Documents needed for a legally-compliant website

Documents needed for a legally-compliant website

Which documents do you need to make sure that your new website is legally compliant? The comprehensive answer to that question will depend upon your business, the industry you operate in, and the geographical location of your business. But as a minimum, your website will need: In addition, you may also need to include a […]

How to tackle your first sustainability report

How to tackle your first sustainability report

Large companies have been reporting on their sustainability efforts for the last decade, and it’s a practice that has become as important as financial reporting for these businesses. Where multinationals lead the way in compliance, SMEs tend to follow. While sustainability reporting isn’t mandatory for SMEs (yet), it’s becoming more commonplace as investors and commercial […]

To what extent is ESG part of your SME’s compliance obligations? 

To what extent is ESG part of your SME’s compliance obligations?

As a small business, you have a lot of plates to spin. When it comes to compliance you have to think about: data protection, HR policies, contracts with suppliers. Are your ESG obligations really that important? Or can you put it on the back-burner while you focus on other tasks? The current regulatory position The […]

What is the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, and do you need to comply?

What is the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, and do you need to comply?

The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (the Act) is German legislation that came into force in Germany in 1 January 2023. As a UK company, you may at first think that it has no application to your business. But the Act imposes wide-ranging obligations on German businesses, which can affect your trading opportunities in the […]

The CSR Directive and how to comply

The CSR Directive and how to comply

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is a piece of European Legislation which came into force on 5 January 2023. Even though the UK has now left the EU, some companies in the UK still need to comply with the directive, which has extra-territorial effect. Which companies need to comply? The companies that need to […]

Which governance issues can sabotage your ESG reporting?

Which governance issues can sabotage your ESG reporting?

When we think about the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) obligations of companies, the focus is often on climate risk and social responsibility (or the ‘E’ and the ‘S’). Governance issues are critically important to the health of the business, and for transparent, well-rounded reporting. Governance issues include things like: If your business needs to […]

ESG compliance: How to comply with the social aspect of ESG

ESG compliance: How to comply with the social aspect of ESG

Whether by choice or necessity, more and more companies are finding themselves at the helm of ESG issues. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sustainability initiatives. Start building it piece-by-piece. In this blog we give you some pointers on the social element of ESG, which relates to the way that companies impact society. The […]

ESG compliance: what are your environmental obligations?

ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are on the agenda for all businesses these days. Bigger businesses have to report on their compliance but even if you run a smaller business, it pays dividends to invest in your ESG strategy. While there are three components to ESG, in this blog we focus on your environmental […]

What is an LLP and when is it a good idea?

What is an LLP and when is it a good idea?

A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is a way to structure your business as a hybrid between a partnership and a limited company. As an LLP, your business has a separate legal personality. It can sign agreements, enter leases and offer fixed and floating charges over assets as security. Importantly, as its own legal entity, the […]

Unpicking IP: Protecting the Intellectual Property created in joint ventures

Unpicking IP: Protecting the Intellectual Property created in joint ventures

Intellectual property (‘IP’) can be one of the most valuable assets to a business. It refers to ‘creations of the mind’ such as literature, art and music. If your IP is protected, you can earn recognition and benefit financially from what you invent or create. But the intangible nature of ideas makes them difficult to […]

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