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Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change Partner (Director Level)

ERM-West, Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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As part of the continued growth and innovation of our North American Corporate Sustainability& Climate Change (CS&CC) team, ERM has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our global consulting firm as aCorporate Sustainability& Climate Change Partnerin San Francisco, CA and become a true owner and shareholder in a business withsustainabilityat its heart.

We are looking for an established leader interested in being part of this thriving global community outstanding professionals who combine strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships across a variety of sectors. We seek an individual to help us drive the continued growth of ERMs business through selling and delivering world-class services, recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and further advancing our reputation for CS&CC solutions, coupled with value-creation programs based on evolvingEnvironmental, Social and Governance (ESG)demands, including the Low Carbon Economy Transition (LCET).Experience in the TMT sector preferred.

ESG performance has become a business-critical issue for many enterprises. ERM, as the worlds leading sustainability consultancy, is uniquely qualified to advise Fortune 500 companies on strategy, disclosure, investor demands and the transition to a lower carbon economy. Our global CS&CC practice is a clear market leader, providing highly innovative advisory services from Board engagement to operationalizing sustainability across our clients business. Our team provides strategic advice to clients, including conducting materiality assessments, setting ambitious goals, embedding ESG into business strategy and disclosing through reporting and responding to investor inquiries. With a target of reaching $50 million in sales by 2023 in North America, ERMs CS&CC practice is one of the fastest growing in a business with annual double-digit growth.

This is aPartner-levelopportunity for a senior-level professional looking to further their career with an equity stake with a global sustainable business consulting leaderthat supports the worlds leading organizations.A career as an

ERM Partner is unique.Our partnership modeloffers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision and proven expertise, providing:

  • The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, includingthe overall strategic direction of our organization.
  • Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial and intangible rewards.
  • The ability to provide thought leadership on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.
  • An extension of ERMs market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth.


  • Primary focus on client development and delivery of the full spectrum of ERMs consulting services to deliver strategic value to our Key Clients in NA, particularly in sustainability. In particular, play a key role in growing ERMs CS&CC practice across the firms broad portfolio of service offerings:
  • Set Strategic Direction: by understanding their changing business context for sustainability, engaging their leaders (including the Board, C-suite and operational management) in defining the case for change, and setting new direction with strong and integrated sustainability strategy.
  • Disclose Effectively: using proven methodologies for assessing materiality and driving robust reporting (e.g. GRI, SASB, IIRC) and a strategic framework to respond to investor surveys (e.g. CDP, DJSI, MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS). We also offer specialist scenario analysis support to help meet growing investor demand for disclosure around climate change, using frameworks such as TCFD.
  • Implement Change: leveraging ERMs business process transformation capability, digital solutions and deep subject matter expertise. We combine proven processes and systems with advanced technology and experienced professionals to help clients integrate ESG into the fabric of their organizations to drive continuous improvement and unlock business value.
  • Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with target clients aligned with ERMs global strategy.
  • Provide business value selling at the top levels of client organizations, raising the profile of ERMs capabilities within key client organizations, to identify and shape clients needs for ERM services.
  • Develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.
  • Maintain pulse on industry business deals and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.
  • Manage capture efforts utilizing technical understanding to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.
  • Help ERM evolve its current ESG positioning within our Key Clients and High Growth High Value clients across sectors by being active in the market, listening to clients, developing new service offerings and delivering high quality and impactful solutions to our clients.
  • Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to other consultants. Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure rising stars are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.
  • Support the growth and development of ERMs North American Corporate Sustainability practice and actively collaborate with colleagues across NA and the globe. Drive innovation within the practice to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate ERM in the market.
  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERMs global business, as well as to lead client and practice teams. Leverage all of ERM to bring our clients integrated solutions to address their most pressing sustainability needs.
  • Meet business financial targets, overall project budget and schedule, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal and contract requirements.


  • BA in philosophy, economics, journalism or BA in engineering, science, business, or related discipline; professional registration preferred.
  • 15+ years progressive experience in a consulting environment, workingat a high-level with corporate legal clients; proven track record with Fortune 500 firms including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power, infrastructure, technology and/or manufacturing sectors.
  • Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognize key market opportunities.
  • Demonstrable track record in delivering multimillion dollar sales results annually, including successfully winning large and strategic portfolios.
  • Well-versed in CS&CC including strategy, disclosure and climate services.
  • Offer recognized technical expertise and an established reputation in the local marketplace.

Who We Are:

As the worlds leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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