She understands how the effective management of critical environmental and social issues such as climate risk, and modern slavery and transparent reporting will play an increasing role in the ability of corporates to be successful. Julie works across all elements of the ESG and investment value chain, from stakeholder engagement, strategy design, policy and social/environmental impact and valuation to reporting and assurance.
Julie believes the quality of ESG information should be investment-grade and akin to financial information to enable investors to make critical investment decisions. She believes that purely financial reporting represents a shrinking percentage of the information that the market considers important and there has been a shift in the past decade towards reporting of non-financial value towards impact reporting. Using the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology, industry best practice and KPMG’s True Value methodology, Julie assists clients with planning, measuring and reporting of social and environmental impact. More recently, she has assisted companies in their impact reporting leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Julie is a key member of KPMG’s Better Business Reporting group that provides both guidance and assurance of Integrated Reporting. She brings deep experience in assurance over sustainability reporting and in the development of strategy, targets and data capture and reporting processes over a wide range of industries and businesses.
Julie was the co-author of KPMG Australia’s Impact Report and KPMG’s bi-annual thought leadership publication Sustainability Reporting Survey that explores global and Australian trends in sustainability reporting.
Bachelor of Commerce, Univeristy of Wollongong
Integrated Reporting Short Course, Deakin University
Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor
Chartered Accountant (CA)