Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) Training – 2nd October

An introductory ½ day online course on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) which aims to provide a sense of context for Irish Exporters including legal requirements, direction and understanding of the supply-chain and reporting challenges.

The CSRD entered in to force in January 2023, strengthening existing EU rules on non-financial reporting by companies and will be phased in between 2024 and 20281. Large companies, large public interest entities (banks, insurers and companies listed on a main EU market) as well as listed SMEs, will be required to report annually in their directors’ report on sustainability matters relating to their operations including environment, social, governance and human rights matters. The objective of the CSRD is to ensure that investors and other stakeholders have access to information on the impact of sustainability matters on a company, and the impact of the company on those matters (double materiality). The directive will require a new approach to non-financial reporting, which will be challenging to fulfil, not just for large organisations obligated to report, but also for the SME companies that supply them.

Our course will help exporting organisations get CSRD-ready. The course will be a highly engaging, and global-to-local perspective of CSRD requirements packed with practical advice. Our experienced trainers add their own perspective on the specific challenges and opportunities for Irish exporters. Discussion exercises will be provided to embed learning for actionable outcomes.

Course Content 

  • Context – International, EU & Ireland
  • CSRD Scope, Phase-in and phase-in reliefs
  • Double Materiality & Assessment
  • Overview of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (Environmental, Social & Governance)
  • Gap Analysis
  • Reporting to CSRD-obligated company as a Supplier
  • Integrating with additional voluntary or legal reporting requirements
  • Practical Next Steps to get your business CSRD-Ready

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have an awareness of what CSRD is and what your company’s obligations are.
  • Know where to start with your double materiality assessment
  • Understand the practical steps to get your organisation CSRD-Ready from an SME perspective.

Who Should Attend 

  • C-Suite / Senior Management 
  • Commercial & Marketing 
  • Finance & Legal 
  • Operations  
  • Procurement 
  • Green Teams 

About the Trainer 

Raoul Empey (BA BAI, MSC, CEng MIEI, CEM-I) has delivered training on Carbon, Energy and Sustainability literacy to over 3,000 public sector workers and is author of the international AEE Climate Action Certificate training series. Raoul is the Founder and Managing Director of Sustineo, a leading Irish sustainability consultancy that helps businesses take practical and meaningful sustainability actions. He has extensive experience as an energy consultant and a trainer, and he leads Sustineo’s work on carbon footprint measurement and reporting. Over the years, he has worked with many different types of businesses, from TV stations to aircraft leasing companies, to understand, measure and reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. Raoul was a contributor to the International Organization for Standardization’s Net Zero Guiding Principles which was launched at COP27 in Egypt in November 2022 (ISO IWA 42), and authored Bord Bia’s Net Zero guidance for the food and beverage manufacturing sector entitled “Pathways to Net Zero”.

location Location location Date time Time
Online - MS Teams October 2, 2024 9.30am -12.30pm



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