Tag Archive for 'Vincent Neate'

Need green agenda for progressive economy & competitive advantage

April 18th, 2012 by KPMG

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited KMPG offices recently to launch his ‘green growth‘ initiative. Mr. Clegg made it clear that he regards ‘green’ as a source of competitive advantage. It is not a handicap or an extra cost that will hold us back. Green technology properly embraced can help both businesses to make and […]

Integrated Reporting to help businesses access capital at a reasonable cost

September 14th, 2011 by KPMG

Integrated Reporting provides a potential new source of competitive advantage for business in the search for capital at a reasonable cost according to a paper from KPMG, published on 12 September 2011. KPMG’s paper comes as the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) publishes a Discussion Paper on the future for Integrated Reporting. Integrated Reporting aims […]

Vincent Neate of KPMG looks ahead to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa

August 22nd, 2011 by KPMG

In under one hundreds days the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP17) will be held in Durban, South Africa. Vincent Neate, who leads KPMG’s UK Climate Change & Sustainability practice, looks ahead to what the challenges and achievements might be. “If Copenhagen was a down and Cancun was an up, Durban will be a […]

Corporate Social Responsibility Report is no place for greenwash says KPMGs European head of climate change and sustainability

May 12th, 2011 by KPMG

Carbon Smart today launches its second report, ‘Stuck on the starting blocks’, on sustainability assurance in the FTSE350. KPMG provided publically available sustainability assurance opinions to the report’s top three ranked companies; Vodafone, BHP Billiton and Associated British Foods. All three companies’ sustainability disclosures were described by Carbon Smart as best practice, while the average […]

Corporate sustainability strategy increases profitability, improves employee morale and attracts new customers according to KPMG report

May 4th, 2011 by KPMG

Companies which have implemented corporate sustainability strategies have enjoyed a broad range of important benefits according to latest research by KPMG. The report, titled ‘Corporate Sustainability: a progress report’, has also highlighted that finance and cost are the biggest challenges companies face when implementing sustainable practices.

University College London report on Marginal Abatement Cost Curves calls for caution

April 15th, 2011 by KPMG

Vincent Neate, KPMG’s European Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, said “in recent years, the Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) has become a popular tool for providing analysis of low-carbon investments and policy development. However while a useful starting point, it is not capable of providing the in depth level of insight that KPMG advises […]

Carbon Reduction Commitment: UK energy efficiency scheme takes effect on 1 April; organisations urged to consider the impact of carbon levy

March 30th, 2011 by KPMG

Energy usage from 1 April determines size of carbon levy in the UK KPMG encourages participants to account for carbon costs Four months to submit accurate energy evidence packs and avoid penalties April 1st is the start date for a UK levy on carbon, impacting on the 3,000 UK businesses and organisations participating in the […]