Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics are reshaping the business landscape, affecting financial performance and long-term business success. With heightened pressure from stakeholders and regulators to drive long term value through sustainability, we support organizations in integrating ESG matters into their operations.

We can help you to effectively navigate the complex changes, challenges, and opportunities along your ESG journey.

KPMG's ESG team are a dedicated, multi-disciplinary group of professionals offering a curated range of skills and experience which include ESG strategy, sustainable finance, climate change and decarbonization, social and economic impact measurement, reporting and assurance.

Insights and resources

Resources, insights and tools supporting your organization's ESG and sustainability strategies and goals.

Industry perspectives

Organizations worldwide and across all sectors are facing increased pressure to be more transparent about ESG impacts on their business operations from investors, lenders, insurers, and major customers pursuing their own carbon transition commitments and targets. The focus on ESG has also increased and diversified reporting efforts as shareholders are looking beyond the financials when making investment decisions.

According to the KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting 2020, over 92 percent of Canadian companies now report on sustainability and three sectors lead in ESG reporting; financial services, industrial, manufacturing and metals, and utilities.

Top 3 sectors in Canada that include sustainability reporting in their annual reports

How KPMG can help

KPMG can help organizations enhance, accelerate, and build a sustainable future that drives growth and profitability.

Putting the ESG agenda at the heart of everything we do

KPMG believes that sustainable growth is the only way to build a successful business and have a lasting impact on our environment and society. That’s why we published our collective ESG commitments and the actions we are taking in KPMG International’s Impact Plan. Being transparent about how we see our role in the world and openly reporting against our progress has never been more important. Our Impact Plan shows how we’re leading by example and gaining insights to convert to opportunities that help clients on their own ESG journeys. We’re supporting this commitment with a multiyear investment program to help accelerate global solutions for Environmental, Social and Governance issues.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

ESG is a framework to integrate environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities into an organization’s strategy to build long-term financial sustainability and value creation. ESG strategies can help companies achieve long-term sustainability, drive economic vibrancy and deliver long-term value through effective engagement with all stakeholders.

Investors increasingly expect transparent reporting aligned to industry ESG standards to help companies engage with their stakeholders and communicate ESG performance consistently and transparently.

We can help you tailor your ESG strategy to the risks, realities and ambitions of your business and provide an ESG framework, solutions and services to help you start your ESG journey.

Considers how a company acts in its role as a steward of nature, such as energy use, recycling practices, pollution, and natural resource conservation. ESG criteria includes a wide range of non-financial scoring categories, used by investors and other stakeholders to assess the impact of a company’s products and business practices on sustainability and social causes.

Examines how well a company manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the community.

Is concerned with a company’s leadership, internal controls, executive pay, audits, and shareholder rights.

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