Environmental, Social and Governance

Are you creating long term value through sustainability reporting?

Developing and managing a strategy for reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is critical to demonstrate credibility to key stakeholders, meet investor expectations, and lead among your peers.  Learn more below.

This page features insights specific to measuring, reporting and assuring ESG data as part of KPMG’s IMPACT framework.  For more on ESG strategy operationalization, and transformation, please visit our IMPACT page.

Discover the phases of ESG reporting

  • Establish
  • Assess
  • Design and implement
  • Sustain
  • Assure

Establish

Establish your ESG reporting strategy

Why is this important?

Investors and stakeholders are demanding meaningful ESG practices within your organization that show a clear strategy and drive sustainability.

What should you do?

Develop an ESG strategy based on your company's reporting and data that aligns with standards.

How KPMG can help.

Benchmark your material topics, metrics and ratings against peers and industry trends.

 

Establish: Read more for additional insights on this step in the journey

Assess

Assess your company's readiness for reporting

Why is this important?

The need for an understanding of your company's systems and processes governing disclosure information.

What should you do?

Document processes and procedures for ESG metrics.

How KPMG can help.

Using KPMG proprietary ESG Target Operating Model (TOM), compare your existing ESG reporting processes to 'What Good Looks Like' and share recommendations for remediation.

 

Design and implement

Design and Implement a roadmap

Why is this important?

The need to incorporate learnings and best practices into your reporting and infrastructure.

What should you do?

Determine remediation for reporting and infrastructure.

How KPMG can help.

Develop a roadmap to implement across people, process, technology and governance.

 

Sustain

Sustain with continuous monitoring and test work

Why is this important?

Establish effective processes to monitor and maintain your reporting environment.

What should you do?

Determine appropriate controls.

How KPMG can help.

Conduct continuous monitoring over ESG reporting and periodically reassess internal control design and operating.

Assure

Assure

Why is this important?

Ready to provide your stakeholders with rigorous and timely ESG reporting

What should you do?

Engage KPMG as your independent auditor

How KPMG can help.

Services include limited or reasonable assurance of greenhouse gas emissions, diversity and inclusion metrics, green/social bond use of proceeds, GRI and SASB reports, as well as management developed KPIs.

No matter where you are on your journey, KPMG is prepared to help you create long-term value through sustainability reporting. Questions? Contact us. 

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Maura Hodge

Maura Hodge

Partner, KPMG IMPACT Audit Lead, KPMG US

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