Associate Director - Climate Resilience

Associate Director – Climate Resilience

Experience of Climate Resilience /Climate risk? Familiar with TCFD? Interested in joining a leading and rapidly expanding consultancy?

Lewis Davey is recruiting for an Associate Director specialising in Climate Resilience to join the expanding team of a leading global consultancy. An opportunity to work with high profile clients, this role offers progression both professionally and personally within the industry. As Associate Director, you will lead development of organisational ESG and climate strategies for clients using frameworks such as the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations.

Role

·       Implementation may include: policy and process development, delivery of training to client senior management teams on climate related topics, climate scenario analysis, etc.

·       Lead engagements with senior team members of client organizations and other external parties (e.g. heads of ESG, heads of Risk, fund managers, executive teams).

·       Support TCFD team management and service line development.

·       Industry engagement and thought leadership (e.g. writing white papers, attending conferences etc).

·       Lead research into regulation, market trends, and evolving industry best practice relating to TCFD and climate risk.

·       Lead development of marketing collateral and internal training / briefing materials relating to climate change resilience.

·       Support development of our sustainability management software modules related to climate risk and net zero.

·       Support sustainability disclosure / reporting (e.g. GRESB, INREV, EPRA, UNPRI, TCFD).

What you will need to succeed

·       A passion for furthering the sustainability agenda

·       Knowledge of climate change risks and opportunities as related to investor expectations, ESG reports and other voluntary commitments, preferably in real estate investing, with a regional focus on Europe and UK.

·       Understand the role of climate data in assessing risk and exposure to physical climate hazards and assessing transition risks toward a low-carbon economy.

·       Experience with TCFD

·       Experience of project management

·       Highly articulate and numerate

·       Strong people skills

·       Strong IT skills

·       Degree or Masters in related subject (e.g. engineering, architecture, economics, finance, environmental studies, geography) 

Desirable

 

·       Expertise in ESG strategy for real estate

·       Expertise in TCFD alignment and disclosure

·       Understanding of the investment management industry, preferably real estate investment management

·       Understanding of risk management processes and how they need to evolve to incorporate climate change risk and resilience

·       Knowledge of carbon reduction frameworks and standards, such as SBT, WRI GHG protocol

·       Membership of an appropriate and recognised professional body (e.g. IEMA Practitioner Membership)

·       An additional European language

Please note that we will endeavour to review your application within two weeks and, if there is interest in your candidacy, a Consultant will be in touch. Unfortunately, due to the significant amount of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback so if you have not heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Thank you for your interest.

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Lewis Davey specialise in recruiting talented people across Town Planning, Cleantech & Sustainability and Environmental industries.

 

Closing Date:
15/02/2022

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