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Sustainability Associate, Japan

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023

Sustainability Associate, Japan

  • Tokyo

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Tokyo office as part of our Sustainability practice. 
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, green financing, 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.
We are assembling the best talent in the world to deliver against these objectives. If you have relevant expertise in sustainability, energy transition, renewables, sustainable finance and decarbonization and would like to be part of a growing team in Asia that will drive enormous impact through client service, knowledge development and capability building, come join our Sustainability Insights Asia team.
Sustainability Insights (SI) houses our expertise in sustainability, energy transition, renewables, sustainable finance and decarbonization. SI experts work with clients to deliver on their sustainability objectives along with McKinsey traditional teams, and sector teams to develop recommendations based on the findings. SI is the repository of McKinsey’s cutting edge thinking, knowledge and insights on asset decarbonization, renewables, hydrogen, CCUS, sustainable financing, carbon offsets, electric vehicles and other relevant topics.

What You'll Do

You will typically work in teams of 3 – 5 consultants to help clients achieve new performance highs. You will make an important contribution to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions and working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results.
This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations for presentation to client management. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members.
You’ll also gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. Consultants receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams.


  • University degree in economics, econometrics, optimization, engineering, physics or equivalent with quantitative study background
  • 5+ years of consulting or strategic work experience in sustainability, energy transition, or other related fields
  • Track record of strong interest in sustainability, energy transition and decarbonization; relevant experience in renewables (solar, wind, hydrogen, hydro, geothermal), asset decarbonization, decarbonization policy, sustainable financing, carbon offsets, carbon audit or carbon modelling
  • Intermediate proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel, and other analytic/visualization tools
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with comfort working with numbers/quantitative models
  • Demonstrated ambition to work in a fast-paced, result-oriented, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment with steep learning curve and strong commitment to coaching and development
  • Strong people skills and ability to work collaboratively in a (often remote) team environment; experience working effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Japanese and English
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - ASC - Associate
Function - Sustainability
Industry - Electric Power & Natural Gas
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Mon Jan 31 00:00:00 GMT 2022
LinkedIn Posting City - Tokyo
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Japan
LinkedIn Job Title - Sustainability Associate, Japan
LinkedIn Function - Consulting
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting;Oil & Energy;Renewables & Environment
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level