Our KPMG ESG & Responsible Investment team provides bespoke responsible investing services to find risks and opportunities in investment strategies.
Our ESG & Responsible Investment team finds opportunities in investment strategies.
Capital markets are moving towards a greater focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in their portfolio and investment strategies.
We, as a society, are increasingly aware that decisions made by the financial system have a significant impact on society and the environment, as well as on the economy.
Beneficiaries, governments and civil society are looking to investors to have a long-term view on their investment decisions with respect to ESG risks, whist still generating returns. Research conducted by KPMG and RIAA adds to existing evidence that it is possible to focus investments on ESG while not compromising on returns.
The global context in which these investment decisions are made continues to change with investors having to understand the exposure and investment impact of a broad range of issues like modern slavery, social license, social inequality, climate change and energy transition.
The process of integrating the financial and the wider environmental and social risks and opportunities into investment strategies can be described as Responsible Investment (RI) or more broadly, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) driven investment.
There is a growing number of factors that are moving capital markets towards a greater focus on ESG risks and opportunities in their portfolio and investment strategies, including:
How KPMG can help
KPMG can provide bespoke Responsible Investing and ESG services to suit the needs of individual clients ranging from policy and strategy to implementation and monitoring. Our support typically covers the following areas: