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Senior consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Financial Services Geneva (CCaSS FSO)

Location:  Grand-Lancy / Geneva
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 4, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1509810

Your ambition 

Are you passionate about sustainability and thrive in solving challenging tasks that directly contribute to a better environment and society? Do you enjoy working with financial sector in supporting their sustainability ambitions and challenges? Join our growing Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team within EY! 


EY’s response and support to our Clients 

The world is facing one of the biggest challenges of humankind – constant changing of climate under today’s way we conduct economic activities. Governments and public sector in general are increasingly steeping into the role of securing sustainable development in line with the Paris Agreement, and companies and financial institutions alike are required to embrace new sustainable practices while departing from business as usual.


When the financial services industry works well, it creates growth, prosperity, and peace of mind for hundreds of millions of people. No other industry touches so many lives or shapes so many futures. At EY Financial Services, we share a single focus — to build a better financial services industry, not just for now, but for the future.


Sustainability is at the heart of our EY brand. It is at the heart of our strategy, what we value and measure and what we do every day with our clients and within our own business. We are proud to be advocates of change to make businesses across the world more sustainable because we believe in long-term value. Delivering sustainable long-term value in Financial Services means new strategies, a new approach to managing risks, new products and services and new ways of engaging stakeholders.



EY is currently working across the capital markets globally with institutional investors, banking, private equity and insurance clients, developing strategies, designing and building innovative solutions to move forward on sustainable finance, meeting regulatory requirements and positioning for success in this rapidly evolving market.


You will join a team of over 3,000 climate change and sustainability practitioners globally, presenting a unique opportunity to make a real difference. We are looking for a high performing Senior Consultant to join our Climate Change and Sustainable Services team dedicated to Financial Services. You will be working on market leading projects, building networks, and consulting on key strategic issues in sustainable finance.


There is a wide range of exciting projects that you will be able to get involved in, across banking, insurance, pensions, wealth and asset management and private equity. You will work with clients at all levels to deliver first-class services helping them navigate the ESG agenda. Topics we cover include: 

  • Sustainable Finance regulatory developments and requirements by the financial sector from the EU regulatory side (such as SFDR and EU Taxonomy) and Swiss regulatory side (such as RBI); 
  • Reporting and disclosure, including the application of TCFD, GRI, ISSB and other frameworks; 
  • Sustainable finance and net zero strategies for financial services; 
  • Climate change metrics and targets, greenhouse gas reporting, including the SBTi, Greenhouse Gas Protocol and PCAF; 
  • Responsible, sustainable and impact investment strategies and implementation; 

What you can expect - key responsibilities:

  • Delivery of projects to our clients on a wide range of sustainability topics we work on, such as Regulation implementation, Sustainability Reporting & Assurance engagements for our clients from financial services organizations. 
  • Create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership. 
  • Actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives, consistently driving projects to completion making sure that the work delivered is industry leading. 
  • Work with the project heads to lead teams or parts of teams on engagements, keeping a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, and escalate issues as appropriate. 
  • Working closely with colleagues, create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop. 
  • Contribute to the development of EY capabilities in technical areas and engage with clients regarding the application of these methodologies to their businesses. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues outside of CCaSS to deliver multi-disciplinary and cross-geographical work. 

Skills and attributes for success 

As Senior Consultant within the team, you will be exposed to a range of analytical and advisory work in direct exchange with the clients. It is therefore essential that you bring the competencies that will allowing you to do so: 

  • High motivation and shared values for sustainability, social matters, governance-related topics and finance; 
  • Strong problem-solving skills; 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; 
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables in parallel projects;
  • Ability to work effectively in team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.  


  • We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, but are particularly interested in individuals that have the following qualifications: 
  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree in finance, economics, environmental sciences or related fields of study; 
  • Track record of success from 3 years of experience within ESG or sustainable finance environment, ideally focusing on advisory/consulting, audit, assurance, investment assignments or in similar organisations; 
  • Ideally at least 2 years of experience in projects in the field of non-financial and/or integrated reporting, assurance of non-financial, ESG data (as ESG specialist / Investor Relation department, controlling, financial reporting etc.) or as an external consultant. Good knowledge of SDGs, GHG-accounting, carbon foot printing or Life Cycle Analysis is a plus
  • A keen interest in, and understanding of ESG as it relates to financial services (banking, wealth and asset management, insurance, and/or private equity) 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a pragmatic approach to problem solving, dynamic working style, well organized and structured 
  • A demonstrated capacity to take initiative, overcome challenges and work collaboratively through relevant work or project experience; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English, German is a plus 

Stick to your plans and realize your goals with us! Design your career with EY in a culture that promotes diversity and education. 


At EY, we offer: 

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals with hands-on experience in assurance and consulting eager to share knowledge and best-practices; 
  • Exciting projects with industry leaders to address their challenges and provide innovative and creative solutions; 
  •  Constant personal development with a steep learning curve –  through a lead-in-class a system of content-level trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning; 
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility; 
  • Dedicated career advisor: in every step of your way with EY you will be guided by your counsellor; 
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system; 
  • Opportunity to engage in EY-sponsored accredited corporate MBA (“EY Tech MBA”) and The EY Masters in Sustainability by Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*

Your ambition is as bold as ours. As part of our high-performing teams, you’ll build the tech skillsets and growth mindsets to become the leader you want to be. The leader the world needs. Harness our scale, our tech, our teams and our culture to realize your potential. Learn from the best, surround yourself with the curious, ask better questions to seek better answers. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 

Make the next step and apply for this position online. Ref. No: ZUR001L2. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66). 


* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni. 

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