ESG Data Verification Consultant
IHS Markit
Centurion - Heuwel Ave
2d ago

Background :

For a special ESG data assurance project for our real estate and financial clients, the IHS Markit’s ESG and Governance Advisory team is seeking several sustainability and environmental data experts, supporting our clients to achieve their ESG assurance and reporting goals.

The open position at this stage is opened on temporary contract basis of 3-4 months. Upon project completion, the analysts might have a chance to convert into a permanent role later in the year.

Project Background :

The core work of the project involves assurance and verification of Energy, GHG, water and waste data from the buildings and real assets for reporting to GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarks) which is the leading real estate ESG investor benchmark forum.

Our clients are some of the largest institutional investors globally, whom our team is helping with ESG data verification and assurance.

The right candidate must have the following essential skills :

  • Passion for data and basic excel skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good documentation and record keeping skills
  • Understanding of energy, water, emissions and waste data sets from buildings
  • Highly articulate, good mathematical skills and numerate
  • A passion for furthering the sustainability agenda
  • Able to manage multitasking, time-keeping and keep up to timelines
  • Strong people skills
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Good English language skills
  • Desired skills

  • Understanding of sustainability and ESG reporting processes, frameworks and guidelines and application to real estate sector
  • Understanding of sustainability and GHG data, assurance and verification processes and standards like GHG protocol, ISAE3000 and AA1000.
  • Understanding of GRESB reporting
  • Degree in related subject
  • English language, preferably also a second language
  • Previous experience with data and assurance to support GRESB and applicable assurance standards (AA1000, ISAE3000) a plus
  • Project Timing & Scope

    Project timing will be between April and July , in which you will exclusively focus on ESG data research tasks, in close cooperation with the project lead and the global ESG advisory team.

    While this is a temporary role, our team is currently exploring to widen the business portfolio and extend into assurance and verification, hence successful candidates will be short-listed for permanent roles once the project is completed and strategic assessment for business viability has been conducted.

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