU member states.