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ESG Manager

HNI Corporation

HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on providing our members with promising career opportunities and an environment where we strive to make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.

What we need:

We are adding a ESG Manager to our team in Muscatine, Iowa!

What you'll do:

  • Assist in key programs and initiatives to continue advancing HNI’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental (CSR), Social and Governance (ESG) strategy
  • Advise on material CSR issues relevant to the organization, members, communities, and shareholders while considering opportunities for business growth and risk mitigation 
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and future direction of HNI's social responsibility strategy, goals, and objectives 
  • Assist in developing and altering policies, practices, and disclosures that conform to the strategy and address current trends 
  • Gather feedback from all key stakeholders and track, analyze, and report on progress of key CSR performance indicators
  • Manage external communication and company submissions to  rating and ranking agencies on material developments of HNI’s CSR/ ESG performance and credentials including:  S&P Global CSA, CDP, ISS, MSCI, etc.
  • Create internal communications to reinforce the company’s social responsibility policies and drive a culture of awareness within HNI that inspires members to contribute to HNI's strategy
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and implement successful marketing, corporate communications, and public relations strategies
  • Conduct trend and risk analysis, competitive benchmarking and market research to anticipate new and emergency CSR/ ESG trends and critical developments related to standard setters like SASB (Value Reporting Foundation), GRI, and other recognized reporting standards/frameworks
  • Manage and advise on HNI’s renewable energy and carbon smart strategy 
  • Assist in developing auditing protocol for CSR programs and participate in audits to confirm adherence to HNI procedures

What you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, or related field.  Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in Environmental Management, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility or related field
  • Experience as a CSR leader in a publicly traded company

What you're good at:

  • Project and program management with an emphasis on reporting, communications and environmental programs
  • Building relationships using a collaborative approach; ability to bring leadership together around a shared vision
  • Success leading large-scale initiatives, engaging a variety of stakeholders to business process transformation and organizational change

What else:

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

HNI Corporation
600 E. 2nd Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
United States

Full Time
Mid Level
Corp. Responsibility and Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility
Environment