Richard Bernau

Global ESG Lead, Banking & Capital Markets

KPMG International

Richard leads KPMG’s Global network for ESG Consulting for our Banking and Capital Markets clients. He leads the development of KPMG’s ESG Consulting business and Global Sustainable Finance propositions. He regularly leads C-Suite engagements with our global banking accounts alongside prominent delivery leadership deliver roles in our major ESG-related engagements with our clients.

Richard works alongside KPMG UK’s Vice Chair of Financial Services, the Head of FS ESG and the Head of FS Strategy to helping to deliver the firm’s strategic pursuits in the UK financial services market, but also works with member firms across EMEA, North America, Asia and Australasia.

Richard had 15 years of experience in the financial services industry when he joined KPMG in 2015 having previously worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc for 12 years where he led high profile disposal projects and structuring engagements as part of the RBS Non-Core and Capital Resolution leadership team and before that the Global Banking & Markets Credit Structuring team.

Richard’s ESG experience over the last five years has covered strategy, sustainable finance, financed emissions, value creation, impact investing, options analysis, business at risk, regulatory compliance, greenwashing, transition plans and operating model and governance structures.

  • Audit
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Tax
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Statement Audit
  • International Tax
  • Investment banks
  • Tax Structuring
  • Wholesale banking
  • University of Otago, LLB (Hons) / BCom, Commercial Law and Economics