New York, July 27, 2023 — With a heightened focus on sustainability reporting from investors and regulators alike, a majority of corporate investors want a dedicated ESG due diligence product that can analyze risks and opportunities, according to KPMG’s recent ESG Due Diligence Survey.
“The data speaks loud and clear: Companies and investors are increasingly integrating ESG considerations into their M&A strategies, not only because it’s the right and responsible thing to do but also because of the value implications of ESG,” said KPMG U.S. ESG and Climate Services Leader Mark Golovcsenko. “At KPMG, we stand committed to empowering organizations to navigate this paradigm shift, as sustainability is not just an aspiration but inextricably linked to value creation.”
The survey features insights from over 200 M&A practitioners — corporate investors, financial investors and M&A debt providers — in the U.S. and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA) on how ESG due diligence affects their M&A transactions.
“As the world continues to evolve, so do the expectations of businesses,” said KPMG U.S. Partner, ESG Clare Lunn. “Our latest ESG Due Diligence Survey reveals an undeniable truth: Sustainable practices are no longer just a choice but a prerequisite for resilience and growth.”