Vice President ESG Advisory + Reporting

Corporate CommunicationsRemote, TBD, New York


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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Vice President ESG Advisory + Reporting

 Hill+Knowlton Strategies has an immediate need for a Vice President ESG Advisory + Reporting expert to support its Better Impact practice. This is a terrific opportunity to join a growing practice focused on sustainability, DE+I, and ESG to engage in purposeful, dynamic work that supports meaningful change.

The H+K U.S. Better Impact™ team helps our clients build long-term, sustainable, and shared organizational value across multiple industries. This position will offer the opportunity to support a variety of projects such as ESG reporting, sustainability and purpose strategy, responsible sourcing, diversity, equity and inclusion, social impact, research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, and reputation management.


The core focus of this role will include working with account teams on both day-to-day and longer-lead client projects. We work with organizations that want to authentically be better, and in this role, you will have the opportunity to help turn passion into action.

The ideal candidate will have experience in leading and managing ESG reporting, reporting frameworks, conducting research, synthesizing data and information, supporting strategy development, drafting recommendations and communications materials, and more. The position could work remotely or out of H+K’s Texas, California, New York, Florida, Illinois, or Washington, DC offices.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Lead teams on ESG materiality, reporting, and disclosures for clients aligned to ISSB, SASB, TCFD, TFND, GRI, and/or other reporting frameworks.
  • Track and monitor ESG regulations and guidance globally.
  • Devise and lead benchmarking of multiple industries' environmental sustainability, social responsibility, economic and governance performance, targets, and disclosures.
  • Help clients connect their actions in sustainability to their communications as it relates to reputation and preference especially as it relates to third-party ESG rankings: DJSI, ISS, MSCI, Sustainalytics, S&P, GRESB, JUST 100, and/or reputable rankings (e.g. Fortune Most Admired, etc).
  • Support teams on research and strategy recommendations to clients across a variety of areas: climate change, responsible sourcing, supply chain, energy, water, recycling, agriculture, circular economy, governance, human rights, governance, social impact, philanthropy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Advise and at times perform deskside research – including Board of Directors presentations, media monitoring, trends analysis, partnership audits, benchmarking, competitive analyses, fact-finding, backgrounders, and research on sustainability topics.
  • Guide and develop data analyses and written materials, including reports, blogs, internal communications, presentations, assessments, research summaries, and general client correspondence.
  • Manage staffing and coordination of meetings, agendas, notes, and administrative support for events.
  • Develop and regularly update project management timelines, partnerships, and conference lists.
  • Analyze industry and marketplace trends and summarize for teams.
  • Support multiple account teams with various projects

What you’ll need to get here:

  • 7+ years of experience in a relevant function managing ESG/sustainability reporting, disclosures, rating submissions, and supporting investor relations activities
  • Experience in investor relations advising executive leadership or Board of Directors
  • You have a broad understanding of the fundamentals of key environmental and social responsibility issues with the ability to remain up to date on new and emerging issues, trends, regulations, and commitments.
  • You have strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to gather and interpret information, then formulate recommendations; the ability to analyze data is desired.
  • You can efficiently organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • You sweat the details and know getting the little things right is as important as the big ones.
  • Writing comes as second nature to you and in all forms.
  • You express your ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • You are resourceful with excellent time management skills.
  • You can work independently or collaboratively and adapt well to change – but are not shy about asking questions and seeking help.
  • Advanced computer skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Teams, Project, and other database/management tools
  • MBA or CPA could be beneficial
  • Experience in a consulting role, SASB FSA Credential could be beneficial


H+K Strategies is one of the world’s largest and most renowned communications firms, with more than 85 offices around the globe. 

At H+K here in the U.S., our first priority is our people and creating an experience for each employee that is positive and fulfilling. Do you like being able to work from anywhere and in a way that is best for your life?  Come join us at H+K. Do you like working for the industry’s most exciting clients and supporting headline-grabbing programs? Come join us at H+K. Do you like working with nice people? Come join us at H+K. Do you like industry-best benefits, vacation time, wellness time, and parental leave?  You guessed it, come join us at H+K.  

Come join us at H+K. Where we believe in the power of “Being” everything that our employees need us to be – creating a work life that is all about Being Flex, Being Connected, Being Well, Being Empowered, and Being Valued. And we keep innovating and evolving our employee experience based on what we hear directly from our team members because we strive to be the absolute best place to work. 

So, let’s recap, what to expect if you were to work at H+K:

  • Nice, passionate colleagues and a supportive work culture
  • Flexible work modes program, where you can choose whether you work from home, work from the office, or a mix of both – a completely hybrid, distributed workforce
  • Exciting clients and apps to stretch up and across to grow within the company
  • Competitive compensation
  • Amazing, industry-best benefits, such as
    • Comprehensive and inclusive health, dental, vision, and mental healthcare
    • Back-up care paid parental leave (16-week maternity leave!), and other family solutions
    • Retirement savings and student loan refinancing partner options
    • Incredibly ood vacation and wellness time off, no matter your level
  • Amazing, industry-best benefits, such as
    • Comprehensive and inclusive health, dental, vision, and mental healthcare
    • Back-up care paid parental leave (16-week maternity leave!), and other family solutions
    • Retirement savings and student loan refinancing partner options
    • Incredibly good vacation and wellness time off, no matter your level
  • Plus, other engaging employee programming, such as
    • Ally and Mentorship program
    • Employee Resource Groups
    • Employee Experience committees
    • And, worth mentioning, frequent meetups and gatherings

 Most importantly! As an Equal Opportunity Employer, H+K Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.