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Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting

You’ll help clients within the public and private sphere to embed sustainable thinking in their strategies and throughout their organisations

Join us and discover how we drive innovation and preserve our environment during the crucial decade of action.

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Working in Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting as a Graduate

you’ll help clients deliver real impact by making the most of the opportunities for innovation and growth created by a world economy that’s becoming greener and fairer.

Different organisations are at different stages of their sustainability journey and in understanding how they should respond to their most material sustainability issues. We help them balance competing economic, social, environmental and development goals to achieve the best outcomes for them and society as a whole. Our advice goes right to the heart of policy and strategy, addressing everything from the international development policies of major donors to changing regulations and consumer preferences, the security of supply chains and access to scarce resources.

The Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting experience

Our global specialists use a blend of skills, experience and tools, as well as scale and reach, to analyse the issues, shape strategy and deliver practical solutions.You can find out more about the range of issues we work on here.

We support private and public sector clients embed sustainable thinking into their strategies and throughout their organisations. We help them deliver real impact by making the most of the opportunities for innovation and growth created by a world economy that’s becoming greener and more inclusive. Our team has four capability areas that capture the support we provide for our clients: Net Zero, Sustainable Value Creation, Sustainable Finance & Investment and finally ESG Risk & Reporting. These capabilities stretch across our client offering from financial services institutions to national government agencies.

Joining the team

To exemplify what type of work can be carried out during your internship, you may join the team working with a business on their ESG transformation agenda (including ESG strategy, KPI setting and measurement,etc) or our international development experts on projects in emerging markets. While S&CC support clients in diverse sectors of the global economy, the underpinning objective for all our projects is to make meaningful changes to people’s lives by designing and implementing solutions to complex global issues like climate change or poverty reduction.

If successful in being made an offer to return as a graduate, you will need to be available to commence full time graduate employment immediately after the internship concludes in Autumn 2022 or in Winter/Spring 2023.

A formal qualification is not included in the graduate programme, however, you will be supported and encouraged to take ownership of your personal development, continually learning through feedback from different projects and roles with support for additional professional qualifications possible on a case by case basis. 

We’ll work with you to track your development so you know how you're doing and where you can improve. At this early stage in your career you’ll have access to inspirational leaders and this, coupled with the quality of the training you'll receive, means you'll become a recognised expert in the profession.

To join this programme you’ll need to either:
  • Have achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a sustainability (e.g. Environmental Science, Physical Geography with climatology or Sustainable Engineering) or social-related field (e.g. Psychology, Organisational Behaviour/Diversity & Inclusion, Modern Slavery)
  • Or have completed a sustainability or social-related Masters (e.g. Environmental Science/Economics or Development Studies) 
  • Or be on course to complete a sustainability or social-related Masters by September 2022
Successful candidates will be able to showcase some of the relevant skills:
  • Strong understanding of sustainability principles;
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in a non-technical manner;
  • Flexible and capable of operating and learning in a dynamic environment;
  • Ability to apply principles in a practical and commercial setting;
  • Capable of applying qualitative and quantitative techniques including data analytics, data modelling and digital technologies (experience or interest using Tableau, Alteryx and Python would be highly desirable)

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The future of Sustainability and Climate Change consultancy

Technological innovation is disrupting industry and transforming the way things are made, delivered and operated. In parallel, society must urgently adapt to the challenges posed by climate change and resource scarcity.

We work with clients trying to adapt and survive in a new world, with technology companies, and digital natives, wanting to enter new markets and use ‘tech for good’, and with governments to manage this rapidly changing environment.