KPMG Study Finds Most Investors Want an ESG Due Diligence Product

KPMG ranked No. 6 on the Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2023.


KPMG’s ESG Due Diligence Survey found that most corporate investors want a dedicated ESG due diligence product that can analyze risks and opportunities.

“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 Mark Golovcsenko, KPMG U.S. ESG and Climate Services Leader. “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.”

Over 200 M&A practitioners in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA) participated in the survey.

The survey found that 74% of participants have ESG considerations as part of their M&A agenda, but only 51% properly understand ESG in their investment area. Also, 68% of EMA investors and 62% in the U.S. said they would pay a premium for a target demonstrating a high level of ESG maturity that aligns with their priorities.

“As the world continues to evolve, so do the expectations of businesses,” said Clare Lunn, KPMG U.S. Partner, ESG. “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.”

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