The Senior Manager - Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is a critical member of the Risk, Controls and Compliance team at Berkadia and will report to the SVP Chief Risk, Compliance & Information Security Officer. Your main responsibility lies in the creation, internal alignment, and successful implementation of Berkadia ESG reporting strategy. Subsequently, you will be primarily responsible for company efforts to develop accurate, relevant, and timely ESG disclosures for Berkadia through the annual sustainability report and assist in the preparation for engagement with rating agencies and relevant shareholders.
This role will have a unique opportunity to build our ESG disclosure beyond our sustainability agenda. To be successful in this role you must possess strong stakeholder influencing skills and be a natural leader: you must work collaboratively across operating units, bringing together colleagues from diverse functions, lead them and make them understand ESG reporting is a key priority for Berkadia. This leader will be responsible for enacting and managing the company's corporate environmental sustainability strategy and ensuring that the company's business practices are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.
Overall coordination for ESG within Berkadia, ensuring seamless connection with Berkadia's strategy and collaboration between business units and functions.
Lead the development and implementation of coherent ESG reporting strategy aligning with the sustainability strategy (e.g., Human Rights, Human Capital, data and cyber security, diversity, and inclusion, et...)
Bring the outside world in; monitor, review, and interpret ESG market and regulatory developments and requirements and transfer these to the organization and lead integration where needed.
Propose strategic movements and actions that Berkadia can take to improve ESG performance, delivering an even more positive impact for people and the planet.
Raise organizational awareness on ESG topics and guide - and cooperate with departments to integrate ESG requirements and manage future proof KPI setting and reporting definitions
Secure best-in-class ESG reporting standards, by working cross-functionally, to capture and analyze macro and micro trends, global developments and risks, stakeholder expectations, current and new ESG legislation, and mandatory and voluntary disclosures.
Provide direction on content and data for sustainability/ESG reporting, in collaboration with the Berkadia Communication team to support the strategic development of the sustainability/ESG reports.
Drive the long-term ambition toward integrated reporting (financial and non-financial) with ESG data consolidation, business control and management reporting from across the business to ensure the consistency and accuracy of Berkadia external integrated reporting of financial and ESG data.
Build strong relationship with the Berkadia financial (and ESG) auditor to support an effective ESG audit process and co-ordinate management responses to audit points.
Lead the development of ESG reporting tools and processes in close cooperation and support of Berkadia's PM to enable efficient reporting.
Sustainability/ESG stakeholder engagement
Assist with investor and agency relationships and collaborate with Investor Relations to respond to inquiries from ESG investors and rating agencies
Assist in developing shareholder engagement plans and drafting of all prep materials for management meetings with ESG investors
Provide input for the development of external messaging on company practices across a broad range of ESG areas and effectively articulates the company's practices and progress to the investment community
Lead engagement efforts with proxy proponents in conjunction with Legal and the IR team
Partner with key cross functional partners to:
Establish and coordinate strategy on developing, refining, and advancing ESG communication goals
Prepare briefings for the Management Committee on ESG investor trends and sentiment inclusive of peer analysis and leading company benchmarks
Contribute to periodic ESG "materiality" assessments
Be responsible for the content of the ESG portion of Berkadia's website, working with internal partners to build out and refresh content
What someone will need to be successful in this role
5-8 years of experience
Knowledge & expertise in sustainability and ESG, related reporting and how to apply ESG/sustainability standards to advance sustainability/ESG within the organization
Able to independently drive & deliver complex ESG programs and influence others in a matrixed organizational style
18 PTO days + 2 floating holidays & 10 paid holidays per year
Generous tuition reimbursement towards a Masters or Bachelors degree
401K match up to 6%
12 weeks of 100% paid paternity/maternity leave
Mentorship with industry professionals
Medical Dental and Vision Health Coverage
Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group, is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Powered by deep relationships and industry-changing technology, our people sell, finance, and service commercial real estate, providing support for the entire life cycle of our clients' assets. Our unique ownership structure allows us to put the client's interests first and creates a marketplace that delivers a superior experience.
Applicants who require accommodations to participate in the interview process should contact the Talent Acquisition Team to arrange for such accommodations by emailing: Talent.Acquisition@Berkadia.com
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Berkadia is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants and employees for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Berkadia is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Powered by deep relationships and industry-changing technology, our people sell, finance, and service commercial real estate, providing support for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets. Our unique ownership structure allows us to put our clients’ interests first and create a marketplace that delivers a superior experience.