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Director - ESG Advisory Practice

Employer
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Location
New York, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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About The Opportunity

FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) is a global business advisory firm and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. We are seeking a Director for FTI Consulting's ESG Advisory Practice, which sits at the intersection of several core practice areas within FTI's Strategic Communications segment. This includes the Financial Communications practice, which counsels public company management teams and Boards on strategy and subsequent engagement and communications with the global investment community.

FTI Consulting's ESG Advisory Practice aids public companies in designing, creating, and executing ESG and broader sustainability strategies and programs. Our ESG Advisory practice provides various services to help companies manage multi-stakeholder ESG risks and opportunities from a financial, regulatory, political, and commercial perspective. Among others, these services include:
  • Benchmarking peers and best practices;
  • Conducting materiality assessments;
  • Executing ESG ratings improvement programs;
  • Aligning with key ESG reporting frameworks including SASB, GRI, TCFD, CDP, and UNSDGs;
  • Developing and communicating climate / decarbonization / net zero strategies;
  • Establishing ESG KPIs and goals;
  • Targeting and engaging with ESG investors and other members of the investment community; and
  • Developing sustainability reports and related communications.


Our ESG advisory practice consists of a multi-disciplinary team to offer what no other firm can - experience-based counsel from an integrated team of experts, including former buy-side/sell-side analysts, proxy advisors, compliance officers, and policymakers in addition to experts in ESG reporting, climate, data analytics and creative.

As a Director, you will take an active role in shaping the future of the ESG Advisory practice, managing client accounts day-to-day and supporting broader firm and business development initiatives. In this role, you will be responsible for managing both up and down within account teams to appropriately service clients. You will have direct exposure to public company management teams and Boards and will play an instrumental role in advancing workstreams to achieve client objectives. As a member of the ESG Advisory practice, you will sit within the broader Financial Communications practice. This is a Senior Managing Director-track role; MBA not required for advancement.

What You'll Do
  • Lead execution and project management efforts on client projects and workstreams, including market research, strategy formation, and content creation, such as conducting a multi-stakeholder materiality assessment;
  • Work with a growing team across multiple locations to develop project deliverables and lead internal business development efforts;
  • Write and edit a variety of materials based on comprehensive research and analysis (e.g., sustainability reports and ESG disclosures, climate commitments, quantitative scoring/data models, key message documents, etc.);
  • Support the development and production of client proposals and practice marketing materials;
  • Participate in thought leadership on emerging trends and issues;
  • Assist in mentoring, training, and integrating junior/ new teammates and interns;
  • Help clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity; and
  • Understand and live by FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and work with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm's culture. (Additional information about FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here .)


How You'll Grow

Our ESG Advisory practice is expected to continue to experience exceptional growth for the foreseeable future. As one of the firm's fastest growing and highest priority areas of the business, team members will have a chance to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary and cross-border team and in the process learn and develop new skills and expertise. Having the opportunity to partner with our internal teams and diverse clients across various industries will also help with continued growth in new and complex functional areas.

We support all employees in their career advancement efforts. We strongly encourage Directors within our ESG Advisory practice to obtain the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board's (SASB) FSA Credential and/or the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA); full reimbursement provided.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant industry or field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in management consulting, investment banking, equity research, investor relations, corporate strategy, sustainability/ESG consulting, or commensurate experience.
  • Travel required to clients and to FTI office(s).
  • COVID Vaccine required.*

OR
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience (same focus areas as above) and an MBA or relevant Master's Degree.

AND
  • Interest in deepening understanding of sustainability in the context of the financial markets and investing;
  • Working knowledge of ESG landscape including key reporting frameworks and ESG rating agencies;
  • Ability to translate sophisticated investment and sustainability topics into easy to understand memos and presentations;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills with an attention to detail;
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and partner at all levels of the organization globally;
  • Outstanding work ethic, high-energy, a team-mindset, and strong time and priority management skills; and
  • Strong proficiency and proven experience working in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


Nice to Have
  • Experience in management-level-facing roles;
  • Experience or exposure to any of the following topics: carbon accounting, Science-Based Target setting, sustainable finance, climate scenario analysis, circular economy, nature-based solutions, ESG governance;
  • Proficient with FactSet, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, ThomsonOne, Ipreo, Refinitiv, MSCI ESG Manager, ISS, Qualtrics;
  • Experience with Tableau/R/Python; and
  • Holder of SASB FSA Credential and/or CFA.


  • Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form by contacting recruitingsupport@fticonsulting.com .Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave
  • Full package of benefits plans
  • Company matched 401K
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Potential for flexible working arrangements
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Upscale offices close to public transportation
  • Pet insurance


About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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