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Sustainability Specialist

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Hong Kong
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2022

Sustainability Specialist

  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen
  • Taipei

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen or Taipei office in Greater China as part of McKinsey Sustainability. You will be working with a unique blend of industry, functional and regional expertise to drive enormous impact through client service, knowledge development and capability building.
McKinsey has the goal of helping all industry sectors transform to get to net zero by 2050 and to cut carbon emissions by half by 2030 – with this in mind, we have launched McKinsey Sustainability, our new client-service platform.
McKinsey Sustainability seeks to be the preeminent impact partner and advisor for our clients, from the board room to the engine room, on sustainability, climate, energy transition, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). We are committed to investing behind this goal over the next four years—through our client service, knowledge and capability building, acquisitions and alliances as well as pro-bono investments.

What You'll Do

You will serve clients on sustainability-related engagements to help them achieve their sustainability and decarbonization goals.
In this role, you will contribute to the fields of decarbonization and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to advance the energy transition which is becoming increasingly important not only in the context of environmental sustainability but also as a source of competitive advantage. You will be working with a group of McKinsey partners and consultants that are actively working to solve strategic topics in energy markets. You will have the opportunity to serve clients directly, further develop and own proprietary tools and knowledge for McKinsey and mentor more junior colleagues. You will be responsible for identifying new opportunities and developing strategies in the renewable energy field to serve clients.
Examples of the work you will do for client service include developing the economy decarbonization roadmap for a government, helping an oil & gas company develop a new electric vehicles business, identifying portfolio reshaping opportunities for a sustainable financing institution or supporting a steel company on innovative options to decarbonize its operations.
Working with senior client executives directly or by providing deep expertise to our teams, you will deliver significant transformational impact. You will have plenty of growth opportunities to specialize in a particular area of the sustainability space that is in line with your interests.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university with consistent outstanding academic record; advanced degree or MBA is preferred 
  • 3-10 years of highly relevant work experience in the sustainability space
  • Basic understanding of complex energy systems is a big plus
  • Strong interest in sustainability, energy transition and cleantech; relevant experience in renewables (solar, wind, hydrogen, hydro, geothermal), asset decarbonization, decarbonization policy, sustainable financing, carbon offsets, carbon audit or carbon modelling
  • Ambition to work in a fast-paced, result-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment with steep learning curve
  • Familiarity with sustainably integrating energy efficiency considerations into a complete system for performance management
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills combined with outstanding business acumen; comfort working with numbers/quantitative models
  • Proven ability to lead teams, motivate others and gain the respect of clients and colleagues; ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and verbal
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - PS - Specialist
Function - Sustainability
Industry - Electric Power & Natural Gas;Metals & Mining;Oil & Gas
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Wed Sep 15 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Shanghai
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - China
LinkedIn Job Title - Sustainability Specialist
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Project Management;Strategy / Planning
LinkedIn Industry - Mining & Metals;Oil & Energy;Renewables & Environment
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level