Consultant- ESG (Social / Human Rights and Governance) (Associate level)


Consultant- ESG (Social / Human Rights and Governance) (Associate level)

Salary Not Specified

ERM, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 5 days ago, 9 Jul | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 754c0cf82470412380bc35fb78d94b48

Full Job Description

  • Our Sustainability Advisory & Transaction Services team is experiencing significant growth, and we are seeking individuals to deliver best-in-class services to meet this demand.

  • Consultants in Social/Human Rights and Governance roles within ERM's Sustainability Advisory & Transaction Services team work on a wide range of strategic and operational engagements for private market investors and their portfolio companies. In addition to carrying our reviews within vendor and buyer due diligence, our work includes human rights due diligence services: human rights policy, human rights risk assessments, saliency assessments, human rights impact assessments, development of grievance mechanisms, as well as sustainable supply chain & procurement advisory, supply chain risk mapping and others.

  • What you will do:
  • Contribute to large, global projects, ensuring client satisfaction and profitability.

  • Provide expert guidance on business and human rights, including supply chain.

  • Drive innovation and growth within a dynamic team.

  • Work with clients to help them comply with the CSDDD and other European legislation (German Supply Chain Act, Loi de Vigilance etc)

  • Develop repeatable processes, frameworks, toolkits, assessment scorecards and other materials for clients and support their deployment across their business.

  • Support ESG and impact due diligence on key ESG & impact drivers to increase value and reduce risks and provide recommendations for post-investment value creation initiatives, with focus on the "S" component.

  • Demonstrate knowledge frameworks and regulatory drivers including CSDDD, Modern Slavery Act, Norwegian Transparency Act, German Supply Chain Act, the UNGPs, IFC PS etc.

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and manage commercial and operational risks from conception through to project delivery.

  • Ensure client satisfaction through project communications & engagement, quality of deliverables produced, translating complex technical topics into commercial opinions and potential opportunities.

  • Provide leadership skills focused on engagement, decision-making, and execution.

  • Previous experience working on responsible supply chain is desirable but not required.

    As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world's leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

  • We are unmatched in our ability to operationalize sustainability across the business and investment life cycle and at all levels of an organization due to our deep sector and technical experience as well as geographical spread (over 170 offices across 40 countries and employing more than 8,000 people).

  • At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise. We call this capability our "boots to boardroom" approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground and at the executive level., ERM has enduring values, which are fundamental to our business conduct. We are passionate about our people, their safety, well-being, and development. ERMers take accountability, are client-focused, and collaborate with colleagues across geographies.

  • If you share our values, believe in sustainability and are motivated by opportunities to enable a just transition that is anchored within human rights principles and makes a real impact to our clients, ERM is the right place for you.

    Be a part of a team that's making a real difference and experience a culture of excellence, inclusion, and professional growth.