The environmental and social performance of organisations is under increasingly intense scrutiny by consumers, investors, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders. In the past, most efforts have focused on becoming ‘less un-sustainable’ (i.e. less bad); but this approach is no longer good enough.

Leading organisations have begun embedding sustainability within their core strategies and financial plans in order to create value across the social, environmental, and economic systems in which they operate. In doing so, they manage a critical class of risk, build resilience, and unlock new pathways to long-term prosperity. KPMG IMPACT helps public and private sector organisations deliver sustainable value through a range of specialised services.

Our services

Strategy and leadership

  • Assessment of material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks 
  • Maturity assessments and gap analyses, including internal audit or review of risk management systems
  • Development of sustainability strategies and plans 
  • Change management and leadership training

Stakeholder engagement

  • Assessment and management of social impacts, including alignment with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Advice on stakeholder engagement in complex contexts


  • Operations (resource, process and behavioural) analysis
  • Circular Economy Strategy development

Sustainable supply chains

  • Assessment of ethical and sustainable supply chain risks 
  • Development of policies, controls, criteria for supplier selection and qualification, indicators and systems for monitoring supplier performance
  • Provision of supplier audits
  • Certification of sustainable procurement using ISO 20400:2017 – Sustainable procurement

Metrics, targets and reporting

  • Development of sustainability-related metrics and targets
  • Development of sustainability-related monitoring and knowledge management systems 
  • Preparation, pre-assurance, or assurance of non-financial disclosures

Focus areas