ESG Writing Contractor

ESG Writing Contractor

Governance & Accountability Institute is growing. The company is seeking an experienced business / report writer to join the team as a project-based ESG writing contractor.

Candidate should have a strong working knowledge and familiarity with corporate and investor-focused ESG / sustainability topics & issues, including:

  • General knowledge of corporate financial reporting and disclosure
  • General knowledge of capital markets
  • General knowledge of corporate strategy-setting and implementation of strategies
  • General knowledge of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics, issues, relevant metrics and data points
  • Experience in sustainability disclosure and reporting and/or other business and financial disclosure and reporting documents
  • Familiarity with Sustainability Reporting Frameworks -- GRI, SASB, TCFD, IIRC, the SDGs is a plus
  • Strong interest in sustainable business and investing areas and eagerness to learn more



  • Business writing experience in multiple sectors and industries
  • Strong communications skills, remote working skills, self-motivated
  • Expert in use of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) with a good working knowledge of Google Drive and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with client and potential client interactions and presentations
  • Good internal and external socializing / teamwork skills
  • Technologically savvy – able to use networking tools, key software programs for collaboration with team members
  • A plus: Master’s degree (preferably in business or sustainability-related field) with 2 years work experience in the industry or a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 4 years work experience in the industry



  • Good network in corporate and investor sustainability circles
  • Published writing on sustainability topics (provide samples if possible)
  • Proposal / RFP response writing experience a plus
  • Other sustainability-related experience a plus (explain in your cover letter)
  • Business experience/knowledge of how corporations do business is a plus
  • Ability to stay abreast of trends and innovations that affect public companies


  • Location: New York, NY, USA. Fully remote working position. 
  • Travel: We must lead by example, which is why remote working is highly encouraged. 
  • Schedule: Flexible / part time -- hours will depend on projects assigned. (Company hours are typically 9am-5pm EST)
  • Hourly Range: Starting at $50 - $75+ per hour depending on experience.



If you meet the above requirements send:

  • A cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for this role
  • Resume
  • Samples of writing on sustainability or other business topics

Applicants should send their resume and background materials to Please make sure to list the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We treat all applications as confidential and private communications.  We regret that it's not possible to acknowledge receipt of every resume due to the high volume of responses that usually result from on-line postings. Eligible candidates will be contacted for interviews.



Founded in 2006, Governance & Accountability Institute is a sustainability consulting and research company headquartered in New York City, advising corporations and investors on executing winning strategies that help to maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey.

G&A helps corporate and investor clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues to address stakeholder and shareholder concerns. Our clients are companies striving for and achieving excellence and recognized leadership in corporate sustainability and sustainable investing. We work with firms ranging from large cap, well-known enterprises with popular brands to mid-size and smaller firms.

G&A Institute served as the Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the U.S.A., U.K., and the Republic of Ireland from 2011 to 2020. In this role, the G&A team analyzed more than 9,000 sustainability reports and catalogued tens of thousands of important data points for these reports. We conduct research and regularly publish reports on sustainability reporting trends in global markets.

G&A Institute is growing and seeking new team members to join us on our own sustainability journey.

Apply Now Please send us your resume and requested application materials.