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Sustainable Business - Manager

Today, a company's value is increasingly reflected not just in its short-term financial performance, but also in its ability to deliver value to multiple stakeholders, including consumers, employees, governments and wider society. How organisations respond to global challenges such as Climate Change and Inequality are critical in how they deliver and demonstrate value to stakeholders.

The opportunity

In response to this, we are looking for high-performing, innovative and enthusiastic candidates to join our growing team of sustainable business professionals who are building a better working world by helping global organisations to identify, measure, deliver and report on the sustainable business issues which are most relevant to create long-term value.

Your key responsibilities

This role will place you at the heart of a high-energy, agile team that is committed to helping clients build long-term sustainable businesses. This opportunity will enable you to work with leading organisations at a senior level to deliver better outcomes on some of the world's most pressing issues. You will interact with EY colleagues globally and work across our different sectors and business activities.

EY's commitment to advancing the focus on long-term value and sustainable business practices across the investment chain is evidenced by its involvement in the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism (, which brought together over 30 of the world's leading companies and investors, representing almost $30 trillion of assets under management. The project sought to develop new metrics and a Long-Term Value framework that help businesses measure and articulate the value they create for a broad range of stakeholders. Additional EY content can be found at:

Skills and attributes for success

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping clients to make their businesses future proof and more sustainable in an ever-changing world where doing business is increasingly shaped by social purpose; climate change; effective governance, innovation, and the creation of long-term value.

To qualify for the role you must have
  • Keen interest in helping clients to better understand, measure, quantify and articulate the (long-term) value they create for investors and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience of business strategy and operations, with a strong commercial background and experience in the field of social and environmental impact measurement and valuation
  • Ability to learn and quickly understand new concepts outside area of expertise
  • Ability to think strategically but also identify, develop and implement practical solutions.
  • Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to apply to solve new problems
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to network effectively within large organisations and build relationships with individuals and clients
  • Ability to contribute to new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders

Ideally you'll also have

We are looking for individuals from varied backgrounds, but it would be advantageous for you to have many of the experiences below:
  • Exposure to corporate reporting and/or regulatory reporting on ESG issues
  • Exposure to finance, strategy and communications functions at corporate institutions - e.g. strategy, policy, procedures and controls, or an understanding of the policies, procedures and controls needed to support non-financial reporting.
  • Experience of reviewing the disclosure of ESG performance information
  • Understanding of key sustainability issues and trends and how they link to business value.
  • Working on complex projects that require knowledge of business strategy, sustainability strategy and operations.
  • A deep understanding of the links between climate change, business risk and value creation.
  • Advising clients on insights and strategies related to long-term value, inclusive growth and/ or corporate strategies in general
  • A strong understanding of how investors and analysts review and use ESG information to inform decision making.
  • An understanding of how Culture, Diversity and Inclusion plays a critical role in building sustainable business.
  • Working and effectively communicating with team members with different technical backgrounds
  • Development of other team members by sharing knowledge and informal coachingPrior consulting or industry experience is an advantage.
  • Relevant professional qualifications.

What we look for

We're interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you'll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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