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Climate Action and Resilience Lead

Lewis Davey

Posted on Aug 1, 2022 by Lewis Davey

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Lewis Davey are looking for Climate Action and Resilience Lead. This is a unique opportunity to support both an Investment Management team and an Sustainability team with developing climate action solutions for both clients and a global property portfolio.
This dual purpose role would suit a consultant looking to gain diverse experience, working inhouse whilst also seeking to expand their consultancy experience in a fast paced environment, with a company committed to addressing the climate crisis.

This is a fixed-term contract for 18 months with the opportunity to review thereafter.

Role Responsibilities:

This dual role requires a climate expert who is passionate about making real estate part of the solution rather than the problem, focusing on both reducing and mitigating climate change impacts and adapting a global real estate portfolio. Responsibilities will include:

• Supporting fund teams to develop energy and carbon reduction targets to meet ambition to halve carbon emissions and energy from assets under management by 2030 and reach net zero by 2040. This will initially be focused on funds forming 90% of funds with the highest carbon emissions as well as funds categorised as Article 8 under the Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulations
• Lead the implementation of TCFD roadmap, initially prioritising working with the fund teams to take the existing TCFD analysis findings
• Provide advice on net zero and climate mitigation to transaction managers as part of acquisitions process
• Draft climate adaptation strategy in alignment with the Better Buildings Partnership Climate Commitment, ensuring nature-based solutions are included
• Draft net zero audit process including scope of the audit
• Support fund teams with investor queries on climate mitigation and adaptation
• Run learning and engagement sessions on net zero carbon interventions and climate adaptation and help share case studies across teams


• Lead the development and delivery of the Climate Risk Assessment and TCFD advisory services lines.
• Support clients in developing and implementing the climate resilience and adaptation strategies and risk management processes, and provide advisory on related regulation and other market developments.
• Produce Climate Risks and Opportunities assessments, including client presentations and written reports to a high standard.
• Support clients in preparing TCFD aligned reports and disclosures.
• Deliver training materials, client engagement and communications.
• Produce marketing and case study material.
• Respond to requests for proposals, and attend pitches on behalf of the property management and sustainability teams where relevant.
• Develop in-depth knowledge of the services, and where appropriate provide input to adapt and enhance processes to improve efficiency, quality and innovation.

Job Requirements

• A climate and/or net zero carbon specialist who has experience implementing climate adaptation solutions to real estate properties focusing on residential, industrial, offices and retail (including supermarkets)
• Knowledge of Carbon Risk Real Estate pathways and practical application
• Experience of embedding net zero and climate change adaptation approaches to commercial real estate acquisitions process/and or development process
• Understanding of climate risks across multiple geographies
• Experience of undertaking net zero audits for commercial real estate
• Detailed understanding of energy and carbon legislation for property in Europe
• Passion and dedication
• Comfortable and skilled at working with ambiguity and complexity
• Excellent communicator with the ability to develop lasting and effective relationships with key stakeholders and have the desire to educate and upskill colleagues
• Knowledge of Task Force for Financial Related Climate Disclosures (TCFD)
• Climate Risk Modelling experience
• Highly motivated individual - with drive for development of self.
• Excellent time management, punctual and organised, can deliver work under pressure and to fixed deadlines.

Regulatory Responsibilities

•Ensuring we meet the TCFD Requirements.

Benefits to You

Key benefits that we think the successful candidate will derive from this role include:
• The opportunity to be part of 2 fast growing teams that have an interesting and well-regarded pipeline of work.
• A variety of work that presents significant opportunity for personal development and career growth.
• Exposure to leading professionals within the field of Sustainability as well as other disciplines across both businesses.
• The opportunity to build on experience and undertake training designed to ensure that we stay ahead of the competition.
• Supportive line management that is keen to provide you with opportunities to grow.
• Competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Type of Assessment for this Role

• 3 stage interview
• Skills Testing (e.g. excel, word)
• Presentation

Reference: 1658801208

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