The climate change & sustainability agenda has finally reached a tipping point. No longer is it considered a corporate social responsibility topic, but rather a strategic commercial issue for Irish businesses.

Social, regulatory and investor pressures mean Irish business will need to respond to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 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 ESG topics, decarbonisation, and long-term value creation.

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.

Whether your organisation is just beginning its sustainability journey, reporting on its progress, or financing new initiatives, we have the knowledge and the people to support you.

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Our multidisciplinary team includes sustainability practitioners, economists, engineers, corporate strategists, accountants and financiers, working together to help clients navigate the complex and fast-evolving climate change and sustainability agenda.

Russell Smyth
Russell Smyth
Head of Sustainable Futures

“Sustainability has gone from an optional corporate social responsibility item to being the number one strategic priority for organisations globally.”

Meet Russell

Michael Hayes
Mike Hayes
Global head of Renewables

"There is no room for delay in relation to climate – we need action today"

Meet Mike

Shane O'Reilly
Shane O'Reilly
ESG strategy lead

"We are moving from corporate commitments on ESG to corporate actions on ESG and KPMG are best placed to partner with its clients to deliver on that action."

Meet Shane

James Delahunt
James Delahunt
Renewable energy M&A & financing lead

‘Achieving Ireland’s Climate Action Plan target of 80% Renewable Electricity by 2030 will involve one of the most significant levels of public and private capital investment into a single sector in the history of the State.’

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William Taylor
William Taylor
Corporate strategy specialist

‘I'm passionate about integrating sustainability across our clients' core corporate strategies covering their financial models, go-to-market approaches and internal operations.’

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Gary Borland
Gary Borland
Renewable energy M&A

"The climate crisis is now seen as the single most important issue facing the world today."

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Terence McGovern
Terence McGovern
Energy & Decarbonisation Strategist

"The successful adoption and integration of renewable energy technologies will be integral to delivering on local and global climate goals."

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Caroline Pope
Caroline Pope
Sustainability expert

"We all have the ability to make positive change for society and the planet now and for the generations ahead. What could be more important than that?”

Meet Caroline

Orlaith Delargy
Orlaith Delargy
Sustainability expert

‘Addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency is the defining challenge of our time. I aim to help businesses increase their sustainability understanding and ambition.’

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Julie Stokes
Julie Stokes
Decarbonisation specialist

‘Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time with action required from all sectors and every corner of society.’

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Sarah Moran
Sarah Moran
Climate risk expert

‘I’m passionate about improving climate resilience, supporting our clients as they navigate the complexities of climate risk and financing of the green transition.’

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Philip Irwin
Philip Irwin
Renewable energy M&A

"I enjoy working with our diverse client list who are on the cutting-edge of renewable technology development in Ireland and beyond. The sector has immeasurable growth potential."

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Gunarani Ganasagaran
Gunarani Ganasagaran
Sustainability strategy & impact reporting expert

"I enjoy going to work every day – helping clients to set their sustainability ambitions & goals, improving sustainability performance & resolving complex sustainability challenges."

Meet Guna

Barry O'Dwyer
Barry O'Dwyer
Climate Change Expert

"I aim to support science-based decision-making for climate action that employs the most up-to-date and robust scientific data and analyses."

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Lucie Murphy
Lucie Murphy
Renewable Energy M&A

"I enjoy advising our clients in the renewable energy, technology and transport sectors who are investing in sustainability focused technology to improve the future of our planet."

Meet Lucie

Philip Connolly
Philip Connolly
Energy Policy and Decarbonisation Specialist

"The best time for climate action was 20 years ago, the second best time is now."

Meet Philip

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