Companies should be held accountable for the impact their business has on society as a whole. As such, sustainability goes beyond simply detecting, preventing and reducing the potential negative impact of business operations. It’s about stimulating positive impact and contributing meaningfully to solving global challenges. It’s about looking past short-term financial results and adopting a more long-term performance outlook that also takes into consideration the interests of a wider community of stakeholders.
As the impact of climate change becomes more pronounced and social inequality grows, customers, investors and other stakeholders expect companies to take responsibility. Sustainability must become part of the core strategy of companies, so it can support the long-term viability of the business. A well-founded sustainability strategy allows business leaders to adopt the right mindset to take concrete action.
Our team of experts are here to support and guide you throughout your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) journey, from the very early stage of strategy development to implementation, reporting, assurance and enabling value creation. In doing so, we make sure the sustainability agenda is embraced by your leadership and connects with the other important stakeholders of your company.
At KPMG, we have a global network of experienced Sustainability and ESG professionals called KPMG IMPACT. With the integration of iPropeller – a Belgian B Corp certified sustainability consultancy – and working closely with our global network, we are ideally placed to help you, our clients, engage in sustainability opportunities and challenges to build a more sustainable future.
What’s your purpose? KPMG can support you in setting your sustainability vision and ambition, developing your strategic roadmap for a sustainable transition, defining sustainability KPI’s, setting up monitoring systems and assessing the impact on your organization. Shoulder-to-shoulder with you, we set the direction of your organization for a sustainable future.
Making it happen
Implementing your sustainability strategy can be challenging. KPMG is your single point of contact, supporting you in making your sustainability transition a success story, with expertise in sustainable supply chain, digital and technology transformation supporting sustainability, ESG due diligence, people & change, transforming assets & infrastructure, and ESG-related tax and legal advice.
Reporting on progress
Stakeholders expect businesses to take responsibility for their actions and operate in a sustainable way. This drives a demand for increased accountability and transparency on the environmental, social and governance impacts of the organization. KPMG can support you in reporting on sustainability - in line with standards such as GRI, SASB or TCFD - and leveraging these insights to make informed decisions in your sustainability journey.
Assuring you are right
KPMG provides assurance on compliance with sustainability reporting frameworks. We can ensure completeness and accuracy of ESG information and indicators disclosed in the corporate reports or assess the readiness for sustainability reporting.
Enabling value creation
Authorities and investors are increasingly paying attention to the ESG performance of companies, as evidenced by growing ESG regulatory demands and the flourishing of sustainable investments and sustainable finance – thereby paving the way for a sustainable transition of our economy. KPMG can guide you throughout this often hard-to-navigate regulatory and financial ESG maze. For businesses, we can support you with prioritizing ESG indices and ratings, aligning with the EU taxonomy or assessing financing options, such as green bonds. For financial institutions, we can evaluate ESG performance or ESG risks and opportunities of businesses in your investment portfolio, allowing you to accelerate sustainable growth.