Sustainability Manager


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Responsible Business

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Responsible Business  team, with the addition of a Sustainability Manager.


The opportunity for you


The Sustainability Manager will play a key role in advancing our law firm's commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). This role will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing sustainability initiatives and strategies that align with our firm's values and objectives. The Sustainability Manager will collaborate with various departments and stakeholders to drive sustainability practices, reduce environmental impact, and promote ethical and responsible business practices.


Key responsibilities


  • Sustainability Strategy and Planning:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive sustainability strategy that aligns with the firm's goals and values.
    • Set measurable sustainability goals and track progress regularly.
    • Stay informed about sustainability trends and best practices to continuously improve our initiatives.
  • Environmental Stewardship:
    • Identify opportunities to reduce the firm's environmental footprint, such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and resource conservation.
    • Coordinate efforts across the business as we progress on our journey to Net Zero / SBT
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including partners, employees, and departments, to promote sustainability awareness and participation.
    • Build and maintain relationships with external partners, such as sustainability organizations and community groups, to enhance the firm's sustainability efforts.
  • Reporting and Communication:
    • Prepare and publish sustainability reports to communicate progress and achievements to stakeholders.
    • Prepare CDP submissions and responses to RFPs on sustainability matters
    • Create internal and external communications and campaigns to raise awareness of the firm's sustainability initiatives.
  • Policy and Compliance:
    • Develop and update sustainability policies and guidelines for the firm.
    • Ensure compliance with sustainability-related regulations and standards.
  • Sustainable Procurement:
    • Collaborate with procurement teams to source sustainable products and services.
    • Evaluate supplier sustainability practices and recommend improvements.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Bachelor's degree in sustainability, environmental science, business, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Previous experience in sustainability management or a related role.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and sustainability standards (e.g., ISO 14001, GRI, UN Global Compact, SBT, CDP).
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence stakeholders at all levels.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sustainability certification (e.g., Certified Sustainability Professional, LEED Green Associate).
  • Familiarity with sustainability reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, CDP).
  • Experience in sustainability consulting or management with in industry, legal or professional services.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 


  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. 


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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