About Albright Stonebridge Group

Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is the premier global strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm. With a commitment to excellence, integrity, and discretion, we help our clients navigate challenges and capture opportunities in markets around the world. ASG goes beyond opening doors, working alongside our clients to develop and implement tailored strategies. The global ASG network includes over 230 regional and sectoral experts and has a record of success in over 120 countries.

Senior Director - Sustainability

The Senior Director on ASG’s Sustainability practice will manage several client engagements and play an integral role in the development of the practice. The successful candidate will have extensive experience and recognized expertise in sustainability and climate change policy; standards, reporting, and trends; as well as technical knowledge in at least one subject matter area under the sustainability umbrella. The Senior Director will also have significant experience working internally in one or more companies on sustainability commitments and activities, and/or engaging businesses, foundations, or nonprofits on environmental or social issues.

Responsibilities:

Management

  • Manages the day-to-day work of ASG client teams, focusing on adding value for the clients and profitability
  • Manages team members’ workflow and oversees the production of deliverables
  • Supports less experienced team members’ professional development
  • Supports the practice lead and senior staff to cultivate and integrate senior counselors, advisors and consultants, with a focus on engaging them in business development and client service

Client Service and Business Development

  • Serves as client lead, focused on impact for clients and client retention
  • Anticipates sustainability trends and issues to inform strategy discussions with clients and provide recommendations for best courses of action that increase clients’ positive impact and add and protect economic value
  • Conducts and translates complex information into accessible content for clients (e.g. presentations, reports, or issue briefs)
  • Develops and deploys sustainability frameworks for effective client service
  • Grows expertise on main issues affecting clients and contributes relevant subject matter knowledge to clients, the practice, and the Firm
  • Supports efforts to position the Sustainability practice as a “thought leader”
  • Monitors all ASG current client activity for opportunities to expand sustainability work
  • Networks in the broad sustainability community to identify potential partnerships to meet ongoing client needs and creatively build new business for the Firm

Core Competencies

  • Customer Service: Works to become a trusted partner to colleagues, continuously focused on developing substantive expertise to meet the team’s needs.
  • Oral/Written Communications: Can effectively produce portions of written products with clear direction. Communicates well with other members of the ASG team. Effective communicator with the ASG network and/or local offices, with strong emphasis placed on the ability to speak and write in a local language.
  • Personal Characteristics: Entrepreneurial and focused on value creation. Energetic, forward-thinking, “can-do” and creative individual with the highest ethical standards and an appropriate professional presentation.
  • Teamwork: Interacts effectively with colleagues at all levels and across firm. Supports the ASG team members to work together to produce agreed upon deliverables. Works to create a positive work environment.
  • Firm Contribution: Contributes to the development, administration and culture of the firm. Takes a leadership role in institution building.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of eight to ten years prior work experience in a sustainability, corporate responsibility, or ESG role in a corporate setting
  • MA in sustainability, business, public policy, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Significant knowledge of corporate sustainability, global sustainable development, and ESG issues
  • Demonstrated ability to manage client engagements, client relationships, and provide “thought leadership”
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects while prioritizing deliverables and meeting demanding deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation and presentations
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint and other MS Office tools


About the Sustainability Practice

The biggest sustainability opportunities require unprecedented collaboration among industries, sectors, governments, and civil society. The Sustainability practice draws on ASG’s global capabilities, network, and experience working with governments, corporations, and nonprofits to help organizations capture opportunity and develop compelling solutions to regional and global sustainability challenges. Our mission is to help clients become leaders in sustainability, accelerating the value they create for communities, the environment and shareholders, and inspiring others to do the same.

Our multi-disciplinary team delivers practical, action-oriented strategies to tackle large-scale challenges, build effective coalitions, and tailor impact initiatives for local contexts while staying true to global priorities and company mission. We collaborate with clients across their organizations to help place sustainability at the center of the business, accelerate implementation, and achieve deep and lasting impact. Past clients have included multinational corporations, diversified financial institutions, private and institutional foundations, industry networks, and international NGOs.

Albright Stonebridge Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.