Tori Davis

Tori Davis

Advisory Manager – ESG, Sustainability & Net Zero

PwC Channel Islands

What does a typical working day involve for you? 

It sounds cliché but everyday is truly different. I’m part of a small but growing team who help a broad range of clients address a multitude of ESG challenges, bringing in expertise from across the global PwC network. This means I could be working on anything from updating an asset manager’s sustainability policy and climate risk disclosures to writing a sustainable energy strategy for a government – and so much more in between. 

How did you get your job? 

I originally joined PwC’s audit practice as part of our Higher Apprenticeship programme and gained a wealth of experience in the alternatives sector.  I’ve always been a passionate advocate for environmental and social issues, so when I transferred to PwC in Toronto for an international cycle of experience in 2019, I began taking a series of ESG-related qualifications to upskill and credentialise myself. I knew that my long-term plans were to return to Jersey, so when the offer came through to join the local ESG team, I jumped at the opportunity! 

What motivates you in this role? 

I love that my role allows me to directly challenge senior executives on how they’re responding to the rapidly evolving ESG landscape. When a client improves their processes or policies to better manage their organisation’s response to the climate crisis, I know that I’m driving real, transformative change. Even though the Channel Islands are small, they are ambitious – and I’m passionate about supporting their drive to become internationally renowned world-leaders for sustainable finance and their net zero goals. 

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role? 

Societal needs and business opportunities are coming together faster than ever, and this is reflected in the pace of change in the regulatory landscape. As a specialist, it isn’t about knowing everything – but I need to stay on top of my game so that as the agenda mainstreams, I can bring it to life for my clients to truly inspire change. 

What are the three most important skills required for your role?  

Communicating with impact: being able to translate technical information into digestible, practical actions.

Strategic thinking: not getting too caught up in the details and always having an eye on the ultimate objective.

Organisation: balancing multiple clients, opportunities and network relationships on a daily basis.

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession?

Seize every opportunity you can to learn about what is happening in the ESG space, both locally and internationally. We’re fortunate to have so many incredible thought leaders here in Jersey – so attend webinars, read blogs and listen to podcasts when you can. And think about how you can bring sustainability considerations to your role – whatever that might be – because that’s how we enact real change. 

Tell us a fun fact 

If we could capture only one hour of the sun’s solar energy emissions we could power the earth for an entire year.

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