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Director, Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy
Are you looking for an exciting career at the cutting edge of KPMG’s response to the global agenda on climate change?

Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to shape a brand new proposition and advise on some of the biggest structural shifts the world has ever seen with a range of FTSE clients?

If so, then consider joining us in KPMG’s newly established Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy team. Led by Simon Weaver and Bridget Beals, the Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team has been formed to help our clients respond to the immense challenges posed by climate change, assisting them to identify and quantify climate risks to their business to meet regulatory, investor and stakeholder demands; analyse and assess the range of mitigation and adaptation strategies available to them to mitigate the risks; 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.

We have a vision for every Board to consider climate change in their Enterprise Risk Management. So far, we have focused on FTSE250 Boards with really positive results – we are already responding to several RFPs and are having bilateral conversations with respect to scopes of work with 5 other major listed corporates. This is hugely encouraging as we pursue our ambition of delivering £140m of profit with purpose for KPMG by 2025.

The successful candidates will work across multiple engagements managing the delivery of key outputs relating to the different facets of our proposition and shaping our future propositions.

We are looking for hires who can provide the perfect combination of passion, dynamism, enthusiasm, capability, accountability, and above all the ability to be a great team player.

We require strategy, climate change and risk expertise across the grade profiles. We will select and optimal mix of talent to allow the team to share skills to build capability, but ensure that team members have the ability to grow and build their careers within the Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team as we capitalise on the immense opportunities we are faced with.


Key responsibilities of the role include managing and actively originating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy engagements by:

- Helping lead business development initiatives including targeting key C-Suite level individuals, proposing KPMG's services and closing opportunities
- Acting as the primary team interface with various levels of client executives up to and including C-Suite Level
- Managing the delivery of project deliverables and advising persuasively, earning the position of a trusted advisor
- Developing the team culture and inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
- Participating in the professional development of KPMG Climate Risk and Decarbonisation team members and assist with the recruiting and training of new staff
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.
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

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