You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.

Consultant or Senior Consultant - ESG Legal Risk & Disclosure

Posted 5 days ago

Job Details



Job Description

At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

KPMG's ESG Legal Risk & Disclosure practice provides technical and legal advice to support clients' sustainability strategies, provides guidance to enhance ESG reporting practices, and mitigates legal risk. Core services include ESG legal risk / disclosure reviews (e.g. greenwashing), supply chain due diligence (e.g. modern slavery support), Indigenous ESG strategies and frameworks, ESG strategies, programs and reporting, as well as training and development for management, executives, and boards.

Our ESG Legal Risk & Disclosure practice in Calgary is seeking a Consultant or Sr. Consultant to support the delivery of ESG and sustainability strategy, performance, and disclosure-related services to public and private sector clients across a range of industries.

What you will do
  • Execute the delivery of ESG Legal Risk services under multiple ESG and regulatory frameworks (e.g., ISSB, CSRD, OSFI and SEC) and risk areas (e.g., compliance, legal, financial, strategic, reputational)
  • Support engagements from start to finish, which will require strong project management skills, including managing client proposals, deliverables and expectations.
  • Assist clients in developing ESG governance, strategies, roadmaps and workplans, programs, initiatives, processes and policy documents.
  • Conduct benchmarking, current state and gap assessments, internal and external interviews and engagement activities, as well as research and analysis of relevant risk and opportunity areas.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and reports to clients detailing observations, recommendations, using visuals and graphics to summarize trends, results, and data.
  • Educate clients on ESG-related regulatory requirements, leading practices, and legal risks on topics ranging from modern slavery reporting, climate-related disclosures, board competency and liability.
  • Review and recommend improvements to ESG-performance data including but not limited to inventory and tracking, calculation methodologies, as well as completeness and accuracy of data.
  • Conduct disclosure and due diligence reviews, identifying potentially misleading statements or graphics related to ESG strategy or performance.
  • Stay on top of and summarize regulatory changes and developments related to ESG disclosure requirements, performance targets, as well as legislation and trends across E-S-G topics
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop skills.
  • Support client relationships and business development initiatives such as developing proposals.
What you bring to the role
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in ESG strategy, performance, and reporting.
  • Experience and interest working on specific ESG issues (e.g., emissions, Indigenous reconciliation, supply chain, biodiversity, ethics, safety, risk management).
  • Experience in developing and reporting and communications in accordance with global ESG disclosure frameworks (e.g. ISSB, CSRD, SASB, GRI), and climate-related disclosure requirements (OSFI, CSA, SEC).
  • Experience assessing risks and opportunities related to environmental, social and, governance topics.
  • Relevant post-secondary degree and other certifications (e.g., GRI, GARP, CPA).
  • Knowledge of leading ESG disclosure frameworks (ISSB, CSRD, GRI, SASB, Integrated Reporting etc.) as well as current and emerging climate-specific disclosure requirements (e.g., OSFI, CSA, SEC).

Desirable Skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to identify risks, opportunities and apply regulatory requirements relevant to ESG strategy, performance, and disclosures.
  • Ability to work on multiple or complex projects simultaneously and prioritize your time.
  • Ability to deliver assignments on time, as well as manage competing demands, without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • An aptitude to understand the clients' business and maintain strong client relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including preparation of memos and presentations), with the ability to 'uncomplicate the complicated'.
Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
For more information about KPMG in Canada's Benefits and well-being, click here .

Our Values, The KPMG Way
Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice. For more information about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Recruitment, please click here .

Adjustments and accommodations throughout the recruitment process
At KPMG, we strive for an inclusive recruitment process that allows all candidates to Come As You Are and Thrive with Us. We aim to provide a positive experience and are ready to offer adjustments or accommodations to help you perform at your best. Adjustments (an informal request), i.e. extra preparation time or the option for micro breaks during interviews, and accommodations (a formal request), i.e. accessible communication supports or technology aids are tailored to individual needs and role requirements.

To begin a confidential conversation about adjustments or accommodations at any point throughout the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact KPMG's Employee Relations Service team for support by emailing or by calling 1-888-466-4778, Option 3.

For information about accessible employment at KPMG, please visit our accessibility page .

About KPMG

KPMG LLP is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International. We provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to many of the public and private business, not-for profit, and public sector organizations in Canada. Nationally, there are 40 offices and over 700 partners and 7,000 employees working together to help Canadian businesses achieve their goals. Leveraging the skills, knowledge and passion of our firm and our people allows us to serve our clients with uncompromising professionalism, cutting through complexity to provide valuable insight—in Canada and around the world. KPMG s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L. est le cabinet canadien membre de KPMG International Cooperative (« KPMG International »). Nous offrons des services professionnels en audit et en fiscalité ainsi que des services-conseils à une vaste clientèle composée notamment de sociétés ouvertes et fermées, d’organismes sans but lucratif et d’organisations du secteur public au Canada. KPMG compte 40 bureaux à l’échelle nationale, au sein desquels collaborent plus de 700 associés et 7 000 employés pour aider les sociétés canadiennes à atteindre leurs objectifs. Nous misons sur les compétences et le savoir-faire de notre équipe pour servir nos clients − au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde − avec rigueur et professionnalisme. Notre mission première : simplifier la complexité en proposant des perspectives éclairantes.


Banking & Finance

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

Interested in jobs like this?

Sign up for email alerts
Get job alerts

Work with our Featured Employers

M space man icon M
Watch now
H O T Marketing. Tips. Sauce.
Marketing On Mars Podcast Full episodes twice per month