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Sustainability and Climate Change 

In many organizations, sustainability has become a priority. Not only customers and NGOs show an increased interest in such topics, but increasingly also investors take into account social and environmental criteria in their decisions, instead of just focusing on economic factors. Sustainability goes beyond the mere reporting on corporate responsibility - it calls for a revised business model with a long-term strategy.

Companies’ business environments are exposed to dramatic transformations. Population growth, urbanization and the corresponding increase in demand for various goods are in stark contrast to the scarcity of resources, reduced biodiversity and other global mega-trends. These challenges force companies to act with strategic foresight, which in turn implies an in-depth understanding of causal relationships. Price volatility, tightening regulations, changing demands of consumers and other stakeholders, but also direct and indirect impacts due to climate change are already affecting companies' profits.


Which challenges should you expect?

  • Complexity: a targeted sustainable strategy requires an in-depth understanding of both global and local mega-trends
  • Scope: focusing on essential issues is the starting point of any effective and efficient sustainability initiative
  • Multi-disciplinarity: sustainability issues are multi-faceted and require a cooperation across disciplines
  • Various stakeholder groups: the communication of sustainability issues is received by a very diversified group of stakeholders, which is why it must fulfill the highest standards on quality and sophistication
  • Increasing requirements: the increasing interest in sustainability initiatives requires improved data quality and processes

How can KPMG support you?

  • Our Sustainability team offers high-quality services for both SMEs and multinational companies in regard to strategy development, implementation, corporate reporting and communication in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We also offer assurance services with regards to sustainability reports, due diligence processes and other engagements in line with internationally accepted audit standards (e.g. ISAE 3000)
  • The KPMG network offers you a wealth of national and international industry know-how and in-depth understanding of global mega-trends
  • Collaborating across disciplines is our daily business, so our sustainability teams can count on their colleagues from Audit, Tax and Advisory to be of assistance
  • Due to our international cooperation, in particular with our global "Center of Excellence", we are able to offer a large pool of sustainability experts

Silvan Jurt

Silvan Jurt

Practice Leader Climate Change & Sustainability Switzerland

+41 58 249 50 25

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