Corporate Sustainability Lead (18 mth FTC)

6 days left

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
13 Jan 2023
12 Feb 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The Role:
A key leadership role within our Workplace Solutions Sustainability team helping to shape M&G's Corporate Sustainability agenda, building upon and enhancing the established M&G's framework of People, Place and Partnerships.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Redefine M&G's Corporate Sustainability operating model with deeper integration across the firm
  • Work in close collaboration with key stakeholders including, Investments, Communications, Risk, Technology, Procurement, Corporate Social Responsibility and Finance to drive change across organisation
  • Providing leadership support to coordinating performance reporting for M&G's corporate net zero plan
  • Help shape and define net zero transition work streams which align with published commitments and mitigate transition risk
  • Proactively embedded sustainability SME's to support M&G business functions develop their sustainability goals using appropriate terms of reference and supporting governance
  • Support the preparation of business cases for additional net zero work streams identified as activities evolve
  • Support a team of technical and subject matter experts who collaborate across functions to progress sustainability initiatives
  • Monitor and evaluate outcomes of projects and programmes, reporting regularly to senior leadership committee and board
  • Collaborating with key internal stakeholders on reporting, for example, TCFD and CDP
  • Maintaining a sustainability risk and opportunity registers for corporate sustainability

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree in environmental science, energy management, climate change, sustainability or equivalent through experience
  • Ideally experience of sustainability within the real estate sector and/or financial services sector
  • Experience of working with GHG disclosure programmes such as CDP
  • Experience or understanding of Science Based Targets and other industry benchmark schemes
  • Proven ability to define, communicate and motivate the team to deliver sustainability goals and objectives
  • Track record of driving change and present a compelling vision to senior management
  • Able to speak knowledgeably and accurately on current sustainability matters to a range of audiences (expert/non-expert), engaging people's hearts and minds and making a clear business case for new initiatives.
  • Technical competent in understanding complex problems, think strategically, identify sustainable solutions, deliver reasoned and auditable solutions
  • Ability to analyse corporate portfolio performance by bench-marking and derive measurements of performance reflecting all aspects of sustainability
  • Track record on operating in fast paced, fast changing working environment
  • Skilled at working in multi-stakeholder environments

Work Level: Manager or Expert
Recruiter Name: Amy Curtis
Location: London or Edinburgh

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.