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What I learned from Davos 2014: A sustainability view

By Vincent Neate
on 31. 01. 2014

By Vincent Neate, Head of KPMG’s UK Climate Change & Sustainability practice

Another year, another Davos. The four days of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos are always an interesting time for anyone with even the smallest interest in the future state of the planet, the business world and humanity in general. This year’s theme: The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business, reflects many of the issues KPMG’s Sustainability team have dealt with over the past 12 months.

Thoughts on Davos 2014

By Yvo de Boer
on 31. 01. 2014

By Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor, Climate Change & Sustainability

There are some who have asked whether the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves a useful purpose. In my experience the answer to that is yes. First of all, it is a great place to meet people who are otherwise almost impossible to get hold of. How often do you bump into world leaders and chief executive officers (CEOs) around a coffee table?

What is sustainability?

By Vincent Neate
on 14. 10. 2013

By Vincent Neate, Head of KPMG’s UK Climate Change & Sustainability practice

As we launch our new-look website I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about what we think Sustainability is and why we have a Sustainability Team.

Business can take the lead on carbon

By Tony Cates
on 20. 12. 2012

By Tony Cates, Head of Audit at KPMG in the UK

As KPMG’s sponsoring partner for our firm’s carbon footprint – and as Head of Audit where many clients are increasingly prioritising carbon and sustainability as a business issue – I followed events at the recent Doha climate summit with great interest.

Thoughts from the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan: one year on

By Vincent Neate
on 25. 04. 2012

By Vincent Neate, head of climate change and sustainability at KPMG in the UK

I have many fortunes in my role and the most recent was to be invited into the audience at Unilever’s update on their progress with their Sustainable Living Plan on Tuesday 24 April. The Sustainable Living Plan is Unilever’s commitment to being a different sort of company – one that shifts the global economy onto a more socially and environmentally responsible footing.

If we want a progressive economy, we cannot afford to ignore the green agenda

By Vincent Neate
on 12. 04. 2012

By Vincent Neate, Head of Sustainability at KPMG in the UK

We were delighted to welcome Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to KPMG’s offices yesterday where he launched his ‘green growth’ initiative.  There were several really interesting aspects to the speech that caught my attention.

Paying a Living Wage should be a requisite in Corporate Responsibility

By Mike Kelly
on 15. 03. 2012

By Mike Kelly, Head of CSR at KPMG

It’s great to see a strong and diverse range of companies on Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index, out today. The Index has been going for over ten years now and there is no doubt that it has done a lot of good.  It has helped raise awareness of corporate responsibility and has created a benchmark that companies aspire to.  It holds them to account each year and challenges them to do more.

The business benefit of benchmarking sustainability performance

By Vincent Neate
on 22. 02. 2012

By Vincent Neate, KPMG’s UK head of Climate Change & Sustainability

KPMG and SAM (Sustainability Asset Management) recently published their 2012 Sustainability Yearbook, which recognizes the companies around the globe that are sustainability leaders.

A new perspective on the changing business environment

By Yvo de Boer
on 14. 02. 2012

By Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor, Climate Change & Sustainability

Over the past two decades, we have recognized that the way we do business has serious impacts on the world around us. It is now apparent that the state of the world affects the way we do business. The central challenge of our age – maintaining human progress while minimizing resource use and environmental decline – can simultaneously be one of the biggest sources of future success for business.

Water, water, everywhere…

By Adam Bates
on 13. 02. 2012

By Adam Bates, Global Head of Innovation, KPMG

Last year the United Nations estimated that the world’s population had passed the seven billion mark. The excellent BBC website tells me that I when I was born I was the 3,019,907,734th person alive on the planet and the 76,654,641,382nd person to have lived since history began. If ever I thought I was in any way remotely important, then that news certainly put me in my place!