KPMG’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CC&S) professionals provide sustainability and climate change Assurance, Tax and Advisory services to organizations to help them apply sustainability as a strategic lens to their business operations. KPMG’s member firms have more than 25 years experience working with leading businesses and public sector organizations on sustainability issues which has enabled them to develop extensive relationships with the world’s leading companies and to contribute to shaping the sustainability agenda. The expanding CC&S network, across more than 50 countries, enables KPMG firms to apply a consistent approach to service delivery and respond to multinational organizations’ complex business challenges with services that span industry sectors and national boundaries. The experienced CC&S teams assist organizations in the following areas: Sustainability risk and opportunity analysis, Corporate responsibility strategy assistance, Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability/GHG information systems design and implementation, Regulatory framework assessment and optimization, including tax and carbon emission regimes, Tax incentives and credits, Sustainable supply chain enhancements, and Corporate responsibility reporting and assurance, including pre-audit assessments and Green House Gas emissions verification.
KPMG also developed the Green Tax Index, which enables member firms to tap into that opportunity by analyzing green tax penalties and incentives in 21 major economies around the world. It uses a proprietary scoring methodology to rank countries according to the extent to which they use their tax systems to drive sustainable business behavior and achieve green policy goals.
KPMG in the UK has been appointed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative to conduct a key study to help design the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GCF was developed with the ambition that it would become the principal financial resource to help nations cut carbon and protect themselves against the impact of climate change. This high-profile appointment puts KPMG at the heart of the debate on mechanisms to mobilize more private sector finance into low carbon development projects in developing countries.