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Sustainability and Responsible Investment Senior Manager

Date: Jun 25, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145562BR
Job TitleSustainability and Responsible Investment Senior Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineIARCS
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Job DescriptionThe Team


The Sustainability and Responsible Investment (S&RI) team sits within KPMG’s Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) function.
We provide advisory and assurance services to a variety of corporate, national market and financial services clients.
As an area within KPMG experiencing significant growth, S&RI provides support across all of KPMG’s core sectors as well as developing and delivering service offerings aligned to various sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, governance) themes such as climate risk, circular economy, sustainability risk and assurance, sustainable finance and responsible investment.


The Role

The purpose of this role is to help design and deliver on the S&RI team strategy as part of ambitious growth plans to continue the expansion sustainability and responsible investment related services to corporate and financial services clients. As an experienced sustainability and ESG professional you will participate in identifying and helping to deliver new business opportunities for clients that are seeking to enhance their sustainability programmes. You will be given significant responsibilities and opportunity to contribute to exciting projects on advancing the integration of ESG in financial sector clients’ business and approaches to responsible investing. You will help drive the growth of both advisory and assurance related sustainability and non-financial reporting projects and be responsible for value-adding delivery to our clients. In this position you will work with KPMG’s sustainability professionals across the Global network.

As part of a strong growth path being experienced in S&RI services, we are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Senior Manager to join a high performing, energetic team of KPMG professionals. As a senior member of the team, you will work closely with the Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment and other managers to help identify business opportunities and convert these to new wins. You will also help lead the delivery of a portfolio of our largest, highest profile clients using your sector experience to deliver exceptional client service.

Your responsibilities will include:
‒ Helping to design, promote and deliver sustainability and responsible investment related campaigns across a variety of sustainability related themes such as: sustainability risk and assurance, green bond verification and assurance, sustainable finance and responsible investment, climate risk, circular economy
‒ Driving the S&RI assurance and advisory service lines, helping to deliver proposals and manage the delivery of engagements. ‒ Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting quality
‒ Managing team and director involvement on engagements, providing progress reports as required
‒ Helping to lead client relationships and ensuring consistent, high quality of engagement delivery
‒ Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements in line with agreed parameters
‒ Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters ‒ Keeping up to date with KPMG's product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
‒ Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
‒ Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to sustainably and responsible investment
‒ Actively driving the planning of the team strategy
‒ Drive the firm’s strategic initiatives
‒ Performance manager for other members of the team to help them reach their full potential
- Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

The Person



You will have the willingness and commitment to lead our clients towards improved profitability and positive change. You are an open-minded team player with ability to lead people and to build a professional network. You are working efficiently, are productive and have the ability to deliver projects, even under tight time constraints. You will have the following experience:

- Significant experience in a sustainability/environmental/responsible investment related consultancy field, including experience of delivering sustainability advisory and/or assurance engagements for global FTSE 100 clients.
- Extensive sustainability and responsible investment experience across a wide range of industry sectors - Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
- Maintaining an awareness of specific industry issues in relation to ESG e.g. rising fuel prices, circular economy, human rights, water and waste management, etc. and their impact on asset owners, asset managers and investee companies.
- Maintaining awareness of emerging reporting/legislative requirements (e.g. Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures, SECR, (Companies Act 2006). Providing advice to clients on how they can best prepare for upcoming changes.
- Audit planning and delivery performed in accordance with ISAE 3000 and 3410 and the firm’s quality standards.

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