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Group Head of Sustainability Control (ESG) and Reporting

Bonava, Stockholm

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Transparent and comparable sustainability data is more and more critical for a competitive business. Do you have what it takes to maintain and enhance Bonava’s efforts to integrate ESG strategy and reporting routines across all units and markets? Join the team as the Group Head of Sustainability Control and Reporting!

About Bonava

Bonava is a leading residential developer in Northern Europe with operations in 22 regions in eight markets. The overall aim is to create happy neighbourhoods for the many. Bonava works with sustainability from social, economic, and environmental perspectives and was the first homebuilder in Europe with approved Science Based Targets to combat climate change. Before 2030 Bonava aims to reduce both direct and indirect negative climate impact of its operations by 50%. You can read more about Bonava and the sustainability work in the latest annual- and sustainability report.

Bonava is a place where you can contribute and grow. Together we hold a wide array of experience and expertise were everyone have an important part to play. We’re in this together and have a strong culture with shared values and goals, but each one of us also has our own journey through which we grow and develop as individuals and professionals.

Role and responsibilities

Today Bonava is strengthening the organisation to meet increasing expectations to measure, report and improve sustainability impact. In the role as Group Head of Sustainability Control and Reporting, you will be a key driver to integrate ESG strategy and reporting routines in accordance with relevant frameworks and standards. You will work across the international organisation and your tasks will be varied.

Your focus will be to manage the development of Bonava’s sustainability reporting, implementing tools to achieve the science-based climate targets and secure the alignment with the EU taxonomy for sustainable financing. You will also work towards data-driven sustainability improvements by further developing the sustainability reporting processes and tools, internal training and support, as well as monitoring of new global and regional standards to ensure timely and credible data to stakeholders. You will have to collaborate with multiple stakeholders in all countries of operation and you will work closely with and report directly to Bonava’s SVP Brand and Culture, with the strategic sustainability responsibility in the Executive Management Group.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and credible sustainability data to stakeholders for internal and external reporting and decision making

  • Align reporting with global reporting frameworks and standards and monitor development of new legal requirements

  • Develop processes, tools, guidelines, and training to support seamless reporting in the business units and group functions

  • Support maintaining and further developing of ESG and climate reporting, in close cooperation with representatives for teams at Group level and in the business units

  • Head the Bonava Sustainable Financing committee, developing new frameworks and methodologies to together with Bonava Treasury support access to external funding over time

  • Set up the processes needed to enable reporting according to the EU taxonomy over the next few years

  • Develop and lead a small team for ESG control and analysis

Competence profile

We work with inclusive recruitment practices and believe that our diversity is our strength in building a more sustainable tomorrow. This role can be a great fit if you have a data-driven approach and recognise yourself in the following qualifications, merits and personal characteristics:

Required qualifications:

  • An academic degree within ESG, finance, accounting, law or other relevant field with strong sustainability orientation.

  • Several years of relevant work experience, for example within sustainability consulting, accounting, management advisory, finance or property holding.

  • Operative experience from sustainability reporting and implementation of reporting frameworks.

  • Good knowledge of the green-house gas (GHG) protocol and climate accounting methodologies in general.

  • Professional level English in speech and writing.


  • Experience in climate reporting to CDP, according to the TCFD and SBTi frameworks. If not, you will be expected to deep dive and learn as these methodologies are of high relevance to Bonava.

  • Experience in the use of GRI Standards, UN Global Compact, Agenda 2030 and the EU taxonomy for sustainable financing in general is highly meriting.

  • Construction industry specific competences such as LCA for global warming potential for buildings and environmental product declarations.

  • Up-to-date insight in the fields of ESG, including trends, technologies, consultants and systems that can help to support sustainability reporting and controlling.

  • Skills and experience within database management and IT-development, as a specialist or purchaser involved in implementation.

  • Professional Swedish and skills in German or any Baltic language is meriting.

Personal characteristics:

  • Analytic with a strong data-driven approach to create structure and order

  • Communicative with the ability to engage people both internally and externally

  • Persistence with a strong drive for improvement and development

Terms in short

 Bonava’s main office, Lindhagensgatan 72, Stockholm. Remote-work 2-3 days/week is possible.
Start: From September 2022, as soon as possible after any notice period.
Extent: Full-time employment at Bonava AB with competitive terms.

How to apply

We are looking forward to getting to know you better! We recruit competency based and therefore you will answer specific questions related to the job, instead of sending your cover letter. All applications are entered through the linked form where you either apply with your CV or LinkedIn-profile.

Publicerad 2022-07-14

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