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KPMG appoints new ESG senior advisor

Mark Cliffe joins from ING Group, where he was chief economist and global head of research

KPMG has announced that it has appointed a new senior advisor to support its growing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) business.

Mark Cliffe joins from ING Group, where he was chief economist and global head of research.

As a senior advisor he will support the firm’s climate risk and decarbonisation strategy team, which helps businesses to understand the physical and transition risks they face under different climate change scenarios and advises on decarbonisation.

He will also work on thought leadership, leveraging KPMG’s insight to address business opportunities and risks surrounding ESG.

Cliffe said: “I’m delighted to be part of KPMG UK’s rapidly expanding ESG activities. A key example of its far-sightedness is its work on climate risk and decarbonisation, supporting clients with specialist insight tools like Climate IQ.

“It’s essential for all businesses to have a strategy in place to address climate change, not only to mitigate the resulting risks, but to take advantage of the opportunities that decarbonisation could create.”

Bridget Beals, partner and co-head of climate risk and decarbonisation strategy at KPMG UK, added: “Mark’s experience and understanding of how climate change will affect our clients adds further strength and expertise to our team.

“With new regulatory and reporting requirements coming into force in the coming months, it’s even more important businesses understand what climate change means for them and ensure they are best placed to respond.”

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