ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Analyst - Responsible Business

DLA Piper
London (Central), London (Greater)
06 Oct 2020
10 Nov 2020
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type


Our values, your voice.

The DLA Piper evolution has created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, embracing inclusion and teamwork. So bring your ambition, initiative and entrepreneurial mindset to a global business that's redefining the expectations of a law firm.

As DLA Piper continues to mature its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy, it is looking for an ESG Analyst to support our growing need to manage and analyse data from across the firm in order to better understand our ESG performance, make evidence-based decisions, and stay accountable about our performance to our internal and external stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for a corporate responsibility professional with 3-5 years of experience, interested in using data insights to drive corporate ESG performance.

The ESG Analyst will liaise with ESG data owners in other parts of the firm, maintain databases, analyse ESG data and summarise trends, draw out business performance insights, help track the firm’s progress against ESG goals and targets, and prepare data and insights for internal and external audiences. The ESG Analyst will also have ample opportunity to get involved in ESG-related projects, like producing a sustainability report, conducting a supply chain risk assessment, or supporting on the development of the firm’s social impact strategy.

The ideal candidate is passionate about leveraging data and data management tools to drive business strategy, and is effective in communicating insights and recommendations across diverse audiences.


  • Liaising and maintaining relationships with ESG data owners in other parts of the business (Procurement, Human Resources, Property & Workplace, etc) and in other international offices

  • Collecting, maintaining and analysing quantitative and qualitative data for internal and external ESG reporting and communications, using Excel, cloud-based platforms, and survey tools

  • Supporting effective data management and strategic decision-making by building and maintaining databases, developing data management protocols, creating dashboards, and staying abreast of new tools and innovations in data management and analysis

  • Preparing ESG insights for a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders via written reports and Power Point presentations; supporting on the production of an annual sustainability report, as well as reporting to various third party stakeholders (CDP, UNGC, TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, etc)

  • Supporting on relevant ESG projects, such as developing the firm’s social impact evaluation methodology, by conducting research, project coordination, and stakeholder engagement

  • Conducting research into ESG management best practices and staying abreast of latest developments and thought leadership


  • Strong interest in environmental and social issues, with a passion for driving sustainable change in the business world; familiarity with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Global Compact, and other relevant business sustainability and corporate responsibility standards

  • Experience dealing with large volumes of quantitative data and qualitative information, as well as with analysing this data and drawing easy-to-understand insights from it

  • Familiarity with or interest in ESG / Responsible Business management methods and concepts, such as materiality assessment, social impact measurement, social or human rights risk assessment, ESG strategy development, etc.

  • Highly detail-oriented, able to spot and correct data errors

  • Creative problem solver excited by possibility of innovation

  • Experience working with diverse teams and stakeholders and adapting communication style as needed

  • Advanced MS Excel, Power Point, and Word skills

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies 

  • Experience using programming languages and platforms like Tableau and Salesforce is a plus, but not required


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best.

If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations, should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

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