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ESG Strategy Lead

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thinkPARALLAX is a leading full-service ESG strategy and communications agency. Partnering with influential companies across industries, we drive meaningful sustainability progress, action, and conversation. Our team of expert strategists and creatives guide every stage of our clients’ sustainability journey from ESG strategy to reporting, communications, and engagement, delivering compelling solutions that maximize business and stakeholder value.

The Role: The ESG Strategy Lead plays a pivotal role building out the internal thinkPARALLAX ESG methodology, guiding clients on ESG strategy and reporting, delivering work products, and working with the Accounts team to build and grow the client relationships. The right candidate is an experienced ESG strategist who understands global and industry trends, has experience with strategy and reporting, is a creative and strategic thinker, and has a commitment to the highest standards of quality. This individual will have a growth mindset and be a self-starter. Responsibilities include:

Project delivery:

  1. Guide clients through a process of determining their sustainability priorities and developing action plans related to those priorities, using a combined approach of desktop research, internal and external stakeholder engagement
  2. Work with clients to evolve their sustainability/ESG reporting journey and support them in the development of meaningful public disclosure strategies
  3. Contribute to development of work products and materials for client meetings (e.g. kick-off presentations)
  4. Deliver work products including: Landscape analysis, ESG health check, materiality assessments, goal setting, reporting strategy
  5. Reviews deliverables at key moments
  6. Acts as a sounding board for Accounts Team

Team development:

  1. Provides training sessions to Accounts Team to strengthen key skills and the team's knowledge base

Opportunity development:

  1. Works with Accounts Team to develop strategy for projects
  2. Contributes to proposals and pitches to develop new and existing business

Project Management:

  1. Work with the Accounts Team to manage the delivery of multiple projects (including materiality assessments, ESG strategy work, and sustainability reports) on time and on budget

Thought Leadership:

  1. Contributes to tPX’s POV/approach to their service area
  2. Produces tPX thought leadership
  3. Represents tPX at conferences and industry events


  1. 7+ years of ESG strategy, metrics, reporting, preferably in an agency environment
  2. Proficiency in some/all of the following standards and frameworks: GRI, SASB, TCFD, CDP, DJSI
  3. Solid strategic thinker with a proactive approach
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  5. Ability to function well in a remote-first, collaborative, fast-paced environment under tight deadlines

This is a full-time, remote position. thinkPARALLAX is California-based, so the ideal candidate will be working within one to two hours of Pacific Standard Time. We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks paid vacation, a monthly wellness stipend, and a voluntary, subsidized 3-day travel program to expand our employee’s thinking and creativity. We also offer 401k matching and profit-sharing plans for those who qualify.

In addition to being a certified B-Corp, thinkPARALLAX celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

If you think you’re the one, please send to

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter explaining why you’d be an amazing fit for the role, with salary requirements
  3. A list of client projects previously managed