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Consultant - Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) - Financial Services in Zurich

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1490832
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Embark on your next journey and join our unique Climate Change and Sustainability Services team to help solve exciting problems on a daily basis!


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.


Your 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. 

  • Working closely with colleagues, create a positive learning culture. 

  • 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 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: 


  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree in finance, economics, environmental sciences or related fields of study; 

  • Internship or experiences within ESG or sustainable finance environment, ideally focusing on advisory/consulting, audit, assurance, investment assignments or in similar organisations

  • Ideally 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

  • We will only consider candidates with strong communication skills in German (C1) 

  • High motivation and shared values for sustainability, social matters, governance-related topics and finance

  • Strong problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills; Ability to manage multiple deliverables in parallel projects and to work effectively in team-oriented, multi-cultural environment

  • CSRD / ESRS / Double materiality assessement and taxonomy experiences are a plus


What we offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3,000 employees from 64 different countries. You will collaborate with the best, learn from the best and continually grow, as we invest a significant portion of our annual turnover in the personal development and training of our employees.

Click here to find out more about our benefits and corporate social responsibility.


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with CV, cover letter, certificates, and transcript of grades. (adjust to SL needs)

For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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