European funding for the social economy faces uncertainty over the coming months – but European Commission representatives reiterate strong support and point to success of existing financial instruments.
An EU law on how large companies report sustainability information is up for review, with a public consultation closing on 11 June. To have a real impact, the legislation needs much clearer requirements, argues law firm Frank Bold.
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Systemic impact requires sound policies as well as cash. The European Commission’s Ann Branch on how Brussels is navigating the sometimes delicate balance of advancing social investment – and where it's focusing next.