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Principal Consultant – Materiality and Strategy

Role: Principal Consultant – Materiality and Strategy

Location: Flexibly remote from one of our UK hubs (Bristol, London, Manchester or Oxford)

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key Responsibilities:

The role within the team will see you working across varied client types, from apparel and retailing, to technology, manufacturing and financial services. Your tasks as a Principal Consultant within the team will include: 

  • Deliver on-site and remote reporting, strategy, materiality and double materiality support, and on-going programme management services.
  • Setting sustainability & ESG goals and KPIs for clients in line with best-practice standards and aligned to commercial priorities.
  • Consulting on ESG reporting frameworks including ISSB, GRI, SASB and alignment with mainstream business processes. This includes identifying, managing, and implementing robust, auditable, digital-first approaches to data management where required. 
  • Develop creative sustainability concepts and content and the integration of concepts into mainstream communications.
  • Engaging with, and presenting to a wide a range of stakeholders including C-suite audiences 
  • Lead in developing, selling, and delivering existing and new products and services, including leading pitches with clients. 
  • Line management responsibilities within the team 

You will be expected to lead in client projects and proposals and to deliver tasks on time and within budget.

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. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early-stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 1000+ 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, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis we value both the wellbeing and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people and we want you to thrive, develop and succeed here.

As an equal opportunity’s employer, we value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on skills and experience – the only thing that differentiates you is your talent and the value you bring. We understand that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results by inspiring our thinking, challenging our solutions and enhancing our culture. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability.

Summary of role:

Anthesis’ ESG & Sustainability Strategy team operates predominantly in the private sector, focusing on:

  • The interface between brand, purpose, sustainability & ESG
  • Understanding material risks and opportunities relevant to our clients’ activities
  •  Defining commercially relevant sustainability targets and ambitions, with associated metrics
  • Developing and translating sustainability strategies into creative concepts that can be used across communication channels
  • Engaging a diverse range of stakeholders and encouraging them to take bolder actions to have more impact
  • Supporting sustainability communications planning and activation, including sustainability reporting
  • Working closely with other Anthesis teams on the implementation of sustainability strategies

To sustain the growth in activity in our service area from domestic and global clients, we are keen to provide additional support to the team to expand to meet our clients’ needs in this exciting area of strategy development.

The role is based in one of Anthesis’ Bristol, London, Manchester or Oxford offices, but the dynamic nature of our work may necessitate you to work from other Anthesis and/or clients’ offices from time-to-time. Additionally, given the international nature of the Anthesis business and the needs of our clients, this may lead to participation in overseas work. At Anthesis we promote a flat and open culture so as not to constrain our talented staff in hierarchical management structures.

Key Requirements:

  • 5-7 years experience in a consulting or in an in-house role focusing on sustainability & ESG
  • Experience in advising on or completing workstreams where key sustainability frameworks have been used (GRI, SASB, ISSB, SFDR)
  • Experience in managing data collection processes on material priorities, and distilling datapoints into key insights for different stakeholder groups
  • Curious, pragmatic and enthusiastic
  • Organised, methodical and analytical
  • 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 in a global environment
  • Proactive with the ability and confidence to use initiative

To apply for this role please follow the link below, please do not apply via email. Applicants who do not complete the assessment will not be considered for the role.

Your benefits:

  • 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 solely on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients
  • Opportunity to work with, collaborate with and learn from sustainability SME’s who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects on a global basis
  • Competitive salary in line with education, experience and skills
  • Competitive benefits including flexible working, 25 days holiday and two volunteering days off and the day off for your Birthday!
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.