KPMG Launches Global ESG Academy

KPMG has launched the KPMG ESG Academy in collaboration with Microsoft and some of the world’s leading universities and institutions.

The scalable, turnkey academy leverages the KPMG Learning Enablement and Analytics Platform – a preconfigured platform enabled by Microsoft 365, Azure, Teams, and Microsoft Viva Learning that helps to deliver learning directly in the flow of work.

It can be offered as a standalone virtual learning tool or can be integrated into clients’ in-house learning platforms, helping organizations support their ESG initiatives by delivering foundational and advanced learning on a wide range of ESG topics and disciplines.

The Academy course material is structured around the latest business thought leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics, with content developed by globally recognized ESG specialists from leading universities and institutions, in collaboration with KPMG subject matter professionals in sustainability.

The course content is fully customizable and scalable. Executive-level leadership, mid-management, and/or non-management learners can be engaged in the business client’s choice of basic-level ESG training, comprehensive ESG training, and/or advanced ESG-focused training in specific topics of interest, such as circularity, reporting, and risk.

With a powerful combination of business and academic learning, the KPMG ESG Academy delivers both foundational and advanced learning on a range of ESG topics, with the option to focus on specific business sectors and functions.

John McCalla-Leacy, Head of Global ESG at KPMG International, commented: “In my conversations with business leaders, I routinely hear that complexity, a lack of understanding, and the challenge of actually accessing information and insights is what’s holding them back on their ESG journey. The launch of the KPMG ESG Academy is about bringing that much-needed information together in one place – to empower decision-makers to deliver positive change.”