​KPMG in Canada is demonstrating its commitment to the environment with a $600,000 donation to HEC Montreal’s Measuring Beyond initiative. The initiative established a research and education centre designed to showcase the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles and the role of decarbonization in the transformation of Quebec businesses. It also seeks to encourage future leaders to think about the importance of an ESG skillset in their careers.

“The initiative aligns with KPMG’s vision for the Quebec economy,” says Benoit Lacoste Bienvenue, Quebec Managing Partner. “Measuring Beyond” was developed in collaboration with Oxford University’s Saïd Business School to meet one clear objective: to show tomorrow’s leaders the importance of incorporating ESG factors into the financial decision-making process in order to actively contribute to creating an economy that is in harmony with the environment.”

This donation from KPMG will allow HEC Montreal to deploy several initiatives to help develop ESG measurement standards through research and knowledge sharing, including KPMG’s new Measuring Beyond facilities. This collaboration will result in the creation of a scholarship program and a forum for dialogue among program stakeholders and KPMG sustainability professionals. In addition, KPMG will hold a major annual conference to discuss new ESG developments and what they mean for businesses, and a round table discussion where participants can test and explore new ideas as well as provide feedback.

Measuring Beyond was created in 2022 following an initial collaboration between HEC Montreal and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, with the goal of creating a space where academics from these two renowned universities could collaborate with the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), as well as major organizations like KPMG.

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From left to right: Johanne Turbide, Secretary General - HEC Montréal and Benoit Lacoste Bienvenue, Québec Managing Partner

From left to right: Johanne Turbide, Secretary General - HEC Montréal and Benoit Lacoste Bienvenue, Québec Managing Partner

About KPMG in Canada

KPMG LLP, a limited liability partnership, is a full-service Audit, Tax and Advisory firm owned and operated by Canadians. For over 150 years, our professionals have provided consulting, accounting, auditing, and tax services to Canadians, inspiring confidence, empowering change, and driving innovation. Guided by our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Together, For Better, KPMG employs more than 10,000 people in over 40 locations across Canada, serving private- and public-sector clients. KPMG is consistently ranked one of Canada's top employers and one of the best places to work in the country.

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