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The EU Taxonomy: Shaping the future of reporting

The EU Taxonomy marks a seismic shift towards mandatory sustainability reporting but offers an opportunity for companies to demonstrate genuine sustainability leadership. While the period up to 2018 was marked by an absence of ESG and sustainability focused regulatory pressure, in the period since, there have been efforts across the globe to ensure investors, financiers …

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Nuclear power generation and the urgency of fighting climate change

With the fight against climate change becoming more urgent than ever, nuclear energy is making a comeback in the discussions around the energy transition. The recent energy price crisis driven by fossil fuels and natural gas (sometimes also considered a necessary transition fuel) is also providing additional arguments in favour of nuclear. Although nuclear provides …

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The Decade of Disputes: No barriers to antitrust claims from corporate activists

An analysis of competition policy social conversation has found that news coverage around the topic of antitrust has created a network of online commentary relentlessly focussed on so-called big tech companies. Regardless of their involvement to the story of the day, coverage of high-profile tech companies is disproportionately skewed by a narrative that places these …

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The EU’s move to become a regulatory powerhouse will impact business around the world

Introducing the first in a series of Spotlight articles on the Brussels Effect, we provide an initial overview of the key drivers and the impact emerging policies will have in Europe and beyond. As the world seeks to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and tries to define a balance with the urgent …

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