Sustainability Consulting Practice | KPMG | BH

Sustainability Consulting Practice

Sustainability Consulting Practice

Business leaders all over the world need to respond to environmental and social changes.


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The business world today is more complex, volatile and fast-moving than ever before. Constant change on all fronts, from technology to economics to politics, creates a succession of challenges for business leaders.

Success depends on understanding and managing the risks, while reinventing business models to unlock new commercial opportunities. Now, business leaders all over the world find they need to respond to environmental and social changes: from population growth, urbanisation and expanding wealth to resource scarcity, declining ecosystems and climate change.

If a company is to successfully manage the risks and opportunities of these changes, and build a business that is sustainable in the long-term, it needs to go on a journey. KPMG member firms work with organisations on that journey. Our sustainability professionals can support you from start to finish, or at specific points on the journey where you need help the most.

Building long-term value: the journey

Phase 1 Analyse

  • Assess risks and opportunities 
  • Identify material issues 
  • Quantify impacts on Future Value

Phase 2 Plan

  • Build the business case 
  • Develop strategies 
  • Identify stakeholders 
  • Set targets 
  • Draft policies 
  • Identify capacity gaps

Phase 3 Implement

  • Implement new systems
  • Deliver training and education
  • Engage and incentivize employees
    Ensure compliance
  • Establish governance frameworks
    Capture tax incentives

Phase 4 Monitor

  • Engage stakeholders 
  • Measure environmental and social impacts 
  • Monitor supplier performance 
  • Gather and analyse data

Phase 5 Report & assure

  • Design reporting approach 
  • Integrate financial with non-financial information
  • Assure reporting systems 
  • Assure performance reporting 
  • Benchmark reporting quality

Phase 6 Evaluate

  • Measure return on investment 
  • Analyse cost/benefit

Global publications

Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services

See our dedicated Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services page for information and recent publications for this sector.

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