• Service: Advisory, Risk Consulting, Corporate Governance
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 1/30/2013

KPMG releases the third issue of the bulletin "In Focus: Corporate Governance and Sustainability" 

This issue considers in detail the topic of responsible investments and other related issues: investor expectations and international requirements in the area of responsible investments, and also existing sustainability indexes, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.

At present sustainability issues are becoming ever more relevant. Year on year the share of companies considering all three aspects of their impact on stakeholders – economic, social and environmental aspects – is growing. The investment community plays a key role in this process, as it determines to a large extent the strategic development areas of a business. Research shows that investors focus more and more on the environmental and social aspects of a business and also the corporate governance of companies when they take investment decisions. Moreover, sustainability indexes, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which take account of non-financial indicators, have a direct impact on the capitalization of companies.


In Russia the issue of responsible investments has not yet gained prominence. However, the Russian business community is displaying an increasing interest in this problem area.


Key issues related to responsible investments are highlighted in the third issue of the KPMG Bulletin “In Focus: Corporate Governance and Sustainability”, prepared by the Corporate Governance and Sustainability group, KPMG in Russia and the CIS. This issue covers in detail the relevant topics of responsible investments from the perspective of investors, provides information on the benefits of responsible investments for different organizations, and also describes the sustainability methodology of the SAM specialist investment company developed for the Dow Jones group of indexes.

In Focus: Corporate Governance and Sustainability – Issue 3

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This issue considers in detail the topic of responsible investments and other related issues.

About KPMG in Russia and CIS

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries with more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.


KPMG has been operating in Russia more than twenty years. For the last years KPMG in Russia and the CIS has been one of the fastest growing practices in KPMG worldwide.


In the CIS, KPMG now has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Kiev, Lviv, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku, employing together over 4,000 people.

Media contacts

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