| May 8, 2024

Freelance ESG Specialist and Report Writer

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Website Hill & Knowlton

About the job

About Hill & Knowlton

Hill & Knowlton is the global strategic communications leader for transformation. We help brands, businesses and leaders build reputation, manage risk, and create breakthrough opportunities for growth. Founded in 1927, today’s Hill & Knowlton operates 70 offices in over 30 countries, providing advisory, public relations and creative solutions to local and global clients. Our global team offers integrated strategic services, grounded in deep sector expertise, and enabled by creativity and intelligence. Headquartered in New York, Hill & Knowlton is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced freelance ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) report writer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in developing comprehensive ESG, sustainability, and impact reports for various organizations across different industries.

This position requires experience with SASB, TCFD, and GRI and can be remote from some states within the United States only.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop engaging and informative ESG, sustainability, and impact reports tailored to our clients’ specific needs and objectives.
  • Conduct thorough research and analysis to gather relevant data and information for inclusion in the reports.
  • Ensure alignment with global reporting frameworks such as SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures), and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).
  • Utilize expertise in analyzing ESG ratings, including platforms to inform report content and recommendations.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills to convey complex ESG concepts and data in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.
  • Provide guidance and counsel to clients on emerging regulatory requirements, including the new SEC and California’s mandatory climate-related rules, and how these impact their ESG reporting obligations.

What you’ll need:

  • Proven experience in developing ESG, Sustainability, and Impact reports for diverse clients and industries.
  • In-depth understanding of global reporting frameworks and standards, including SASB, TCFD, and GRI.
  • Familiarity with ESG rating platforms and ability to interpret and analyze ratings effectively.
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to craft engaging and informative content for various audiences.
  • Strong analytical and research capabilities to gather, analyze, and interpret ESG data and trends.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and findings clearly and effectively to clients and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of emerging regulatory requirements, particularly in relation to climate-related reporting, and ability to provide strategic guidance to clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Finance, or Business.
  • Previous experience working in ESG consulting, sustainability reporting, or CSR.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific ESG issues and trends across sectors.
  • Professional certifications related to ESG reporting and sustainability (e.g., GRI Certified Training).

The compensation for this position at the time of this posting is $100.00 per hour. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click here for more details – https://mybenefits.wpp.com/.

Hill & Knowlton is more than an agency. It’s a collection of thousands of brilliant, collaborative and driven employees – all united around a single vision of transforming our clients, our company and the world.

Across 70 offices in 30 countries, our people are the heartbeat of our business. Bridging countless cultures, backgrounds and lived experiences, we are drawn together by a common drive and a collaborative spirit – called to our craft each day by the desire to deliver the best work.

And at H&K, diversity, equity and inclusion are not just values; they are strategic imperatives that fuel our future in an industry built on the art of understanding, connecting and developing relationships. We believe that a diverse workforce is essential for inspiring bold ideas, fostering constructive dialogue and cultivating meaningful experiences that drive innovation and creativity.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill & Knowlton does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.

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