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ESG

August 30, 2022

The Wolf Theiss Guide to Generating Electricity from Renewable Sources in CEE & SEE

Market and geopolitical factors drive renewed focus on renewable energy production the laws / regulations governing the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-Electricity) are of major interest to companies focused on this dynamic and important sector the conflict in Ukraine has underscored the urgent need for energy security coupled with tech improvements in […]...

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May 19, 2022

The outlook on sustainable bonds issuance in the context of the Green Deal

1. What are Sustainable Bonds, Green Bonds & Social Bonds? 2. Outlook on Sustainable Bond Issuance 3. The European Green Deal 4. The Impact of the new Taxonomy Regulation on Green Bonds 5. European Green Bond Standard 6. Transition Financing What are Sustainable Bonds, Green Bonds & Social Bonds? “Sustainable bond” is the generic term […]...

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May 19, 2022

The future of ESG and the Green Deal

No longer just a "nice to have", strong ESG performance is now business critical. Investor and consumer expectations are driving the market, as regulatory requirements rise in tandem The criteria of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) are no longer just a trend – their importance and impact on companies is growing exponentially on a global […]...

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May 3, 2022

Krieg in Zeiten von ESG, Private Enforcement und Strategic Litigation

Was gilt es im Rahmen der ordnungsgemäßen Geschäftsführung zu beachten? Artikel auf englisch Link – Die Presse ESG (Environmental, Social und Governance) beschreibt die Grundprinzipien nachhaltigen Wirtschaftens. Stakeholder haben immer höhere Erwartungen an die ESG-Leistung eines Unternehmens. Während zuletzt aufgrund der Klimakrise das ökologische, nachhaltige Wirtschaften prominentestes der drei ESG-Kriterien war, stellt der Krieg Russlands […]...

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May 2, 2022

ESG, private enforcement and strategic litigation in times of war

What to consider in the context of proper business management? (article also available in German) ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) describes the fundamental principles of sustainable business. Stakeholders have increasingly high expectations of a company’s ESG performance. While recently, due to the climate crisis, ecological sustainable management was the most prominent of the three ESG […]...

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March 21, 2022

ESG as business critical

Keeping up with investor expectations (and new regulations) Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are no longer just a trend – their importance and impact on companies is growing exponentially on a global level. Reinforced by regulatory trends both in Austria and the EU as a whole, key investors have started to fully embrace ESG […]...

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July 15, 2020

Improved technology and lower costs: how CEE/SEE will meet the EU’s ambitious new climate goals through renewables

As Europe reacts to the impact of the Global COVID-19 pandemic on its populations and budgets, it must not lose sight of the need to proactively implement the recently adopted European Green Deal – not despite the pandemic, but because of it. With Europe reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 and the news cycles dominated […]...

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July 15, 2020

One man’s trash: the story behind the success of Belgrade’s waste-to-energy project

Thirty to forty professionals made polite introductions on the 5th floor of a Belgrade office building and took seats around the large marbled room to follow the PowerPoint presentation. This was the start of the first competitive dialogue meeting for the “PPP Project for the City of Belgrade for the Provision of Services of Treatment […]...

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July 15, 2020

European Islands as drivers of sustainable development in clean energy

Europe’s islands face significant challenges, such as inadequate transport links with the mainland, scarcity of resources, fragile economic activity limited by size and seasonality, unemployment and emigration as the younger population leaves in search of job security. The European Islands Facility – NESOI aims to fund 60 successful energy transition projects which have the greatest […]...

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July 15, 2020

What role can Competition Law play in tackling climate change?

Competition law has long been regarded as an obstacle to achieving environmental goals through cooperation between businesses, since competition enforcers have historically taken account of environmental objectives only under narrow circumstances. In the face of the climate crisis, this is about to change: the European Commission and many national competition authorities are currently rethinking their […]...

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