Sustainability Consultant

IQbusiness South Africa

The IQbusiness sustainability practice supports organisations across all sectors to achieve ‘profit with a purpose’ by generating economic, social, and environmental value for both business and society. We have an exciting opportunity for a sustainability/strategy consultant to join our growing sustainability practice.

The role will require the consultant to:

  • Keep abreast with sustainability trends and opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of the sustainability practice including identifying and engaging new clients, business development, proposal writing, engaging our sales team, creating internal awareness and cross-practice collaboration on our sustainability service offerings and development of technical processes and procedures.
  • Expand our knowledge work through research, writing articles, planning, and hosting webinars, engaging relevant industry organisations and participating at conferences.

Support clients to:

  • Define/align sustainability/developmental strategies to ensure inclusive value creation.
  • Develop the business case for the implementation sustainability strategies.
  • Set measurable environmental, social, governance (ESG) and financial targets and
  • Align to global and national developmental goals, best practices, and reporting standards.
  • Activate sustainability strategies through process, people, and technology.
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks to measure and assess success of sustainability strategies/initiatives.
  • Monetise ESG impact.
  • Improve internal ESG performance management and reporting.
  • Ensure project deliverables and client engagements meet IQbusiness’ delivery excellence standard.

Education, Knowledge, Experience and Behaviour

  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline- Honors or Masters would be an advantage.
  • 5 to 8 years working experience in related field – including consulting experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel and the MS Suite.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to integrate societal and environmental context and understand implications on business sustainability.
  • Strong verbal, written, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a high-stress and time-pressured environment.
  • Highly focus on detail and ensuring quality


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