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Deloitte Advisory - Financial Services Climate Risk, Data & Regulatory Senior Consultant in O'Fallon, Illinois

Mitigating the impacts of climate change is a monumental task. Yet, we know progress is possible if we act collectively. It is vital that we all (business and society) take urgent and immediate action. To do our part to help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, Deloitte's WorldClimate strategy is focused on driving responsible climate choices within our organization and beyond. As a part of this commitment, Deloitte has established a Sustainability, Climate & Equity (SC&E) practice that provides our clients a broad range of risk and advisory services focused on today's most pressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) needs. With the focus on climate change, societal impacts, and stakeholder influence, companies are increasingly focusing on decarbonization, assessing their potential risks, and reducing their environmental footprint. A career in the SC&E practice will provide you with the opportunity to provide high-value SC&E services to some of the world's largest companies in a variety of industries.

Our Financial Services Industry (FSI) Risk Management professionals help organizations identify trends and regulatory changes impacting their business and implement effective and efficient processes to manage financial and non-financial risk.

Work you'll do

The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for driving ESG and Climate Risk related strategic transformation in the financial services industry, combined with relationship-building, leadership, and communication skills. The ability to bring together stakeholders and persuade senior clients to act is essential. A genuine passion for the financial services industry, combined with relationship-building, leadership, and communication skills will be critical to success. Candidates should be energized by continuous personal improvement, proactively seeking out new skills and perspectives and exhibiting openness to coaching from senior colleagues and reviewing the work of and contributing to the development of junior staff.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building client relationships, developing business and leading proposal-writing for a variety of climate risk related topics

  • Leading high-quality climate risk related engagements, taking ownership for all aspects of delivery (including scoping, program design, team selection and leadership, client communication, project delivery, risk & quality management, and budgetary control)

  • In-depth knowledge of the main issues in the field of climate risk transition and adaptation: guidelines for drafting reports, international principles, and management models in the field of climate risk transition, definition of models for measuring environmental impacts

  • Leveraging in-depth knowledge of the climate risk landscape to act in the capacity of 'trusted advisor' for client stakeholders

  • Supporting in the assessment of climate risk maturity, development of climate risk scenarios and development of climate risk program roadmap considering financial and non-financial value in both short and long-term timeframe

  • Supporting activities related to climate risk due diligence, reporting and disclosures

  • Understanding, reviewing, and supporting how climate risk can inform long term client account plans and strategies and support identification of opportunities for clients

  • Holding and continuing to develop fluent knowledge of climate risk, decarbonization, and the latest developments in climate impact science

  • Facilitating use of technology-based climate risk assessment tools or methodologies to review, design and implement solutions

  • Developing thought leadership and market eminence related to climate risk and sustainability

  • Building conceptual and technical knowledge on climate risk across the wider Deloitte internal team

  • Developing strong relationships with internal stakeholders across the firm, working alongside others on all climate risk and sustainability matters and industries as the team continues to grow

  • Providing leadership and mentoring to junior team members and others where required

  • Contribute to Deloitte's thought leadership and business development activities



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Economics or related field

  • 5-7 overall years of professional experience, including experience in one or more of the below climate-related fields, or similar:

  • Climate risk assessment, measurement and analytics, including portfolio reviews

  • Climate risk modeling

  • Climate risk reporting and monitoring

  • Climate risk scenario analysis and planning and/or climate risk related stress testing

  • Decarbonization and net zero strategies

  • Energy and low carbon policy

  • Climate risk strategy and appetite

  • Prior experience in driving large transformation or implementation initiatives and expertise in all aspects of requirement gathering, data analysis, and gap analysis including analyzing requirements and breaking them down into actionable functional specifications

  • Sound understanding of climate change and the key issues that surround climate risk mitigation and adaptation in financial services industry

  • Sound understanding of climate risk reporting frameworks (e.g., TCFD, GRI, SASB, UN PRI, CSRD/NFRD, SFDR)

  • Proficiency in leading teams and managing others, and supporting/mentoring team members

  • Excellent client management and project management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including report drafting and delivering presentations

  • Experience developing and presenting proposal responses

  • Exceptional quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills, with high capacity for solving business problems with incomplete information

  • Eagerness to mentor junior staff

  • Ability to travel 30% - 50%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.


  • Advanced degree and/or certification (e.g., MBA, CRCM, CPA, GARP FRM or SCR)

  • Proficiency in ERM frameworks and robust knowledge of the financial, operational, and strategic impacts of climate-related risks

  • Robust knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements for climate risk, guidelines, and recommendations applicable to different types of firms and business models

  • Robust knowledge of leading practices around climate risk modeling methodologies for various risk domains and regulatory applications

  • Strong technical competence in deploying tools or in using methodologies/approaches to assess climate risks (e.g., climate risk scenario analysis)

  • Experience with other environmental, social, and governance risk management topics

  • Experience incorporating climate considerations into business functions (e.g. modeling, stress testing, etc.)

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in New York City, Jersey City Deloitte is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to New York City, Jersey City and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $96,563 - $160,938

For AIP-eligible roles include: You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

For incentive comp-eligible roles include: You may also be eligible to participate in a sales incentive program, whereby you may be eligible to receive certain incentive compensation amounts based on achievement of certain sales goals set forth each year, subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable program document.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.