Director of Sustainability Reporting

Full-time position with Quad in Onsite in Sussex, WI or Chicago, IL
Job posted May 13, 2024

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About The Role

The Director of Sustainability Reporting plays a critical role in advancing our company’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. This position is responsible for developing next phase of Quad’s ESG strategy, overseeing the accurate collection, analysis, and reporting of ESG data, ensuring compliance with established frameworks and standards. The Director will report to the SVP Corporate Responsibility and collaborate with cross-functional teams, senior leaders, and external partners to drive meaningful ESG disclosures and promote sustainable practices both internally and externally.


1. ESG Reporting Strategy and Oversight:
o Manage end-to-end ESG reporting and disclosure processes.
o Ensure accurate metrics and compelling content strategy for ESG reports (and website), with focus on narrowing our focus to key material topics.
o Build advocacy of our work both internally and externally.
o Refresh materiality assessment with outside consultants, to comply with best-in-class standards and regulations.
o Manage content, roles and responsibilities and meeting cadence of the ESG Working Team and ESG Executive Steering Committee meetings.

2. Data Collection and Validation:
o Coordinate efforts in collaboration with subject matter experts to collect, verify, and summarize ESG data.
o Implement data validation and assurance processes.
o Manage and evolve the ESG reporting platform and metrics database.

3. Internal Controls and Compliance:
o Collaborate with the Corporate Controller and Audit/Assurance teams.
o Strengthen internal controls for ESG reporting.
o Ensure alignment with established reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB, UNGC, SDGs).

4. Performance Tracking and Dashboards:
o Develop and maintain performance dashboards and tracking mechanisms in partnership with key subject matter experts.
o Evaluate progress against ESG commitments, future goals, and stakeholder requirements.
o Support financial planning and strategy related to funding ESG related initiatives that support Quad’s commitments and goals.

5. External Engagement and Ratings:
o Promote the organization’s sustainability philosophy and actions to both internal and external audiences.
a. In partnership with marketing, maintain ESG site on and partner on proactive recognition / awards strategy to amplify our work and build advocacy.
b. Execute employee education campaigns to support continued progress on ESG commitments (Earth Month, etc.).
c. Respond to external inquiries on ESG matters from client requests (RPI / RFP), client presentations, investor questions and surveys.
o Serve as subject matter expert in sustainability:
a. Collaborate with other teams at Quad on our sustainability initiatives: Environmental Compliance, Packaging, In-store Marketing, Studio, etc.
b. Work collaboratively with other leaders in the continued development of carbon footprint reduction strategies for Quad and our clients.
c. Work collaboratively with other leaders to identify new opportunities for energy efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable sourcing.
o Understand ratings methodologies and industry peer comparisons.
a. Build relationships with ESG rating agencies such as ISS, MSCI, Ecovadis, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), etc.
b. Develop proactive strategy and manage timely updates of Ecovadis information and reporting.
c. Identify opportunities to enhance ESG scores.

6. Process Improvement and Training:
o Enhance ESG-related reporting processes and tools.
o Recommend technological improvements to current processes.
o Train internal stakeholders, partners, and vendors on ESG data reporting requirements and key areas of focus.

7. Compliance and Risk Management:
o Stay informed about relevant government rules and regulations related to ESG.
o Ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
o Collaborate with compliance and risk teams to mitigate ESG-related risks.


•Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Sustainability, Environmental Science, Business).

•Minimum of 8 – 10 years of experience in ESG reporting, sustainability, environmental or related fields.
•Experience with climate related matters; carbon disclosure, etc.
•Experience with CDP and Ecovadis reporting. Experience managing cross-functional teams and external partnerships.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
•Relevant certifications related to ESG reporting or sustainability (e.g., CSR-P, GRI, SASB, TCFD) are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•In-depth understanding of ESG reporting frameworks and standards, ESG / Sustainability trends and best practices.
•Knowledge of Life Cycle Analysis preferred.
•Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
• Proficiency in data management tools and reporting platforms.
• Excels in team environment, leading cross-functional teams and working with both internal and external stakeholders.

The above statements are intended to provide the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements.


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