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2 Feb 2023Impact and ESGUpdates

EU unveils plan for future Net-Zero Industry Act and European Sovereignty Fund

Recently, the EU Commission presented a plan for a Net-Zero Industry Act and a European Sovereignty Fund as part of a bigger Green Deal Industrial Plan. The initiatives shall be seen in connection with the European Green Deal and the goal of making EU climate neutral by 2050.

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9 Jan 2023Impact and ESGUpdates

Requirements for Gender Composition in Managements have Tightened

On 1 January 2023 new rules have imposed stricter requirements for targets and policies on the gender composition of managements. These rules cover both large Danish companies (covered by accounting class C), including state-owned and some listed companies (covered by accounting class D), as well as certain companies within the financial area

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6 Jan 2023Impact and ESGUpdates

Final Report on Minimum Safeguards

The European Commission expert group; Platform on Sustainable Finance, has published a final report on the minimum safeguards laid out in Article 3 and 18 of the Taxonomy Regulation. It replaces the draft report published in July 2022.

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6 Jan 2023Impact and ESGUpdates

Final Adoption of the CSRD

The CSRD has now been finally adopted after the Council of the European Union on 28 November 2022 approved the European Parliament’s position. On 16 December 2022, the directive was published in the Official Journal. The date of entry into force is 20 days from the publication date.

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6 Jan 2023Impact and ESGUpdates

EU Legislation Takes Action Against Greenwashing

Lately, EU has sharpened its focus on preventing greenwashing as well as strengthening the sustainability reporting requirements. One step, among others, is the recent passing of the CSRD. Another is a proposal published in March 2022 by the European Commission with amendments for the Directive 2005/29/EC on Unfair Commercial Practices (UCPD) as well as the Directive 2011/83/EU on Consumer Rights.

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3 Jan 2023Taxation / VATUpdates

Amendments to the Danish Corporation Tax Act and the Danish Tax Assessment Act have entered into force

Following the amendments, enacted on 9 June 2022, the corporate tax rate applicable to financial companies has increased from 22 percent to 25.2 percent as per 1 January 2023 and will increase to 26 percent in 2024.

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9 Dec 2022Impact and ESGUpdates

Thematic Review on Sustainability-Related Information in Remuneration Policies

On 23 November 2022, the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (“DFSA”) published a thematic review on sustainability-related information in remuneration policies. The DFSA reviewed information given by six selected pension funds and life insurance companies.

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Impact & ESG

24 Feb 2021Impact and ESGTrends

ESG & Impact: How To Go About It

Many investors (from business angels to mature stage investor) focus on how to develop and implement responsible investment practices specifically for their own organisation. We believe it’s key for investors to first consider what they want to achieve as well as why and how. That mission should be reflected throughout the investment process and portfolio management.

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24 Feb 2021ArticlesImpact and ESGTrends

ESG & Impact: Investment Process and Portfolio Management

We aim to provide guidelines for those starting to implement ESG policies, as well as those wishing to develop their existing processes.

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18 Dec 2020Impact and ESGTrends

Challenges Regarding ESG Frameworks

The consideration and assessment of Environmental, Social and Governance factors is becoming a key driver for investor’s decision-making. The challenge for both investors and companies lies in the substantial number of frameworks that already exists for ESG reporting.

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1. Articles of Association

The rules for the company defining i.a. the responsibilities of the management, the kind of business to be undertaken, and how the shareholders exert control over the company. The articles of association may be altered during the lifetime of the company by the general meeting.

2. Memorandum of Association

The resolution made by the founders to form the company. The memorandum is not altered during the lifetime of the company.

3. Rules of Procedure of the Board of Directors

The internal regulations of the company's board of directors in conducting its business.

4. Shareholders’ Register

The company’s register of its shareholders and the allocation of the share capital and votes between them.

1. Term Sheet

A (non-binding) commercially negotiated agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made. It serves as a template to develop more detailed legally binding documents.

2. Investment Agreement

An agreement establishing the terms of an investment specifying such things as the amount of the investment and the rights and obligations of the investor, the founders and the target company.

3. Shareholders’ Agreement

An agreement amongst the shareholders of the company setting forth how the company should be operated and regulates shareholders' rights and obligations.

4. Appendices

Appendices to the finance documents will include: Articles of Association, Minutes of General Meeting, Minutes of Initial Board Meeting, Warranties, Rules of Procedure.

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