ESG Consultant – Sustainability Reporting Specialist

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Maplecroft
  • Is this an Analytics Req?: No

Company Description

Verisk Maplecroft’s data-driven approach to risk enables multinational organizations to understand how and where political, human rights and environmental risks impact their assets, investments, reputations and supply chains. We give our clients the tools to pinpoint and quantify their risk across 150+ issues for any location worldwide, and the expert analysis and advice they need to make better, risk-adjusted decisions that will improve the commercial performance, resilience and sustainability of their business.  To learn more about  please visit us at:  We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies! 

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.   

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.  

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.  

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.   

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do. 

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.  Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.  

Job Description

Team Profile


Verisk Maplecroft is a trusted advisor to clients from a range of sectors, including natural resources, financial services and consumer goods. Our experienced international consulting practice is structured to provide clients with advice that is based on real substance and which often leverages our unrivalled risk datasets covering over 150 issues and 198 countries globally. Within our consulting practice, our well-established ESG team has been at the forefront of the ongoing evolution of ESG strategy, management and reporting for over 15 years.


Role description


As a key member of Consulting, you will work on collaborative teams to help deliver a range of projects for global clients, including sustainability reporting and integrated annual reporting, ESG portfolio and supply chain risk assessment, and ESG strategy development. You will also have opportunities to contribute to projects focused on human rights, climate change and geopolitical issues. We anticipate that you will spend approximately half of your time on sustainability reporting projects and other ESG-related projects.


As a Managing Consultant you will take responsibility for the planning, implementation and delivery of workstreams on large projects as well as management of smaller engagements. You will work closely with client teams, building strong relationships characterized by high levels of trust.


Specific to sustainability reporting projects, your responsibilities are likely to include:

·       developing reporting concepts, structure, key messaging and overall content for reports

·       developing and delivering materiality assessments to inform report content

·       engaging with client reporting teams

·       managing budgets, schedules and resources

·       Collating, calculating and analyzing client ESG data

·       Conducting interviews with internal and external stakeholders 


New business development will also be a component of the role, including the identification and generation of new opportunities, the development of new opportunities in partnership with our sales & marketing team, and the drafting of engaging thought leadership pieces.


The role will also very likely involve a degree of domestic and international travel for short periods of time (i.e. days rather than weeks).


Key knowledge and experience


·       At least five years of relevant professional experience, ideally encompassing consulting and/or client-side ESG experience

·       Excellent communications skills across oral, written and slide deck formats

·       Strong analytical skills, including the ability to handle large datasets

·       Strong working knowledge of best practice sustainability standards and frameworks (such as the GRI Standards, SASB, TCFD, UNGC, SDGs, UNGPs, IFC PS, FTSE 4 Good, IIRC, etc.)

·       Good understanding of current and emerging sustainability-related regulatory requirements (such as human rights due diligence, climate change risk management, etc)

·       Proven track record of business development success (if previously held consulting roles)


Core Values


Verisk Maplecroft is a place where we are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive.  We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment which encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.


Verisk Maplecroft values each individual's contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.


Our core values are:

·       Respect for the Individual

·       Integrity

·       Passion

·       Persistence

·       Confidence with humility

·       Excellence

·       Teamwork


Notwithstanding the sometimes demanding nature of the reporting timetable, we understand the importance of achieving balance between work, family and other life commitments.  We are open to considering flexible working arrangements to enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Verisk Maplecroft’s success.



Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

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