We’re seeing a global trend towards responsible investing. Increasingly, institutional investors are recognising the potential for ESG factors to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in. At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the younger generation.
“Responsible” or “sustainable” finance and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have moved firmly into the mainstream today.
This booklet presents the proof to address the issues around responsible investment implementation: statistics from across investment markets that show how significant this shift is.
Around the globe, voices clamoring for climate-aware investing and carbon controlsare increasing. Demand for ethical treatment of employees, customers and other stakeholders is also growing, as is indignation about poorly-managed companies.
Companies are subject to an increasing set of non-financial reporting requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. A swathe of new requirements will soon impact the investment and lending appetites of EU financial institutions. Coupled with increasing investor demands, these new rules could have a profound impact on companies’ ability to raise capital, within the EU and beyond.
Environmental/climate change risk, disruptive technologies and a return to territorialism were ranked the top threats to company growth. Specifically, 68 percent of CEOs agreed that their organisational growth will be determined by their ability to anticipate and navigate the global shift to a low-carbon, clean technology economy. Read now KPMG's CEO outlook report to understand what is on top of the asset management CEO agenda and to find out what investments CEOs are prioritising to improve organisation’s resilience.
When we first launched the Women In Alternative Investments Report (WAI Report) in 2001, we were among the few voices talking about women’s advancement in alternative investments. It was a delicate conversation and one that few people were comfortable having. But now, eight years later, the conversation has shifted. The issues have moved mainstream, the dialogue has broadened, and the voices are many, but change is afoot. Investors are pressuring Alternative Investment Firms to increase gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in. Read the KPMG report to understand why achieving gender diversity is a business imperative.
The alternative investment industry is increasingly feeling the impact of digital technologies, but are hedge funds and private equity firms moving quickly enough to adapt to the digital world? Read now KPMG's report Alternative investments 3.0 and understand how the alternative investment industry can embrace disruption and accelerate digital innovation.
Consumers have become more educated about the value of data and cyber risks associated with it. As consumer awareness increases so does their expectations of trust and digital security. Read now KPMG's report Trust in the time of disruption to understand the cybersecurity gap that exists between consumers and organisations, and what asset management and financial services firms as a whole can do to close the trust gap.
Welcome to the latest edition of KPMG’s The Pulse of Fintech — a biannual report showcasing key activities and trends within the fintech market globally and in key regions around the world. This edition provides a global overview of key investment trends and highlights in the wealthtech and proptech sectors in H1-2019. Read now.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
HR’s most confident leaders are using data, predictive insights and AI to transform HR into a new value driver. Discover what it takes to become an HR transformation trailblazer.
Read this report to discover:
• how trailblazers are exploiting uncertainty to drive new competitive advantage
• which technologies HR leaders are investing in
• what it means to integrate human and digital labour in a collaborative workplace
• six priorities for forward-looking HR leaders.
AI will transform the workplace in ways we’re still trying to imagine. What skills and capabilities will your organisation need to survive? Read this report to find out – with contributions from government, academics and the Big Innovation Centre.
Download the report to discover:
• how AI will change the way economies, societies and businesses operate
• how AI will change the skills your workforce needs in the 21st century
• what AI means for the way we learn
• how AI will change the role of the HR function.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
What impact will the cloud-enabled workplace have on your cybersecurity strategy? This year’s research shows that organisations are navigating a myriad of both old and new cybersecurity challenges to bring the cloud into scope.
Read this to discover:
• how growing cloud dependency has created distinctive challenges around cyber security
• what the biggest cyber challenges are for organisations in this context
• how intelligent automation and machine learning is being used to overcome operational obstacles hampering cloud security
• a set of cybersecurity considerations for modern IT environments.
High-volume administrative tasks are a feature of every business. We helped a global bank develop a machine learning algorithm to help with the task of reviewing over 100,000 ‘sanctions alerts’ every day.
Read this story to find out:
• what other benefits AI can deliver beyond cost savings
• how AI tools achieve greater accuracy than human reviewers
• what it takes to apply AI and Machine Learning successfully in a regulated sector.
As businesses start to experiment with true artificial intelligence, safe delivery of AI demands a new risk and control framework. This report, designed for anyone tasked with the safe delivery of AI, proposes an effective solution.
Read the report to find out:
• the risks associated with AI and the challenge of managing them
• a 17-category Risk & Controls framework for AI
• in-depth details for key categories, including security management, business continuity and knowledge management
• an essential glossary of AI terms.
Many organisations will be using AI sooner than anyone expects. Prepare now to address the risks from these advanced technologies with this comprehensive framework from our risk experts.
Download this practical resource to see AI risk description, control topic and control description, COBIT process and COBIT area for 17 different AI risks.
As rising consumer expectations ramp up reputational risk, retailers need to keep up to date with regulatory developments. This report provides a comprehensive overview.
Read the report to find out:
• what customers care about that could affect your reputation
• which regulations you must comply with to manage reputational and financial risk
• why brand and reputation is a top concern for UK CEOs.
Find out why cyber security must be embedded into commercial strategy. With focused insight on the economics of trust for financial services, automotive, mobile and retail organisations.
Read the report to understand:
• how consumer expectations are shifting on the topic of digital trust
• how well the priorities of consumers and security executives align
• what it takes for consumers to stay with a brand when things go wrong.
GDPR has prompted banks to re-evaluate their data protection policies. Going beyond pure compliance can help establish consumer trust as a point of differentiation.
Read this report to find out:
• the ethical challenges and risks arising from the use of customer data
• how to start embedding principles for ethical data handling in your organisation
• the competitive advantages that come from getting data ethics right.
A supplier partnership model delivers greater levels of innovation than traditional transaction methods. Here’s how to get started.
Read this insight to discover:
• key steps for building strong supplier relationships
• potential risk areas that must be managed
• why behaviour change is as important as processes and tools
• why aligning your own organisation is essential.
Forces such as consumerisation, expanding regulatory requirements and the shift to outcome-based pricing are all compelling procurement leaders to re-evaluate strategies.
Read this briefing to find out:
• the key disruptors shaping the future of procurement
• how to develop an agenda to deal with disruption
• seven key areas of difference between current and future procurement models
• essential questions to inform your strategic thinking.
As advanced technologies catapult manufacturing into the future, find out how to manage the most complex business challenge in generations.
Read this briefing to discover:
• why I4.0 transformation demands a cross-functional approach
• how to get planning for I4.0 transformation the right way round
• how to identify the best opportunities to create value
• critical enablers for I4.0 transformation
• five questions to ask for smarter I4.0.
Develop practical strategies for success and manage the risks associated with supply chain transformation.
Read this insight to find out about:
• the digital solutions companies are using to reshape their supply chains
• the benefits they realise as a result
• how to identify opportunities for optimisation in your own supply chain
• which practical strategies to deploy for successful digital transformation.
Getting complex decisions right across complicated operational networks is the key to optimum performance. Find out how one of the UK’s biggest bus operators is using data and analytics to make better decisions and optimise the use of resources across their network.
Read this story to discover:
• how data and analytics can transform operational performance
• the benefits of using decision-support tools in the middle office
• key lessons for getting your plans for digital transformation right.
Whether you want to optimise existing processes or transform entire operations, find practical advice on building digital solutions into your supply chain.
Read this guide to find out
• why defining your performance ambition must be the first step
• how to draw up a digital roadmap
• how deploying digital solutions will impact your workforce
• what partners you will need to realise your vision
• practical examples from real companies.
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