ESG Outlook in the Netherlands
13th September 2021
For the last 18 months environmental, social and governance (ESG) has been a hot topic and it is expected that this will continue to be so in the coming years. Undoubtedly, the natural effects of climate change, the release of the latest IPCC report, COP26, growing investor pressure on corporates to address ESG issues, inequality on a social level, disruptions due to COVID-19 and new (disclosure) legislation will catalyse this. In this context, we give an overview on certain contemporary ESG topics currently discussed in or that have an impact on the Netherlands. For financial institutions and corporates the challenge is that of integrating these ESG matters into business as usual.