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KPMG recognized as a global leader in ESG and Sustainability Consulting

Verdantix has named KPMG a global leader in ESG and Sustainability Consulting, in its latest report entitled Green Quadrant: ESG and Sustainability Consulting 2024.

In the report, Verdantix outlines, “Large firms at various levels of ESG maturity, looking for integrated sustainability solutions, should approach KPMG, to profit from its synergistic approach to sustainability. KPMG is also well-suited to firms that require a strategy lens for climate, carbon, circular economy, and water- and nature-related reporting and disclosures. In addition, businesses should contemplate using KPMG’s services for projects involving the testing of governance models for ESG-relevant inadequacies, and to benefit from the provider’s capabilities in anticipating and managing ESG-related reputational risks, and threats from potential litigation and shareholder activism.”

Access the report here.


KPMG named a global Leader in Verdantix Green Quadrant: Climate Change Consulting, 2023

KPMG has been recognized as a market Leader in climate change consulting, the report notes “KPMG stands out for its climate risk strategy and emissions data assurance capabilities.” Adding, “KPMG offers a strategy-led approach to climate risk, with expertise in readiness reviews and board engagement capabilities for climate action. Through the use of its proprietary ClimateIQ multi-industry risk management tool to help firms assess both physical and transitional climate risks, KPMG helps firms understand and project the impact of climate change on their business.”

Additionally, the report states “KPMG’s capabilities in disclosure and assurance-related services make it a strong shortlisting candidate for businesses that are at the readiness stage for complying with regulations. Furthermore, KPMG’s global footprint will be a benefit to firms with cross-jurisdictional operations and complex disclosure requirements.”

The report provides a detailed, fact-based benchmark of 15 of the most prominent climate change consulting providers in the market to identify those who “demonstrated the most comprehensive climate change consulting capabilities. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis included two-hour live briefings, customer interviews and vendor responses to a detailed 94-point questionnaire, covering 15 capability and three momentum categories.

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KPMG named a worldwide Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Services 2023

KPMG has been recognized as a worldwide Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence MarketScape 2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US49647023, May 2023). (PDF 362 KB) The report notes, “According to customers, KPMG's strengths are the company's ability to apply functional- or industry-specific methodologies and assets to solve their issues, use next-generation tools and methodologies to deliver AI services, conduct workshops that improve their awareness of AI and its value for their business, provide resources with appropriate and quality technical skills, and provide customer service (particularly onsite).”

Additionally, the report states “IDC considers KPMG's strategies around offerings, delivery model, workshops and stakeholder alignment, growth, and technology and business skills as key strengths. KPMG also showcased strengths in achieving business outcomes for clients with AI services.”

The IDC MarketScape evaluated AI services vendors across scoring criteria and collected feedback from customers on their perception of the key characteristics and the capabilities of these vendors The research includes analysis of AI services providers with global scale and broad portfolios spanning IDC's research coverage. This assessment is designed to evaluate the characteristics of each firm — as opposed to its size or the breadth of its services.

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KPMG named Asia Risk Awards Risk Management Consultant of the Year 2022

The Asia Risk Awards is the longest-running and prestigious awards for firms and individuals involved in the Asia's derivatives markets and in risk management. It also celebrates the solutions providers that serve financial services firms in meaningful and innovative ways

“KPMG is clearly a worthy winner this year, with a strong franchise that spreads across the region. Particularly impressive this year was the firm’s continued commitment to helping Asian firms navigate the FRTB minefield, the support it is giving firms in strengthening risk and resilience post-Covid and its ESG credentials.” ~ Chris Davis, Asia Editor for Risk.Net

ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research: KPMG named a Pacesetter Leader in Cyber Security

According to the report: “KPMG’s responsiveness to rapidly evolving client needs has led the firm to address key client needs through a multidisciplinary approach, willingness to co-source solutions with external partners, offering managed and security-as-a-service solutions, flexibility in helping clients adapt complex solutions, and its focus in cyber security to longer-term client business resiliency goals.”

The report also remarked that KPMG firms’ cyber security offering is embedded across its Audit, Tax and Advisory areas, reflecting the organization’s ‘golden thread’ approach and view of cyber security as ultimately a growth enabler for clients.

ALM Intelligence assessment evaluated KPMG firms across five categories and were identified as a leader in value proposition, service delivery, client enablement and brand eminence.

Learn more about this report and KPMG’s Cyber Security Services: KPMG named a Pacesetter ‘Leader’ in cybersecurity

KPMG named a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Consulting Providers in Asia Pacific, Q4 2021

KPMG is cited as a leader among Cybersecurity Consulting Providers in APAC and was noted for demonstrating intimate knowledge of the diversity of customer needs, and for differentiating with pragmatism and a deep focus on APAC customers.

“KPMG firms’ clients are accelerating their digital and cloud transformation journeys, significantly increasing the complexity of their technology footprint through the use of third-party service providers. That makes the recognition all the more significant as cyber security continues to rapidly evolve with new threats and opportunities.”  Matt O’Keefe, Head of Cyber Security, KPMG Asia Pacific. Read the Forrester Wave here.

Learn more about KPMG’s Cyber Security Services.

IDC MarketScape 2021: KPMG recognized as a worldwide Leader in Digital Strategy Consulting

KPMG has been named a global market Leader for Digital Strategy Consulting services in a 2021 IDC MarketScape report.

The report states: “KPMG is a good choice for organizations looking for a strong consulting partner to help them drive challenging organizational and people change.” IDC adds that “on average, the three areas where KPMG clients surveyed commended the firm most highly were for ability to drive measurable business value, people quality and driving cultural transformation.”

IDC MarketScape’s assessment analyzed the capabilities and business strategies of 13 prominent global providers of Digital Strategy Consulting Services.

IDC MarketScape 2021: KPMG is named a Leader in Asia/Pacific Intelligent Automation Services

KPMG has been recognized as a Leader for Intelligent Automation in the new IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Intelligent Automation Services 2021 vendor assessment report.

The report notes that KPMG’s “pedigree as a large-scale advisory and IT implementation services provider across several countries in the Asia/Pacific region allows it the opportunity to both lead complex regional automation initiatives and scale automation adoption among its customers.”

Based on its analysis of 15 Intelligent Automation services providers with regional scale and broad portfolios, the report offers this advice to today’s businesses: “Consider KPMG when you intend to adopt an advisory-led approach toward an enterprise-wide, standardized and consistent scaling of automation across several business functions.”

KPMG named “Leader” in The Forrester Wave: AI Consultancies Q1 2021

The Forrester Wave:TM AI Consultancies Q1 2021 report calls KPMG a global leader among Artificial Intelligence service providers and “the master of AI for business transparency, automation, auditability and risk,” giving high scores for Delivery, Business Model, Partner Ecosystem and Global Customers.

“KPMG is unique in recognizing how the core business for finance and risk management translates into a bedrock of AI services, platforms, solutions and tools,” the Forrester report states. “Proven frameworks from audit and security practice areas combine with AI to embed context and expertise into solutions at the start. This translates into consistent and strong client feedback of engagements exceeding expectations.”

Country level

  • Graduates’ Choice Award 2021 – #1 Consulting Firm
  • Graduates’ Choice Award 2020 – #1 Consulting Firm
  • Asia Risk Awards – Consulting Firm of the Year 2020
  • Corporate America Today Annual Awards 2019 – Private Equity Advisory Firm of the Year, Malaysia
  • Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence – Consulting Firm of the Year 2018
  • InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine's 2017 Country Awards: Winner – Financial Advisory, Islamic Assurance, Advisory Services & Private Equity Advisory, Malaysia