KPMG has created the KPMG Green Tax Index to increase awareness of the complex, fragmented and rapidly evolving green tax landscape worldwide.
In this edition of Sustainable Insight, KPMG offers a preview of the 2012 COP 18 climate talks in Doha, Qatar.
Water Scarcity: A dive into global reporting trends
In this issue of Sustainable Insight, KPMG's network of firms analyzes a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years.
This paper focuses on how Hangzhou, Zhejiang province is aiming to become a low carbon city through developing its industrial structure and promoting its energy conservation and environmental protection industry.
In this first issue, we pull together intelligence and insights across various areas and feature emerging themes of corporate governance and challenges of Hong Kong’s media sector, as well as commentary on a number of other hot topics in the local market.
On 31 August 2012, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) announced that it will make sustainability reporting (also known as Environmental Social Governance (ESG) reporting) recommended best practice for listed companies starting from the end of 2012.
This report updates us recent development in chemical industry in China and also a raising topic of sustainability from a strategy prospective and report side.
The report shows how technology is being used to cut the overall system costs of health – while providing your clients with ample opportunities to do substantially more with significantly less.
This issue of Sustainable Insight provides a preview into the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will take place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
This report captures some of the most innovative concepts and practical insights from our firm’s publications to provide one of the most definitive reviews of literature on the subject of sustainable cities.
The KPMG International Corporate Responsibility Reporting Survey 2011 represents the largest and most comprehensive survey of Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting trends ever published.
This article examines what Hong Kong listed companies must do to prepare for the Stock Exchange Guidelines for Environmental Social and Governance disclosure.
This report explores the global trends shaping the future of sustainability reporting for consumer markets companies, including top drivers such as enhancing brand reputation, managing risk and adhering to a widening array of laws and regulations.
This audio podcast features an interview with KPMG partners, Edwin Fung, Leah Jin and Sherry Hao. They discuss the recently released China's 12th Five-Year Plan from different perspectives.
Government figures show that by the end of China's 11th Five-Year Plan in 2010, the country achieved a 19.1 percent energy consumption reduction, narrowly missing the 20 percent target.
This paper examines the impact of sustainability on business practices and the role of the government. It also discusses how firms are reporting on this issue and the challenges that lie ahead.
This paper reports on the status of responsible low energy design options for the telecommunications sector.
China Executive Insight - Issue 1, 2011/01
This discussion document summarises that leading organisations are using sustainability as a strategic lens on business operations - to enhance processes, grow revenue, manage risk, strengthen reporting, optimise costs and spur innovation.
China boardroom update - Issue 7, October 2010
With carbon-related taxes and pricing mechanisms on the rise, this report provides some practical advice for CEOs on first steps they can take in setting up energy and emissions reporting frameworks.
Alan Buckle, Global Head of Advisory, KPMG in the UK
and Barend van Bergen, Associate Partner, KPMG in the Netherlands discuss how the business world now needs to engage directly with the implications.
This paper looks at the six steps identified as imperative to addressing climate change, and their potential impacts on business.
Drawing on KPMG's in-house expertise and client experience, this Sustainable insight intends to shed light on the underlying rationale and practical business implications of each of the elements of the Copenhagen Call.
The Economist Intelligence Unit, supported by KPMG, launched a new piece of global research entitled 'Countdown to Copenhagen: Government, business and the battle against climate change'.
Sustainability is becoming a more prominent issue in China. This guide provides some insights on how to plan and communicate a sustainability report to stakeholders.
As a follow up to the 2005 survey, the 2008 survey is regarded as the most comprehensive conducted on this subject to date. In addition to the Global Fortune 250, the sample also included the 100 largest companies by revenue, in 22 countries.
This report provides a practical discussion about sustainable information technology (IT) and key ideas in the industry.