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Leading the evolution of finance

How can private equity deliver the new mandate of stakeholder capitalism in the 2020s?

Reporting the SDGs: How to get it right

Business has an important role to play in helping to achieve the SDGs.

Demystifying COP25

Find out what the key takeaways were from our recent COP25 webinar debriefing.

The climate writing is on the wall: here’s what companies need to do

Our view is that the practice of corporate climate risk management and reporting is going to move a whole lot more quickly over the next two to three years. Find out how CEOs can prepare themselves for these changes in this blog.

Blog series: The Private Sector Role in the Climate Crisis

In this series of blogs prepared by KPMG experts as part of WEF 2020, we highlight the vital role that the private sector can play either on its own, or working hand in hand with the public sector, to respond to climate risk.

Indicators to accelerate the circular economy

How can business work together to build a more circular and sustainable future? The recently launched Circular Transition Indicators enable businesses to redesign a future that is restorative and regenerative by intention. Find out more in this blog.

Getting ready for the EU’s Green Taxonomy

A political agreement was recently reached on implementing a common classification system in the EU to define environmentally sustainable activities across sectors, known as the ‘Green Taxonomy’. Tomas Otterström, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, KPMG International, explains what this means for business and how they should prepare.

What ESG data will investors ask companies for?

Investor pressure for better ESG (environmental, social and governance) information will raise the heat on data providers in 2020. In his new blog, Gary Reader, Head of Clients & Markets, KPMG International, shares insights on how investors can lead the way to more useful ESG data.

ESG – why act now?

Sustainability and consideration of ESG factors, is a regulatory imperative. It is critical to business success for all industries and will determine viability in the 2020’s. Hear what businesses should be doing to stay on top of this in this blog.

Leading the evolution of finance

With over US$30 trillion in assets under management (AUM) across sustainable investing strategies, investor appetite for companies that address climate change and create value for society more broadly is increasing. Impact investing is a key driver of this global capital shift. Find out more in this blog.

Reporting the SDGs: How to get it right
Business has an important role to play in helping to achieve the SDGs.

Demystifying COP25
Find out what the key takeaways were from our webinar debriefing on the 25th UN Climate Conference (COP25).

Key outcomes of COP25
Our COP25 briefing note describes what was agreed at the climate conference and what this means for business.

The risk of human rights violations
Financial services organizations are being challenged as never before to recognize and respond to the serious risk of human rights violations within their operations and across their global networks of suppliers and partners.

The rise of responsible investment
See these four recommendations that institutional investors and companies should consider when building ESG policies.

In the eye of the storm
What are the insurance impacts of climate change? Find out in this Q&A with Karina Whalley, Public Sector Business Development Manager at AXA Global Parametrics.

Combating climate risks: The future of insurance
What can insurers do to improve the way they assess and manage the short and longer-term impacts of climate change?

Low carbon: A key pillar of the oil & gas people strategy
'Access to talent will be a game changer in navigating the energy transition' says Luci Love, Director in Management Consulting, KPMG in the UK.

Building effective climate governance
Mark McKenzie, Head of KPMG Global Center of Excellence for Sustainability Services, KPMG International, discusses how to manage your business's responses to the financial risks and opportunities of climate change.

Regulation responds to climate change
The pressure is on regulators to assist governments in meeting climate change commitments. Find out about new EU legislative proposals on sustainable finance and regulatory pronouncements.

What is needed to put a stop to modern slavery?
Approximately 40 million people are victims of modern slavery worldwide. In her new blog, Dr. Meg Brodie, Leader of Global Business & Human Rights Network, KPMG International, discusses what is needed to end modern slavery.

Is tax reform the key to driving circular business models?
Arnoud Walrecht, Leader of Circular Economy Services, KPMG in the Netherlands, discusses how widespread business adoption of circular models can be accelerated.

What will it take to move beyond GDP?
Despite the limitations of using GDP (gross domestic product) to measure progress, alternative indicators do not have the influence that GDP does. Rutger Hoekstra, Scientific Director, KPMG in the Netherlands, explains what is required to move beyond GDP and how to make this happen.

COP24: Key outcomes of the 24th UN Climate Conference
Business leaders called for bold action and clarity at COP24. Find out more about what was agreed at COP24 and what this means for business.

The new EU sustainable finance paradigm
Hear how to prepare for the EU's forthcoming regulatory changes and gain advantage in the new sustainable finance paradigm, from Tomas Otterström, Global Leader of Sustainable Finance Services, KPMG International. 

Reporting the SDGs: What good looks like
Find out how your business can demonstrate its societal impacts - both good and bad - by following this simple checklist from Adrian King, Global Leader of Sustainability Reporting & Assurance Services, KPMG International. 

Connected energy: Fueling the future
Can super grids and super nodes solve our energy demand problems? Find out more from Mike Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG International.

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