With the rising prominence of responsible investing, and the impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, KPMG's Asset Management practice is committed to raising understanding of these important investment considerations and supporting member firm clients in incorporating ESG into their activities.
Responsible investing has increasingly become a top industry priority. In their 2018 Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum demonstrates a strong shift from economic to environmental, social, and geopolitical risks, requiring new techniques for mitigating these risks.
Responsible investing is an approach to investment that explicitly acknowledges the relevance to the investor of ESG factors, and of the long-term health and stability of the market as a whole.
The focus on ESG brings opportunities and challenges for asset managers. For example, institutional investors are recognizing the potential for ESG factors - such as climate risk and poor human rights performance - to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in.
KPMG member firms offer bespoke ESG services designed to match the diverse needs of asset managers at various levels of ESG maturity. This support typically covers:
Watch the video capsules below for responsible investing and ESG insights from KPMG member firm partners at the FundForum ESG and Impact event in The Netherlands in November 2018, sponsored by KPMG.