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Director, Global Climate Hub Operations Team

Brunswick Group
Grand Central, New York, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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The opportunity

Climate change is a defining, long-term critical and material issues for businesses, cutting across Brunswick's stakeholder worlds of policy, finance and civil society, with implications for all industries globally.

Brunswick is strengthening its world-class corporate advisory services on climate issues, and is expand ing its Climate Hub Operations Team in the US.

Based in New York City or Washington, D.C., this Director will be a key player in Brunswick's global Climate Hub Operations team. They will closely collaborate with and support the Partner who leads the North America arm of Brunswick's global Climate Hub Operations Team, working alongside other key members of Brunswick's ESG & Sustainable Business Practice. Next to advising clients across a wide range of sectors and climate-related issues, the candidate will also share their climate expertise with colleagues across the world, supporting the roll-out of Brunswick's internal Climate Academy, and supporting other client teams on climate-related matters.


You will advise clients at C-suite/Board level on their corporate climate agenda, climate risk mitigation, an inclusive transition, net zero transition plans, general climate-related disclosure developments, climate market and innovation opportunities, corporate climate leadership, general climate-related trends in media, academia and the NGO space, and on how to respond credibly to the fast-changing expectations of business-critical stakeholders. While having technical knowledge of these issues and frameworks, your primary focus will be on the internal and external communications aspects they each involve, and on managing a range of client mandates, including the need of businesses for high-quality staff, customer, investor, and policy engagement in large-scale corporate net-zero transition plans.

This includes:

Client Contribution & Handling
  • Deliver strategic advice to clients, drawing on specialist communications expertise and depth of professional advisory experience
  • Shape and deliver top-quality work, with high ambitions for what our clients can achieve
  • Identify core issues and insights
  • Develop campaign and communications strategies - and translate them into programmes designed to drive authentic, sustained action
  • Manage client engagements effectively and grow client relationships over time
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of the clients' business and strategic communications issues
  • Confidently apply critical and strategic thinking to provide insight and lead the client in understanding why climate action is critical for their business.
  • Use your past experience, and knowledge of climate-related issues, developments and stakeholders to stay up to date with best practice, legislation, standards, and trends in climate matters across priority markets
  • Influentially engage with key stakeholders
Communication Skills
  • Write thoughtful, well-structured content; considering different audiences in style and tone of communications and the content platform on which you are addressing them.
  • Express a point of view in a thoughtful manner; be able to analyze and distil complex information
  • Exhibit good judgment and exercise discretion
  • Question and challenge in a constructive way; present potentially unpopular ideas confidently and eloquently
Busi ness Development
  • Source new business opportunities, along with Partners, apply knowledge and experience to lead well-run pitch teams and drive the pitch preparation
  • Use deep knowledge of key sectors to promote new business approaches and ideas
  • Assist in pitches related to climate matters for colleagues across regions and sectors
  • Identify new opportunities to deliver other Brunswick expertise to existing clients; actively pursue and secure extensions of client relationships
  • Build and maintain strong external networks to deliver valuable insights for clients and the firm
  • Actively and effectively manage account teams; drive day-to-day account activities.
  • Enable team members to contribute positively to recommendations and programs, that will have value for the client.
  • Lead pitch preparations
  • Keep the Partner and other team members informed of account and project status
  • Collaborate with US and global colleagues to contribute the latest intelligence to Brunswick's internal Climate Academy
  • Collaborate with team members and other offers and functions across the Brunswick Group, especially the Climate Hub Operations Team.
  • Be solution-orientated to resolve project issues and know when to seek advice. Foster the development of team members' skills and client handling abilities by identifying new challenges and encouraging team to stretch where appropriate
The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have deep expertise and experience in corporate climate strategies and related communications. They will be a highly strategic, motivated, and goal-oriented individual with excellent communications skills and, ideally, international work experience.

Specifically, the Director will have:
  • An undergraduate degree in business or sustainability issues, or comparable professional experience in sustainability management, sustainability communications, ESG, or a related field
  • Experience in driving workstreams, as well as managing and mentoring teams, particularly in a remote work environment
  • 6+ years working on climate-related issues, particularly through engagement with the private sector (C-suite level engagement preferred)
  • Proven track record in advising on or implementing energy transition/carbon transition strategies within a high GHG emitting company, or through a partnership with a high GHG emitting company
  • Proven track record of leading business development efforts and practice development and growth
  • Ability to understand and navigate the range of political and cultural perspectives in the US on climate-issues
  • Strong understanding and experience in working with investor expectations of corporations on climate action
  • Deep content expertise on current climate topics including net zero transition plans, climate related policies, such as the US Inflation Reduction Act and the EU Green Deal, climate mitigation and adaptation, climate finance and climate resilience.
  • Deep understanding of and personal senior-level networks across the US stakeholder landscape on climate, including media, policy, business, academia and civil society
  • Experience with established climate disclosure frameworks and standards, such as those recommended by ISSB/TCFD, CDP, GFANZ, SBTi and general ESG reporting.
  • Experience in collegiate leadership methods and leading by example, including the ability to work smarter, not harder
  • Strong passion for continuous learning, knowledge-sharing and curiosity, creative problem solving, and the ability to think strategically and critically
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail and highest quality; combined with a strong client service-orientation
  • The ability to lead and operate in a fast-paced, high-performance and international environment, paired with high emotional intelligence and an empathetic leadership style.

Brunswick Group

The Firm

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully.

We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients - the leaders of large, complex organizations - understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients' needs wherever they are in the world.

Founded in London in 1987, Brunswick's global partnership has grown organically to 27 offices in 18 countries. We began as an M&A and financial communications firm and, over time, expanded our capabilities to provide expert advice to our clients on a range of business-critical issues. We invest in new offices, sector teams and practice groups including investor engagement; shareholder activism; governance; regulatory and public affairs, geopolitical issues and climate change, crisis, litigation; social issues including diversity, equity and inclusion; cybersecurity, data and privacy; employee engagement; digital communications; opinion research and analysis, and; creative services.

Our CEO is Neal Wolin, based in Washington, D.C. Our Chairman is Sir Alan Parker, based in London.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick's culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength - our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.

The Americas

In the U.S., we have offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In Brazil, we have an office in Sao Paulo. We advise clients on, among other things, domestic and cross border M&A, IPOs, activism, capital markets and investor relations, public and regulatory affairs, geopolitical issues, litigation, crisis, cyber, employee engagement, digital, opinion research and on broader reputation campaigns.

Colleagues in the U.S. are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and consist of in-depth industry and sector experts from banking, law, accounting, politics, government, journalism and the media, consulting and elsewhere. Our U.S. CEO is Nik Deogun.

For more information on Brunswick, including our offices and client offers, please visit our website:

Compensation & Benefits

The applicant who is selected for this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

In New York City, the range of base compensation will be: $200,000 - $240,000.

If an offer is extended to an applicant in New York City, the applicant will be paid in line with this range and based on the applicant's experience and qualifications.This range applies only to the New York City position, and salaries in other offices and regions will vary based on an applicant's experience and qualifications, as well as the competitive landscape.

Bonus Eligibility: Annual discretionary bonus contingent upon individual performance and the overall performance of the Firm.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Disability insurance. Employee assistance program. Flexible spending account. Health savings account. Life insurance. Paid Time Off: Vacation and sick leave, as well as paid Bank Holidays. Firm-sponsored 401K Plan with 3% safe harbor contribution of base and bonus - immediate vesting.

Other: Career training and development opportunities and employee discounts.

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