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KPMG Ireland has announced its commitment to be a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on supporting sustainable growth and innovative climate solutions for Irish business.

To underpin this goal, Ireland’s largest professional services firm is committing to a robust ‘science-based’ approach, in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 1.5°C Pathway.

How?

Reducing the firm’s reliance on fossil fuels, embedding best available technologies to increase building efficiencies, as well as increased use of renewable energy sources. To address indirect emissions that occur in its value chain, the firm will work with suppliers to ensure their sustainability ambitions align with its commitment to achieve carbon reductions.

Over the last 10 years, KPMG has substantially increased its employee numbers while succeeding to reduce its net carbon emissions per full time employee by more than 50%.

Sustainable Futures team

KPMG has been the leading advisor to the renewable energy sector in Ireland for the past 20 years and the leading finance advisor for semi-states and corporates on the broader sustainability and energy transition agenda.

Social, regulatory and investor pressures mean Irish business will need to respond to ESG (environmental, social and governance) topics to stay relevant and drive long-term shareholder value.

KPMG Sustainable Futures is a dedicated cross-functional team of experts who help corporates and public sector clients plan and execute programmes addressing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics, decarbonisation and long-term value creation.

The team brings together a wide range of disciplines including sustainability practitioners, economists, engineers, corporate strategists, accountants and financiers to help clients navigate the complex and fast-evolving climate change and sustainability agenda.

At KPMG, we believe that organisations that rise to these challenges and show leadership will be rewarded by their stakeholders and gain access to new opportunities. Those businesses that fail to act may put their margins and even business models at risk.