Location Boston
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive
Reference 17883

BioMed Realty, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a leading provider of real estate solutions to the life science and technology industries. BioMed owns and operates high-quality life science real estate comprising 14.9 million square feet concentrated in leading innovation markets throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, including Boston/ Cambridge, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Boulder and Cambridge, U.K. In addition, BioMed maintains a premier in-process development platform with 4.2 million square feet of Class A properties in active construction and 6.2 million square feet of future development platform in these core innovation markets to meet the growing demand of the life science and technology industries.

BioMed Realty is seeking an ESG Manager who will support the development of its ESG vision, strategy, and goals in coordination with senior management and subject matter experts.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development of BioMed Realty's ESG vision, strategy, and goals in coordination with the senior management and subject matter experts. Manage the ESG data collection and process management framework for reporting purposes to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant standards and frameworks (e.g. SASB, GRI, SDGSs), benchmarks (e.g. LEED, WELL, BREEAM), and research findings regarding regulatory changes' in environmental compliance, measurement and technical issues relevant to ESG.

  • Identify, communicate, and manage implementation of opportunities for ESG efficiencies and process improvement to senior management.

  • Demonstrate how proposed process improvements, policies and procedures benefit the overall triple bottom line and create net positive impacts.

  • Support the design and execution of our long-term ESG strategy. Manage the design, creation and execution of ESG flow charts, data collection templates, process narratives and internal controls.

  • Lead cross-functional ESG initiatives by identifying and coordinating programs and plans. Demonstrate effective implementation of such programs and plans through successful leadership of cross-functional teams. Lead and coordinate efforts to set goals and adopt new programs, track the impacts of changes in operations, lead internal audits, and communicate successes.

  • Coordinate the quarterly activities of ESG data collection and process management, ensuring efficient information flow from the data owners to the Executive Committee

  • Standardize entity-level execution of green building certifications. Research innovative construction materials, products, and tools that assist in achieving overall project sustainability, and green building certification systems.

Skills/Experience

  • Minimum four years of experience working in corporate strategy, business, consulting, finance, accounting, and/or corporate sustainability experience in real estate or another relevant industry.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • Depth of knowledge on sustainability, climate change, sustainability reporting, and overarching Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) trends in real estate

  • Applied working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounting procedures, Sarbanes Oxley, business processes, strategic policy implementation, internal controls, integrated reporting, and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate and Development Assessment.

  • Ability to meet challenging business demands, demonstrate successful leadership, exceptional cross functional management skills, along with exemplary communication, interpersonal, analytical skills and research abilities. Must be highly skilled in data analysis and building smart and efficient cross-functional processes that leverage automation opportunities.

  • Demonstrated success in creation and implementation of the Taskforce of Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework and ESG goal setting in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTis). Experience with climate risk assessments, scenario analysis, and/or greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Exemplary written and presentation skills for high-visibility storytelling, both internally and externally. Ability to listen actively, receive and incorporate feedback. Advanced MS Office (Excel/PowerPoint/Word) skills.

Hybrid Work Model: 3 days in office in San Diego or Boston and 2 days working remotely

BioMed requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their first date of employment unless they are eligible for an approved medical or religious exemption in accordance with the law.

To learn more, please immediately contact either:

Deborah Dols, Acre, Principal Consultant deborah.dols@acre.com, or

Shannon Lewis, Acre, Research Consultant, shannon.lewis@acre.com

Acre is retained by BioMed Realty to recruit for this role. Acre is a global sustainability specialist search firm, focused on securing the world's best sustainability leaders and their teams for mission-driven organizations from our offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

Acre is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where teams excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance. The more inclusive we are, the more inclusive our clients are, and the better all of our work will be.

Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they fit every function of the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background for the role.