Adrian King

Adrian King

Global KPMG Impact Co-Chair: ESG & Sustainability and National Partner in Charge, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Australia

Articles by Adrian King

Assurance & Risk

“Greenwashing 2.0” creates even more risk

Currently, there is a lack of consequence and impact for an organisation whose current activities constitute what I refer to as “Greenwashing 2.0”.

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Assurance & Risk

It is unequivocal. Climate change is driven by us

It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land.

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What happens next? with Bernard Salt: Sustainability & ESG

Looking after the world we live in for future generations is not just important to communities and society at large, but to business as well. Embedding ESG, or environmental, social and governance principles into a company’s strategy is now a business imperative.

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Assurance & Risk

Is a 2050 net zero target inevitable or essential for Australia?

Australia’s current position of ‘preferably by 2050’ is likely to come under increasing pressure during 2021 due to international government regulatory changes as well as rapid changes in the private sector.

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Assurance & Risk

The decade of action: reporting the financial risks inherent in climate change and social issues

With the 2020s often termed ‘the decade of action’ there has been a shift in companies (67 percent of ASX100) linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) into their business activities.

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Assurance & Risk

Towards Net Zero: Disclosure of climate risk is vital to reach climate change targets

Business is a critical player in achieving the Paris climate goals and is certainly not immune from the physical effects of climate change or the impacts of transitioning to a net zero economy.

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Assurance & Risk

Responsible investment outperforms during COVID-19

The Q1 results are clear; despite trillions of dollars being wiped off the market, globally, ESG funds simply lost less.

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Assurance & Risk

The risks posed by a changing climate are real, systemic and accelerating: business needs to report them

Expectations that businesses need to act to minimise their contribution to potential future climate change have increased.

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Assurance & Risk

Has COVID-19 killed responsible investment?

Whilst we are still in the early days, initial indications from the capital markets show ESG investments are performing at least as well as mainstream funds and new capital is continuing to flow into ESG investments.

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