Job details

City of London
£40k - 52k per year
Job Type
about 2 months ago

Job Title: ESG Key Client Lead Location:

London Role Purpose: With a background in sustainability/ESG and the built environment, and a passion for collaboration, innovation and driving change this individual will be responsible for managing ESG strategies at fund and asset levels, providing a key point of contact to the Client, PM Leadership, Operational Teams, and Supply Chain, delivering against targets and reporting on key performance indicators.

Salary/Benefits:Competitive package

Key Responsibilities

• Lead on the development, implementation, reporting and evolution of the ESG strategy for a key Client.

• Facilitate the development, benchmarking, implementation and ongoing review of appropriate sustainability objectives, targets and improvement programmes at house, fund, and asset level.

• Monitor and report on fund/portfolio sustainability performance and progress against sustainability objectives.

• Lead regular catch-up calls/meetings with the Clients to update on progress. Routinely prepare and present at Client meetings to increase sustainability awareness and engagement.

• Actively engage with Property and Facilities Management Teams to ensure Client requirements are understood and are integrated into day to day delivery against objectives.

• Provide support and technical advice to all stakeholders to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities for sustainability.

• Innovate and lead initiatives to engage and educate Property and Facilities Management employees, contractors, and tenants/occupiers to increase data coverage, improve data quality, and improve sustainability performance for assets/funds/portfolios.

• Respond to requests for information regarding existing ESG strategy performance from rating and reporting agencies, current or prospective investors and other stakeholders.

• Work with the Compliance Team to monitor changes in legislation and best practice to ensure continuing legal compliance and best practice in the UK.

• Contribute to the development, implementation, reporting and evolution of ESG strategy for my client's UK Property Management (PM). Person Specification/Requirements

• Master’s degree, or equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g. Sustainability, Environmental/Earth Sciences, Responsible Business);

• Professional experience working as an ESG programme manager, sustainability consultant, or similar within the Commercial Real Estate/Built Environment sector;

• Exceptional written and oral communication skills: articulate, assertive and confident;

• Ability to engage and educate a diverse set of stakeholder groups including ESG specialists, fund managers, property managers, facilities and building managers;

• Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven team environment;

• Proficiency in English;

• Proficiency in Salesforce, MS Office and Google Applications;

• Experience in a range of reporting tools and platforms, e.g. MS Power BI or Tableau; and specific sustainability platforms, e.g. Carbon Desktop, Envizi, or Deepki;

• Experience and willingness to present at conferences and forums.