Finance & Investment Manager - Climate and Sustainability

Boston Consulting Group
20 Sep 2022
26 Sep 2022
Employer Sector
Banking & Finance - Retail
Contract Type
Full Time
WHAT YOU'LL DOC&S is unique in that it is both a Functional Practice Area and it operates a virtual system in each of the three regions (APAC, EMESA and NAMR) with a distinct P&L and staff who are (co)hosted by the system but who are physically located in BCG offices around the world.

The C&S market is developing at an unprecedented pace across industries and around the world and will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. This growth provides excellent opportunities for personal and career development.

The C&S Practice's growth is accelerated by our Impact Investment Fund, committed by BCG to deliver impact on tackling the world's greatest challenges: across both environment (governed by the C&S PA) and society (governed by the Social Impact PA).

The Finance & Investment Manager will focus primarily on three main areas:

Firstly, owning the Impact Investment Fund management and innovation: managing and clarifying incoming investment requests, iterating with C&S leadership on proposed decisions, reporting on performance and enabled growth, evolving processes to enhance transparency and effectiveness, and working to ensure return on investment and effectively measure impact delivered.

Secondly, the financial reporting/analysis for the C&S PA, working closely with the Regions and Finance to identify and track progress against C&S' KPIs and metrics as well as providing key data and analysis for leadership, working with the Business Intelligence & Analytics team to provide regular updates to C&S leadership.

Finally, the individual will be expected to support other strategic projects for the Leadership Team supporting the identification and assessment of potential M&A targets or identifying methodologies to track C&S Impact delivered by BCG case work ( CO2 saved).

The PA Finance & Investment Manager will work closely with the C&S PA Strategic Projects & Investments Senior Manager and act as a thought partner and primary execution counterpart to support the C&S PA growth agenda. Collaborating closely with the C&S leaders and MDPs, the C&S PA management team, PA operations counterparts as well as relevant functions at BCG such as Finance, Client team, FPA and IPA teams (incl. close collaboration with the Social Impact PA on shared topics).

The PA Finance & Investment Manager will report to the Global C&S PA Strategic Projects & Investments Senior Manager and will have some dedicated Finance resources ( from the Business Intelligence & Analytics team) to help on the reporting side.
YOU'RE GOOD ATC&S PA growth strategy and business intelligence:
  • Together with PA Management, PAL and PA Leaders - developing strategic financial plan, setting desired outcomes, managing priorities and owning implementation/ tracking of progress
  • Forecasting revenue and business momentum based on investment data, YTD status and commercial pipeline in collaboration with topic managers and Finance departments
  • Analyzing composition of PA portfolio across various parameters ( , region, system, topic, business, IPA)
  • Working with the PA Management, defining, setting up and tracking the key KPIs to measure the success of the C&S PA and helping produce updates on progress/key successes to the Management team, the wider C&S team and BCG.
  • Working with the 3 virtual C&S systems, supporting alignment in tracking of success of the virtual systems and their contribution to the overall PA success and helping produce updates on progress/key successes to the Management team, the wider C&S team and BCG.
  • Monitoring and developing (where appropriate) key performance indicators ( NCC, price points, global and local investments, fully paid vs partially paid clients, SATT investments, win rates and commercial performance insights, competitors' monitoring, etc.); this requires working collaboratively with local, regional and global stakeholders addressing a broad set of internal and external metrics and bringing together different data sources and tools into aggregated views
  • Senior management reporting (including monthly and ad-hoc reporting of various KPIs, supporting the development of new reporting tools, as well as enhancing reporting content and processes) supported by the BI&A team

Impact Investment Fund and ROI:
  • Managing investment processes for Climate & Sustainability - this includes managing incoming requests, checking against key investment criteria, managing decision making process with PA leadership including relevant key stakeholders (PAL, PA Management, Regions, Client Team, etc.), working with finance teams to activate and track investments
  • Initiating the investment giveback process by involving key stakeholders from Marketing team, KT and Product managers to curate knowledge and build our library of internal and external references and C&S Impact Stories
  • Managing and continuously improving the Impact Measurement process - support PA leadership in developing a comprehensive framework and approach to measure our impact to achieve our ambition planetary scale CO2e savings by 2026; define and support impact measurement capabilities processes and capabilities to roll-out across BCG at scale

PA financials:
  • Planning (supporting the strategic and financial planning process in collaboration with practice area leadership, preparing and aggregating financial plans, using analytical tools to support financial modelling)
  • Monitoring and report PA budget allocation and usage ( , Tier 1, campaign, etc.)
  • Advising and providing financial and decision support to senior stakeholders

Driving other strategic projects for the LT as needed
  • Providing thought leadership on how to leverage analytical concepts and methodologies to achieve strategic goals
  • Carefully understanding business context and proposing practical solutions with clear value drivers, explaining the analysis/research in an easy-to-understand way
  • Able to manage multiple senior stakeholders, build consensus, persuade, influence and negotiate
  • Strong service-mentality, work ethic and able to work autonomously
  • Collaborative work style, partnering effectively with adjacent functions and Practice Areas
  • Able to influence up, down and across
  • Able to multi-task and operate effectively in a complex, dynamic matrix environment
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong execution skills, able to effectively set up and manage complex processes
  • Hands - on, willing to get into the detail and manage processes end-to-end
  • Able to work independently and drive towards results, knowing when to involve the leadership and when to move forward
  • Understanding of BCG policies and processes; judgement to know when to fit the norm and when to arrange for exceptions
  • Ability to maintain discretion when needed
  • Pioneering and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, able to work in a context where ownership, accountability, and way forward maybe unclear; drives for clarity
  • Post-graduate degree, preferably in an investment, math, engineering or other analytical and/or technology-related fields, with high academic achievement required; advanced degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience working in a fast-paced environment; consulting/ professional services experience a plus
  • Passion for Climate or Environmental Sustainability, experience or topic expertise a plus
  • Preferred: Has led an analytics function and delivery of analytics projects
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent English skills (written and spoken)
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