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World Business Council for Sustainable Development Manager Secondment

Employer
PwC
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development Redefining Value team is looking for a Manager, to support on initiatives relating to Transparency & Disclosure, including the newly-established WBCSD Preparer Forum for Sustainability Disclosures.

In this role you will work closely with other subject matter experts and various engagement functions across WBCSD to support member companies enhance their corporate sustainability disclosures through collaboration and engagement with standard-setters and wider market stakeholders. You will report to the Senior Director, Redefining Value.

This is a change agent role where you will be expected to represent Redefining Value & WBCSD in various engagement environments, working groups, (technical) advisory, and provide project leadership on your topics and the wider WBCSD strategy towards typically very senior private or (semi)public leaders.

Responsibilities & duties
  • Represent and help drive WBCSD's contribution to the development and adoption of globally aligned, comparable reporting standards across the various forms of non-financial and financial capital
  • Manage WBCSD's Preparer Forum for Sustainability Disclosures including facilitating collaboration and content on capacity building, best practice insights and feedback engagement with standard setters
  • Manage and advise on projects with members of the Redefining Value and WBCSD communities to influence the enhanced levels of transparency and disclosure, collaborating on technical deep dives, pilots and developing guidance
  • Execute member and/or grant driven workstreams within your domain, in collaboration with the wider Redefining Value team or other teams in WBCSD, to enable member, sector or global transformations
  • Engage with (working level) member representatives to deliver against project objectives
  • Contribute to, collaborate on, or lead, the development of reports, protocols, collaborative platforms, educational programs and other products
  • Attract and develop strong subject matter expertise and talent within your team


Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years experience in a corporate reporting function or advisory firm working on the development, interpretation and application of financial and non-financial reporting standards
  • Expert knowledge of global sustainability reporting standards and emerging best practice, ideally with a focus on the development of the EU, US, UK and/or international mandatory requirements and standards
  • Experience working with relevant regulators or standard setting bodies, showing strength in project design, collaboration & delivery
  • Significant management and working level experience with sustainable business practices, accounting or finance
  • Significant experience in influencing within the most senior public/private environments
  • Knowledge and expertise of the Climate, Nature and Equity space is considered a plus
  • Strong project execution, delivery and communications experience
  • Knowledgeable and collaborative team player with a global mindset
  • A personality that shows an open mind, people, fact and impact centric attitudes, high energy and drive, with a resilient, learning approach towards setbacks, pressure and challenges


The position is full-time. It will be based in London

Company

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We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

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PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

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What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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