As businesses face changing expectations, having a clear purpose and positive impact on the planet and its people matters like never before. Every aspect of your business is in the spotlight from how you treat employees, your supply chain, how you use and manage data, right through to your environmental credentials. ESG must be embedded in your strategy and form the overall narrative and purpose of your business.

ESG is more than just a score

The ESG rating of your business is critical for investors and will determine who will and can do business with you in the future. Yet, the score is only an outcome of what a physical business actually does. Data and transparency are critical to capture your commitment to ESG and to articulate the resilience and sustainability of your business to your stakeholders.

COVID-19 has accelerated the ESG agenda

COVID-19 has demonstrated our agility in the face of extreme change and driven focus on the integrity economy. As businesses are forced to transform, it is an opportunity to embed ESG into your business purpose and strategy.  

ESG in Asset Management

Institutional investors are increasingly recognising the potential for ESG factors – such as climate risk and poor human rights performance – to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in.

At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the Millennial generation. Regulation is emerging, for example in the EU, and the influence of initiatives including the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) continues to escalate.

KPMG in the Crown Dependencies has a range of ESG and asset management professionals who can help your organisation enhance its approach to ESG, whatever your current level of maturity.  

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