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October 16, 2023

Why CSDDD negotiations are a matter of life and death

European Commission building and flags
Campaigners wanted the CSDDD to put the burden of proof on the companies accused of wrongdoing, not on the plaintiffs, but this has not been supported by the EU institutions (Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters)

As policymakers in Brussels continue to argue over the finer details of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, lawyers and activists explain why the law could be a game-changer for the way companies do business

“Due diligence is a question of survival,” Danilo Chammas, a Brazilian human rights lawyer, told attendees at a conference on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive in Brussels last week.

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