The software helps customers to "automate data collection from diverse sources and perform model-based data calculations using standards, regulatory reporting metrics and universally accepted measurement frameworks for circularity performance," KPMG said.
In a prepared statement about the new software, John McCalla-Leacy (pictured, top of page), head of Global ESG for KPMG International, said: "At the heart of KPMG’s global alliance with Microsoft is a shared desire and passion to help businesses do the right thing and deliver on their commitments to be more sustainable. My view is that we’re entering a new stage in the corporate world where boardrooms are taking ESG seriously and want to implement solutions that can reduce environmental impact, while increasing social equity and transparency. Often the biggest barrier to achieving that is a lack of understanding about how to gather genuinely insightful data and how to use that information to deliver positive change. As KPMG firms enter the next step in our alliance with Microsoft, I’m confident that we, together with KPMG professionals and clients, can move towards a model that empowers business leaders to play a more robust, proactive role in creating a sustainable future that works for all."
In a prepared statement about the relationship, Shelly Blackburn, VP of cross solutions at Microsoft, said: "We are pleased to work with KPMG to deliver innovative Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability solutions that help customers unify their data intelligence and gain insights about their overall carbon footprint. KPMG Circularity Tracker can enable customers to develop and execute robust strategies to achieve their ESG goals.”
KPMG: Sustainability and ESG Milestones, Partnerships
The consulting firm has made multiple sustainability moves worldwide. Examples include
Sweden: Working with Microsoft to deliver a tech-enabled ESG reporting solution for international forestry group Södra, the companies said.
February 2023: Partnerimg with ESI Monitor in the Crown Dependencies to provide sustainability consulting and ESG reporting services. The effort involves ESI Monitor’s FutureTracker, a software platform that allows customers to target, achieve and maintain sustainability goals.
February 2023: Partnering with Workiva in an “enhanced alliance to deliver environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focused solutions and services."