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Director of ESG (Corporate Responsibility) Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement

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Clorox is looking for a new Director of ESG (Corporate Responsibility) Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement.

Job Overview/Summary


The Director of ESG (Corporate Responsibility) Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement leads the development and continual enhancement of the corporate ESG strategy and goals that aim to deliver top-third leadership performance in aggregate vs. peers and to create long-term business value for the company. This leader is responsible for developing and implementing stakeholder engagement* and communications strategies and responses to ESG stakeholder inquiries, engaging with topic owners and subject matter experts. This role will lead ESG metric reporting, engaging with corporate ESG metric owners to ensure internal and public metrics are defined, tracked and reported for internal performance management and external stakeholder reporting.

  • excludes primary responsibility for ESG investors or analysts, etc., which is owned by Legal and/or Investor Relations

Key Responsibilities


Leads development and ongoing enhancement of corporate ESG strategy and goals that deliver top 1/3 leadership performance in aggregate vs. peers and creates long-term business value for the company

  • Owns peer benchmarking and monitoring of stakeholder landscape, expectations and evaluations of Clorox performance
  • Leads periodic ESG “materiality” assessments
  • Engages with internal topic owners in development and enhancement of ESG strategy and goals
  • Recommends strategic priorities to ESG Exec Sponsor / CEC
  • Partners with Sustainability Center on coordinating strategic approach on developing, refining and advancing goals.
  • Works with Strategy & Growth office on integrating ESG priorities into corporate strategy

Leads ESG metric reporting, engaging with corporate ESG metric owners to ensure internal and public metrics are defined, tracked and reported for internal performance management and external stakeholder reporting

  • Defines and owns overall process and timelines for metric development and reporting, engaging metric owners to meet internal and external ESG reporting needs
  • Owns third-party assurance of select ESG metrics, serving as primary point of contact and coordinating process and timeline with assurance provider and internal metric owners
  • Leads ESG reporting on corporate scorecard and supports ESG reporting to Board of Directors
  • Helps ensures metrics reported publicly are consistent across key reporting platforms
  • Partners with Sustainability Center on “E” related reporting, coordinating presentation of these metrics in overall scorecard in annual report, TCC.com, etc.

Leads the development and implementation of ESG stakeholder engagement and communications strategy and responses to ad hoc ESG stakeholder inquiries, engaging with topic owners and SMEs where appropriate

  • Evaluates, prioritizes and assesses different stakeholder groups, interests and public information requirements
  • Recommends and leads and/or ensures SME execution of ESG annual reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB, TCFD), in partnership with Sustainability Center and ESG Investor stakeholders (IR, Legal)
  • Owns CR section of TCC.com, working with SMEs to build out and refresh content
  • Owns development of ESG messaging and supports Clorox employees with ESG messaging content where needed
  • Partners with key roles involved in ESG (Investor Relations, Legal, Sustainability Center, etc.) to engage with external stakeholders to raise awareness of ESG commitments and progress, including framing and delivering ESG messaging for investor engagement, and ensures ad hoc stakeholder ESG inquiries are properly vetted by SMEs and responded to
  • Owns ESG issues management, ensuring response teams are established with clear roles and responsibilities and overseeing the development of issues response strategies and their implementation

Manages Associate Director, Corporate Responsibility, who helps manage and executes CR Communications and supports CR Strategy work

  • Defines priorities and provides strategic and conceptual input to Associate Director’s approach and deliverables
  • Reviews and approves key public CR communications (e.g., Annual Report, TCC.com, stakeholder responses) from a positioning, claims and content standpoint
  • Helps facilitate SME and organizational connections and approvals as needed

Other

  • Supports other corporate communication activities, as assigned

Key Skills, Abilities And Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, Masters degree preferred
  • 10 years of experience in ESG/Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility Strategy for large organization – ideally a public company
  • 15 years of experience in Corporate Communications – ideally a public company or PR agency
  • 10 years in Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability/ESG reporting for large organization – ideally a public company
  • 10 years in issues management/corporate reputation
  • Strong written and oral skills
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing senior executives, including C-suite
  • Demonstrated experience developing influencer/stakeholder strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in managing through complex internal/external issues

Required Education


Bachelor’s Degree, College Diploma, or Equivalent (Required)

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COMPANY

The Clorox Company

POSITION

Director of ESG (Corporate Responsibility) Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement

DATE POSTED

Thursday 11th June 2020

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