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JOB #R2205334

Senior Consultant - Sustainable Finance

ICF is a leading provider of science-based energy, climate and environmental advisory services to private and public sector clients across the globe. We help our clients to progress on their sustainable transition journey, from the understanding of this rapidly evolving landscape to the design and implementation of impactful strategies and actions plans all the way to their evaluation.

To support the continued growth of our Sustainable Finance and Climate Policy practice, we are looking for two experienced Senior Consultants to join our team in Brussels or London. The successful candidates will join a dynamic team providing strategic advice on various aspects of sustainable finance and climate policies to clients such as the European Commission, Member State governments, European and Member State financial institutions and development finance institutions.

Your future colleagues have built a reputation for the successful delivery of large, complex projects, developing innovative solutions that drive positive change for their clients and support the overall sustainable transition in the EU and beyond. Some of our flagship projects include:

  • Evaluating the impact of green bonds on supporting climate mitigation investments for the European Investment Bank

  • Supporting National Promotional Banks with advice, guidance and training on how to operationalise the EU Taxonomy and InvestEU sustainability requirements

  • Drafting the Sustainable Bond framework for an EU Member State

  • Designing the Sustainable Finance Action Plan of an EU Member State

  • Providing expertise to support the successful implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System’s Innovation Fund

  • Contributing to the design of a standard on biodiversity measurements and valuation for corporates and financial institutions

  • Delivering the European Business and Biodiversity Platform since 2013


You will work as part of a multi-national, collaborative team of economists, climate and environmental experts, financial experts and communication specialists to:

  • Manage and deliver projects for public and private clients

  • Provide robust and sound qualitative and quantitative analysis and translate complex data into meaningful and impactful recommendations

  • Engage with stakeholders through both quantitative and qualitative surveys

  • Support development of a sales pipeline that builds on ICF’s track record, bringing your experience in designing and developing compelling service offers and bids

  • Support ICF’s thought leadership in sustainable finance, identifying emerging trends and opportunities and help to translate these into new service offers that will benefit clients.  

Required qualifications & skills

  • Fluency in spoken English and excellent English writing skills

  • Master’s degree in environmental economics, ecology, environmental sciences, finance, engineering or a related discipline

  • Expertise in sustainable finance, low carbon market economics, low carbon innovation, climate and environmental policy, or biodiversity impact assessment

  • Strong Project Management skills demonstrated by concrete experience of dealing with complex projects and multiple stakeholders in an international environment

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis capability, including advanced knowledge of Excel and equivalent tools

  • Proven communication skills and track record in the field of stakeholder engagement, especially within public authorities and the business and finance community

  • Ability to work independently as well as within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary consulting teams spread across several countries and time zones

  • Professional consulting experience of 6+ years

Preferred qualifications & skills

  • Fluency in a second EU language

  • Familiarity - and ideally some project experience - of established and emerging market areas in sustainable finance, covering strategy definition (e.g. target setting, innovative financial instruments), risk analysis (TCFD / TNFD), impact reporting (EU Taxonomy, CSRD, SFRD), etc.



About us:

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. 

Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion.  

The benefits of joining ICF:

Our people at ICF are our most important asset, so we invest in them from the moment they arrive. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well.


We offer a hybrid working policy, which will provide you with the flexibility to collaborate in the office, as well as in the comfort of your own home, ensuring you are able to successfully deliver the requirements of your role.


To support you, our employee wellbeing hub is designed to provide highly personalised support across a comprehensive range of wellbeing issues, such as mind, body, finances, community, career programs and HR support.


We enjoy celebrating success, which is why we have a competitive recognition program called ‘You Matter’, which awards points as a ‘thank you’ for your work achievements. These can be spent on a large variety of high-quality items, as well as online or high-street vouchers, all with zero tax payable by the employee.


ICF also offers a range of competitive benefits, which include:

  • Single Private Medical Insurance cover with no restrictions on existing conditions.
  • Dental insurance and an online GP service.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus UK bank holidays (annual leave increases with years of service).
  • Pension scheme with 5% of salary employer contribution
  • Life assurance paying 4x annual salary and Group Income Protection paying 66% of salary for up to 5 years if you are off work on long-term sick.
  • Enhanced parental leave policies, enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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