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Seeking a Junior Consultant/Consultant in Boston

Junior Consultant/Consultant in Corporate Sustainability (Full-Time)

Sustainserv, a fifteen-year old Swiss and US based sustainability consultancy, is seeking to hire a full-time junior consultant/consultant for its office in Boston. This team member will participate in a wide variety of projects in sustainability consulting, working for various clients from small and medium sized companies to large multinational corporations in sustainability strategy, quantitative assessments of sustainability and sustainability report development. We are a dynamic, fast moving firm seeking outstanding, high-potential people to join our team, who demonstrate the ability to contribute immediately to our work, and eventually lead projects.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support and contribute to multi-stakeholder consulting projects;
  • Support clients in sustainability strategy development, quantitative analysis and sustainability program implementation;
  • Participate in the development of environmental and sustainability reports, most aligned with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI);
  • Help develop new products and services for our consulting practice in close collaboration with the teams in Boston and Zurich and external partners;
  • Assist in marketing and sales approaches for consulting services;
  • Assist in the development of project proposals, research reports, white papers, marketing materials, blog articles and other documentation.

We expect that you have:

  • A demonstrated interest in, passion for and knowledge of the subject of sustainability;
  • An unwavering commitment to quality;
  • Outstanding judgment under conditions of uncertainty;
  • The ability to be client-facing early in your career with us;
  • A fun, wicked smart, highly creative yet still detail-oriented personality

Required qualifications you must have:

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in engineering, sciences, journalism/communications, business or related fields;
  • Impeccable interpersonal, communication and self-motivation skills;
  • Superior writing skills– corporate/journalism/technical writing and editing – and oral presentation skills;
  • Expertise in the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Things that will give you a clear edge:

  • Experience in corporate communications, marketing or public relations;
  • 1-3 years experience in a professional consulting firm (environmental, communications or engineering);
  • Experience with environmental data accounting, greenhouse gas, energy and/or financial calculations;
  • Demonstrable skills in graphic design and or internet/IT technologies;
  • Foreign language skills, particularly German, is a strong plus.

Sustainserv is a management consulting firm specialized in the development of corporate sustainability strategy, programs and communications. Founded in 2001 by a team of PhD-trained scientists, Sustainserv has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts. Our international team combines its expertise in metric-driven analysis to provide comprehensive sustainability solutions that drive business growth. Our experience in different cultures helps us provide our clients with a global view on sustainability issues and build bridges between partners in different parts of the world.

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Sustainserv Welcomes Spring Interns

Sustainserv welcomed two new interns to the Boston office in January: Dione Sun and Jamie Banks.

Dione attends Boston University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Environmental Policy. At Boston University, Dione served as Director of the Environmental Affairs Department to engage students with sustainability on campus. Given her business and environmental education, Dione hopes to merge her passion for environmental sustainability with her interest in technology and business to pursue a career in corporate sustainability. Previously, Dione interned at IBM in Chicago and worked at a technology startup in Boston. Outside of work, Dione loves to read, try new foods, and travel, most recently to Paris and Morocco.

Jamie attended Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston, and Boston University to study environmental science and energy & sustainability management, with an emphasis on project management.  Prior to working at Sustainserv, Jamie was an athletic instructor, primarily teaching swimming and skiing.  While working at a ski resort in British Columbia, Jamie recognized the need for practical and effective sustainability efforts and is excited to pursue a career in the field of corporate sustainability.

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Dione Sun (above) and Jamie Banks (below)

We are thrilled to have Dione and Jamie join our team. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Managing Partner of Sustainserv, if you have any questions.

Sustainserv presents best practice study on SDGs at CCR Roundtable

Sustainserv presents best practice study on SDGs at CCR Roundtable

The Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR) is an independent center of excellence for corporate

reporting and the central point of contact for all key players in the Swiss corporate reporting community. Sustainserv co-sponsors this interactive workshop on Nov 16 in Lausanne. The discussion will focus on the way businesses deal with the SDGs with a particular focus on the connection between SDGs, strategy, and business model and how it flows into the reporting and the disclosure to the outside world.

The current Swiss landscape regarding SDGs will be presented by Dr. Stephan Lienin, Managing Partner, and Manuela Huck-Wettstein, Senior Consultant of Sustainserv. They will give a general overview of best practices with regard to SDGs in Switzerland and present results and recommendations from their recent survey.

Dominique Marolleau, Corporate Communications Manager & Business Partner Finance and Compliance at Givaudan will present their journey with SDGs and focus on increased third-party impacts, alignment into integrated reporting framework and potential impacts on next strategic and target-setting process.

Jens Rupp, Head Environmental Sustainability, at Philip Morris International will present PMI’s approach to SDGs and explain the link between SDGs and the fundamental transformation of their business.

The discussion between participants will be followed by a networking lunch.

November 16, 8.15 am to 1 pm

Location : PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL, AVENUE DE COUR 107, 1007 LAUSANNE

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Sustainserv Supports Award-Winning Integrated Report

Clariant Integrated Report Recognized Best Swiss Annual Report

8 October 2018

ClariantIR17In the recently released Swiss Annual Report Rating 2018, Sustainserv client Clariant received two impressive recognitions for their Integrated Report 2017: the Overall Winner for best annual report by a company listed in the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) and the number one report in the Value Reporting category.

Featuring the title “All in One,” Clariant’s Integrated Report 2017 incorporated both financial and non-financial aspects of its business into a compelling discussion of value creation. This comprehensive approach was highlighted in the laudatory awards speech given by Roman Schneider from the University of Zurich:

By reorganizing reporting, Clariant shows courage for innovation. The company is taking on a pioneering role in Integrated Reporting in Switzerland and is setting a new benchmark in value reporting and design. Clariant’s integrated report is groundbreaking and forward-looking.

A key element of the Integrated Report 2017 is the focus on topics that are material for Clariant and its stakeholders. These topics were identified during a comprehensive materiality assessment conducted in 2017. As a result, the report provides an in-depth view on Clariant’s long-term and holistic approach to value creation. In addition, with the business model continually at the core of the discussion, the report emphasizes how Clariant draws upon a multitude of resources to create added value for customers, employees, shareholders, and the environment.

Sustainserv has supported Clariant on its Integrated Reporting journey since 2016 by providing guidance on the application of the <IR> framework to Clariant’s specific context, developing an innovative reporting concept, identifying relevant performance indicators beyond classic financial reporting, establishing a robust data and information collection process, and offering extensive writing and editing services.

“We are excited to break new ground as we support Clariant in further developing its integrated reporting approach,” said Manuela Huck-Wettstein, Senior Consultant at Sustainserv and Project Manager for the Clariant reporting project. “By providing insights into how the company’s business model connects tangible and intangible factors, Clariant is able to transparently communicate its holistic approach to sustainable value creation to investors and shareholders.”

The Clariant Integrate Report 2017 is available at http://reports.clariant.com.

If you would like to know more about Integrated Reporting, please contact:

Dr. Bernd Kasemir

Managing Partner at Sustainserv

+41 43 500 53 02

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