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ESG Assistant Manager - Financial Services Consulting

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team: Financial Services ESG

ESG is the fastest growing area of our Financial Services consulting business. Financial Services institutions not only have a responsibility to ensure their own business is environmentally and socially sustainable but also to act as the catalyst for change throughout our economy.

Our FS ESG team works hand in hand with financial institutions across the UK and globally – ranging from large house-hold names to boutique organisations. We consult across the breadth and depth of ESG issues: from top of the house strategy and vision through to detailed policy and reporting.

We are looking for experienced ESG experts to join our growing team - people who have a real passion for implementing practical change and innovative transformation.

The Role

Roles and responsibilities:

We are seeking a driven Assistant Manager who thrives working collaboratively with others. We need people who can understand complex problems, shape solutions and communicate with a clear and engaging style.
Indicative responsibilities of the role include:
- Work closely with a variety of clients across Banking, Insurance and/ or Asset Management
- Contribute to projects across our FS ESG capabilities, including managing workstreams within projects
- Own relationships with client stakeholders
- Work closely with the project leader and team members to successfully deliver project outcomes
- Contribute to design and development of ESG transformation deliverables
- Contribute to the growth of our FS ESG practice through supporting business and proposition development activity, particularly developing thought leadership and owning components of RFP responses (request for proposal)
- Work closely with a mixture of onshore and offshore team members
- Manage and support development of junior colleagues

The Person

Experience and skills

The successful candidate will have:
- Knowledge and experience working in the ESG space with Financial Services organisations

ESG experience across some of:
- Green products / sustainable finance
- Wider environmental / sustainability activities / policy
- Social factors / D&I
- Human Rights / Modern Slavery
- Supply chain / Circular economy
- ESG Regulation inc. TCFD / SFDR

(In your application, please note which areas your experience aligns to)

- Experience working with senior individuals in the Financial Services sector

Sector experience across some of:
- Banking
- Capital Markets
- Asset Management
- Insurance

(In your application, please note which areas your experience aligns to)

- Strong understanding of the current challenges and opportunities for the FS industry across ESG
- Experience delivering projects and outcomes in transformation programmes
- Ability to demonstrate a keen interest in ESG and an open mind set to continue learning
- An ability to contribute to a positive, inclusive and supportive working environment which respects and recognises all members of the team
- ESG relevant qualifications preferred

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