Inclusive, sustainable development seeks to ensure that all people benefit from sustainable economic and social development. This is fundamental to our work and can be seen in our approach to tackling poverty by supporting education and livelihoods.
The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Industry Matrix aims to inspire and inform greater private sector action to drive inclusive, sustainable prosperity. Recognizing that the opportunities vary by industry, the Matrix provides industry-specific ideas for action and practical examples for each SDG. It profiles opportunities where companies expect to create value for shareholders, as well as for society.
The SDG Industry Matrix has been jointly conceived and led by the UNGC and KPMG International to convert interest stimulated by the SDGs into strategic industry activities which grow in scale and impact.This could be through sparking new innovative approaches, prompting companies to replicate successful activities in new markets, catalyzing new collaborations and increasing participation in existing collaborations.
The SDG Industry Matrix for Financial Services was launched in September 2015 and a further six industries will be launched soon.
Visit the UNGC website for further information.
The Millennium Village Project (MVP) was created nearly a decade ago in 10 Sub-Saharan African countries. It is a collaboration between the Millennium Promise Alliance (MP), the Earth Institute at Columbia University (EI) and various UN agencies, governments and other organizations. With the ambition to enable communities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), nearly half a million people are now seeing first hand that change is possible, and the MVP is having a tangible impact.
In an effort to expand the MVP in Tanzania, a formal request for assistance was made to the MP by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. Kiuyu Mbuyuni, in one of the poorest districts of Zanzibar, was selected as the new MVP and in mid-2009, KPMG International was chosen as the primary donor.
Hosted by Public Health Laboratory – Ivo de Carneri (PHL-IDC), the Kiuyu Mbuyuni MVP works across a variety of sectors, including health, agriculture, education, infrastructure, microfinance, tree planting and nutrition and gender equality. More importantly, members of the community are learning the skills they need to create healthier and more prosperous futures for themselves.
In 2015, the transition process of the MVP to the Government of Zanzibar and its partners began, with the goal of ensuring that the people of Kiuyu Mbuyuni continue to thrive.
Devastating natural disasters are occurring all around the globe with increasing frequency, exacerbated by climate change. These often disproportionately affect those who are least resilient. As a global network of member firms, natural disasters affect everyone at KPMG – our people, our communities and our business. Our responses to recent catastrophic natural disasters powerfully demonstrate our values that, "We are committed to our communities," "We work together" and "We lead by example."
KPMG International and KPMG member firms have been involved with a number of significant relief and recovery efforts. Following a disaster, member firms will typically organize fundraising efforts. Funds raised are then channeled through our preferred NGO and development organizations, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
Examples of fundraising activities include:
Nepal earthquakes, 2015
• US$1.1 million
Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 2013
• US$3 million
Japan earthquake, 2011
• US$1.2 million
Pakistan floods, 2010
• US$2.7 million
Haiti earthquake, 2010
• US$2 million
Cylone Nargis in Myanmar and the China earthquake, May 2008
• US$1.2 million
Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, US, 2005
• US$5 million
In recent years, KPMG International has evolved its disaster response strategy, in recognition that, if we apply our business skills as well as money, we can make a greater, more lasting difference.
To do so, we collaborate with non-governmental organizations that have vast expertise, operations on the ground, and a global reach and outlook to match KPMG's network of firms.
Working alongside them, we help to alleviate suffering, promote economic development and rebuild communities. Member firms also often maintain lasting commitments to communities throughout their post-disaster recovery and development, such as on-going support to educational institutions and involvement in subsequent rebuilding projects.