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80% of UK dealmakers now prioritize ESG Due Diligence in transactions, reports KPMG

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🗞️ Driving the news: A KPMG report reveals that 80% of UK dealmakers now prioritize ESG due diligence in their transactions
• Over 50% of investors consider ESG as a potential deal stopper
• The growing importance of ESG considerations is influencing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK

🔭 The context: Investors are driven by regulatory pressures and ethical concerns, like the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
• Impact investing is rising, with a focus on balancing profit and addressing global sustainability challenges

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Prioritizing ESG in transactions encourages companies to adopt sustainable practices, addressing climate change and social issues
• This shift can lead to more responsible business operations and improved environmental and social outcomes

⏭️ What's next: The trend of incorporating ESG due diligence is expected to continue, with 57% of investors planning to perform ESG assessments in most transactions over the next two years
• Clearer evaluation criteria and expert collaborations will be necessary to navigate this evolving landscape

💬 One quote: "Failure to embrace ESG can leave tangible value on the table," the KPMG report warns, emphasizing the financial implications of neglecting ESG factors

📈 One stat: 71% of investors report increased importance of ESG in transactions

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