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Associate Manager - Environment, Sustainability, and Governance

Date: Jul 24, 2022

Location: SA

Company: KPMG Professional Services

Associate Manager - Environment, Sustainability, and Governance


Job purpose

A career in ESG & Decarbonization at KPMG will give the associate insights into the inner workings of companies and a broad business perspective that can open up countless opportunities for professional and personal growth. KPMG’s ESG & Decarbonization Services team combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and risk associated with emerging ESG/Sustainability, Decarbonization and EHS related issues and respond to business opportunities.


Major duties and responsibilities

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team across a range of industries to assist companies in better understand and develop solutions to respond to the complex and evolving policy, regulatory, and business environment risks and opportunities associated with ESG/Sustainability and Decarbonization.
  • Supervise and enhance the analysis of corporate activities and provide recommendations related to enhance their sustainability/ESG strategy, methods, framework, and related tools to support clients in achieving their sustainability/ ESG objectives.
  • Development of sustainability/ESG programs and related reporting, such as materiality assessments, peer benchmarking, stakeholder engagement, gap analysis, metric/KPI identification (in alignment with common sustainability/ESG reporting standards such as GRI), and the preparation of reporting (internal and external) materials.
  • Supervise and coach engagement teams to perform fieldwork, including data collection, analysis, and work paper documentation; prepare, edit, and proofread narrative reports and presentations of observations and recommendations.
  • Support team leads with client relationships, business development efforts, and drafting thought leadership, as well as internal collateral and pieces of training on sustainability and ESG topics; work closely, but independently, under the direction of Managers, Directors, and Partners.
  • Review of relevant sustainability data (i.e. benchmarking, trends, regulatory developments).
  • Day to day management of projects, ensuring quality and liaising with internal and external stakeholders and manage budgets.
  • Coach junior team members to develop new skills, monitor their performance, support their development and help manage their career growth.
  • Ability to quickly learn concepts outside of your area of expertise.


Education requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ESG/Sustainability or equivalent studies.
  • Understanding of the following concepts and frameworks preferred:
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • Sustainably Development Goals (SDGs)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) like ISO 1400, 45001 ..etc
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI) or equivalent
  • Energy related standards like ISO 50001


Our Benefits: 

  • KPMG s provides several benefits which are as follows:
  • Health: KPMG offers medical insurance option to meet your needs through Premium Medical Care Coverage for employee & dependent family members.
  • Career Development & Trainings: KPMG always focus on the career pathing & training of its employees. It gives you a platform for unparalleled learning & development.
  • Personal Time Off: In KPMG, employees are entitled to take 25 days Annual leave & 11 days paid Holidays.
  • Money-Saving Benefit: KPMG offers several benefits, including Mobile Allowance, Schooling Allowance, Annual Air Tickets Allowance & Relocation Allowance.
  • Financial Matters: KPMG  also provides Housing Allowance in Advance for regular employees to support their home financial matters.
  • Competitive Salaries & Free Tax Salary: KPMG offers competitive & tax-free salary.