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Sustainable Finance Consultant – Climate

Role: Sustainable Finance Consultant – Climate

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

Practice Area: Strategy

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directly consult with clients on their climate needs.
  • Support the development of proposals on FI climate support services, and contribute to the implementation of these projects.
  • Play leading roles in both small as well as large, complex and dynamic consulting projects throughout their entire project cycle, and activate continual climate support services.
  • Apply our existing approaches across teams, including climate education (e.g. Carbon Literacy), carbon target (e.g. SBTs), climate risk (e.g. TCFD), and climate strategy (e.g. net zero roadmap) services, to ensure each client is supported by Anthesis experts, and contribute to improving our product and service offerings.
  • Manage projects and clients including the development of work plans, schedules, and budgets for the delivery of client projects, increasingly serving as a key client relationship manager.
  • Drafting reports and presentations that convey key messages and inform strategic decision-making.
  • Contribute to the development of Anthesis’ thought leadership, services, products, marketing materials and offerings in relation improving climate ambition and action.
  • Supporting the development of new clients and opportunities and helping to enhance existing client relationships and assist client account management.
  • Collaborating with global Anthesis sustainability experts and technical consultants, not only to deliver great projects but also to support in developing new service areas and innovative products for our clients.
  • Leading, mentoring and inspiring junior colleagues and interns to develop their careers and technically review their work.

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:

We are looking for a Consultant specialising in climate to join our ESG services team, which supports Anthesis’ global offerings by bringing innovative sustainability solutions to clients. This role will support our team to advise and implement innovative climate products and services with FI clients, predominantly private equity firms, so that they can understand and elevate their climate ambition and performance. The role will require coordinating across a number of teams to ensure each client has support for a range of climate services; climate education, carbon target, climate risk, and climate strategy services.

You will join a dedicated team and your projects and FI clients’ investment portfolios will span across a diverse set of industries, ranging from carbon immature SMEs to well-known sustainability aligned high street brands, and will require engagement with clients, and their portfolios, around the world.

There will also be an opportunity to support the wider Strategy, Brand and ESG team, which offers a wide range of strategy and communication consulting services including materiality assessments, strategy development, data collection and management, sustainability/ESG reporting and education.

The role location is flexible but will be primarily based in one of Anthesis’ five UK offices in Bristol, Edinburgh, London, Oxford or Manchester. 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 the need to participate in overseas work.

At Anthesis we promote a flat and open culture so as not to constrain our talented staff in hierarchical management structures. Anthesis encourage business development, cross-selling and collaboration across the business, by all Anthesis colleagues, and you would have the opportunity to join groups which facilitate you to do this.

Key Requirements:

  • A degree/relevant qualification in a climate change related course. This would preferably be supported by a course or qualification that also covers either sustainability/ESG, financial services or risk management.
  • 1-5 years’ experience in a related climate position ideally in a consultancy environment. This would preferably be supported by experience in either sustainability/ ESG, financial services, enterprise risk management roles, change management or similar complementary skill sets.
  • Previous experience, a passion for sustainability and an interest in being at the forefront of sustainability, sustainable finance, ESG within private markets (such as private equity).
  • An understanding of global climate change science and international decarbonization scenarios, with preferably a working knowledge of SBTs and net zero, or the GHG protocol and PCAF alignment.
  • Curious, open 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 the dynamic, fast-moving finance sector.
  • 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.
  • Whilst we are not expecting candidates to necessarily have extensive experience, knowledge of and some proficiency and experience providing corporate sustainability support in one or more of the following is anticipated:
    • Sustainability topics, key ESG standards and frameworks and latest developments in the ESG private markets space, such as EU Taxonomy, SFDR, TCFD, SBTs and similar.
    • Financial services, including financial planning, bookkeeping, auditing, accounting, taxes, data analysis and financial reporting, etc.
    • Enterprise Risk Management including practices, and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks, to manage risks according to an enterprise risk management framework, and compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards.
    • Climate scientist, practical knowledge and experience of addressing climate change considerations, resilience and adaptation, and climate scenario modelling and analysis.
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate autonomous working and have an interest in a range of different project types and client sectors.

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.