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Declare your extra-financial performance with the CSR Portal Launched in 2021, the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Portal helps companies declare their extra-financial performance.
Mission Transition Écologique: the new platform designed to help VSEs and SMEs in their approach The "Mission Transition Écologique" platform is designed to help VSEs and SMEs access the most appropriate assistance for their situation.
Ecological transition for VSEs and SMEs: aid schemes deemed too complex While there are currently 340 eco-transition aids available to businesses, it can be difficult for them to access them easily.
Local business taxation mapped city by city The Direction générale des Finances publiques (DGFIP) has launched a new tool presenting local business tax data in the form of dynamic maps.
A company is liable if its legal representative commits an offence. In order for a company to be held criminally liable, the offence must have been committed by its legal representative on behalf of the company.
Reindustrialization boosts construction sector Penalized by the crisis in housing construction, the building sector is benefiting from France's industrial development.
CSRD: a mandatory CSR approach for SMEs from 2024 onwards The European CSRD directive will soon oblige more companies to provide extra-financial sustainability reporting, progressively from January 1, 2024.
The return of the tax credit for energy renovation work by SMEs The Finance Act for 2023 has reinstated the tax credit for energy renovation expenditure on buildings incurred by VSEs/SMEs in 2023-2024.
How can I develop my company's CSR? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more than ever at the heart of the news. Those who neglect or ignore it have much to gain.
How the war in Ukraine transformed the European energy market Since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war a year ago, the European energy market has undergone major upheavals.
Decline in the number of RGE-certified building firms At a time when the energy renovation market is taking off, the number of RGE-qualified companies and craftsmen is falling.
Insurance: virtually no ESG products for companies French insurers offer very few ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) products for companies.
Generalized carbon accounting to measure the impact of goods and services Generalized carbon accounting would make it possible to know precisely the carbon footprint of each of the goods and services marketed by companies.
Points to bear in mind for HR professionals in 2023 The role of human resources managers is constantly evolving to adapt to new trends. Let's take a look at what's in store for them in 2023.
Building and civil engineering: solutions for zero-emission worksites? The construction and public works sector emits large quantities of greenhouse gases, and solutions for achieving carbon neutrality are costly.
Thermal renovation of housing: craftsmen want administrative simplification The red tape involved in obtaining the RGE label is holding back the deployment of thermal renovation work.
Greenwashing: financial supervisors launch a call for evidence The European financial authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) have decided to launch a "call for evidence" dedicated to greenwashing until January 10, 2023.
Climat Finance Day: financial players urged to be more transparent The 8th annual climate finance meeting took place on October 27 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.
French banks underline their climate protection efforts With Climate Finance Day just 48 hours away, the French Banking Federation is highlighting banks' commitment to the climate.
300 financial institutions call on companies to reduce their carbon footprint CDP is calling on the 1,000 most polluting companies to adopt serious carbon reduction targets.
Clement weather and lower consumption: energy prices on the decline Lower consumption and mild temperatures across Europe are driving down gas and electricity prices.
Are VSEs and SMEs prepared for climate risks? Although VSEs and SMEs are aware of climate risks, they are ill-prepared for them, as a recent study reveals.
Finance Watch warns of banks' exposure to fossil fuels According to a study by the NGO Finance Watch, the world's 60 largest banking groups hold 1,350 billion in fossil fuel assets.
Wall Street banks consider leaving Mark Carney's climate alliance Leading US banks fear legal action and threaten to leave the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero.
Reclaim Finance launches website to compare banks' environmental impact The NGO Reclaim Finance has launched a website that lets you choose your bank according to environmental criteria.
Energy: Deutsche Bank supports the green transformation of SMEs Germany's largest bank has affirmed its commitment to accelerating the green transformation of businesses by launching a loan program for investments in energy efficiency...
Energy and environmental transition: Bpifrance bets on Greentechs Greentechs, startups offering innovative solutions that improve users' environmental impact, are on the rise in France and Europe.
United States: SEC makes greenwashing a priority The U.S. securities regulator wants to increase the transparency of asset management companies with regard to their ESG funds.
Financial authorities denounce life insurance greenwashing The joint unit of the AMF and ACPR has denounced the practice of greenwashing in the life insurance sector, and would like to see it better regulated.
Corporate environmental data published on Impact.gouv.fr Impact.gouv is a platform designed to raise companies' awareness of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
Greenwashing: HSBC singled out by UK advertising regulator The UK's advertising regulator is about to call HSBC to order for greenwashing.
Environment: unsustainable investments by central banks Despite the rules they impose on private players, central banks continue to invest in polluting projects.
Ecological transition: an opportunity for French banks Several French banks have recently made new commitments to the ecological transition, which is brimming with opportunities. Here's a detailed review.
French Tech Green20: France promotes the emergence of Greentechs Some twenty French startups have joined the new French Tech Green20 program launched by the government.
The government aims to accelerate the ecological transition of VSEs/SMEs with a new aid scheme Accelerating the ecological transition is one of the priorities of the "France Relance" plan, and an opportunity for very small businesses.
ADEME aims to accelerate the ecological transition of SMEs As part of the France Relance plan, ADEME has launched a simplified financing scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate their ecological transition.
Ecological transition: ADEME launches a call for projects for SMEs ADEME and the French government recently announced the launch of the "Companies committed to the ecological transition" call for projects.
GreenTech: new measures to support players committed to the ecological transition At the "MeetUp GreenTech 2020", the French government reiterated its support for French players committed to the ecological transition.
Green-Got: an account to finance the ecological transition The Green-Got neobank will offer a range of products designed to reduce and offset banks' carbon footprints and finance environmental projects.