At Accenture, our purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity. And there are few things with greater promise than sustainability—it unlocks new opportunities for our clients, our partners, and our people, and for the places where we do business. We believe Sustainability is the new digital and just as the digital revolution transformed how we live and work, so too will sustainability, driving new value and growth and permeating everything that we do.
We are weaving sustainability into the very core of our company as expressed in the Accenture Sustainability Value Promise, which is to embed sustainability into everything we do, with everyone we work with, creating both business value and sustainable impact, enabled by technology and human ingenuity.
Together with our partners, we’re helping to solve the biggest problems our clients and the world face to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tackle climate change.
This role is part of Accenture’s Net Zero practice which helps our clients to set net zero goals, roadmap an action plan and prioritize implementation strategy across major industries. We work across oil and gas, chemicals, consumer goods, food systems among others. Using data-driven tools, frameworks and insights we enable organizations to deliver lasting value and impact.
We harness the power of technology to amplify human ingenuity in seeking solutions that deliver across the entire enterprise and ESG Agenda. Our rapidly growing practice is looking for motivated individuals passionate about understanding how sustainability impacts organizations, their leadership teams, their operations, and overall performance to enable a more resilient future.
If you are looking for a rewarding career at a company that is committed to being a leader in sustainability—and to leading by example—while being part of a vibrant team that is helping other companies become more sustainable, Accenture has a number of opportunities to join our growing Sustainability network.
Key Industries: Manufacturing, Transportation, Consumer Goods, Retail, Agriculture, Buildings
Use your expertise in waste stream processes, water, materials and energy usage and, or addressing Scope 3.
Support clients and analyze their carbon footprint across scopes 1, 2, 3
Prioritize decarbonization levers in line with client focus and strategy
Produce detailed transition roadmaps to implement decarbonization levers sequenced over time
Lead engagements to help clients deploy net zero energy technologies and nature based to deliver year over year performance improvement in alignment with Science Based Targets.
This could include:
1. The design, develop and implement their energy efficiency and
renewable energy programs for buildings and facilities
2. The reimagining of manufacturing in connection with our industry X
approach that leverages digital twin technologies and other digital
3. Methods of converting waste/ excess streams into revenue
4. The preparation, planning and business transformation of partner-
ships and alliances needed to see net zero roadmaps implemented
What you will be doing
Collaborate with clients to orchestrate the deployment of circular business models
Produce a robust business case that considers traditional investment returns along with financing models that support global orchestration of change
Supporting knowledge building efforts such as developing offerings, assets, capabilities, and relevant thought leadership, insights and engage with the wider Sustainability community across Accenture globally
Leading high performing multidisciplinary teams, leading by example, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and recruitment activities.
What’s in it for you?
Gain exposure to a range of new and emergent technologies as we are recognized as a global market leader in climate change and ESG services working with clients to reach their sustainability objectives
We take care to help you gain skills, knowledge and experience through formal and informal learning opportunities and have been consistently recognized on Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For list for 10 consecutive years.
Here’s what you will need:
Minimum 4 years of Net Zero roadmap expertise including Scope 3 emissions mitigation
Minimum 4 years of deep knowledge of circularity in heat materials, water usage and industrial/ manufacturing processes
Minimum 4 years of business model transformations to facilitate incorporation of circularity into a sustainability agenda
Minimum 4 years of deep industry expertise in either/ or/ all – manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, retail, agriculture, buildings
Bonus Points If:
You improvise and adapt to lead clients and teams through change and ambiguity
You’ve gained the trust of your clients and partnered with them to design business processes, lead design thinking workshops, develop business cases, deliver agile projects, and develop new operating models
Comfortable leading presentations and facilitating workshops and large audience
Experienced in relationship building at all levels, including with board members and c suite executives
Proven experience with qualitative analysis, research, and business case development
Active thought leadership on End-to-End Decarbonization (Books, Newspaper articles, Blogs, Published Points of Views etc)
Executive presence and relationship building at all levels, including with board members and c-suite executives
Leadership of diverse teams in complex and ambiguous strategy engagements
Comfort leading presentations and facilitating workshops with large audiences
As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $111,000 - $305,000 and information on benefits offered is here.
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