Symposium “CSRD in the boardroom”

NL Law

On Thursday 22 June, the Van der Heijden Institute (VHI), the Radboud Business Law Institute (OO&R) of Radboud University and Stibbe will host a symposium on "CSRD in the boardroom: impact of CSRD on in-house counsel, executive directors and supervisory board members". Prof. Claartje Bulten (Professor of Corporate Law, VHI) and Prof. Steven Hijink (Professor of Corporate Reporting, VHI, and counsel at Stibbe) will be the moderators.

The CSRD not only leads to European harmonisation of sustainability reporting, but goes significantly further. Companies need to adapt their organisation and governance to comply with the CSRD in the very short term. During this symposium, a variety of speakers will share their thoughts from different perspectives on the impact of the CSRD on companies and their in-house counsel, executive directors and supervisory board members.

Please find the full programme below:

14:30 - 15:00    Registration

15:00 - 16:15    Theme 1: CSRD in perspective & deep dive into the ESRS

Introduction to the themeProf. Bulten and Prof. Hijink

CSRD in an international perspectiveMark Vaessen (partner at KPMG and chairman at Accountancy Europe)

How the ‘S’ has implications for the boardLoes van Dijk (lawyer at Stibbe)

Risk management and sustainability reportingEva Eijkelenboom (VNO-NCW and Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam)

16:15 - 16:45    Break

16:45 - 18:00    Theme 2: Impact of CSRD on organisation & governance

Incorporating sustainability into strategy: approach and considerations: Prof. Jaap Winter (chairman of Schiphol Group Supervisory Board, partner at Phyleon leadership & governance and Professor of Corporate Law at VU Amsterdam)

Organisational challenges in reporting under the CSRDWouter Nijmeijer (Senior Vice-President Tax Accounting & Reporting AholdDelhaize)

How is sustainability made truly sustainable on the supervisory boardTom Salemink (Associate Professor of Corporate Law, VHI)

What auditors expect from the executive board/supervisory boardProf. Auke de Bos (partner at EY and Professor of Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam)

18:00 - 19:00     Drinks

Please send an email to if you would like to receive more information on the symposium.

Practical information

  • Thursday 22 June, 14:30 to 19:00
  • The symposium will be held in Dutch
  • Participants are eligible for 3 PO points