Home / Europe / Netherlands / ESG – Environmental, social and governance

ESG – Environmental, social and governance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are at the forefront of corporate strategies, due to investor, customer and regulator expectations. The topic has been gaining momentum and is expected to accelerate in the coming years.

ESG is broadening its scope of influence to cover all economic and policy sectors now. From energy, finance and urban planning to tax – these are just a few of the areas that are being impacted.

We advise clients – from multinationals to start ups – in all sectors and areas of ESG-related law, including future mobility, climate change strategies, ESG due diligence and risk assessments, corporate digital responsibility, sustainable supply chains, whistleblowing, ESG funds and green real estate finance.

At CMS, our approach is integrated and multidisciplinary – this enables us to anticipate and understand the issues in the rapidly evolving ESG landscape which in turn allows us to develop innovative solutions for and with our clients.

With their in-depth expertise in these areas, our teams of lawyers around the world identify risks and threats while seizing opportunities arising from the increasing focus on ESG for our clients.

Our aim is to help our clients successfully meet the demands of climate change, technological disruption, urbanisation and social concerns.

Please contact any of our ESG lawyers to explore solutions to your needs.

Choose area

Tropical plants
Clean Energy, Environment & Climate Change
With more than 450 lawyers in more than 70 offices across the globe, our Energy & Climate Change Group is one of the largest of its kind.It was founde
Risk and Investigations Venus Fly Trap Brochure 925x290
Governance, Risk & Compliance - GRC International
Companies across all sectors and of all sizes are facing increasing pressure from investors, customers and regulators to comply with environmental, so
Social / Human rights
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies often concentrate more on environmental issues. However, social factors are increasingly import
Green blue building
Sustainable Finance
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are integral parts of sustainable economic development and play an increasingly important ro

Feed

07/09/2022
Neth­er­lands to de­vel­op na­tion­al le­gis­la­tion for the Dutch hy­dro­gen mar­ket
At this mo­ment about 165 pro­jects for green hy­dro­gen are un­der de­vel­op­ment in the Neth­er­lands, which – ac­cord­ing to TKI New Gas – is an in­crease of 25% com­pared to last year. As a res­ult, pro­ject...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
24/05/2022
The ES­As have sub­mit­ted fur­ther SF­DR quer­ies to the Com­mis­sion
I. Back­ground While Level 1 of the Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”) has been ap­plic­able for over a year, the in­vest­ment funds man­agers have been fa­cing un­cer­tain­ties with re­gards...
23/05/2022
Re­sponse to the con­sulta­tion doc­u­ment to up­date the Dutch Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance...
On 21 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Mon­it­or­ing Com­mit­tee (the 'Com­mit­tee') pub­lished a con­sulta­tion doc­u­ment con­tain­ing pro­pos­als for up­dat­ing the Dutch Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance Code (the 'Code'). The Code ap­plies to...
20/05/2022
DEBRA – The new EU tax ini­ti­at­ive aim­ing at pro­mot­ing a fair and sus­tain­able...
With­in the EU a wide­spread asym­metry ex­ists between debt and equity fin­an­cing. Usu­ally, in­terest is tax de­duct­ible from the cor­por­ate in­come tax base while di­vidends do not be­ne­fit from such ad­vant­age...
11/05/2022
SF­DR’s Prin­cip­al Ad­verse Im­pacts In­dic­at­ors on course to change
The European Com­mis­sion has giv­en the European Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­it­ies (“ES­As”) a man­date to re­view the SF­DR Del­eg­ated Reg­u­la­tion in­dic­at­ors for prin­cip­al ad­verse im­pact and the fin­an­cial product...
11/05/2022
SF­DR con­tin­ues to evolve: more gran­u­lar dis­clos­ures to be pro­posed on in­vest­ments’...
Fin­an­cial products with ex­pos­ures in fossil gas and nuc­le­ar en­ergy are likely to have more gran­u­lar re­port­ing re­quire­ments un­der the Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”). The European...
25/04/2022
Com­mis­sion's pub­lic con­sulta­tion on the re­vi­sion of the Air Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion
On 3 March 2022, the European Com­mis­sion launched a pub­lic con­sulta­tion for the re­vi­sion of the Air Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion. Un­til 26 May 2022, any in­ter­ested per­son is in­vited to sub­mit com­ments on the prob­lems...
08/04/2022
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence – a step...
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence (the “CSDD Pro­pos­al”), pub­lished on 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, aims to im­pose ob­lig­a­tions on com­pan­ies, their sub­si­di­ar­ies and their value chains...
07/04/2022
The European Green Deal in ac­tion: sig­ni­fic­ant new cir­cu­lar eco­nomy meas­ures...
On 30 March 2022, the European Com­mis­sion (“EC”) presen­ted a pack­age of meas­ures in­ten­ded to make sus­tain­able products the norm in the EU, fa­cil­it­ate cir­cu­lar busi­ness mod­els and em­power con­sumers...
24/03/2022
European Com­mis­sion ad­opts pro­pos­al for dir­ect­ive on cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity
On the 23rd of Feb­ru­ary the European Com­mis­sion has ad­op­ted a pro­pos­al for a dir­ect­ive on cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence. In short, the pro­pos­al sets out a cor­por­ate due di­li­gence duty for com­pan­ies...