Renewable Energy and Climate Change 

Today, climate change and sustainability are rising to the top of the international agenda. Countries at all stages of development are increasingly establishing national climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, within which donors are pooling funding, while the international architecture to respond to climate change continues to evolve.

 

Renewable sources of energy are becoming ever more important to sustainable economic growth. There is also a recognition that the countries likely to be hardest hit by changing climate are those least equipped to respond, but offer the greatest potential for innovative low carbon development and green growth pathways.

 

Our Work 

 

KPMG in the Renewable Energy and Climate Change Space

 

In this space, KPMG provides the following core services:

  • Programme and fund management
  • Promoting public sector and civil society innovation for sustainable development
  • Engaging the private sector in REACT impact activities

 

KPMG Global Centre on Climate Change and Sustainability (CC&S)

 

KPMG’s CC&S is a key resource for the firm, and informs KPMG’s work globally. The Centre has been involved in assessing and optimising climate change regulatory frameworks, such as tax and carbon emission regimes; assessing and benchmarking corporate sustainability programmes; and designing information systems on carbon emissions, corporate social responsibility and the implications of changing climate on the commercial supply chain. The strategic and intellectual guidance to CC&S is provided by Yvo de Boer, the former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Our CC&S team comprises several professionals based around the globe, bringing expertise in a variety of sustainability-related fields. Recent projects have been carried out in Australia, Brazil, China, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia and the USA.

 

KPMG Global Energy & Natural Resources Practice

 

KPMG's global Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) practice assists major organizations in the oil and gas, power and utilities, mining and forestry industries to respond to industry trends and business issues. Our ENR practice is at the forefront of the industry. KPMG's Global Energy Institute (GEI) was launched in 2007 and is a forum where financial executives in the energy industry can learn about industry challenges and opportunities, share best practices and conduct an ongoing dialogue about emerging energy-industry issues.

 

Our team

 

Anjali Saini

Senior Advisor

 

Anjali has worked in Africa for 15 years and brings significant experience in the environmental, tourism and energy efficiency sectors. She has worked with international development agencies and small and medium enterprises, and specialises in project development, environmental impact assessments, environmental auditing, energy auditing, designing and delivering training programmes, and managing consultancy programmes.
 

Anjali holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and an MSc in Environmental Technology, both from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.

 

Ben Irwin

Team Leader

 

Ben is a British national who has been living and working in Africa for 19 years. He brings a wealth of experience managing development projects in the natural resource sector both in Africa and Europe, with his first appointment being management of forest conservation projects in Cameroon. He later managed integrated forestry and rural development projects in Ethiopia, forging new partnerships to build a US$ 10 million joint forestry programme that is in its tenth year running.


Ben holds an MSc in Environmental Forestry and an HND in Rural Resource Management.

 

Impact & Innovation

Impact & Innovation
REACT Grantee

M-KOPA offers pay-as-you-go solutions through mobile money for purchase of small solar systems in Kenya. We selected this exciting company as a grantee in our first REACT window because we saw the opportunity to address a persistent market bottleneck: the inability of low-income customers to pay for RE products up front. We have since funded three more companies offering pay-as-you-go solutions through REACT round two, recognizing that with a little support this promising business model can change the market going forward.