Job ID 69517 Posted 30-May-2022 Service line Advisory Segment Role type Full-time Areas of Interest Environmental Consultancy Location(s) Lisbon - Lisboa - Portugal
Do you want to be part of a new future for real estate, where buildings are designed, built, and managed in a responsible way, respecting both People and Planet?
ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) is here to stay and CBRE’s Sustainability team is here to help landlords and occupiers to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.
If you are a dynamic person, eager to learn and to change the picture of the real estate market in Portugal, then we have an opportunity for you!
CBRE Portugal is looking for an ESG Consultant to grow our team of dedicated professionals to ESG and Sustainability Services.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals, with personal interest for ESG agenda and capable of working in different work environments.
The role is based in our main office, in Lisbon.
The ESG Consultant will report to the Head of Sustainability.
Our EMEA Sustainability team includes 100+ specialists across 10 countries. We work with owners, occupiers and investors and provide advice to help improve performance and productivity, enhance reputation, and reduce risk.
The purpose of this position is to support delivery of ESG Services, to clients in Portugal.
The EMEA Sustainability Consultancy is part of our Strategic Advisory line of business and is currently working with several high-profile clients with design and implementation of ESG strategies, sustainability reporting and compliance, varying between single subject consulting projects to large change management engagements.
You will work in close collaboration within the wider sustainability and your client contacts to ensure that each client has access to best-in-class strategic advice on how to approach ESG.
The focus will be on :
Managing corporate, fund and asset level Sustainability initiatives and programmes.
Facilitating implementation of various types of Sustainability related measures and engagements.
You will have the opportunity to work on creating and delivering a suite of ESG solutions to our clients, which can cover both occupier and investor clients.
The include national but also international investors, with pan-European portfolios, allowing you to work with colleagues from different countries in Europe.
Assist in the development, implementation, reporting and evolution of ESG strategies for Clients.
Responsible for the development, benchmarking, implementation and review of appropriate sustainability objectives, targets, and improvement programmes for funds / portfolios.
Monitor and report on fund / portfolio sustainability performance and progress against sustainability objectives.
Lead regular catch-up calls / meetings with Clients. Routinely prepare and present at Client meetings to increase sustainability awareness and engagement.
Provide support and technical advice to all stakeholders to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities for sustainability.
Innovate and lead initiatives to engage and educate tenants / occupiers to increase data coverage and sustainability performance for funds / portfolios.
Respond to requests for information regarding existing ESG strategy performance from rating and reporting agencies, current or prospective investors and other stakeholders.
Monitor changes in legislation and best practice to ensure continuing legal compliance and best practice in Europe.
Business development by participating in pitches, preparing marketing materials and relevant technical documents such as case studies or benchmarking analysis.
Build relationships and identify opportunities for clients to benefit from our knowledge in a wide range of areas.
Collaborate with our Research team, working with key information and data, contributing to the creation of business insights and for the thought leadership of the company.
Identify opportunities for innovation, service development and cross-selling services.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, both in Portuguese and in English.
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to manage multiple assignments.
Ability to coordinate projects and programmes that require input from multiple clients, colleagues, and supplier staff.
Ability to manage internal and external client expectations including on agreed scopes of work.
Ability to engage and educate a diverse set of stakeholder groups including fund managers, property managers and building managers.
Detail-oriented : strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven team environment.
Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Proficiency in English.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Climate Change).
5+ years professional experience working as an ESG programme manager, Sustainability consultant, or similar.
Knowledge of all aspects of sustainability (environmental, social and governance) and its correlation with the real estate industry, particularly of the EU Sustainable Finance regulations (Taxonomy, SFDR and CSRD).
Knowledge of voluntary and mandatory schemes and certifications and questionnaires (GRESB, green building and wellbeing certifications).
Knowledge of environmental legal requirements and compliance requirements.
Knowledge of sustainability risk considerations and mitigation actions.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics such as carbon accounting, decarbonization pathways, ESG ratings, reporting, sustainable investing, etc.
will be considered a plus.
The candidate must have the personal qualities to demonstrate potential for further advancement, including drive, commitment, self-initiation of activity, client service perspective and lateral thinking.
The ability to work as part of a team is essential.