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Thought Leadership 

KPMG’s thought leadership provides insights on the most important trends in sustainability and business responses to environmental and social change.

2014


A New Vision of Value

A New Vision of Value: Connecting corporate and societal value creation

A New Vision of Value, the follow-up to KPMG International's 2012 report Expect the Unexpected, explores the increasing connections between corporate and societal value creation.
Unlocking the Value of Social Investment

Unlocking the Value of Social Investment

This edition of Sustainable Insight explores corporate and foundation approaches to measuring and reporting social investment, and presents a framework for better measurement and reporting.

2013


The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013

The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013

Global trends in corporate responsibility reporting across 41 countries and a deep-dive into CR reporting quality among the world's largest companies.
The KPMG Green Tax Index 2013

The KPMG Green Tax Index 2013

An analysis of green tax incentives and penalties in 21 major economies.
A Roadmap to Responsible Soy

A Roadmap to Responsible Soy: Approaches to increase certification and reduce risk

In this issue of Sustainable Insight, KPMG International explores the barriers to mainstreaming certified responsible soy production and presents a roadmap to overcome them.
Bridging the gap to G4: the reporting & business implications

GRI's G4 Guidelines: The impact on reporting

This briefing paper assesses the impact of the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines. It highlights the most significant differences between G4 and the previous G3 guidelines.
Business case analysis for responsible electronics manufacturing 

Business case analysis for responsible electronics manufacturing 

This report analyzes the business case for investing in improving working conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), China.
Future State 2030 – The global megatrends shaping governments 

Future State 2030: The global megatrends shaping governments

This report identifies nine global megatrends that are most salient to the future of governments.

2012


Expect the Unexpected: Building business value in a changing world

Expect the Unexpected: Building business value in a changing world

KPMG explores 10 sustainability megaforces set to impact business over the next 20 year.
Water Scarcity: A dive into global reporting trends

Water Scarcity: A dive into global reporting trends

This edition of Sustainable Insight explores how the world's major businesses are approaching water scarcity via corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting.
Capitalizing on Sustainability in Mining

Capitalizing on Sustainability in Mining

Mining companies can leverage sustainable development to tackle resource constraints and socio-political challenges in remote areas in the world.
Care in a changing world: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable healthcare

Care in a Changing World: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable healthcare

Challenges and opportunities for sustainable healthcare examines the healthcare industry as it faces an era of change and transition.
Designing sustainability strategies that attract investors

Designing sustainability strategies that attract investors

CFOs and investors recognize that tangible, results-focused sustainability strategies are a good indicator of an organization's readiness and ability to adapt to changing markets and respond to customer needs.
Sustainable Insight: Expect the Unexpected

Sustainable Insight: Expect the Unexpected

In this issue of Sustainable Insight, KPMG firms analyze a system of ten sustainability megaforces impacting each and every business in future.
Bridging the gap to G4: the reporting & business implications

Bridging the gap to G4: the reporting & business implications

This briefing summarizes the key aims, principles and proposed changes in the GRI G4 Exposure Draft.
Water – Project Profiles

Water – Project Profiles

Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition, Water sector Leaders in the Field.
Issues Monitor: IDAS May 2012 – Potable Water

Issues Monitor: IDAS May 2012 – Potable Water

Access to safe and potable water is fundamental to achieving economic development. With rapid population growth, border disputes, inadequate management of water resources, and the effects of climate change, water scarcity has emerged as a key issue.

2011


Corporate sustainability: A progress report

Corporate Sustainability: A progress report

KPMG's Climate Change & Sustainability Services practice and The Economist Intelligence Unit uncover how corporate sustainability is becoming a core consideration for successful businesses around the world.
Embarking on the low carbon journey

Embarking on the low carbon journey

The NAMA journey needs the input of all key constituents from policy design to finance and project delivery, through to measurement and reporting of emission reductions, identification of lessons learned and necessary modifications to the policy.
Articulating the value of Sustainability to investors

Articulating the Value of Sustainability to Investors

In this edition of Sustainable Insight we explore the emerging trends within the investment community and determine the implications for businesses.
Australia's Climate Change Plan white paper

Australia's Climate Change Plan white paper

KPMG has prepared this summary of the Climate Change Plan including the proposed carbon price mechanism – how it will work and the key implications for business in Australia.

2010


Financing low-carbon investment in developing countries

Financing low-carbon investment in developing countries

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) were introduced into the international negotiations through the Bali Action Plan of 2007. They refer to voluntary actions by developing countries to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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