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Associate director – Environmental, social and governance (Global role in a virtual working environment)

  • Externa annonser
  • Remote Sweden
  • 2024-07-25

Hemsida Grant Thornton International Ltd

About Grant Thornton Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading professional services networks with member firms in over 145 countries, 72,000 people and global revenues of $7.5bn. Member firms offer audit, tax, and advisory services to privately owned companies, publicly listed companies, public sector and not for profit organisations, both domestically and internationally.

Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) is the umbrella legal entity for the Grant Thornton global network of member firms. GTIL sets the strategic direction, convenes member firms, connects global communities, and protects the brand and reputation of the network. GTIL and the member firms will continually improve the sustainability of their operations and strive to make a positive impact on clients, people, markets, and the communities in which we operate, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Role purpose

In our Go Beyond network strategy 2025 our vision is to become ‘the most valued network in the profession’.

GTIL and member firms will continually improve the sustainability of their own operations and strive to make a positive impact on clients, people, markets and the communities in which we operate, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This role will be responsible for GTILs ESG vision, policy, strategy, and performance and maintain the roadmap for internal usage and for external purposes. This role will work closely with functional Directors, various stakeholder teams and global leadership to ensure objectives are met. You will be responsible for delivering GTILs ESG reports in a rapidly evolving global regulatory environment. This will involve establishing external reporting processes, collecting key metrics from partner teams, drafting disclosures, and presenting the results to senior leadership on legal, accounting and finance teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop Grant Thornton’s network ESG vision, policy and strategy
  • Work with sustainability subject matter experts to understand our calculation methodology
  • Identify and implement an appropriate reporting platform for network GHG emissions
  • Develop and implement annual network ESG reporting and assessments, with a particular focus on GFANZ reporting requirements and in alignment with Grant Thornton’s network strategy
  • Manage, oversee and complete Grant Thornton’s network ESG Report
  • Support Finance with GTIL ESG disclosures
  • Respond to key ESG surveys, inquiries and ratings agencies on network results and perform ongoing due diligence and regular monitoring of network ESG scores.
  • Support all board reporting of ESG including materials, reports, and presentations.
  • Lead on future materiality assessments
  • Build relationships across functions and business units to enable opportunities for improvement ESG communications expert
  • Play a leadership role in partnering with Marketing and Communications to develop communication strategies for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drive and support strategy to address how we manage GTIL’s carbon footprint
  • Support the GTIL Procurement team to assess the ESG performance of our vendors, particularly high spend and/or those in high-risk industries
  • Develop and manage training for GTIL employees on our internal ESG activities and their contributions / responsibilities (with support from L&D and other stakeholders as needed)
  • Develop and manage training for key member firm stakeholders to bring awareness of the network ESG report and their contributions / responsibilities (with support from L&D and other stakeholders as needed)
  • Support other GTIL and/or network ESG processes and projects as necessary and capacity allows
  • Assist in various ongoing and ad hoc team projects as needed


American/Canadian or European time zones.

Person Specification

  • Significant experience in sustainability/ESG in house or consulting experience, environmental consulting, GHG-accounting, sustainability supplier management
  • Fluency in languages other than English beneficial (Spanish and French preferred)

Experience – essential

  • Proven track record as an analyst or in roles involving data analysis.
  • Expertise in the nuances of specific sustainability-related datasets
  • Deep understanding of the emerging ESG regulatory environment
  • Deep understanding of ESG reporting criteria and also the underlying assumptions that support common ESG targets such as net zero
  • Experience with external reporting solutions
  • Ability to interpret, clean and manipulate data
  • Proven experience and demonstrated interest in sustainability in general
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), problem-solving abilities, and strength in understanding and analyzing requirements to deliver results
  • Proven track record in very strong project management/organisational skills and track-record in meeting deadlines for multi-stakeholder projects
  • Strong relationship skills and cultural awareness, the ability to work well with people from different disciplines and cultures.
  • Ability to be agile, respond positively to change and contribute with an innovative and global mindset.


There are many benefits of being part of Grant Thornton International, working with a global and diverse team in a virtual setting is just one of them. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and believe it’s one of our most valuable assets.

We also recognise the importance of time off at Grant Thornton International. Taking time away can lead to improved wellbeing and better productivity, which is why we don’t cap your leave. So if you need to take that extra Friday off (and Monday too), no problem. We believe work is no longer a location, it is what we do. This should help all of us deliver our best work, while achieving the right balance in our lives.

We want to build a culture of virtual inclusivity. One where all our people have the ability to choose what works best for them but also provides our people the best shared working experience utilising the digital tools we have available.

GTIL will provide individuals with the necessary support and equipment to work effectively from home. We also have a collaborative space to offer should you prefer working outside of your home. We will offer you access to digital learning options, as well as external training, should you role and development needs require this.

We fully understand the importance of balancing your life and we aim to support that with remote working and flexibility within your role. We understand the time you spend outside of work helps shape what you bring into work, so we encourage flexibility on both sides. However, if you prefer to work from the office, this is also something we offer. We also understand the importance of working comfortably in a remote office – most likely your home, which is why we offer all staff a monthly home office allowance to ensure you’re well equipped and able to undertake your role to the fullest.

These are just some of the benefits of working at Grant Thornton International. We also have a wide range of attractive core benefits including pension, health insurance, wellbeing programmes and much much more.

  • Externa annonser
  • Remote Sweden
  • 2024-07-25

Hemsida Grant Thornton International Ltd

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