DuPont Sustainable Solutions Acquires KKS Advisors
Merger Gives DSS Expanded Capabilities and ESG Expertise Unique in the Market
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2021 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) announced today that KKS Advisors, a leading global Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) consulting firm will join DSS. With this acquisition, which was effective June 30, DSS adds to its offerings new intellectual property (IP), methodologies, tools, and capabilities in ESG and sustainability. Combining this with DSS’ operations heritage and expertise in operations risk, capability development, data analytics and digital technology enables DSS to now provide a truly integrated transformation solution to clients, to implement sustainability goals and aspirations.
“At DSS we believe that managing risks and improving operations are fundamentally linked to sustainability and societal impact,” said Davide Vassallo, Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Our acquisition of KKS Advisors enables DSS to provide its clients with deeper insights, strategy expertise and integrated capabilities to develop and implement their ESG and sustainability plans so they can successfully protect people, improve operations and create a sustainable future.”
KKS Advisors is one of the leading brands in the ESG space recognized for leveraging its academic insights, finance knowledge, and strategy expertise to help investors, foundations, corporations, and non-governmental organizations develop bold and effective strategies that pave the way to a more sustainable society. This acquisition brings to DSS a senior team of consultants possessing experience in more than 100 ESG consulting projects, including the world’s foremost thought leader and academic in ESG, George Serafeim, the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
“DSS is a world class leader in creating safer workplaces, mitigating risk and achieving operational excellence,” said Serafeim. “KKS Advisors looks forward to working with DSS to help its clients find the value of incorporating ESG into their business models to contribute to a more sustainable future.”
KKS Advisors’ diverse global team of senior, experienced consultants are located in Boston, Massachusetts, London, England, and Athens, Greece. The addition of KKS Advisors’ consultants means that DSS will have more than 1000 full-service employees and experts serving its global clients. KKS Advisors’ employees will continue to be based in their current locations. KKS Advisors will retain its name and brand following the acquisition.
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About DuPont Sustainable Solutions
DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is a leading provider of operations management consulting services that enable organizations to protect their employees and assets, realize operational efficiencies, innovate more rapidly and build workforce capability. By leveraging its DuPont heritage, deep industry and business process expertise, and diverse team of expert consultants, DSS helps clients turn operations management into a competitive advantage.
DuPont is owned by affiliates of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and licensed to DSS for a limited period of time.