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Allen & York’s guide to Environmental, Social and Governance jobs (part 2 of 4)

  • Publish Date: Posted 6 months ago

Continuing our series on jobs within the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) arena, here we look at the different types of roles within Environmental, Social and Governance.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) jobs can be found across sectors within finance, marketing, human resources and operations. For example, as we said in our last post, a financial analyst in an organisation will analyse the impact of sustainability on investment decisions, while a marketing professional can promote an organisation’s sustainability efforts to customers. 

More and more organisations are recognising the value of sustainability and responsible business practices, and this has led to an accelerated need for professionals with expertise in ESG as organisations seek to increase the number of employees responsible for ESG within their role. 

Job roles are wide and varied and below are some examples of job roles and responsibilities:

Sustainability Manager 

Typically, you will be responsible for developing and implementing an organisations sustainability strategy, which includes reducing the organisations environmental impact, promoting social responsibility and ensuring ethical governance. 

ESG Analyst

An ESG Analyst will evaluate an organisation’s environmental, social and governance policies and practices. This role helps identify any potential risks or opportunities associated with those areas.

Environmental Engineer 

Environmental Engineers typically design, develop and implement solutions to environmental issues such as pollution control and waste management. 

Social Impact Analyst 

The Social Impact Analyst will assess an organisation’s social impact and recommend ways to improve it. 

Climate Risk Modeller 

Climate Risk Modeller’s help organisations evaluate, adapt, mitigate and build resilience to the risks of climate change so they are ready for the unexpected. This role cuts through the complexity of climate science to identify key risk scenarios and actionable insights for the decision-making process. 

Corporate Responsibility Officer 

This employee ensures that a company complies with laws and regulations about sustainability and corporate responsibility, as well as developing and implementing policies and programmes to promote responsible business practices. 

Our advice would be to research your area of interest. Have a look at the jobs advertised on our Jobs page ( and see what sort of roles are out there, what you can expect in terms of the sort of work you would be involved with and salary expectations. For more information, click on the links to read about what qualifications and experience are needed and top tips on creating a CV tailored to an ESG role.

Look out for next week’s post on what qualifications and experience employers are looking for.

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At Allen & York we know what good looks like. With a 30-year history of hiring within Environmental and Sustainability, we have the skills and experience to help you make your next great hire. Talk to Spencer on +44(0)1202 88986 or email: to find out how we can assist your recruitment efforts.