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ESG Senior Associate - Environmental

Employer
PWC 1
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Senior Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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About PwC

We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

About Risk

Being a trusted organisation lies at the heart of being profitable and sustainable and to earn trust, businesses must rise to the challenge of giving their stakeholders confidence not just in relation to their profitability and sustainability, but in demonstrating that they think, behave and operate with integrity and transparency across the extended enterprise. To ensure viability though, both sides of the equation need to be in balance and at PwC that's what we refer to as 'Good Business'. We understand the challenges and risks associated with achieving this and work with clients to help them manage risk, engender trust and pivot risk into opportunity. We support them to create value that is both commercial and responsible - to be a 'good business' that does 'good business'.

The role

Working within the GRC team in Risk, with a focus specifically on ESG, will see you working on a variety of challenging and career-advancing engagements. You will work across a diverse range of well-known clients within our Commercial and Government practice and have the opportunity to work on exciting projects right from the start. We work with many of the top companies in the world, in Entertainment & Media, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Telecoms & Technology, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Retail & Consumer and Industrial Products as well as world class Government & Public Sector organisations. You will be constantly learning, and your ideas will be welcomed in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and teamwork.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. You will work with clients to help them develop and implement ESG and Sustainability policies and procedures, define roles and responsibilities, and implement performance metrics and performance monitoring processes to address ESG related issues. This includes the review and implementation of client's business processes in relation to regulatory reporting requirements, such TCFD and SECR reporting. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of the wider ESG proposition for the Risk line of service within PwC UK.

The role can be based in the following PwC Offices, though you will be working as part of the national ESG GRC team:

  • London

  • Birmingham

  • Manchester

  • Leeds

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow

  • Reading

  • Watford

The Essentials
  • Strong understanding of ESG principles and ability to apply them in a practical and commercial setting;

  • Demonstrable experience of working on multiple projects, managing your time effectively to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines;

  • A willingness to learn new skills and help develop and innovate new client propositions;

  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels;

  • Good report writing skills;

  • Possession of strong team working skills;

  • Excellent client relationships

  • Commercial acumen and an interest in how complex organisations operate; and strong analytical, logic and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Skills
  • Academic background in ESG, Climate, Environmental Science, Sustainability or related field; and

  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of and/or a proven record of success in directing efforts in the following areas:

    • Sustainability / ESG Reporting, including preparing, reviewing or advising on ESG reporting requirements, e.g. TCFD and/or other related fields;

    • ESG / Sustainability Strategy; Climate Risk Modeling and Management; Sustainable Finance;

    • An ability to analyse strategic, operational, risk and financial implications of sustainability trends and translate these into commercial impact; and

    • Participating in business development activities.

About The Team - Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG)

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), is a term that covers a range of issues facing the world today. At PwC, it's an opportunity to have a purposeful career to positively contribute to one of the most pressing problems of our time by helping to reshape the whole economy and the society in which we live.

Our ESG team works with clients to address, mitigate, and resolve non-financial, governance, risk, integrity, environmental, social and reputation issues, and create value, with services focused on ESG reporting advisory, third party risk management, risk modelling and ESG crisis and issues management.

Through speed, collaboration, and imaginative thinking we are looking for team members to support our clients to build trust in the climate transition with credible non-financial and climate reporting, substantial and sustainable transformations, fair and just transitions to Net Zero, and ensuring our own business is ready to meet the challenge and sharing this story with our clients.

To deliver on this mission, the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) team sits within our Risk practice as one of the fastest growing areas of the business and is split into 5 sub propositions: Compliance, ESG, Risk Management, Controls, and Deals.


Risk
We're a leading provider of trust in the digital world - in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today's business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have 'The Deal'.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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