Vincent Neate, Head of KPMG UK Sustainability Services, discusses the launch of KPMG's 'Sustainability War Room' where senior management can address key questions about the challenges businesses face in a volatile, complex world.
“It is not about having a “sustainability” strategy, but having a strategy that is “sustainable” – this is one of the key messages KPMG partner Vincent Neate is spreading in the boardroom of FTSE 350 companies.
At KPMG we strongly believe that if companies want to survive to the megaforces (climate change, energy & fuel, water scarcity and ecosystem decline) they will have to adapt and reconsider their business strategies. In a world where we see a strong demand for companies to issue integrated reports, report on value creation (PDF 306.48 KB) and start accounting for their externalities, KPMG has launched what we call the “Sustainability War Room”.
The Sustainability War Room is a programme aimed at senior management to address the question: “Is your company ready to manage and communicate effectively how you will respond to the megaforces in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world?”. Our objective is to challenge management thinking, to be provocative by asking uncomfortable questions, forcing CEOs to face inconvenient truths. But, most importantly, we also talk about solutions.
For more information about the War Room or to book an appointment with us, please get in touch with:
Vincent Neate firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)20 7694 3256 or
Ben Wielgus email@example.com | +44 (0)20 7694 8573.
This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG in the UK.