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Women on Boards Roundtable: Understanding The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”)

  • 20 Jun 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom


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  • Are you interested in a For-Profit, Non-Profit or Advisory board position? 

  • Or, are you currently on a Board and willing to share insights?

    Join C-Sweet for the Women on Boards Roundtable, our on-going national initiative to discover how to land a board position. We discuss what is required when you serve on a corporate board. What are the challenges? What are the perks? 

  • How can you land one of these highly coveted positions?

Women on Boards Roundtable
Tuesday, June 20th
12:00 pm PST 
/ 3:00 pm EST

Understanding The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”)

On 5 January 2023, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive entered into force. It requires all large companies and all listed companies (except listed micro-enterprises) – about 50,000 in all -- to disclose information on what they see as the risks and opportunities arising from social and environmental issues, and on the impact of their activities on people and the environment. The goal is to help investors, civil society organisations, consumers and other stakeholders to evaluate the sustainability performance of companies, as part of the European Green Deal.

Further, a European legislative initiative aimed at requiring companies to undertake human rights and environmental due diligence is gradually but steadily making its way through the EU. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”), which was formally proposed by the European Commission on February 23, 2022, seeks to oblige companies based or operating in the EU to identify, assess, prevent, and mitigate adverse human rights and environmental impacts arising from their activities. The CSDDD is nearing the trilogue negotiations phase among the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Parliament. The negotiations among the three EU legislative bodies are expected to be vigorous, given their varying approaches to some of the key provisions of the CSDDD, including:

  • Employee and turnover thresholds for EU and non-EU companies to be covered under the directive;
  • Applicability of due diligence requirements to companies in the financial sector;
  • Scope and extent of due diligence requirements, particularly with respect to companies’ upstream and downstream business relationships and activities;
  • Corporate directors’ duties regarding sustainability matters;
  • Civil liability for damages caused by failure to comply with the directive.

Tara will explain the scope and impact of these directives – including on non-EU companies.

C-Sweet members receive free admission. Non-member tickets are $49.

    Meet the speaker

    Tara Giunta

    Partner, Co-Chair, ESG and Human Rights Practice at Paul Hastings LLP

    Tara is a recognized risk, strategy and compliance expert and advisor to boards and executive management teams in global companies, advising key stakeholders on corporate governance and enterprise risk management. Tara is Co-Chair of Paul Hastings’ ESG Risk, Strategy and Compliance practice. Further, during its unprecedented period of growth (2017-2022), Tara was Vice Chair of Paul Hastings’ Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, one of the firm’s largest and leading growth areas with responsibility for over 100 lawyers around the globe

    *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***

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    More about Women on Boards Initiative

    It takes a community, and we’re starting a focused initiative for YOU to land a Board position. The benefits of this Roundtable include preparation for board readiness, community, expanded influence, and insights into the process.

    Topics for discussion can include:

    > Board Insights and Board responsibilities

    >>Recruiters/board placement organizations/sources to identify openings

    > Board Readiness

    >> Learning options

    >> Creation of bios

    >> Practice of board pitches / value add for board seat

    >> Negotiation of compensation – pay and/or options

    >Act as an ongoing resource
    >Expanded network
    >Celebrate Success!

    Steering Committee Lead:

    Melinda Chelliah

    • Tailored for Growth, Inc., CEO
    • Wag! ($PET), Board of Directors, Audit Chair

    We welcome you to join us!

    This program is complimentary for C-Sweet Members. Non-members and guests may join any session for $49.

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