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Executive Vice President, ESG Corporate Affairs- Hybrid Work Structure

Company: BCW Global
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Executive Vice President, ESG, Corporate Affairs (Hybrid Work Structure)

Location Flexible: BCW Primary Office Preferable (Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C.)

The Role:

We are looking for an Executive Vice President to lead our growing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) portfolio in North America, our largest region - helping clients communicate their impact at the local and global levels. Reporting to BCW's Head of North America Corporate Affairs, the Executive Vice President of ESG will spearhead our growing North America ESG capability and provide oversight across BCW's North America ESG client portfolio. As EVP, you will play a key leadership role in a dynamic and globally influential firm with a unique client mix. This position will combine our core skillsets and build on an already diverse client roster.

Responsibilities include developing and growing the company's ESG portfolio and expertise in North America inclusive of defining a compelling agency POV, value proposition and suite of related client solutions. Overseeing a team of ESG specialists, this person will drive global coordination and alignment on company offerings and client needs. As EVP, you will play a direct role in strategic firm-wide growth in North America.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with clients to build and implement effective, measurable, and integrated ESG strategies and programs.

Perks of working at BCW:

* Paid time off for vacation, sick and personal days, as well as Summer Fridays and a Flexible Holiday Policy with XX paid holidays annually. We also offer paid time off for voting, jury duty, bereavement and school leave. In addition, our offices are closed for Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
* 12 weeks paid Parental Leave
* Wellness benefits including healthcare, vision, dental and pet insurance
* 401K Savings and Investment Plans
* Commuter benefits using pre-tax dollars per month to pay for eligible commuting & parking expenses
* Career growth opportunities through continued education, training & development courses, and BCW's Career Pathing program.
* Employee Resource Groups that provide our employees the platform to network, build key leadership skills, gain greater visibility and access to senior leadership, have an impact at BCW and the outside community and accelerate their careers.

The Team

Concerns about the world, environment, communities, climate, and corporate actions - or inaction - are increasing, impacting every facet of our lives. Leaders and individuals from executives to politicians, investors, scientists, policy makers and consumers are working to change the course of an irreversible climate emergency that will upend ecosystems, communities, governments, and businesses. We are currently at a point where change must happen dramatically and quickly - and people expect corporations to drive these changes. In a multidimensional world, substantive, long-term sustainability initiatives can translate into business success and geopolitical stability, but we must first begin by focusing on transformation. That's what we do at BCW.

For us, ESG is synonymous with transformation for global good. BCW's ESG team provides a C-suite consultancy model to drive transformation across all levels of business and around the globe to help move companies forward - wherever they may be on their journey to getting there. Our ESG capability delivers customized solutions to the pressures facing companies and can quickly build a bespoke suite of communications, advocacy, public affairs, employee relations, and collaboration solutions, rooted in multidisciplinary expertise. We know sustainability is not a one-piece puzzle, which is why BCW's ESG capability is the right partner for helping organizations discover where they are on their journey and charting their course to zero, and beyond.

What is the work?

* Build and implement an integrated strategy to accelerate BCW's ESG client portfolio and capability growth
* Oversee and advise on client strategy, omnichannel communications activities, comprehensive stakeholder engagement and communications plans
* Serve as the expert on ESG and the broader sustainability landscape for BCW leadership and client teams
* Curate and grow senior client relationships
* Proactively develop and share strategic insights with current and prospective clients
* Identify thought leadership opportunities for positioning BCW's ESG capabilities, expertise and offerings in relevant, external ESG-focused publications, events, etc.
* Oversee and partner with BCW's internal ESG team and broader capability experts
* Generate new business opportunities to secure new ESG clients and lead in the development of new business proposals and pitch presentations that demonstrate BCW's unique capabilities and proven results

Experience that contributes to your success:

* The EVP will have at least 10+ years of communications and business consulting experience, particularly within the ESG and Sustainability fields, with demonstrable projects and achievements across sectors and geographies
* Demonstrated thought leader and subject matter expert on ESG and Sustainability topics
* Extensive experience in building relationships and working effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders
* Track record of successful business and offering developments that grow the bottom line
* Deep understanding of new and emerging ESG and broader sustainability trends
* Demonstrated experience working directly, and in a leadership role, with clients at the C-suite level
* Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization as an active participant in BCW's culture initiatives, training opportunities and employee resource groups
* Commitment to staff development, professional growth, and mobility, and building a diverse and inclusive team
* Deep understanding of public relations, public affairs, crisis communications, or similar work
* Previous experience with the agency business model is preferred, including strong client management experience and experience providing clients and prospects with counsel and information on their business generally, while delivering in-depth value-adds specific to communication objectives in the ESG space
* Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization as an active participant in culture initiatives, training opportunities and employee resource groups

About BCW (a WPP Company):

BCW is part of WPP's global, multi-faceted, multi-talented creative engine, with access to countless opportunities to grow.

BCW's commitment to moving people starts with our employees. You'll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We're committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them grow as people and professionals.

We wholly believe that our diversity is our strength and feeds the creativity critical to success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, differently abled and veteran communities.

For more information, visit bcw-global.com.

BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

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Keywords: BCW Global, New York , Executive Vice President, ESG Corporate Affairs- Hybrid Work Structure, Executive , New York, New York

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