Senior Manager - ESG Regulatory Insights

Recruiter
PwC
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Aug 2022
Closes
10 Sep 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Competitive
Hours
Full Time
We are currently looking for an ESG Regulatory Insights Senior Manager to join our Financial Services Regulatory Insights (FSRI) team. This role is to support our clients operating across a range of industries in navigating sector-neutral ESG reporting regulations and standards, with a focus on global, UK and EU initiatives. There continues to be a rapid expansion of ESG reporting regulatory initiatives, whether through landmark initiatives such as mandatory TCFD reporting, the development of global sustainability standards through the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the EU Taxonomy, or the upcoming UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements. ESG remains a major priority for policymakers, regulators and standard-setters, as they look to embed ESG considerations into business decision-making, financial markets, and investment decision-making. We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and agile individual, who has deep expertise in and a passion for ESG regulatory and reporting matters, and the ability to independently lead a portfolio of work and other staff in the team. Ensuring the team is diverse in all ways is incredibly important and we welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds and experiences. We would also consider part-time and/or flexible working arrangements.The role will provide you with the chance to work on issues at the forefront of the ESG regulatory agenda, and that will have a significant impact on our clients. It is a unique role within the team due its cross-industry focus, giving you exposure to clients across multiple industries. You will have the opportunity to develop, gain new skills and experiences, and to work with a range of clients across multiple industries. The role offers a unique mix of client work, market profile activities, regulatory affairs and proposition incubation, and would be suitable for individuals from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

About FSRI

 FSRI is an open and supportive team and acts as the ‘engine room’ of PwC’s  risk and regulatory practice, supporting clients and client facing teams on a range of risk and regulatory topics.

We track new developments that will affect our clients, and engage with a wide range of stakeholders including regulators in the UK, EU and supranationally.  We focus on emerging trends in risk and regulation, seeking to develop early points of view and thought leadership. We take a forward-looking view of new risk and regulatory issues, develop a deep understanding of the potential implications and use these insights to engage with clients and our client teams to help clients with the important challenges they face.

Our team includes individuals from various backgrounds who cover a range of aspects of the financial services regulatory agenda, including ESG. Given the growth in sector-neutral ESG reporting regulations and standards, we are now looking to expand our ESG team to support clients operating across a range of industries and help to drive growth in PwC’s wider ESG practice, beyond our existing financial services clients.

Responsibilities

  • Playing a central role in PwC’s ESG practice by supporting clients and client delivery teams in understanding the impact of the emerging regulatory agenda around ESG reporting, with a focus on global, UK and EU initiatives such as the ISSB standards, CSRD, Taxonomy Regulation, mandatory TCFD reporting and the UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

  • Independently leading a diverse portfolio of work related to sector-neutral ESG reporting regulations and standards

  • Managing, coaching and mentoring other staff in FSRI’s ESG team

  • Undertaking horizon scanning activities and identifying potential new opportunities for the firm driven by ESG regulatory change

  • Lead the maintenance of the team’s market-facing digital assets related to ESG reporting regulation and standards

  • Producing written analysis and information including thought leadership, client publications/materials, and blogs 

  • Conducting research, training, speaking at client events, responding to consultation papers from relevant regulatory bodies etc

  • Providing input to the debate on development and application of ESG policy

  • Engaging with regulators, policymakers, and trade bodies, and supporting the activity of FSRI’s wider regulatory affairs team. 

Skills required

The ideal candidate would be self-starting, motivated and collaborative, with a passion about ESG and a broad understanding of emerging regulatory themes related to ESG reporting. The ability to lead others, as well as communicate clearly and build relationships with clients, internal stakeholders and policymakers is required. The candidate should be able to identify how ESG regulatory challenges will impact clients, as well as show an awareness of wider ESG-related market trends.

The following skills are required for this role:

Essential skills:

  • Deep knowledge of regulatory initiatives related to ESG reporting, which may include the  ISSB standards, CSRD, Taxonomy Regulation, mandatory TCFD reporting and the UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements, and an ability to quickly develop knowledge of new regulatory proposals and other developments as they arise

  • A firm grasp of how ESG regulation impacts the business and operational models of firms

  • Excellent interpersonal, delivery and communication skills including using social media and other technology

  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and lead others

  • Ability to make new contacts internally, build strong relationships with clients and regulators, listen to and understand client needs.

We know that the ESG agenda is fast moving and evolving.  If you think you bring wider skills and expertise beyond those identified in this job description that you think could be of relevance to the role, then please contact us for an informal conversation; we know the best teams are made up of diverse and different people, so please contact us to see if we can find a way to make the role work for you. 


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