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Episode 2: What’s driving the ESG agenda? | The new retail reality

Episode 2: What’s driving the ESG agenda? | The new retail reality

December 7, 2022

The retail industry has seen its share of disruptions over the last couple of years, with trends evolving and influencing the sector. In this series, KPMG in Canada’s National Industry Leader for Consumer and Retail, Kostya Polyakov, explores how these changes could shape retail’s new reality. Teanne von der Porten, Executive Director and Advisory Leader for KPMG in Canada's ESG practice, speaks with Kostya on how retailers can drive the ESG agenda in their business and overall strategy.

Episode 7: Shining the ‘light’ on Lighthouse in Quebec | Women Talk Tech

Episode 7: Shining the ‘light’ on Lighthouse in Quebec | Women Talk Tech

November 22, 2022

In this episode of Women Talk Tech, we shine a light on Lighthouse in Quebec. What does the team do and how did Lighthouse in Quebec come to life? Tune in as Patricia Boisclair, a Senior Manager in KPMG in Canada’s Digital Strategy & Transformation practice, gets the inside scoop from Ravy Por, Partner and Lighthouse in Quebec leader.

Episode 3: Building a connected ecosystem | Manufacturing in Canada

Episode 3: Building a connected ecosystem | Manufacturing in Canada

October 27, 2022

Industry 4.0 is a revolution driven by advancements in technology and integrates physical operations with smart digital technologies to create a more holistic, interconnected, and a cyber-physical system for manufacturers. A connected ecosystem acts as a building block for manufacturers in realizing the industry 4.0 benefits. Join Don Matthew, National Sector Leader for KPMG in Canada’s Manufacturing group, as he passes on his role to Alison Glober, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG in Canada, and discusses the future of manufacturing with connected machines and i4.0.

Episode 6: Navigating blockchain technology and the crypto space | Women Talk Tech

Episode 6: Navigating blockchain technology and the crypto space | Women Talk Tech

October 5, 2022

In this episode of Women Talk Tech, Nancy Chase, National Leader of KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice in Canada and Emily Zhao, Manager in IT Risk Consulting, talk about inclusivity in the crypto space, how we can encourage more women to be active in this space, and Emily’s personal crypto journey.

Episode 1: Succession planning for private real estate firms | Real Estate and Construction in Canada

Episode 1: Succession planning for private real estate firms | Real Estate and Construction in Canada

September 15, 2022

The lack of a succession plan can have significant implications on any operating business, especially a real estate business. KPMG in Canada’s National Leader for Building, Construction & Real Estate, Tom Rothfischer, speaks with Roque Hsieh, GVA Real Estate Leader, and Steve Carreiro, GVA Family Officer Leader, about succession planning for privately owned real estate companies. Learn about the challenges that could arise if a plan is not in place and the succession options that are available.

Episode 2: Retooling the workforce | Manufacturing in Canada

Episode 2: Retooling the workforce | Manufacturing in Canada

September 12, 2022

One of the key ingredients to output and growth in manufacturing is the labour required to get the job done. It seems that no industry is been safe from the labor shortage forced upon the world by the pandemic. Manufacturers need to rethink when their people work, how they carry out their jobs and what they work for. Join Don Mathew, National Sector Leader for KPMG in Canada’s Manufacturing group and Silvia Gonzalez-Zamora, Partner, National Inclusion and Diversity Practice Leader, KPMG in Canada for this discussion.

Episode 5: Breaking barriers – Inclusion in the world of NFTs | Women Talk Tech

Episode 5: Breaking barriers – Inclusion in the world of NFTs | Women Talk Tech

August 23, 2022

In this episode of Women Talk Tech, we connect with the co-founders of World of Women (WoW), Yam Karkai and Raphael Malavieille, to discuss the essential role ID&E has to play in the world of crypto and NFTs, the WoW journey from art to NFTs and the true value behind NFT use cases.

Episode 4: ESG, Government Incentives, and Pay Equity | Federal Budget 2022

Episode 4: ESG, Government Incentives, and Pay Equity | Federal Budget 2022

August 16, 2022

In this podcast, we will discuss certain tax and legal implications of the 2022 Federal Budget and other recent legislation as it relates to ESG, including government incentives and pay equity.

Episode 2: Why the social angle is critical to all three ESG pillars | Delivering on ESG commitments

Episode 2: Why the social angle is critical to all three ESG pillars | Delivering on ESG commitments

August 4, 2022

On the second episode of Delivering on ESG commitments, Doron Telem, National Leader, ESG, interviews KPMGers Silvia Gonzalez-Zamora, Partner, Management Consulting, People & Change and Steffen Kramer, Senior Manager, ESG and Sustainability. They discuss why the social component of ESG is critical to an organization’s success, the direct and indirect impacts of human rights legislations across the enterprise, and what leaders should be considering as they evaluate future business models.

Episode 3: Mergers and Acquisitions | Federal Budget 2022

Episode 3: Mergers and Acquisitions | Federal Budget 2022

June 24, 2022

The deferral of investment income using private corporations is one of the tax changes tabled in the 2022 Federal Budget. In this podcast we will cover the potential impact this change may have on private companies and on business owners in the process of selling their businesses. 

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