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Corporate Sustainability Sr Specialist

Company: Vistra Corp.
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

If you have what it takes to become part of the Vistra family and would like to start a promising career with a global leader, take a look at the exciting employment opportunities that are currently available and apply online.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Sustainability, the Corporate Sustainability Sr Specialist supports the development and implementation of Vistra's company-wide sustainability strategy and program by collaborating cross-functionally to i.) elevate Vistra's ESG message to our external stakeholders through transparent and accurate reporting and ii.) develop strategies to enhance the company's sustainability-related practices and projects. The position is expected to demonstrate a broad-based and effective knowledge of corporate sustainability including familiarity with common sustainability frameworks (SASB,TCFD,GRI) and carbon accounting. The position will also provide regular data submissions to ESG rating agencies and other stakeholders while also engaging regularly with working groups across the business to define, measure, and track key sustainability metrics.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prepare sustainability reporting and public disclosures including Vistra's annual Sustainability Report, various ESG reports, corporate website, questionnaires, and industry surveys, and engage with key ESG ratings and rankings organizations.
  • Draft and submit regular submissions to sustainability ratings agencies, such as MSCI, ISS, CDP, Sustainalytics, etc.
  • Partner with functional leads of various business units to i.) collect data and metrics for reporting, ii.) ensure consistent and accurate internal and external sustainability messaging, and iii.) promote broad awareness of ESG initiatives.
  • Support the calculation and reporting of emissions data and monitor the progress towards public targets.
  • Ensure sustainability benchmarks and reporting metrics are established, measured, and maintained.
  • Serve as an internal leader and subject matter expert on the company's sustainability program and ESG metrics, educating co-workers on relevant topics.
  • Research and remain current on ESG trends, best practices, and policies while also benchmarking Vistra against peer companies to identify and recommend opportunities to advance the company's sustainability strategy.
  • Bring creative thinking to the team with a focus on identifying new ways to tell Vistra's sustainability story, streamline data collection, and strengthen our ESG efforts.

    Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements:
    • 5-7 years experience in corporate sustainability, strategy, communications, and/or environmental science.
    • Working knowledge of ESG landscape including the various voluntary reporting frameworks and associated carbon accounting protocols.
    • Experience with sustainability reporting and ESG ratings and rankings preferred.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate accurately and concisely to all levels within the company as well as develop and edit written materials.
    • Thrives in a high-visibility, high-impact position within the organization.
    • Thinks strategically and analytically to understand business impacts when evaluating and implementing new ESG initiatives.
    • Excellent time management, planning, and organizational skills.
    • Team player and recognized leader who can work effectively across multiple business units to influence and educate.
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite applications.
    • Minimum of High School diploma.
    • Experience gained through college degree programs and/or certifications is applicable to above skills.

      Key Metrics:
      • Accurate and auditable sustainability reporting.
      • Timely submission to ESG rating agencies.
      • Ongoing analysis of Vistra's sustainability data.
      • Strategic recommendations for improvements and enhancements to sustainability reporting and strategy.
      • Employee awareness of Vistra's sustainability strategy and ESG metrics.
      • Excellent relationships both internally and externally.

        Job Family
        General Services

        Vistra Corporate Services Company

        Irving, Texas


        We are a company of people committed to: Exceeding Customer Expectations, Great People, Teamwork, Competitive Spirit and Effective Communication. If this describes you, then apply today!

        If you currently work for Vistra or its subsidiaries, please apply via the internal career site.

        It is the policy of the Company to comply with all employment laws and to afford equal employment opportunity to individuals in all aspects of employment, including in selection for job opportunities, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military service, protected veteran status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws.

        If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance submitting an application or would like to request an accommodation, please email us at to make a request.

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