Sustainability Officer (Charlotte, NC)

Lewis James Professional

Sustainability Officer
Lewis James Professional is a woman-owned staff augmentation, project consulting and direct hire search and placement firm. We are currently seeking a Sustainability Officer for a direct hire opportunity with a financial services client.

  • Serve as the company’s sustainability officer responsible for developing, executing, monitoring and reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance strategies that align with the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Maintain knowledge and expertise on related laws, regulations, and other legal developments, while staying abreast of the changing regulatory and legal environment, internal policies, technology and industry trends that impact ESG strategies and the business.
  • Identify and monitor ESG risks and opportunities that help drive shareholder value.
  • Oversight of the development, monitoring and reporting of internal ESG initiatives to ensure timely completion of strategy/goals.
  • Lead the company’s compliance with SEC Climate Disclosure Rule and other regulatory and state mandates.
  • Work with external consultants on gap analysis, compliance roadmap and to help guide strategic priorities.
  • Provide quarterly updates and presentations to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, executive management, and other leadership teams (as requested).
  • Monitor ESG rating agency reports, progress, and changes, reply to open feedback opportunities, and engage with agencies and third parties as needed.
  • Evaluate and benchmark voluntary reporting and identify gaps and opportunities to improve annual ESG report.
  • Establish and maintain operational sustainability strategy and roadmap in line with organization’s environmental and sustainability strategy and goals.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to ensure successful execution of operational environmental/sustainability initiatives (legal, risk, properties, procurement, talent acquisition, etc.).
  • Establish and execute community focused nature-based solutions and investment strategy.
  • Develop and maintain ESG-related materials for internal and external stakeholders to help increase awareness and understanding.

•     Oversight of the ESG-related Working Group and Task Forces.

  • Engage in peer and industry based working groups and attend industry meetings and conferences.


  • 5+ years of related work experience and deep subject matter expertise in sustainability reporting, particularly for financial institutions.
  • Proficiency in established and emerging sustainability disclosure frameworks (voluntary and regulatory), particularly TCFD, SASB (ISSB).
  • Excellent organizational, analytical skills and comfort working with large datasets.
  • Experience in environmental and / or climate modelling including in model evaluation and development, ideally applied to business cases.

For immediate consideration, please click “Apply” and use Job Code BHJOB11837_4070. You may also send a copy of your resume to: and enter only the following job code in the subject line: BHJOB11837_4070. Lewis James Professional is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V