Associate Director - Climate Risk & TCFD
- Posted 28 February 2023
- LocationUnited States of America
- Job type Permanent
- DisciplineNet Zero & Sustainability, Energy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
- ReferenceUDAD (DT)
- Contact NameDaniel Turrell
Job Title: Associate Director - Climate Risk & TCFD
Location: Remote (US/Canada)
Remuneration: Competitive DOE + Generous Benefits Package
Join a global leader and solely dedicated sustainability consultancy contributing to financially driven sustainability strategies, across corporate multinationals and medium-sized enterprises. All underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative, collaborative teams across the world, this company amasses over 700 experts, operating in over 40 countries.
An an Associate Director, you will lead client engagements and support the further development of Climate Risk services. This role will help bring innovative products and services to market, so that clients can anticipate, address and efficiently measure, disclose and take action over their relevant climate change risks and opportunities. You will be leading client engagements focusing on integrating climate risk into corporate enterprise risk management structures for a diverse set of clients and industries; Fortune 500 companies to boutique brands, and require engagement with clients, their suppliers, and their various stakeholders (employees, investors, associations and NGOs) around the world.
You will be building capacity within the North American Climate Risk team to allow the company to expand strategic relationships across the client portfolio. This is a growing team of consultants and analysts who interface and collaborate with Strategy and Climate practices, which you will support. While the primary focus is on the North American market, many of the clients are international, meaning there is frequent interaction and knowledge sharing with the Climate Risk team in Europe.
Experience creating and implementing business models and processes that integrate sustainability & risk principles into business value proposition.
Competency at building relationships across functions within client organizations to enable opportunities for improvement and expanding our scope of services.
Industry-relevant connections, with a network of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders.
Proficiency and demonstrated experience providing corporate sustainability support in some or all of the following: Physical and transition climate change risks and opportunities. Financial analysis including analysis of climate change risks and opportunities or Business Continuity or Business Resilience Planning. Strategy development, strategic goal setting and KPI selection on priority climate-related topics (e.g. Science-based Targets). Sustainability/ ESG reporting using leading frameworks e.g., GRI, SASB, Integrated Reporting and TCFD. Responses to key ESG surveys, inquiries and leading ranker/ ratings agencies e.g., CDP, S&P/DJSI, EcoVadis, MSCI, JUST and others
Well presented with a professional manner to act as a brand ambassador which flexes and is appropriate for the specific client environment and circumstances.
10+ years’ experience in a related financial services or enterprise risk management role, ideally with additional experience as a sustainability/ESG practitioner, ideally in a consultancy environment.
Degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability-related field in Sustainable Finance, Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Economics, Financial Risk Management, ESG strategy or other sustainability-related disciplines senior Business Administration.
Ability to work at and navigate all levels of an organization, driving decisions and direction through influence, including executive and senior business stakeholders.
Highly organized with strong project management skills, interpersonal skills, and a professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise.
Experience in corporate risk management and organizational behavior.
Demonstrated experience in financial modelling or validating financial models built by teams of experts.
Previous background or passion for sustainability preferred.
Curious, globally minded, and enthusiastic.
Organized, methodical, and analytical.
Effective time management and organizational skills. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment.
Work well with a wide range of people on a global basis.
Proactive with the ability and confidence to use initiative.
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