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KPMG Director, ESG Services, Climate Data & Technology in San Francisco, California

Business Title: Director, ESG Services, Climate Data & Technology

Requisition Number: 96198 - 11

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest:

State: CA

City: San Francisco


The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director to join our Environmental, Social and Governance practice


  • Support the ESG practice by leading multidisciplinary teams across a range of industries to assist companies in establishing or improving their climate-related insights and analytics, current ESG reporting process (including readiness to report against the proposed SEC climate rule), and/or implementing technologies to support and enable these processes

  • Serve as the senior Project Manager and/or Subject Matter advisor as part of ESG client engagements, actively directing Managers and Senior Associates to deliver quality work

  • Direct the review and development of sustainability/ESG reporting programs, including data assessment and gap analysis, metric/KPI identification (in alignment with common sustainability / ESG reporting standards), calculation and methodology review, alignment to voluntary frameworks, comparison against peers, and technology/software assessment and implementation

  • Work with engagement and development teams (as applicable) to define and incorporate knowledge of climate and ESG data-focused subject matters into engagement definition and solution development and strategy

  • Lead discrete practice efforts on proposal development, focusing on structuring client value proposition, key differentiators and win themes related to the team's ESG capabilities and market opportunities

  • Participate in conferences, speaking events and other thought leadership efforts to author and market ESG insights in support of client and market development


  • Minimum eight years of recent consulting experience in climate data and analytics from a management consultancy or ESG consultancy; minimum of five years in climate risk assessment and climate scenario analysis

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Accounting Sustainability, Business, Political Science, Environmental Engineering, Climate Science, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, or related field is required; Master's Degree in a related field preferred, but not required

  • Demonstrated expertise across Sustainability and Climate strategy; including but now limited to program design, management, reporting, transparency, and risk management

  • Domain expertise in GHG emissions accounting and sustainability

  • Extensive experience in project management including planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing staff, clients and/or partners towards the successful completion of external client projects

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a track record of developing trusted business relationships; capable of understanding complex industry challenges and KPMG service offerings, and to applying such knowledge to appropriately match client needs; strong executive presence

  • Ability to travel as needed

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site). '

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