Consultant Corporate Sustainability & Strategy

Job description

Your ambition

Are you passionate about sustainability and want to contribute to a better environment and society? Do you want to support clients, whether in commercial or non-commercial industries, with their sustainability ambitions and challenges? Join our growing international corporate sustainability team within BearingPoint!

How we support our clients

The world is confronted with one on the biggest challenges of humankind: climate change. Governments are setting ambitious targets in line with the Paris agreement and consumers are demanding more focus and transparency of companies in decreasing their environmental footprint. Moreover, topics like human rights, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing are on top of the governments and companies’ agenda, making sustainability a complex and strategic topic for our clients.

At BearingPoint we are supporting our clients in defining clear corporate sustainability strategies and setting up the measurement systems and governance to ensure they are ready to achieve their ambitions. For example, we have developed a state-of-the-art emission calculator to provide our clients with an overall picture of their corporate carbon footprint, as well as detailed insights to reduce it.

Your role

As consultant corporate sustainability and strategy, you lead/are part of a multidisciplinary team on challenging (sustainability) assignments, within a wide range of clients in various industries like Consumer Goods & Retail, Energy, Utilities, Postal, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical. As a team you deliver complex projects that support our clients in realizing their sustainability ambitions.

We are looking for starters and professionals with experience in sustainability and/or management consultancy and/or have an industry background within the field of sustainability.

Your responsibilities

  • Delivery of projects for our clients, from (sustainability) strategy design to transformation management, to calculating the corporate carbon footprint – this includes responsibilities like conducting analysis, facilitating workshops, collecting, and processing large amounts of data, turning analysis into insights, project & stakeholder management, creating (senior) management presentations, etc.
  • Proactively thinking with clients about business strategies, development and integration of innovative concepts and technology and transformation plans
  • Managing senior client stakeholder relationships
  • Signaling and acting upon the needs of the clients and translate these into projects
  • Actively updating yourself with new developments and innovations in the field of sustainability
  • Leading/contributing to the development of new propositions in the field of sustainability to increase and improve our sustainability offerings portfolio
  • Contribute to developing activities for our growing practice within the European BearingPoint network



  • A relevant Master’s degree, preferably (corporate) sustainability related, or with a technical and/or (organizational) business / energy focus
  • Interest in corporate sustainability and what this means for our clients
  • Strong analytical skills and numerical understanding
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent communicative skills in Dutch and English (written and oral)
  • As we are looking for both starters and professionals; 0 - 5 years proven and relevant work experience in a similar role as a (internal or external) consultant or relevant business function
  • Preferred candidates have experience on topics such as:
  • Corporate sustainability
  • The current socio-environmental challenges businesses face (e.g. climate change, biodiversity, diversity and inclusion, resource and waste management etc.)
  • ESG frameworks
  • Greenhouse gas accounting
  • Sustainable business strategies
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Change management

We offer;

  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • International, dynamic, and inspiring work environment
  • Talented easy to work with professionals and working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Steep learning curve in client facing roles and customer contact having a direct impact on our business
  • Excellent compensation and benefits packages, such as a permanent contract, lease car, laptop, smartphone, several learning and training opportunities, a collective pension, health scheme and flexible working hours

About BearingPoint

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in four units: Consulting, Solutions, Business Services, and Ventures. Consulting covers the advisory business; Solutions provides the tools for successful digital transformation, advanced analytics, and regulatory requirements; Business Services provides managed services beyond SaaS; Ventures drives the financing and development of start-ups. BearingPoint’s clients include many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. The firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 75 countries, engaging with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success.