Embedding ESG into banks’ strategies

This article was originally published on kpmg.com by Mr. Steven J. Hall, Partner, Financial Risk Management, KPMG in the UK, Niven Huang, General Manager of KPMG Sustainability Consulting Co., Ltd., KPMG in Taiwan, Julie Patterson, Wealth & Asset Management, KPMG in the UK, Arnaud Van Dijk, Senior Manager, KPMG in Canada. In the ‘new reality’ that wil […]

ICAAP and ESG risks

The article was originally published on kpmg.com by Mohammad Kajiesfahani, Manager KPMG ECB Office at KPMG Germany. A new Action Plan from the EBA and the ECB’s growing interest in ESG risks are tangible signs of an increasing supervisory focus on climate change and other ESG factors. Integrating ESG risks into ICAAPs will be challenging, so banks should be […]

EU Sustainable Finance explained

Riikka Sievänen, Senior Manager at KPMG in Finland, has written the following article about how to navigate the European Commission legislative proposals for sustainable finance. The original article can be read here.   Part I - An overview Megatrends, and particularly climate change, have become key topics on the agenda of corporates, investors […]

Reliable sustainability information: the dawn of a new era

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data is being used more and more systematically. Why? It’s ultimately down to a shift in investor mindset towards issues like global warming, resulting in (and driven by) initiatives like the European Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, which strengthens regulations on sustainability disclosur […]

Using robots to create value for customers and employees alike

Digital labour is a vast and complex realm. Today, it is hard to find a business process that wouldn’t benefit from growing technological innovations, but finding the right solution, one that operates on multiple levels, can be tedious for a company. Of course, from the customer’s perspective, this doesn’t matter—as long as the end product or service […]

Sustainable finance: speaking the language of the customer

A number of disruptive changes are currently affecting the fund industry, not least of which is the rise of sustainable finance. How can it be that everybody is talking about sustainable finance as the future of the industry, but that such a small proportion of retail investors are actually buying sustainable products?[1] Could this all be a distribution issue? […]