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Sustainability Expert - ESG Strategy

quantis · 30+ days ago


This role supports the development and delivery of ESG strategies solutions that address key challenges of Quantis clients, ensuring that the proposed delivery meets clients’ needs. Your mission will be to maintain Quantis at the cutting edge of your area of expertise to maximize the quality and impact of our advice to transform our clients, and to continuously improve our offerings. 


As a Sustainability Expert – ESG Strategy you will: 

  • Be a subject matter expert for Quantis in the field of ESG Strategy, contributing to multiple client projects with your strategic sustainability consulting skills 
  • Develop credible, trusted relationships with senior client project contacts, guiding them from crafting the brief to developing ESG strategies, supporting ESG data collection & reporting, crafting communication and engagement solutions for internal workforce and customers.  


You will be successful in your role if you: 

  • You’re able to lead client-facing strategic environmental sustainability projects 
  • You have strong client-facing skills, with the ability to understand client needs 
  • Master sustainability expertise areas such ESG strategy (corporate and product-oriented), target setting, materiality assessment, CSRD, reporting, sustainability communication and marketing, change management solutions for sustainability. 



Quantis is a leading sustainability consultancy pioneering approaches to solve critical environmental challenges. For nearly two decades, our dynamic and visionary team has partnered with organizations across the globe to transform their industries and pave the way for a planetary economy that aligns business with nature. We strive to be agents of change, helping companies transform from business as usual to business at its best. 

We believe that sustainable transformation is possible and within our power. We’re contributing to this transformation by combining the latest science with strategic business insights. Our advice enables global leaders in our focus sectors to understand how to reduce their environmental impacts, implement the changes and operate within planetary boundaries.  

Motivated by this common purpose, our 300+ talented professionals cultivate a unique, collaborative culture that we call the Quantis Spirit. We are innovative. We are impact-oriented. We are science-based. We are Quantis. 

Join us! 

Learn more about Quantis and our Mission.  



  • You’re motivated to put your expertise to work towards our mission of aligning businesses with Planetary Boundaries. 
  • For 5+ years you’ve been sharpening your ESG strategy skills in a professional setting, with some experience in the consulting and private sector.  
  • You can quickly understand technical and complex topics and can translate them to a non-technical audience.   
  • You’re able to define sustainability strategies, action plans and target settings. 
  • You have experience in working on sustainability topics and reporting issues, especially around CRSD, non-financial disclosure, CDP reporting, ESG strategy design and development  
  • You can deliver stakeholder engagement projects, including but not limited to design ESG strategies, run materiality assessments, delivering CSRD-aligned gap analysis, preparing and writing sustainability reports, crafting compelling storylines. 
  • You have worked with corporate senior executives and are at ease with challenging discussion. 
  • You are self-confident, able to both listen and be assertive when needed to advice C-suite clients. 
  • You’re motivated for teamwork and supporting a team.  
  • You get excited about guiding companies to understand and design transformative and science-based strategy.  
  • You communicate effectively in fluent Italian and English. 
  • You have demonstrated the ability to coach, teach, and mentor others with your knowledge and skills, in an academic and/or corporate setting. 



  • Working closely with our Global and Branch Communication & Engagement team to manage and delivery projects and to develop new businesses 
  • Developing unique innovative solutions to address challenges related to sustainability strategies, communication & engagements solutions, together with other Sustainability Experts, Project Managers and Strategists 
  • Guiding our clients with a strong consultant posture from crafting the brief to developing excellent ESG strategy deliverables 
  • Write engaging stories that translate environmental metrics into relevant communication assets across digital/print media, including presentations, reports, infographics, brochures, videos 
  • Explaining many standard Quantis solutions and their interdependencies in a credible and compelling way  
  • Proactively identifying further sales opportunities at active clients 
  • Challenging an operating budget with additional services  
  • Mentoring and guiding Sustainability Specialists 
  • Identifying process or system improvements that could improve project team effectiveness 
  • Enabling the successful delivery of projects in every stage of own work 



  • Show up as team collaborator with a win-win attitude: empathetic, attentive and supportive of colleagues when co-designing or co-delivering a project.  
  • Take responsibility and ownership for your work: think and act with autonomy or authority, while knowing when to ask for help. 
  • Take initiative if something needs to be done. 
  • Be positive! Use positive language, look at challenges not as bottlenecks, but as problems to solve, and see setbacks as lessons learned. 
  • Practice open and transparent communication; welcome effective dialogue and productive disagreement with minimal tension.  
  • Self-Manage: be in the driver’s seat of your professional growth and ambitions all the while valuing the learning journey and opportunities within Quantis. 



  • Location: Italy (Milan or other locations) according to a distributed workforce framework (on-going project) 
  • Optimal start date: As soon as possible 
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (France, Germany, Switzerland, USA) via web-conferences 
  • Ability to travel (eventually), approximately 30% 



Quantis has a distinctive, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating that provides a positive and unique working environment.  

At Quantis we believe that equality, diversity and inclusiveness are central to our mission of building a sustainable future. Quantis is an equal opportunity employer that embraces people from diverse backgrounds including race, color, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability, religion, creed, politics, or any other non-merit factor. It is our daily commitment to ensure that each Quantisian works in an environment where they belong and where they can thrive. 

To learn about the Quantis Spirit and what makes us exceptional, check out our Braver New World  video. 


Last updated on Feb 14, 2024

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