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Sustainability Consultant

Lincoln Financial Group Radnor, PA

Job Description

Alternate Locations:Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #57857

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customers lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

The Role

The Sustainability Consultant will identify ESG issues, conduct gap analyses, and develop and implement strategies to improve Lincoln’s sustainability practices - incorporating market trends, investor requirements, and employee expectations


Benchmarking/Best Practices

  • Keep abreast of ESG trends and advise business leaders about sustainability trends that will impact their business.
  • Track and monitor marketplace, industry and sector specific trends related to environmental, social and governance issues  
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder engagement
  • Prepare presentations for Sr. Management and the Board.

Data Management

  • Facilitate and manage ESG data collection across all Lincoln locations 
  • Analyze, interpret and develop reports aligned with standard reporting frameworks such as the GHG Protocol
  • Manage third party auditing process


  • Manage all aspects of public sustainability reporting, investor survey responses and other stakeholder communications such as ISS, MSCI, Dow Jones, FTSE4Good, and CDP 
  • Assess requests for information from 3rd party stakeholders; coordinate responses
  • Support the development of the annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
  • Prepare reports and quarterly presentations for senior leadership and board committees on sustainability
  • Present information and updates to business units on relevant market trends, opportunities, and best practices
  • Lead company sustainability activities such as Earth Week
  • Work with business sustainability teams on effective strategies to increase employee  commitment and participation in sutainability initiatives 
  • Track performance against goals

Strategy Development

  • Develop process to identify and prioritize ESG issues for the company; develop project plans based on this assessment
  • Identify and assess ESG risks and integrate ESG issues into the enterprise risk management process
  • Identify opportunities and implement processes to integrate ESG into investment management process
  • Develop internal and external goals including environmental targets to ensure continuous improvement of sustainable business practices 



  • 4 Year/Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelors)


  • 3 - 5+ Years of experience sustainability, preferably within the financial sector
  • Strong Communication skills are required
  • Ability to self-direct and multi-task
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; experience communicating with senior corporate executives
  • Easily adaptable to change
  • Experience in developing sustainability reports
  • Experience responding to requests from DJSI, Sustainalytics, and CDP; Familiarity with SASB and TCFD, a plus
  • Fundamental understanding of institutional investments and/or life insurance is a plus
  • Experience with GHG accounting preferred #LI-CG1



This position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.


Job Details

Date Posted February 4, 2019
Date Closes March 6, 2019
Requisition 57857-en_US
Located In Radnor, PA
Department Human Resources
SOC Category 00-0000.00