Vacancy: Senior ESG Consultant, South Africa – Permanent

Job position: Senior ESG Consultant 

Company name: Digby Wells Environmental

Job type: Permanent

Location: South Africa

Closing Dates: 29 March 2024

Job description: 

We are looking for someone who will be responsible for reporting sustainability related activities and helping our clients respond to and develop strategies to manage issues across the ESG agenda. This will include aligning client’s sustainability reporting requirements with industry best practices in terms of frameworks, data collection and assurance to meet the Client’s sustainability targets and ambitions. You must have a proven track record of producing high value sustainability reports, ideally within ‘the resources sectors.

  • Keeping abreast of all disclosure and listing requirements and frameworks.
  • Producing Sustainability reports and disclosures that showcase clients’ work in a compelling way, while also ticking stakeholder boxes (including GRI, SASB, ISSB, TCFD) 
  • Compiling annual responses to investor questionnaires such as CDP and DJSI and providing clients with guidance to improve their scores and their practice.
  • Reviewing, benchmarking, and developing policies against Good International Industry Practice.
  • Assessing client’s current sustainability performance and working with key stakeholders to identify, prioritise and strategically manage key sustainability issues.
  • Identifying and tracking ESG and sustainability trends, best practices, frameworks, and standards and communicating those relevant to internal and external stakeholders and using information to develop new services and client offering.
  • Forming and maintaining a network of relationships to support sustainability efforts.
  • Ensuring appropriate controls and measurement systems are in place for clients to support and maintain sustainability reporting integrity and assurance.
  • Working closely with various specialists to implement strategies and annual environmental and social performance for clients.
  • Assisting with the drafting of our client’s strategic position and narratives on sustainability issues.
  • Deep understanding of responsible investment, sustainability emerging topics, the latest energy industry trends, strategies, and technologies.
  • Knowledge of Sustainability/ESG rating agencies, frameworks, and databases.
  • Expert in technical sustainability data, calculation methodologies and limitations.
  • Establish credibility and effectively interact with clients, including all levels of senior leadership.
  • Self-motivated, autonomous with a can-do attitude.
  • Demonstrable mastery in extensive use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and experience developing market research and business cases for new strategies
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to build and maintain relationships with Senior executives.
  • A flair for writing; you will enjoy transforming information and data into compelling copy and infographics.
  • Strong project management skills: you will be developing sustainability reports from start to finish, working with clients until they are perfect.
  • A willingness to travel.
  • Experience in the mining sector is preferable
  • A flexible, pragmatic, and innovative approach project development and delivery.
  • Fluency in English is essential, working knowledge of another language particularly French or Spanish would be advantageous.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Post graduate degree preferably in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability or Financial Communications. 
  • Project Management Certificate would be beneficial.
  • Experience in copy/writing or editing.
  • Seven or more years relevant experience in sustainability consulting or similar. Experience and knowledge of the resources industry (mining sector, oil and gas and renewables) would be helpful.
  • Prepared to obtain vaccinations that may be required by clients and for travel purposes.
  • Prepared to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Assessment.


Salary range: Market Related based on experience.

Contact person: Bulelwa Tole 

Contact Phone Number: +11 789 9495

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