Nicki is the Lead Partner for Ageing at KPMG. Nicki is passionate about working with the aged care industry to deliver better outcomes for older Australians. Nicki works across the aged care sector, focusing on improving policy, strategy, quality and safety and service provision for older Australians.
Nicki is a qualified physiotherapist, blending my clinical experience with operational, policy and market capabilities to deliver practical, implementable solutions for clients. Nicki also holds a Master of Public Health and was awarded a Churchill fellowship to investigate alternative models of allied health out of hospital care.
Activating ESG for Aged Care Providers
There is a growing focus on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda within the aged care sector. There are questions about the long term sustainability of the sector being raised through the 2023 Intergenerational Report , which outlined an increase in spending from 1.1 per cent of GDP in 2022–23 to around 2.5 per cent of GDP in 2062–63, significant climate implications for aged care providers, both for home and residential aged care, as well as providers having a significant environmental footprint.
The collective impact of environmental and sustainability issues, including on workforce, technology and infrastructure, requires action from aged care providers. In particular, providers will need to act to mitigate their effects on climate as well as planning on how they need to adapt to future climate considerations. This requires consideration of both short term interventions as well as long term planning.
Supported by the consultation paper for the National Health and Climate Strategy , this presentation will explore practical case studies specific to aged care, outlining examples of good practice and exploring opportunities for change, which can be implemented across the sector. This includes:
• Climate emergency planning and preparedness
• Reducing waste and supporting a circular economy
• Exploring how ESG has a role in attracting and retaining workforce
• Changing care needs within climate change
• The role of providers in delivering social infrastructure within climate events.