KPMG Canada launches Decarbonization Hub

02 November 2023 2 min. read
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KPMG Canada yesterday announced the launch of a Decarbonization Hub to help clients reach emissions reduction goals.

The hub collects previously offered individual services and integrates them into solution sets.

“Our new Decarbonization Hub brings together under one umbrella our infrastructure, finance, climate and technology specialists to help our clients devise and implement realistic transition plans. The Hub also collaborates with our deal and tax professionals to facilitate transactions that may be required in the decarbonization process,” said Doron Telem, national ESG leader at KPMG Canada.

The hub’s advisory solutions include: developing decarbonization pathways; deploying and integrating sustainable technologies, infrastructure, and operating models; navigating climate policy and incentives across geographies and industries; structuring and arranging financing for decarbonization projects; and reporting on commitments and progress.

KPMG Canada launches Decarbonization Hub

The hub is led by Andrew McHardy, a Toronto-based partner in KPMG’s infrastructure advisory practice, who joined the firm earlier this year. He has 25+ years of experience leading engineering, consulting, and project teams in areas including emission reduction, renewable fuels, carbon capture, energy storage, and renewable power.

McHardy previously spent two-and-a-half years at WSP Canada, where he was a VP in the energy, resources, and industry practice. Before that, he spent over six years at Deloitte Canada, where he was a senior manager in the capital projects advisory practice and the artificial intelligence practice.

Before joining the consulting industry, McHardy spent nearly 18 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he was an engineering officer responsible for design, procurement, integration, logistics support, and life-cycle management of major capital equipment.

He has master’s degrees in industrial and systems engineering and statistics from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in defence studies and a bachelor’s degree in chemical and materials engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada.

“Decarbonization is an increasingly complex endeavour, particularly as organizations move forward from low-carbon commitments and boardroom planning to implementation and monitoring decarbonization solutions,” McHardy said. “Our Decarbonization Hub is structured to help organizations navigate a myriad of policy, regulatory, technical, commercial and financial-related uncertainties as they transform their business, operations and assets.”