While COVID-19 presents a huge challenge to the world, it exemplifies the interdependent relationship a company has with the community it serves, and the prominent role environmental, societal and governance (ESG) factors play in business resilience.
In this edition of Frontiers in Finance – Purpose or profit?, we explore the rapidly growing ESG agenda in the financial services sector by looking at the opportunities and growth areas, the global efforts in transitioning to an ESG-aware financial system; the increasing demand for common measurement and disclosure; and evolving political and regulatory landscape related to ESG.
We also spoke to industry leaders to find out how they are turning the ESG agenda to their advantage, and provide real-world examples to demonstrate how financial services firms can drive positive results by embedding ESG into their strategy and operations.
KPMG Global Financial Services Chairman’s message: A new view on value and Six considerations in dealing with the impact of COVID-19
New models for an ESG-aware financial system
Measurement and reporting
Political and regulatory landscape
To discuss how we can help assess your unique challenges and reap positive financial and societal returns from your ESG agenda, please contact Hubert Crehan, Head of Financial Services Markets.