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Climate Advisor

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Are you passionate about sustainability, and are you a creative, organized, high-energy individual who thrives in professional services environments? Do you love working with smart, dynamic teams and driving meaningful progress to address climate change? This may be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Orrick has an exciting opening for a Climate Advisor who is ready to be challenged and build a career within an AmLaw Top 100 law firm. This position could be based in any one of Orrick’s U.S. offices (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV) and consideration given for 100% remote U.S. locations.

What Will you Do?  The Climate Advisor will be a key member of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Group, and will work directly with Orrick attorneys and staff in a client facing role on a broad range of issues related to climate change, sustainability, corporate governance, and social purpose. Responsibilities will include providing advice to clients on their climate-related governance, strategy, risk management, and relevant targets and metrics, as well as the identification of relevant ESG issues for a range of companies, the collection and analysis of key climate- and ESG- performance metrics, the preparation of client facing reports, and research and writing on emerging climate and ESG trends. Using established research and analytics skills, the Climate Advisor will play a critical role in executing on internal and client deliverables, and will be a key support in the ongoing development of our ESG practice.

This position will have significant exposure to public companies, investment managers, and a wide range of privately held portfolio companies. Discretion, integrity and respect for confidential information are essential.

The Climate Advisor will report directly to the Director of Environmental, Social and Governance and Corporate Governance, and will work in close partnership with attorneys and other staff in the ESG Group and other experts at the firm to support ESG Group and client goals.

Your Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and assist clients in implementing climate risk assessments, including the identification of relevant physical and transition risks for companies across a wide range of industries.
  • Prepare and implement transition plans and climate strategies for our clients, including the identification of climate risk management processes and procedures across different industries.
  • Advise and assist clients in conducting greenhouse gas emissions inventories, including identifying emissions boundaries and material categories of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Provide support to clients and Orrick in the preparation of climate- and ESG-related disclosures, including disclosures aligned with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and other relevant ESG frameworks and standards.
  • Provide advice, training and presentations to client management and directors regarding climate-specific topics, for instance climate scenario modeling or the Science Based Targets initiative.
  • Collaborate with the ESG Group to prepare reports and other deliverables on a range of climate- and ESG-related topics, including the preparation of data visualizations and written reports.
  • Stay informed of climate- and ESG-related trends, including ESG related regulations, guidance frameworks, and corporate best practice, and contribute to ESG thought leadership at Orrick.
  • Other related duties as required.

Job Requirements/Your Qualifications: 

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Deliver strong customer service, commit to meeting deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Understand law firm processes and attorney-client relationships.
  • Appropriately prioritize to execute tasks across several projects with complex variables and budgets.
  • Collaborate with teams of partners, associates and other professionals at all levels.
  • Demonstrate exceptional problem solving and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to research, collect, manipulate, and analyze data.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required. 
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in climate-related reporting, research, consulting, or other related field, with experience in sustainability or ESG reporting or research preferred.
  • Effective communication and writing skills, together with an exceptional attention to detail.

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.  Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*.  

Orrick is committed to providing a comprehensive, thoughtful total compensation package to our attorneys and staff, wherever they work.

The amount of pay offered will be determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to qualifications, relevant experience, primary work location, market data, and internal equity.  Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus, which would be determined by Firm and individual performance.  

We offer a full range of elective health benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurances; robust mental well-being benefits; child, family, elder, and pet care benefits; short- and long-term disability benefits; a health savings account (w/applicable medical plan), flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and a 401K program. Eligible employees will receive compensated time off through either a Paid Time Off or Flexible Time Off program (depending on position), generous Parental leave benefits, and paid holidays.

Please use the following link to access information in compliance with wage transparency requirements in applicable locations: https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/069 

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm. 

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers

No phone calls please. 

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration. 

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



Posted: 2022-08-02 Expires: 2023-02-27

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