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20 March 2023

Becoming an ESG manager

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager is a key position tasked with developing and supervising environmental, social, and corporate governance policies and procedures. They will provide technical expertise on sustainability risks and impact assessments, ensuring compliance with industry best practices throughout the design, implementation, and supervision of operations.

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What is an ESG manager’role ?

As the ESG Manager, your role will involve various responsibilities to ensure the company's compliance with environmental, social, and governance standards. This will include familiarizing yourself with the ESMS (Environmental and Sustainability Management System) Recommendation Report, coordinating environment and social initiatives, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements across all operating locations. Additionally, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a corporate-level ESMS and working with the E&S Working Groups to ensure compliance with the ESMS Recommendation Report. You will also report to the ESM Committee and collaborate with HR teams and business leaders across all regions of operation. Maintaining and updating an accidents/incidents register and reporting to stakeholders on any incidents will also be your responsibility, along with ensuring ESG implementation and compliance throughout the company.


What qualities and skills should an ESG manager have ?

  • Knowledge of key reporting frameworks, including GRI, SASB, CDP, and TCFD.
  • Proven experience in managing ESG issues and disclosures in the tech industry.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and effective prioritization skills.
  • Superior research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent cross-functional partnership skills with the ability to lead initiatives with both internal and external teams.
  • Strong commitment to GitLab's values of Collaboration, Results, Efficiency, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Iteration, and Transparency.


What is the typical salary of an ESG manager ?

The salary of an ESG manager is around €45k per year for a junior and with the experience, you can earn till €65k. A senior ESG manager can expect to earn an average salary of €80k.


Which qualification do you need to become an ESG Manager ?

Train to become an ESG manager with the ESDES Master of Science Impact Finance and Fintech Management in France.

This one-year specialization is available after a BBA or a Master 1 (equivalent to 240 ECTS) in France or abroad. The MSc Impact Finance and Fintech Management in France is 100% taught in English. The curriculum has been created following the input and guidance from key experts in the financial and fintech sectors who have a first hand view of the competenciesa and knowledge required. This innovative program will give students a visionary learning experience through practitioner and research led teaching.

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