Senior Consultant: ESG and Finance

Greenhouse is looking for a Senior Consultant, or experienced and ambitious Associate Director who is passionate about sustainability and driving positive climate action, with a focus on how we transform financial markets and systems.

We are seeking someone who understands financial markets and integrated communications, with strategic vision and excellent management skills.  You will be confident, well networked and knowledgeable, able to actively engage with the most influential figures across finance, business, politics, academia and civil society.

We are focused on transforming the financial system so that it aligns with planetary boundaries and funds the shift to a net zero economy. In the last year we have won new clients including the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets and the Green Finance Institute.  This new position reflects this growth, with an opportunity for a new leader to take on both clients, and grow our division, and team.

We see huge potential, and the position is for an individual who is ambitious with a high degree of self-sufficiency, maintaining positive client relationships and winning new clients.

Skills and experience:

  • Deep understanding of why climate, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries are material for the financial sector – including issues such as climate risk, portfolio alignment with 1.5 degrees, carbon markets, economic transformation and sustainable investment.
  • Experience in and understanding of the financial ecosystem – NGOs, institutional investors, insurers, policymakers and others – and the levers that can drive change.
  • Outstanding PR and communications skills, both verbal and written, excellent media contacts and ability to develop and lead interational campaigns.
  • Ability to provide strategic counsel on messaging and narrative to deliver client objectives.
  • A sound understanding of digital communications and the ability to provide strategic counsel and oversee delivery of digital strategies and campaigns.
  • Knowledge of influencers and media, and who has the potential to shift and accelerate progress at speed and at scale.
  • Able to lead teams by providing direction, motivation, strategic counsel, setting of goals and coaching.
  • Commercial acumen, experience of developing new business and managing client budgets, with a view to growing our impact.
  • Great network of contacts to help build the business and secure gamechanging clients who are driving impact globally.
  • Excellent client handling skills and an ability to present to a range of stakeholders at a senior level.
  • Passion for making a difference to environment, community and the world around us.

About Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse is an award-winning agency of 60+ consultants based in London and Bristol.
  • We work on global advocacy campaigns and cutting-edge technologies in energy, transport, nature and climate finance.
  • We have 90+ clients including Mission Innovation, Sustainable Energy for All, Google, Nature 4 Climate and the Green Finance Initiative.
  • We are a vibrant, independent and fast-growing communications agency and have tripled in size since 2019.
  • We are a B Corp, committed to ensuring that our business is a force for good: We give 1% of our profits to charity and equivalent of 10% pro bono on the issues that matter. 

Salary and benefits

  • £70-100K depending on location (Bristol or London) and experience.
  • Flexible working: core hours 10am-4pm with 2-3 days per week expected in the office.
  • 25 days holiday (plus your birthday and days between Christmas and New Year).
  • Additional paid holiday for Slow Travel (traveling via means other than flight).
  • Bupa private healthcare and cashplan (savings on everyday healthcare expenses).
  • Ethical pension scheme with Aviva.
  • £100 personal budget per year for creative development.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Benefit in kind EV car club.
  • Office perks including weekly yoga classes, breakfast, and organic fruit.

How to apply

Please get in touch with your CV and a cover letter telling us about why you are interested and what you would bring to the role to 

The diversity of our workforce is important to us, and we particularly encourage candidates from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds or Disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people. To help us track the background of our applicants, we would appreciate you completing a short survey along with your application. This will also help us to offer you the appropriate support if you are successfully invited for an interview. Please complete the form here.