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Director & Service Line Lead – Climate Risk & TCFD

Role: Director & Service Line Lead – Climate Risk & TCFD

Location: Remote - USA or Canada based

Practice Area: Climate

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: $145,000 - 165,000 USD / $148,500 - 175,000 CAD

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Anthesis North America’s Climate Risk services and related product development solutions, including setting go-to-market strategies, commercial performance, and team development.
  • As a senior corporate climate risk subject matter expert, provide supervision, guidance and technical leadership to clients as well as colleagues on leading practices, standards, and trends, incorporating this knowledge into consulting projects, proposals and the evolution of new services.
  • Take the lead in the development of proposals related to climate risk and opportunity, TCFD strategy and reporting, and the implementation of advisory projects. Develop proposals with client managers and generate your own leads with new and existing clients, actively contributing to the business development activities of the global business.
  • Supervise large, complex and dynamic consulting projects throughout their entire project cycle: initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, QA and closure.
  • Drive quality management processes within the Climate Risk service and lead QA for client deliverables.
  • Perform line management responsibilities for direct reports, including conducting performance reviews and goal setting, and providing mentorship and guidance on career path development.
  • Coordinate and manage the deployment of service team members on client projects. Develop and improve our existing approaches to climate scenario analysis for both physical and transition risks and opportunities.
  • Lead the development of Anthesis North America’s thought leadership, services, products, marketing materials and offerings in relation to TCFD and other ESG-linked standards and frameworks, and the low-carbon transition.
  • Collaborate with other regional Climate Risk leaders.
  • Ensure integration of Climate Risk-related services with other Climate and ESG solutions which form part of the wider client journey.
  • Responsible for financial and strategic success for relevant aspects of the business

About Anthesis:

Anthesis is the sustainability activator. Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. In recent news, global investment firm, Carlyle, announced the acquisition of the majority stake in Anthesis Group! To learn more, follow this link to our recently published press release:

Anthesis has clients across all industry sectors and supports some of the world’s largest multinationals such as Amazon, Cisco, The North Face, and Target. The company brings together 1,100+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis Group, we are truly committed to putting people and our planet at the heart of all we do.

We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to help us create an inclusive and equitable workplace. By embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities, we believe we can drive innovation, foster creativity, and achieve our shared goals. So, if you’re ready to be a part of something truly extraordinary, then we want you! Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, martial status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Together, we can continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.

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Summary of Role:

We are looking for a Director to lead our Climate Risk services team, which supports Anthesis’ global offerings by bringing innovative sustainable performance-related solutions to clients. This role will further develop innovative products and services so that our clients can anticipate, address and efficiently measure, disclose and take action over their relevant climate change risks and opportunities.

You will be leading a dedicated team taking full accountability for creating and implementing new services, tools and software solutions, and commercial performance in close collaboration with the North American leadership team as well as counterparts in other Anthesis regions.

Your projects and clients will span across a diverse set of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to boutique brands, and require engagement with clients, their suppliers, and their various stakeholders (employees, investors, associations and NGOs) around the world.

Key Requirements:

  • 12+ years’ experience as a sustainability/ESG practitioner, ideally in a consultancy environment, and/or related financial services or enterprise risk management roles.
  • Degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability-related field.
  • Demonstrable experience in any or several of the following areas: Sustainable Finance, Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Economics, Enterprise Risk Management, or Financial Modelling.
  • Ability to work at and navigate all levels of an organization, driving decisions and direction through influence, including executive and senior business stakeholders.
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills, interpersonal skills, and a professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial modelling.
  • Experience in corporate risk management and organizational behavior.
  • Experience creating and implementing business models and processes that integrate sustainability & risk principles into business value proposition.
  • Competency at building relationships across functions within client organizations to enable opportunities for improvement and expanding our scope of services.
  • Industry-relevant connections, with a network of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience providing corporate sustainability support in some or all of the following:
  • Corporate enterprise risk management
  • Physical and transition climate change risks and opportunities
  • Financial analysis including analysis of climate change risks and opportunities
  • Business Continuity or Business Resilience Planning
  • Strategy development, strategic goal setting and KPI selection on priority climate-related topics (e.g. Science-based Targets)
  • Sustainability/ ESG reporting using leading frameworks e.g., GRI, SASB, Integrated Reporting and TCFD,
  • Responses to key ESG surveys, inquiries and leading ranker/ ratings agencies e.g., CDP, S&P/DJSI, EcoVadis, MSCI, JUST and others

Knowledge, Education & Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous background or passion for sustainability preferred.
  • Curious, globally minded, and enthusiastic.
  • Organised, methodical, and analytical.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment.
  • Work well with a wide range of people on a global basis.
  • Proactive with the ability and confidence to use initiative.
  • Well presented with a professional manner to act as a brand ambassador which flexes and is appropriate for the specific client environment and circumstances.

Your Benefits:

  • Comprehensive and competitive group health, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your dependents
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account) benefit (US only)
  • Anthesis provides 100% Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance benefit.
  • In addition, Anthesis covers 100% of Short & Long‐Term Disability Insurance benefits.
  • Anthesis provides a 3% contribution into retirement plans, and you may elect to contribute more each pay period with a pre‐tax deduction up to a certain cap.
  • Anthesis provides Employee Assistance Program and Travel Insurance
  • Annual allotment of PTO, in addition to 56 hours of sick leave, paid company paid holidays, and more.
  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company.
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team.
  • Work collaboratively on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients.
  • Opportunity to work alongside of, collaborate with and learn from sustainability Subject Matter Experts (SME) who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have