ESG Business Development Leader

Remote New York, NY

Who We Are

At Kyndryl, we design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. So why work at Kyndryl? We are always moving forward – always pushing ourselves to go further in our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive world for our employees, our customers and our communities.

The Role


As a purpose-driven company, Kyndryl has prioritized sustainability from the start. In our first year as an independent company, recognizing our responsibility as the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, Kyndryl committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2040, created environmental education opportunities to empower employees and delivered sustainability solutions to customers that will enable them to achieve their sustainability goals. Kyndryl is collaborating with a growing ecosystem of partners to globally scale sustainability solutions and is proud to accelerate sustainability action through its decades of experience building and managing the technology estates of the world’s leading companies. Kyndryl continues to evolve its strategy to build a more sustainable future. 


The management of Kyndryl’s environmental sustainability program is focused on four strategic priorities. These priorities were established in alignment with our business and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Kyndryl’s business imperatives and our stakeholders’ needs.They are:  

  1. Manage climate risks and environmental operational efficiency.  
  2. Manage system performance and regulatory compliance.  
  3. Be a preferred customer service provider.  
  4. Drive market differentiation through strategic partnerships.   



Kyndryl is looking to hire a world-class ESG Business Development Leader, responsible for providing leadership and direction on companywide ESG business development strategy and center of excellence that supports Kyndryl ESG offerings and services. ESG is a growth opportunity for Kyndryl and as part of the team you will be helping to build and grow this business with internal and external stakeholders. This team member will work with the Global Sustainability, ESG and Social Impact Officer to lead the strategy and execution of ESG center of excellence. The role will interface with numerous internal stakeholders from Kyndryl Consult, Kyndryl Bridge, marketing, global practices, regional ESG SWAT and internal customer account teams across the globe. External stakeholders include alliance partners, industry analysts and customers. 


The successful candidate will be a seasoned ESG professional with a deep understanding of developing and executing sustainability programs in organizations, and experience in a global based company. This individual will have exceptional leadership, collaboration, situational adaptability and influencing skills to ensure the organization’s programs and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall business objectives. This candidate will help build the program from the ground up to have a global footprint in over 60 countries.  



The ESG Business Development Leader will be responsible for the following: 

  • Work collaboratively to set the ESG business development strategy and goals for Kyndryl 
  • Build a global ESG center of Excellence that enables and supports ESG business development  
  • Provide subject matter expert (SME) guidance to internal teams and customers on sustainability and market/industry needs, including regulations and reporting frameworks 
  • Help identify and measure sustainability benefits of existing Kyndryl offerings. 
  • Work with practices and alliance partners to develop new ESG services and products 
  • Work with account teams and customers to co-create bespoke ESG advisory and technology solutions 
  • Supports pre-sales and delivery as a ESG SME  
  • Develop and execute enablement support ESG sales and delivery  
  • Provide global best practice guidelines and quality check ESG services 


The compensation range for the position in the U.S. is $116,760 to $221,880based on a full-time schedule. 

Your actual compensation may vary depending on your geography, job-related skills and experience.  For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately. The pay or salary range will not be below any applicable state, city or local minimum wage requirement.

There is a different applicable compensation range for the following work locations:

California:$128,400 to $266,040 

Colorado: $116,760 to $221,880 

New York City: $140,040 to $266,040 

Washington: $128,400 to $243,960 


This position will be eligible for Kyndryl’s discretionary annual bonus program, based on performance and subject to the terms of Kyndryl’s applicable plans. You may also receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage, disability, retirement benefits, paid leave, and paid time off.  Note: If this is a sales commission eligible role, you will be eligible to participate in a sales commission plan in lieu of the annual discretionary bonus program.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Kyndryl currently does not require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, however, if you are hired to work at a client, customer, or partner location, you may be required to show proof of vaccination to align with their respective COVID-19 vaccination policies.  Those who believe they are eligible may apply for a medical or religious accommodation prior to the start of employment.

Who You Are


  • Minimum of 7-10 years working in Sustainability practice and managing related programs with a focus on carbon and systems development
  • Experience in ESG strategy development, ESG Reporting, GHG emission calculations, ESG business case definition and development 
  • Knowledge and experience with aligned with industry frameworks such as ISSB, CDP, GRI and SDG and existing regulations such as CSRD and SEC ruling
  • Strong People skills and ability to work across functions and business. Note many members of the organization are in Europe and there is a need to adjust schedule accordingly.
  • Fast paced and “get it done” orientation  
  • Resourceful  
  • Ability to engage with senior executives within Kyndryl, partners and customers   
  • The ability to travel globally up to 30-40% 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Engineering, Sustainability, or related field required
  • Master’s Degree preferred. 


  •  Engineering or Sustainability Certifications.  
  •  Corporate and Consulting experience preferred working with large Fortune 500 companies.  
  • This position is remote, but location in the New York Tri-State area is preferred.  


Being You

Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it’s how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we’re not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you – and everyone next to you – the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That’s the Kyndryl Way.

What You Can Expect

With state-of-the-art resources and Fortune 100 clients, every day is an opportunity to innovate, build new capabilities, new relationships, new processes, and new value. Kyndryl cares about your well-being and prides itself on offering benefits that give you choice, reflect the diversity of our employees and support you and your family through the moments that matter – wherever you are in your life journey. Our employee learning programs give you access to the best learning in the industry to receive certifications, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Skillsoft, and many more. Through our company-wide volunteering and giving platform, you can donate, start fundraisers, volunteer, and search over 2 million non-profit organizations.  At Kyndryl, we invest heavily in you, we want you to succeed so that together, we will all succeed.

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