Lead ESG Advisor

94101, San Francisco
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 27, 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About us

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 100 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 4,000 total listings with a market value of approximately $15 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://www.nasdaq.com

The Team

At Nasdaq, our purpose is to champion inclusive growth and prosperity. We power stronger economies, create more equitable opportunities and contribute to a more sustainable world to help our communities, clients, employees and people of all backgrounds reach their full potential. Our mission to bring together ingenuity, integrity, and insights to deliver markets that accelerate economic progress and empower people to achieve their greatest ambitions. In recent years, we have increased our commercial focus on ESG, beginning with our work in the Nordic markets.

Nasdaqs ESG Advisory practice is one of our commercial ESG offerings. The practice helps companies analyze, assess and action ESG programs with the goals of attracting long-term capital and enhancing value creation. Engagements include ESG program building strategy, oversight and disclosure advice, ratings agencies guidance, frameworks adoption (SASB, GRI, TCFD, UN SDGs) and ESG investor engagement strategy. The practice supports companies globally across sector and market capitalization.

  • Senior contributor to Nasdaq ESG Advisory's goal of providing leading capital markets ESG guidance to public and private companies
  • Advising clients on sustainability solutions
  • Building productive and collaborative relationships with team members
  • Managing a team to a successful project conclusion through problem solving enterprise-wide ESG issues
  • Conducting and leading research in both quantitative & qualitative formats, including the timely synthesis of complex data into meaningful insights
  • Produce ESG thought leadership content
  • Developing sustainable consulting solutions
  • Mentor ESG Analysts, ESG Senior Analysts and ESG Associates


  • 5+ years of experience in sustainability
  • Experience working with client senior leadership teams and/or boards on ESG/sustainability related initiatives
  • Expert ability to translate complex sustainability topics into easy to understand business concepts
  • Understanding of key ESG market developments that influence the capital markets
  • Strong knowledge of ESG reporting frameworks and ability to explain financial materiality of industry specific ESG KPIs
  • Demonstrated experience in a client facing ESG role or leading internal ESG initiatives
  • Masters degree in business, finance, economics, accounting, sustainability, environmental management or a related field OR advanced certification such as a CFA charter holder, CFA Certificate In ESG Investing or SASB FSA Credential


Come as You Are

Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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