Anchoring ESG in governance

28 February 2023 – Businesses balancing growing ambition with rising regulation and evolving job roles as sustainability becomes a big focus for 2024

  • KPMG survey of 50 ESG specialists in 10 countries and territories reveals sustainability increasingly embedded in wider corporate strategies.
  • Despite increasing maturity and focus on purpose-driven approaches, companies are having to adapt and flex to increasing ESG reporting requirements and an evolving regulatory landscape, and this has effects on their governance and organization.
  • Findings highlight that company structures have adapted to ESG, from the board level to the whole organization. The findings also suggest a growing need for group sustainability units to adapt to ESG’s increasing importance by taking a more strategic approach, working with other departments, and no longer trying to do everything connected with sustainability themselves.