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Manager Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance

Montreal, QC
Full Time

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The Opportunity:
Our ESG Services practice in Montreal is recruiting a motivated and high performing Manager to lead the delivery of sustainability and sustainable finance services to our financial services, insurance, asset owner, asset manager and corporate clients across a range of industries.

Our teams of professionals help our corporate and institutional investor clients to develop resilient businesses that effectively manage ESG risks and opportunities. As a Manager you will lead KPMG's ESG Services teams to support our clients on their sustainability journeys. This includes supporting them in developing their ESG strategies and approaches, the integration of ESG in decision making and investment decisions, amongst others. You will also help to further our business development, including service development and thought leadership. Clients will look to you to add value to their business through insights on their management of emerging sustainability challenges and their reporting and disclosure practices.

What you will do

  • Assist clients in the development and implementation of their strategic ESG and sustainable finance initiatives
  • Manage advisory teams in the delivery of ESG and sustainable finance engagements
  • Conduct ESG due diligence across various types of deals
  • Support clients with the integration of ESG considerations across the investment lifecycle
  • Support clients with the integration of ESG in lending decisions (credit risk ratings) and underwriting.
  • Support clients in their net zero commitments (I.e. Paris-aligned portfolios) and being able to navigate asset allocation implications.
  • Support client relationships and practice development initiatives
  • Actively mentor and coach team members to their highest potential
  • Exhibit leadership and contribute to the professional development of our team by fostering an 'always learning and sharing' culture
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills

What you bring to the role

  • Minimum of five years professional experience in a supervisory capacity in sustainability or similar field at a reputable organization
  • Deep understanding of the ESG and sustainable finance landscape
  • Strong familiarity with key ESG concepts and frameworks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work on multiple or complex projects simultaneously
  • Excellent client service skills with an aptitude to understand the clients' business and maintain strong client relationships
  • Dedication and motivation to achieve high standards of client service in the performance of duties

    Desirable Skills
  • Master's degree, additional professional designations like CFA would be a plus
  • Strong familiarity with sustainable finance and approaches of ESG integration in lending, underwriting and/or investing, ideally from industry experience
  • Experience in assessing climate change related risks and opportunities
  • Experience with quantifying financed emissions (e.g. PCAF-aligned) is a bonus)
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and in writing, and ability to translate complex messages and recommendations into concise proposals, reports and presentations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in both French and English

Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.

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As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

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