Pieter Scholtz is a partner at KPMG and the ESG lead for Africa. Pieter holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria. He started his career on the coal mines in Mpumalanga, but has transitioned into ESG and sustainability over the last decade. He has been at the forefront of developing solutions to sustainably close large assets (Asset Transformation) such as mines, power stations and manufacturing facilities – finding the intersect between socio-economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, and financial viability for the original asset owner. Given that achieving true social sustainability for communities and employees alike are the most difficult component of Asset Transformation to get right, he has spent the last 8 years working with many industry players and experts to develop processes and methodologies to achieve sustainable economic transformation, gender equality and youth enablement within their companies and in their host communities. GBV as one of the key social ills that needs to be addressed in all social upliftment and economic transformation projects, has become a core focus area for him.