Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting

We are working on the sustainability issues that are at the top of the business agenda for both the public and private sector.

Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting

But different organisations are at different stages in understanding how they should respond. We help them balance competing economic, social, environmental and development goals. 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.

What is it?
We help them balance competing economic, social and environmental goals. 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, to the security of supply chains, climate risk and the challenges of urbanisation.

Tackling all the issues
Around 800 specialists – including nearly 100 in the UK – use a blend of skills, experience and tools, as well as scale and reach, to analyse the issues, shape strategy and deliver practical solutions. We also work with Economics Consulting to provide economic analysis and policy advice for public and private sector clients across the world, including government and intergovernmental organisations, think tanks, multinationals and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Our policy and economic advice ranges from green growth to climate change and climate smart agriculture, and is particularly focused on how the public and private sectors can work together to deliver more sustainable development.

In Assurance and Reporting, we help companies explain, develop and communicate their position and performance in tackling sustainability issues. We provide advice on processes, systems, controls and internal and external reporting, as well as providing independent assurance around key sustainability-related data and information.

In Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Operations, we’re working with our clients to assess their responses to sustainability-related risks and opportunities to embed consideration of these into their core strategy and business processes.

In Programme Delivery, we work on international development, supporting governments, donor organisations, and NGOs tackling issues from policy development through to fund management and programme implementation. Our expertise includes poverty alleviation and economic development, forestry, ecosystems and climate change.

In Strategy Support, whether it’s anticipating changes in markets or in competition, understanding and managing the risks climate change brings or embracing the opportunities offered by renewable energy, we help clients address the issues that will have the greatest impact on their organisations.

What we look for
  • Be on course for a 2:1 in any discipline
  • Have completed a sustainability-related Masters (e.g. Environmental Science/Economics or Development Studies) or be on course to complete a sustainability-related Masters by September 2018.
We’ll help you make the most of your talents with a structured, comprehensive, ongoing development programme. It includes everything from a formal induction to intensive interpersonal skills courses and technical training. Ultimately though, our best training takes place in our close team environment, on the job and in front of our clients. Equally important is your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, and to put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other
Application deadline
Apply for a summer internship by 11pm on 23 January 2019
Application process
  • The deadline for applications is 23 January 2019
  • The deadline for online assessments is 24 January 2019
  • If you are successful at online assessments you will be invited to take a video interview on 28 January 2019. You will need to complete this by 1 February 2019.
  • We’ll let you know if you have been invited to assessment centre on 20th February 2019

  • For more information on the application and assessment process please see the information provided on in our “hints & tips” section

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    A career in Consulting

    Daphne shares what it's like working in Sustainability and Climate Change


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