The CSRD: How can companies prepare?

Kira Ciccarelli

Host: Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director of the Diligent Institute

Guest: Rhys Davies, Partner in the ESG & Impact Practice at Kirkland & Ellis


Rhys Davies, Partner in the ESG & Impact Practice at Kirkland & Ellis discusses key features of Europe’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and how different companies around the world will be impacted. Also in this episode, Lead Researcher Kira Ciccarelli gives a sneak peek inside Diligent Institute’s latest ESG report, conducted in partnership with Spencer Stuart.  

In this episode:

  1. What is the CSRD? Davies discusses core components of the directive, and the actions EU member states are taking to integrate it into legislation
  2. What’s next? Davies breaks down which companies will be impacted at various points in time once the directive goes into full effect. 
  3. Inside Sustainability in the Spotlight: Plus, a quick introduction to Diligent Institute and Spencer Stuart’s latest report on ESG oversight and strategy integration, to be discussed in depth on our next episode!

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Kira Ciccarelli
Kira Ciccarelli is Lead Researcher at the Diligent Institute, the think tank and research arm of Diligent Corporation. Her work focuses on conducting and providing governance research to inform director decision-making and guide best practices. Kira is one of the producers of The Corporate Director Podcast.