Arnaud Van Dijk

Arnaud Van Dijk

Arnaud Van Dijk

Arnaud, a Principal in KPMG’s Sustainability Services Practice, has 16 years of international sustainable finance and corporate sustainability experience. He has delivered a broad range of sustainability and impact advisory services to leading financial institutions (banks, insurance companies and asset owners) and companies addressing emerging Environmental, Social and Governance risks and opportunities.

He is a member of KPMG’s Global Sustainability Services team and participates in various working groups. He is a certified responsible investment professional (RIPC) with the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) in Canada.

Arnaud has been working with financial institutions on strategically and practically addressing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in their business strategy and operations, financing and investing activities, and reporting and disclosures.

His recent experience includes leading and supporting clients with:

Sustainability and impact strategy: large financial institutions and companies with the development of their sustainability business strategy, objectives, implementation roadmap

Sustainable finance: feasibility, design and implementation of impact focused financing instruments, including debt (social, green and sustainability bonds) and equity (impact funds)

Climate: organization-wide climate strategy and ambition setting, climate investment strategy for large asset owners, integration into insurance underwriting processes, corporate climate risk assessment, expectations towards asset managers, training and awareness

Technology: technology driven and academically backed tooling to measure the environmental and societal impacts of investment portfolios

ESG due diligence: scoping, coordinating and managing ESG due diligence in private equity acquisitions across sectors and geographies (50+ projects)

Reporting and disclosures: sustainability and impact reporting advisory and assurance services, including on organizational capacity and readiness as well as integrated and standalone reporting, framework alignment, climate disclosures

Representative clients include Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, Rabobank, VanCity, CPP Investment Board, PSP Investments, PGGM, Macquarie, Intact, Sun Life, and The Co-operators.

In addition, he has been advising corporate clients in various capacities on sustainability risk management, impact measurement, ethics governance and business codes of conduct, integrated reporting, internal audit, and assurance training.

Arnaud has extensive knowledge of and hands-on experience with international sustainability and assurance guidelines and standards such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Principles for Responsible Banking, UN Principles for Responsible Investment, UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance, Taskforce Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), IFC operating principles for impact investing, Principles for positive impact finance, IFC performance standards, GRI, <IR> Framework, SASB, GHG protocol, various ISO standards, ISAE3000 and 3410, and AA1000 Series.