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Associate Director - Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy: FS

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

The Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy Team (CR&DS) leads KPMG's work on the climate topic, including around climate risk and decarbonisation strategy. As a fast-growing team focused on one of the defining issues of our time and directly supported by KPMG's UK Board, we present an exciting opportunity to potential hires, both in terms of professional opportunity and potential for real-world impact.

Our team has been formed to help clients across corporates and financial services respond to the immense, systemic challenges posed by climate change. Amongst other activities, we help clients to identify and quantify climate risks and opportunities faced by their businesses to meet regulatory, investor and stakeholder demands; analyse and assess the range of mitigation and adaptation strategies available to address climate risks (including the adoption of net zero strategies, carbon market participation and transition planning); ensure business are positioned to capture the opportunity from climate change; implement the strategies; and, finally, embed the risk, strategy, targets and governance into financial reporting, helping to pave the way to a low carbon economy.

Our vision is for the Boards of all companies to consider climate change as a key part of their Enterprise Risk Management and business strategy. The team has received extremely positive feedback from clients and is currently working with a number of FTSE100 and Fortune500 clients, playing a key role in KPMG's goal of delivering £140m of profit with purpose by 2025.

We are looking for hires who are passionate about climate change, regard this as a systemic issue and who can fit in well to a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly capable team. If this is sounds like you, please get in touch!

Roles & Responsibilities

Managing and actively originating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy engagements by:

• Building and maintaining relationships with target clients and key market constituents
• Monitoring regulatory and other market trends to identify new propositions to support our financial services clients
• Managing delivery of several engagements on a day to day basis and managing medium to large size projects or work streams
• Being responsible for the quality of deliverables produced, including qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as written and verbal advice
• Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff
• Ensuring internal and external compliance procedures are adhered to
• Developing the team culture and inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
• Any other duties commensurate with the role.

The Person

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

• Experience in consulting or strategy roles within financial services
• Deep understanding of the climate risk agenda for financial services organisations
• Proven track record managing projects and delivering high-quality outputs
• Ability to extract insights and meaning from qualitative and quantitative information and translate into strategic advice for financial institutions
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a range of different stakeholders
• Passionate about the climate change agenda

To apply
Please send your CV with a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining:

1. Why you want to work in Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy
2. The skills you would bring to the team and why you think they are important for the team to have
3. Anything else you think is relevant to your application

Recruitment Event - 7th October

You can register for our recruitment event on Thursday 7th October by applying via the links below. This is an opportunity to hear from our leadership team Bridget Beals, Simon Weaver, Julia Ralph and Rafi Cohen on what they are doing in CR&DS and to meet some of the fantastic team. We will review applications before the event as there will be an opportunity to interview on the night.

If you cannot join the event you can still be considered so please do apply.

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