Expert Project Leader - Sustainable Finance


Melbourne, Sydney


Asia Pacific




Energy & environment, Financial institutions, Private equity and principal investment

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.

Practice Area Profile

BCG works with organizations in the social, public, and private sectors to deliver frame-breaking solutions to some of the most complex problems in contemporary society. In total, BCG delivers over 350 social impact projects to more than 200 organizations annually. We bring our traditional emphasis on in-depth analytics, strategic insight, and the innovative application of digital technologies to magnify the impact of BCG’s six global social impact partners---the World Food Programme, Save the Children, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yunus Social Business, the WWF, and Teach For All—on major global challenges ranging from global health to the enviroment. BCG also works with private sector clients to make social impact an integral part of their corporate strategies. The goal: maximize companies’ positive societal impact, an objective that we believe is as important to future business success as traditional financial metrics such as total shareholder return. At the local level, our offices around the world partner with a range of local nonprofits and NGOs, delivering consulting projects and volunteer activities.

What You'll Do

As an Expert Project Leader, you will apply your deep expertise to gener ate value for our clients while building and contributing to BCG’s intellectual capital. Your role in projects can vary from team management to team advisor. You will use your expertise to add insight and drive clients toward recommendations, and you will be viewed as a trusted advisor by senior clients. You will help scope and structure work, onboard team members, and provide guidance throughout projects. Expert Project Leaders contribute significantly to BCG’s intellectual capital, generate interest and excitement about their expertise area, and coach and mentor others. You will collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds, advising clients on Sustainable Finance related topics, particularly:
  • The effective integration of ESG considerations into corporate strategy and planning, investment and portfolio strategy, and due diligence.
  • ESG and net-zero strategy and implementation in financial institutions including private equity, banks, insurers, funds/asset/investment management.
  • Financing of climate and sustainability-related projects, particularly in the energy sector and hard-to-abate industries. 
This role will provide you with the opportunity for fast-tracked professional development through access to BCG’s global network of experts and intellectual property, best practice learning and development, and some of the world’s leading organisations as clients.

  • Playing a leading role in the growth of Sustainable Finance work at BCG through case execution, business development, intellectual property creation and internal capability building
  • Supporting the selling and delivery of Sustainable Finance related projects/ programs with private, public and not-for-profit sector clients in Australia and New Zealand
  • Building senior client relationships
  • Contributing to BCG’s Climate and Sustainability Seat at the Table agenda through activities such as thought leadership and networking events
  • Contributing to the continuous development of BCG's knowledge, capabilities and intellectual property
  • Contributing to internal affiliation and capability on Sustainable Finance specifically and Climate and Sustainability generally 
  • Building connections to regional and global Sustainable Finance experts

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • At least 7-10 years of relevant consulting and/or industry experience in Sustainable Finance
  • A track record of driving and delivering high-value work and impact
  • Ability to thrive in a hypothesis-based environment where inductive rather than deductive reasoning is the norm
  • An ability to deal with ambiguity, to think creatively, be adaptable and curious
  • Strong people skills including building empathy, strong relationships, and trust
  • Experience leading and managing teams
  • Experience engaging with senior executives 
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications from a top tier institution(s)

You must be based in one of our offices in Australia or New Zealand: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Auckland.  The specific location is flexible, although the majority of Climate & Sustainability team members are located in Sydney or Melbourne.

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