EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services - Senior Manager in London, United Kingdom
Climate Change and Sustainability Services - Senior Manager
Requisition # LON00J5P
Post Date Jan 18, 2021
Today, a company’s value is increasingly reflected not just in its short-term financial performance, but also in its ability to deliver value to multiple stakeholders, including consumers, employees, governments and wider society. How organisations respond to global challenges such as Climate Change and Inequality are critical in how they deliver and demonstrate value to stakeholders.
We are looking for high-performing, innovative and enthusiastic climate change and sustainability specialists to join our growing team of sustainable business professionals who are building a better working world by helping global organisations to identify, measure, deliver and report on the sustainable business issues which are most relevant to create long-term value. Our Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice helps clients to build more sustainable and profitable enterprises by addressing their environmental and social challenges.
Your key responsibilities
This role will place you at the heart of a high-energy, agile team that is committed to helping clients build long-term sustainable businesses. This opportunity will enable you to work with leading organisations at a senior level to deliver better outcomes on some of the world’s most pressing climate risk issues. You will interact with EY colleagues globally and work across our different sectors and business activities.
EY’s commitment to advancing the focus on long-term value and sustainable business practices across the investment chain is evidenced by its involvement in the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism (https://www.epic-value.com/), which brought together over 30 of the world’s leading companies and investors, representing almost $30 trillion of assets under management. The project sought to develop new metrics and a Long-Term Value framework that help businesses measure and articulate the value they create for a broad range of stakeholders. Additional EY content can be found at: https://www.ey.com/longtermvalue/
Skills and attributes for success
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping clients to make their businesses future proof and more sustainable in an ever-changing world where doing business is increasingly shaped by social purpose; climate change; effective governance, innovation, and the creation of long-term value. You will be experienced in helping organisations to understand and respond to the impact of climate change on operations and strategy. You will be engaging with senior stakeholders on climate related topics as they navigate both the business challenges and opportunities.
To qualify for the role you must have
Significant experience in helping clients to better understand, measure, quantify and articulate the how climate related matters underpin and influence how an organisation creates long-term value for investors and other stakeholders.
Experience advising clients on climate and environmental risk issues at an operational and strategic level
A deep understanding of the links between climate change, business risk and value creation.
Knowledge and experience of business strategy and operations, with a strong commercial background and experience in the field of social and environmental impact measurement and valuation
Ability to learn and quickly understand new concepts outside area of expertise
Ability to think strategically but also identify, develop and implement practical solutions.
Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to apply to solve new problems
Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to network effectively within large organisations and build relationships with individuals and clients
Ability to contribute to new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders
Ability to develop team members by sharing knowledge and coaching
Ideally you’ll also have
We are looking for individuals from varied backgrounds, but it would be advantageous for you to have many of the experiences below:
A strong understanding of how investors and analysts review and use ESG information to inform decision making.
An understanding of how Culture, Diversity and Inclusion plays a critical role in building sustainable business.
Exposure to environmental accounting and/or regulatory reporting
Exposure to finance, strategy and communications functions at corporate institutions – e.g. strategy, policy, procedures and controls, or an understanding of the policies, procedures and controls needed to support non-financial reporting.
Relevant professional qualifications
What we look for
We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!