KPMG International has won two prestigious 2015 International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Awards, presented in London on October 1st. For the fourth consecutive year, it was awarded “Sustainable Firm of the Year,” and for a third consecutive year, “Social Media Networking Champion of the Year Global.”
In awarding “Sustainable Firm of the Year,” IAB said, “KPMG has impressed the judges with its commitment to push for sustainability internally and not just as an offering to clients,” noting that KPMG firms globally reported a 10 percent reduction in net emissions since 2010. IAB added that “The KPMG network continues to help clients improve their own environmental and social performance, not only through KPMG sustainability services, but across all other lines.”
“We are exceedingly proud to be recognized as sustainable firm of the year for a fourth consecutive time by International Accounting Bulletin,” said Lord Dr. Michael Hastings, KPMG International’s Global Head of Corporate Citizenship. “Sustainability is a core challenge facing businesses and institutions the world over, and we are passionate about responsible, effective engagement with our communities, clients and our people, to lead meaningful changes that will meet this challenge.”
IAB named KPMG International as “Social Media Networking Champion of the Year Global” for a third consecutive year. It pointed to KPMG’s WEFLIVE service (www.WEFLIVE.com), which for a fourth year captured in real-time the Twitter conversations from delegates attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. IAB concluded that, “this along with other social media initiatives demonstrated the KPMG network’s global impact in social networking.”
"WEFLIVE has created a powerful platform enabling dialogue between delegates at Davos and the rest of the world. We believe in the significant role of social media in bringing closer the different perspectives needed to address the complex issues of today's society and economy," said Isabelle Allen, KPMG Global Head of Clients and Markets, KPMG International.