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Business Development Manager – ESG & Impact

  • Location: Washington , District Of Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #475

Business Development Manager – ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Impact

LOCATION: New York, NY | Washington, D.C.

COMPENSATION: Competitive base salary up to $180K, bonus structure, Medical and Dental Coverage; Paid Time Off; great 401K match; desirable location in Manhattan, rated top law firm to work for, onsite cafeteria, excellent firm culture and perks, plus more!

SUMMARY: Seeking a highly motivated Business Development Manager to liaise closely with the lawyers in the team to facilitate various projects and strategic initiatives to drive the development of new business. 


  • Monitor and evaluate BD efforts and initiatives
  • Analyze ESG market trends relevant to law firm ESG practices
  • Design and own project timelines and collaborate with necessary departments to ensure deadline completion
  • Prepare and maintain BD materials
  • Collaborate with ESG & Impact practice group leaders to maintain and prepare new decks, one-pagers and other client-facing content
  • Identify and plan sponsorship of and participation in select ESG and impact-focused events
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to market the ESG & Impact practice internally and externally
  • Collaborate with practice groups to identify cross-selling opportunities for ESG
  • Implement strategies to capture cross-selling opportunities
  • Manage ESG practice Marketing & Development budget
  • Conduct research on key stakeholders to engage with to maximize strategic communication between event participants and law firm partners / executives
  • Report key marketing and BD metrics as related to ESG and Impact practice; identify efficiencies and areas of improvement
  • Assist with management of project and department budget
  • Promote firm brand internally and externally through intranet site and external social media initiatives


  • 7+ years of legal business development / marketing experience
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience in ESG and sustainability
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
  • Working knowledge of CRM/Experience Management Software, such as InterAction, Salesforce, ContentPilot and transaction/private funds platforms (Preqin, Intelligize, Capital IQ, MSCI, etc.)
  • Advanced research skills
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and meet multiple projects deadlines at one time
  • Motivated, energetic and persuasive
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrates good judgment in communication
  • Works well under pressure and in a collaborative environment
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver
  • Effective researcher with great attention to detail in legal proofreading and editing