Company: Grant Thornton
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: March 15, 2023
ICS - Sustainability Manager
Grant Thornton is seeking a Sustainability Manager to join our team. Approved office locations included below.
Grant Thornton is seeking an experienced Sustainability Manager to join our Sustainability Team, which sits in the Office of the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer. The Sustainability Team is responsible for overseeing and managing the firm's internal sustainability and ESG initiatives and commitments, including progress toward our long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals; the implementation of additional sustainable practices throughout the firm; reporting on progress annually through our ESG report, CDP filing and third-party rating agency efforts; engaging colleagues through national and local office initiatives; and continuing to mature our program through the development of KPIs and documentation of processes.
The Sustainability Manager will report to the Sustainability Associate Director and work closely with all functions and service lines to help develop and implement strategies that enable achievement of Grant Thornton's long-term goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and assist with the development and completion of Grant Thornton's annual ESG report, CDP filing, and third-party ratings agency assessment(s), as well as annual GHG assurance engagements
Manage and/or oversee data collection and evaluation processes from offices, HR, procurement and other groups to support reporting efforts; analyze data to understand annual progress
Participate in the design and updating of standard operating procedures and tools for ongoing monitoring of KPIs and to support program advancement
Assist with developing and implementing colleague engagement efforts, including but not limited to educational trainings and supporting efforts from the National Green Advisory Council and Local Green Teams
Support new strategies and initiatives that advance sustainable procurement, operational efficiencies, and the reduction of the firm's greenhouse gas emissions
Assist in the preparation of presentations and other materials to advance key sustainability projects
Research and analyze sustainability and ESG trends among peers, clients and other stakeholders; share creative ideas of how to integrate/improve program
Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned
Minimum 4-6 years of experience as a sustainability/ESG professional, or equivalent. Preferred experience includes:
Managing and/or contributing to GHG emissions data collection, calculations and reporting
Familiarity with ESG reporting frameworks, including GRI, SASB and TCFD
Developing implementation plans for sustainability strategies
Participating in grassroots or employee-led sustainability efforts
High ethical standards and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with professionalism and maturity
Methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities
Ability to effectively project manage initiatives with cross-functional stakeholders in a large firm
Highly organized with strong project management skills; ability to manage complex processes
Strong execution skills, with ability to work independently while pursuing organizational and team goals
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation development skills
Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) or equivalent experience
The base salary range for this position in the firm's Denver, CO office only is between $98,000 and $163,300 per year.
The base salary range for this position in the firm's Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and New York City, NY office's only is between $105,800 and $176,400 per year.
The base salary range for this position in the firm's San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA office's only is between $112,700 and $187,800 per year.
At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result - for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It's what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.
About the Team
The team you're about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here's how:
--- Whether it's your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.
--- Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.
--- We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different - and we think that's a good thing. That's why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at www.gt.com/careers
--- When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we're taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at www.gt.com/careers
Here's what you can expect next:
If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at www.gt.com/careers.
We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different, and we think that's a good thing. That's why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. For an overview of our benefit offerings, please visit: https://www.grantthornton.com/careers/rewards-and-benefits
Benefits for internship positions: Grant Thornton interns are eligible to participate in the firm's medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm's employee assistance program. Interns also receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave, and are paid for firm holidays that fall within their internship period.
Benefits for seasonal employee positions: Grant Thornton seasonal employees are eligible to participate in the firm's medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm's employee assistance program. Seasonal employees may also be eligible to participate in the firm's 401(k) savings plan and employee retirement plan in accordance with applicable plan terms and eligibility requirements. Seasonal employees receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave.
Grant Thornton employees may be eligible for a discretionary, annual bonus based on individual and firm performance, subject to the terms, conditions and eligibility criteria of the applicable bonus plan or program. Interns and seasonal employees are not eligible for bonus compensation.
It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact ColleagueSupportSpecialists@us.gt.com.
For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
ICS - Sustainability Manager
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