Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Manager

Grosvenor Published: June 2, 2022
1 California Street, Suite 3000, San Francisco, California
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Design & Construction / Program Management
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Grosvenor is an international organisation whose activities span urban property, food & agtech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives.

We develop, manage and invest to improve property and places across many of the world’s leading cities. In the food & agtech sector our growing investment portfolio includes some of the industry’s most innovative businesses working towards a better food system. We manage rural estates and their environmentally sensitive habitats, while supporting charitable initiatives targeted at vulnerable young people. 

We are a values-led organisation which represents the Grosvenor family and share a common purpose – to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit – addressing today’s needs while taking responsibility for those of future generations. 

At Grosvenor, we seek to recruit and develop people who share our values of integrity, respect and trust, and have the skills and ambition to help us successfully deliver our strategy. We live up to our promises, build lasting relationships with our partners and work closely and responsibly with local communities.

Purpose of role

The ESG Manager role will be directly responsible for enacting our net zero planning efforts with the Investment Team. This role will work closely with internal groups and external technical consultants to develop annual plans to advance retrofits across our portfolio. Additionally, the ESG Manager will lead environmental certifications, with support from external consultants.

Key responsibilities

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability needed. This includes the following; other duties may be assigned as needed within skill sets.

Supports Grosvenor America’s ESG efforts with Associate Vice President, ESG and ESG Analyst / Coordinator on various initiatives and projects:

  • Green building certifications: Working closely with Investment Managers, Property Managers, and external consultants to manage green building certifications, including but not limited to: LEED, EnergyStar, WELL, Passivehaus, Fitwell, Green Point, etc. Specific management responsibilities include:
    • Coordinating with consultants on strategy to determine appropriate certifications to target,
    • Completing project registration, credit documentation, submittal, and review,
    • Liaising with Property Management team to conduct building-level audits, technical assessments, and other reports needed to complete certification requirements
  • Net zero asset level planning and budgeting: Working closely with Investment Managers, Property Managers, and external consultants to develop asset level net zero plans, including:
    • Analyzing and interpreting utility consumption information, technical assessments, and other relevant asset-level information to develop retrofit strategies, including calculating ROI estimates,
    • Coordinate with internal and external resources to prepare budget estimates for plans,
    • Incorporate net zero planning efforts into acquisition and dispositions processes
  • Assisting with report preparation, including internal and external quarterly reports, annual ESG report, and annual GRESB reporting
  • Assisting with preparing and implementing tenant engagement plans
  • Contributing to external and internal outreach and communications, including speaking engagements, presentations, and interviews
  • Participating in internal and external global working groups around various ESG topics (net zero carbon, biodiversity, carbon pricing, reporting, diversity, etc.)

Key relationships

  • Investment Team
  • Development Team
  • External consultant

Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in relevant study work (Environmental Studies, Engineering, Business, Architecture)
  • 4+ years of experience in similar or related role, including 1+ years with LEED, EnergyStar or other relevant certification
  • Experience in Microsoft software (Powerpoint, Excel, Power BI)
  • Ability to adapt to changes in time of uncertainty
  • High level of attention to detail but ability to step back and observe the bigger picture
  • Genuine interest in Real Estate and specifically in environmental, social and corporate governance.

Note: At Grosvenor, we seek to recruit and develop people who share our values – Integrity, Respect and Trust – and have the skills and ambition to help us implement our strategy. We stick to our promises, build lasting relationships with partners and work closely and responsibly with local communities.

Working conditions and physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The Employee must be able to remain stationary for long periods
  • The Employee must be able to operate a computer and other office machinery
  • The Employee must be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc
  • The Employee must be able to communicate and exchange information with co-workers and external vendors in person, over the phone, and via email.
  • The Employee must be able to decipher documents and other communications.
  • This role is in an office environment with a noise level that is usually quiet to moderate.

Job description revision:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.  This job description replaces all previous descriptions for this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Grosvenor provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, mental or physical disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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