| April 2, 2024

ESG Manager: CSRD

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About Novata

Novata is a public benefit corporation created and funded by a unique consortium of foundations and private sector companies including the Ford Foundation, the Omidyar Network, S&P Global, and Hamilton Lane. We are a for-profit, mission-driven company with a goal of empowering the private markets to build a more inclusive and sustainable form of capitalism. By bringing together the brightest minds in financial data, private equity, social justice and inclusive capitalism, we aim to build the best technology and tools for the private markets to better collect, analyse, benchmark, and report ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) data. We have an experienced and diverse team who are as ambitious about growing a successful company as we are about making an impact. We hope you’ll join us.


About the role

Backed by platform data and insights from more than 6,500 private companies, last year we launched Novata Services to enhance our market-leading technology solution with a suite of offerings that maximise the value of the Novata experience. This role will be part of Novata’s Services team and is focused on helping the company meet the needs of customers, particularly in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) space.


This role will be based in the UK.


Novata is looking for an ESG Manager to: 


  • Play a key role in the delivery of ESG services to our customers, particularly related to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD);
  • Actively contribute to our EMEA commercial strategy: work with the commercial team to actively sell Novata Services and meet individual and team sales goals by participating in scoping, proposal development, and sales calls
  • Manage client relationships and engagements: serve as the primary point of contact and relationship owner for a portfolio of EMEA Services clients and lead all client-facing elements of project delivery
  • Cross-functional project management and stakeholder engagement: from project scoping and sales to key milestones, final deliverables, and KPIs, work collaboratively and efficiently with people across Novata teams to deliver best-in-class solutions and an unrivaled customer experience
  • Contribute to the Novata regulatory roadmap: Develop subject matter expertise on ESG regulations, aiding in product alignment with regulatory rollouts;
  • Research and keep abreast of evolving ESG developments including standards, framework developments, regulatory changes, and best practices.



Support the Novata Services team in delivering our menu of platform-aligned service offerings to help Novata customers respond to the evolving ESG regulatory landscape and ensure an excellent overall experience.


The ESG Manager’s day-to-day role will be varied and will primarily include: 

  • Keeping abreast of and serving as an in-house expert on European ESG reporting regulations, with an immediate focus on and specialization in the CSRD;
  • Research, develop, and deliver new Services offerings, with an immediate focus on double materiality assessments and other specialized solutions to support our clients in disclosing to the CSRD;
  • Data analysis, data strategy, visualisation, action-planning, and reporting;
  • Stakeholder engagement and management;


This is a client facing role. Presentation skills, strong verbal communication, relationship management, and commercial experience are essential in order to: 

  • Lead prospective customer calls with the Commercial team on behalf of the Services team;
  • Support the preparation and development of proposals;
  • Advise as an ESG expert on market trends, ESG regulations, and frameworks;
  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with our clients and continue to build upon Novata’s reputation for unrivaled customer experience
  • Deliver presentations, webinars and workshops to current and prospective clients


Serving as a knowledge resource for ESG regulations, frameworks, and initiatives the successful candidate must:

  • Have a strong understanding of the CSRD and experience in the delivery of double materiality assessments;
  • Have a broad understanding of ESG and key sustainability frameworks and principles such as the SASB Standards, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), the EU Taxonomy, and/or the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) IFRS S1 and S2 standards, the PRI, and/ or the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).
  • Be able to develop and deliver thought leadership content including but not limited to articles, blogs, guides, webinars, presentations at industry events, etc.
  • Finally, there is the opportunity to support research and input towards thought leadership pieces such as blogs, articles, and marketing materials in addition to attending conferences and relevant networking events.



  • At least 4 years of industry experience in a related field e.g. ESG advisory, sustainability consultancy, impact investing, and / or private equity;
  • Experience in delivering materiality assessments, including double materiality assessments for the CSRD across a broad range of industries;
  • Commercial experience supporting bid processes, proposal-writing, and sales calls;
  • Exceptional project management and cross-functional collaboration skills;
  • Ability to both deliver project work and deliverables as well as review and advise the work of more junior resources for quality and completeness;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills,
  • Proactive with the ability and confidence to use initiative;
  • Curious, collaborative, and empathic.



We want our employees to have the best opportunities at work and in life. We know that requires us to provide more than just a great place to work. We are committed to providing industry-leading benefits and flexibility that allow you to achieve all your life goals. Here are the important highlights:

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually to account for market shifts
  • Participation in company stock option plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Non-contributory Pension scheme with 9% contribution from Novata
  • Robust paid time off, volunteer time off and parental leave policies
  • Flexible work environment with full support for remote work
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • An experienced, mature and extremely enthusiastic team that thrives on collaboration

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