Julie Vasadi

Head of ESG Due Diligence, Transaction Services

KPMG Australia

As Partner and KPMG Australia’s Head of ESG Due Diligence practice, Julie provides her clients with critical insights on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and value creation opportunities which can seal or break a deal. The way a target company handles ESG issues can affect long-term performance and valuation and the monetary value of identifying risks and upsides related to ESG at the pre-signing stage makes ESG due diligence critical.

She has been advising publicly-listed and large private clients across all sectors on ESG strategy, reporting and assurance, in Australia and internationally, for more than 15 years and has worked across all parts of the investment lifecycle.

Julie understands how the effective management of environmental and social issues such as GHG emissions, climate risk, modern slavery and circularity, combined with transparent reporting will play an increasing role in helping companies succeed.

Julie believes the quality of ESG data and information should be investment-grade and akin to financial information to enable investors to make critical investment decisions. Focus on financial analysis alone represents a shrinking percentage of the information that the market considers important and over the past decade, there has been a significant shift towards non-financial analysis being used to uncover risks and opportunities.

Julie was the co-author of KPMG Australia’s Impact Plan and KPMG’s bi-annual thought leadership publication Sustainability Reporting Survey that explores global and Australian trends in sustainability reporting.

  • Acquisition due diligence
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate responsibility reporting
  • ESG
  • ESG Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability assurance and reporting
  • Transactions
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Univeristy of Wollongong

  • Integrated Reporting Short Course, Deakin University

  • Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor

  • Chartered Accountant (CA)