Are you passionate about making the world a better place? About helping companies understand and respond to stakeholders’ needs and improve their performance and create long-term value? Do you want to work with committed, smart, and thoughtful team members to deliver exceptional value to clients? Then FrameworkESG may be the place for you.
FrameworkESG is a specialty consulting firm that helps clients align their thinking, strategies, and operations with evolving environmental, societal, and economic realities.
We refer to our work as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management because it’s a more complete lens than CSR, citizenship, sustainability, etc., and one aligned with business and investor metrics and priorities. We’re motivated by a vision to deliver actionable solutions to some of the private sector’s thorniest problems, bring clients an exceptional experience, and grow our team and our own impact.
In our seventeen years in business, we have built a curious and collaborative culture that enables our people to bring their best thinking to our clients to help them meet their stakeholders’ expectations and their business objectives. We are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and reward dedication, responsiveness, and self-direction. Framework’s people are supportive of each other, accountable to each other, and value each other’s thinking and contributions no matter where they sit or where they stand.
The Impact: You will interact directly with clients, bring them actionable insights, and help them understand, improve, and communicate their performance around the issues that matter most to stakeholders. Your work will influence company executives to think differently and accelerate their move toward more responsible and sustainable modes of operating.
The Opportunity: As a member of the FrameworkESG team you will have the opportunity to influence positive change within some of the world’s largest organizations. This is a high-impact, client-facing role conducting day-to-day aspects of client projects. The successful candidate will act as a trusted advisor and partner to our clients. You must be able to understand and articulate the evolving expectations of stakeholders and the key principles of ESG performance. You must have a keen ability to synthesize analysis and offer insights that clients can use in building and implementing strategies around ESG issues. You must have exceptional communication skills and a comfort speaking with high-level executives.
The Position: As a consultant, you will advise our clients through multifaceted consulting engagements across sectors to develop ESG vision, strategies, and roadmaps; interpret complex analyses and research; and engage with senior leaders and influencers outside the company. Consultants both lead projects and serve as individual contributors across all of our consulting services and play a key role in advancing client projects and relationships.
Consultants collaborate with other team members—consultants and analysts—to produce high-quality, actionable deliverables in support of our client projects, which may include the following:
- Landscape assessments: Analyses of business and ESG trends, ratings and rankings, peer performance, and client activities to help clients understand their ESG landscape and areas for improvement
- Materiality analysis: Following our proprietary methodology, conduct stakeholder research, prepare surveys and interviews to engage stakeholders, and consolidate results
- Strategies and roadmapping: bringing the insights gleaned from various analyses
- Reporting, disclosure, and other ESG communications: Develop or lead the development of authentic, credible communications that address stakeholder information needs and demonstrate progress on key ESG issues
You will also contribute to Framework’s business and operations, including support of capabilities presentations, proposals, and marketing and thought-leadership content. Consultants are expected to stay abreast of the evolving business landscape and thinking around ESG topics and to build a specific area of ESG expertise. In addition, all Framework team members “pitch in wherever and whenever” needed to serve client objectives and elevate Framework’s brand and profile.
Your Experience and skills
We seek a consultant who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the business importance of ESG issues and draw clear connections between management of ESG issues and reputational and financial performance to galvanize company action. The ability to synthesize analyses into actionable recommendations to operationalize and advance progress on ESG issues and address the value proposition for ESG management is a key component of the consultant’s work.
You will thrive at Framework if you are comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a wide variety of work; able to work effectively in situations with significant ambiguity; able to understand and apply past experience to new ones; a fast and eager learner.
Bachelor’s degree required; Masters optional.
Six or more years of relevant professional experience in a management or specialty ESG consultancy or corporation guiding work around ESG issues.
Experience working with large multinational corporations or professional services organizations in a client-service role. Experience and comfort establishing and maintaining relationships with executives and senior client contacts; sound judgment, diplomacy, and the highest professional ethics and integrity.
Enterprise mindset: a keen eye toward balancing client needs with the team’s needs and Framework’s business interests; understand and consider the implications of your decision-making on others and the firm; take initiative to meet firm objectives.
Team orientation: Build positive and productive working relationships with colleagues. High emotional intelligence and humility; communicative; collaborative; comfort motivating and directing team collaboration; ability to provide, and receptive to, constructive feedback and guidance; accountable for commitments and deadlines.
Effective communicator: Ability and demonstrated willingness to communicate with client contacts, team members, and firm principals with confidence, clarity, tact, and effectiveness. Ability to negotiate and navigate complex conversations with comfort, grace, diplomacy, and awareness.
Adaptability: Flexible in the face of changing circumstances and client needs; ability to listen carefully, “read a room”, and adapt on the fly.
Well organized and detail-oriented: Self-motivated and -directed; ability to establish and maintain effective methods for organizing, tracking, and communicating information.
Model professionalism in written and oral communications and demeanor; integrate the firm’s culture in your behavior toward colleagues, clients, and external stakeholders; keep regular business hours; meet all deadlines (internal and external), even if it means working additional hours.
Comfort with technology: At ease working within online systems such as asana, box, MS office applications.
Physical requirements: Ability to work from home or in an office environment and sit or stand at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to withstand the stress of traveling.
Travel: Prepandemic, travel would constitute 5–10% of annual total time, as needed for client work and business development.
FrameworkESG is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive team of dedicated, passionate professionals. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
To apply for this position, please send your résumé and a cover letter to careers@frameworkESG.com.
Deadline for submission of applications: September 30.
Location: Remote to start. Then flexible working arrangements TBD. Offices in Stamford, CT and Seattle, WA.