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ESG- Sustainability Advisor- Manager

Company: ISS Corp Services US
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) help companies design and manage their corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability programs to align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of a diverse shareholder base by delivering best-in-class data, tools, and advisory services.ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) is a subsidiary of ISS that provides publicly traded companies with advisory services and software solutions to help solve a wide range of critical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The ESG- Sustainability Advisory Manager role on the ICS team is a fast-paced client-facing role that provides advisory and consulting services on critical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues to senior executives at the world's largest companies.The RoleIn this role, you will manage a sector-based team of advisors, combining subject matter expertise and communication skills with ICS' market-leading proprietary data and tools to help companies understand how to evaluate and respond to perceptions of ESG risk and opportunity as well as to educate executives and board members about the changing ESG landscape.A portion of our sustainability work involves helping companies optimize their public environmental and social disclosures to increase transparency as well as focus corporate sustainability strategy on matters that are most material to a company's business. On a daily basis, you will:Manage a team of advisors supporting clients in designated sectors and specializing in key issues most relevant to the industries the team covers.Coach, train, and support team members in their client communications, research responsibilities, and professional development.Form and sustain ongoing relationships with senior client executives and management teams to understand their needs and provide them with context and advice tailored to their challenges and goals.Analyze evolving ESG trends-including reporting standards, rating systems, stakeholder expectations - to identify key issues relevant for client disclosures and sustainability management efforts.Supervise and review polished client deliverables and discuss them in detail with sustainability and other c-level executives, including legal.Synthesize information from our ESG databases and platform to uncover actionable intelligence on ESG disclosures and practices.In addition to day-to-day client advisory work, you will:Support the Sustainability business by reviewing team contributions and contributing to the development of industry-leading intellectual capital and thought leadership on ESG topics, including whitepapers, toolkits, webinars, and presentations for individual clients and at industry conferences.Collaborate with sales, product, and operations teams within the organization to support the evolution of the service offering and help coordinate efforts for building strong relationships with key clients.The role requires 10% travel or less, typically for conference attendance and occasional client visits.Qualifications & EducationMinimum 10 years of successful work experience related to sustainability consulting, solutions development and strategy, climate change analytics, or corporate reportingAt least 5 years of management experience in client-facing, professional services roleExperience in client-facing corporate advisory work; experience in industrials, health care, and technology sectors is preferredStrong understanding of sustainability data and corporate as well as vendor business risk related to ESGClimate related business risk, renewable energy, and GHG emissions (scope 1, 2, & 3 as well as reduction & risk mitigation strategy) knowledgeUnderstanding of GRI, SASB, TCFD, and other market standards and guidelines.Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlinesExcellent organization, multitasking, and prioritization skillsTechnical comfort (including the ability to quickly learn and train on SaaS applications)Degree in Business, Finance, Sustainability, or Environmental Engineering, or a related field with an exceptional performance recordSkills & Additional ConsiderationsStrong coaching and management skills, including clear communication ability to develop and manage and client-facing teamAbility to diagnose client needs and identify relevant resourcesStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsIntellectual curiosity and ability to master complex concepts and technical subject matter quicklyProficiency in distilling data using Excel, SQL, or other toolsProactive in turning to others for assistance when requiredAbility to present professionally and authoritativelyExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to foster and maintain collaborative relationships in a cross-functional environmentCapacity to quickly establish relationships with executives and be seen as a trusted resourceDemonstrated poise and grace under pressure*We offer a hybrid work schedule of 3 days in office and 2 days work from home. Most offices have returned to working in-office. #LI-MK1 #ICS #DIRECTOR #CONSULTINGFeatured Benefits include:Medical, Dental and Vision - multiple PPO plans to choose from401(k) Plan with a competitive Company Match up to 9% inclusive of Safe Harbor contributionFSA and Commuter benefit programsGenerous Paid Time Off (annualized minimum of 20 days vacation, 11 holidays and separate paid sick leave)Flexible Work & Hybrid policies may applyPaid Parental LeaveISS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Veteran and Disability Acts.

Keywords: ISS Corp Services US, Rockville , ESG- Sustainability Advisor- Manager, Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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