Sustainability Consultant

Digby Wells Environmental

London

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.digbywells.com [email protected]

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Digby Wells Environmental, a leading service provider to the resources industry, is looking for a Sustainability Consultant to join our dynamic and fast-growing team. You will be responsible for reporting sustainability related activities and helping our clients respond to and develop strategies to manage issues across the ESG agenda. This will include aligning client’s sustainability reporting requirements with industry best practices in terms of frameworks, data collection and assurance to meet the Client’s sustainability targets and ambitions. You must have a proven track record of producing high value sustainability reports, ideally within the resources sectors.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

  • Producing Sustainability reports and disclosures that showcase clients’ work in a compelling way, while also ticking the boxes for GRI or SASB compliance.
  • Compiling annual responses to investor questionnaires such as CDP and DJSI and providing clients with guidance to improve their scores and their practice.
  • Reviewing, benchmarking, and developing policies against industry and best practice.
  • Assessing client’s current sustainability performance and working with key stakeholders to identify, prioritise and strategically manage key sustainability issues.
  • Developing climate risk management and mitigation strategies, including Science based targets and TCFD aligned reporting and guidance.
  • Developing Modern Slavery Statement and strategies.
  • Identifying and tracking ESG and sustainability trends, best practices, frameworks, and standards and communicating those relevant to internal and external stakeholders and using information to develop new services and client offering.
  • Forming and maintaining a network of relationships to support sustainability efforts.
  • Ensuring appropriate controls and measurement systems are in place for clients to support and maintain sustainability reporting integrity and assurance.
  • Monitoring the latest trends from ESG rating agencies and recommend courses of action to improve client scores and address gaps.
  • Networking and growing strong relationships with clients and other partners in the market. 
  • Working closely with various specialists to implement strategies and annual environmental and social performance for clients.
  • Assisting with the drafting of our client’s strategic position and narratives on sustainability issues.

Education

  • Post graduate degree preferably in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability or Financial Communications.
  • Project Management Certificate would be beneficial.
  • Experience in copy/writing or editing would be beneficial

Skills and Experience.

  • Seven or more years relevant experience in sustainability consulting or similar.

Other Requirements

  • Deep understanding of responsible investment, sustainability emerging topics, the latest energy industry trends, strategies, and technologies.
  • Knowledge of Sustainability/ESG rating agencies, frameworks, and databases.
  • Expert in technical sustainability data, calculation methodologies and limitations.
  • Establish credibility and effectively interact with clients, including all levels of senior leadership.
  • Self-motivated, autonomous with a can-do attitude.
  • Demonstrable mastery in extensive use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and experience developing market research and business cases for new strategies.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to build and maintain relationships with Senior executives.
  • A flair for writing; you will enjoy transforming information and data into compelling copy and infographics.
  • Strong project management skills: you will be developing sustainability reports from start to finish, working with clients until they are perfect.
  • A working knowledge of; TCFD recommendations, GRI Standards, SASB, the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • A willingness to travel.
  • Experience in the mining sector is preferable.
  • A flexible, pragmatic, and innovative approach project development and delivery.
  • Fluency in English is essential, working knowledge of another language particularly French or Spanish would be advantageous.

Application

Applicants must be prepared to undergo a complete psychometric evaluation as part of the selection process. Short listed candidates will also be required to take a writing test and to authenticate information provided in their CVs. The closing date for applications is 30 May 2021. Applicants should submit a detailed CV to [email protected].


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