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CDP is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join the Road to Paris 2015 project. This is a full time contract position (5 days per week) with an immediate start date, based in CDP’s Berlin office.

This role is ideally suited to a recent graduate or to someone at an early point in their career who wishes to build skills and experience. There will be occasional weekend and evening work required.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to co-ordinate and implement plans for the Road to Paris 2015 project, which involves;
    • engaging with companies, investors and sub-national governments, to gather their commitment to take specific climate change actions;
    • maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external to CDP; and
    • communicating a strong message of non-state actor (companies, investors and sub-national governments).
  • Promoting the Road to Paris 2015 project to companies, investors and sub-national governments, and working with those that express an interest in making a commitment;
  • Providing assistance to the Road to Paris 2015 Project Coordinator and Project Manager in the day to day coordination of the project, particularly in the management of strategic
  • partnerships (eg, with the We Mean Business Coalition (secretariat and coalition partners), World Bank Group and international / UN agencies);
  • Providing assistance to CDP offices, CDP account managers and strategic partners in various countries around the world who are also engaged in the Road to Paris 2015 project;
  • Undertaking research as directed, including examining corporate climate change and financial performance;
  • Drafting briefings and updates on CDP’s work that would be shared internally within CDP on a periodic basis, as well as writing or contributing to briefings, updates, blogs, twitter and Linked-In discussions that would be shared externally;
  • Utilizing internal client relationship management systems (CRM and Excel) to keep records and track progress;
  • Coordinating all aspects of meeting preparation, including communications with relevant staff, logistics, agendas, materials preparation, as well as meeting follow-up, including minutes and correspondence; and
  • Providing general administrative support and event support as required.

Key requirements

  • Polished written and oral communication skills, in addition to possessing confidence to interact with senior people from different sectors, presenting key messages eloquently and concisely;
  • Strong prioritisation, time management and organisation skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure, whilst still paying attention to detail and maintaining a strategic overview;
  • Demonstrated experience in campaign work, project management, and/or event management;
  • Demonstrated experience a client relationship management programme such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM;
  • A good understanding of policy developments on key issues, such as international climate change, energy efficiency, water, forests, sustainable cities and corporate environmental reporting;
  • A strong interest in working in a policy-related role or environment, and ideally some experience of studying / working in an international setting (e.g. working with differing languages, time zones and cultural expectations);
  • Ability to work alone or with others, as well as working across different teams, functions and cultures within the organisation;
  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, as well as a passionate desire to drive forward the mission of CDP; and
  • Ability to commence immediately.

Language skills: Excellent written and spoken English is essential. Skills in other languages, particularly French, German and/or Italian, would be an advantage.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Sara Law, VP Global Initiatives CDP North America, at sara.law@cdp.net with "Asia Pacific Project Officer" and your name in the subject line.

Deadline for submission: 09:00 GMT, April 10 2015

 

 

 Project officer, fixed term contract - CDP London

 
CDP is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join the Road to Paris 2015 project. This is a full time contract position (5 days per week) with an immediate start date, based in CDP’s London office for a duration of 6 months.

This role is ideally suited to a recent graduate or to someone at an early point in their career who wishes to build skills and experience. There will be occasional weekend and evening work required.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to co-ordinate and implement plans for the Road to Paris 2015 project, which involves;
    • engaging with companies, investors and sub-national governments, to gather their commitment to take specific climate change actions;
    • maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external to CDP; and
    • communicating a strong message of non-state actor (companies, investors and sub-national governments).
  • Promoting the Road to Paris 2015 project to companies, investors and sub-national governments, and working with those that express an interest in making a commitment;
  • Providing assistance to the Road to Paris 2015 Project Coordinator and Project Manager in the day to day coordination of the project, particularly in the management of strategic
  • partnerships (eg, with the We Mean Business Coalition (secretariat and coalition partners), World Bank Group and international / UN agencies);
  • Providing assistance to CDP offices, CDP account managers and strategic partners in various countries around the world who are also engaged in the Road to Paris 2015 project;
  • Undertaking research as directed, including examining corporate climate change and financial performance;
  • Drafting briefings and updates on CDP’s work that would be shared internally within CDP on a periodic basis, as well as writing or contributing to briefings, updates, blogs, twitter and Linked-In discussions that would be shared externally;
  • Utilizing internal client relationship management systems (CRM and Excel) to keep records and track progress;
  • Coordinating all aspects of meeting preparation, including communications with relevant staff, logistics, agendas, materials preparation, as well as meeting follow-up, including minutes and correspondence; and
  • Providing general administrative support and event support as required.

Key requirements

  • Polished written and oral communication skills, in addition to possessing confidence to interact with senior people from different sectors, presenting key messages eloquently and concisely;
  • Strong prioritisation, time management and organisation skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure, whilst still paying attention to detail and maintaining a strategic overview;
  • Demonstrated experience in campaign work, project management, and/or event management;
  • Demonstrated experience a client relationship management programme such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM;
  • A good understanding of policy developments on key issues, such as international climate change, energy efficiency, water, forests, sustainable cities and corporate environmental reporting;
  • A strong interest in working in a policy-related role or environment, and ideally some experience of studying / working in an international setting (e.g. working with differing languages, time zones and cultural expectations);
  • Ability to work alone or with others, as well as working across different teams, functions and cultures within the organisation;
  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, as well as a passionate desire to drive forward the mission of CDP; and
  • Ability to commence immediately.

Language skills: Excellent written and spoken English is essential. Skills in other languages, particularly French, German and/or Italian, would be an advantage.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Sara Law, VP Global Initiatives CDP North America, at sara.law@cdp.net with "London Project Officer" and your name in the subject line.

Deadline for submission: 09:00 GMT, April 10 2015

 

CDP is seeking an experienced financial analyst for its investor-focused research function. The position will be based in CDP’s London office.

CDP administers an annual disclosure process on behalf of 822 institutional investors with combined assets in excess of $95 trillion. Disclosing companies provide quantitative and qualitative information about their greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency programs, water management, exposure to deforestation and strategic business approach to environmental risk.

The investor research team has initiated a quarterly research series identifying environmental metrics in number of high-emitting sectors, which in aggregate could have a material impact on company earnings. The sectors to be covered are: Transport, Electric Utilities, Materials, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, and Consumer Goods. The aim of the research is to improve investor understanding and knowledge of CDP data and enable investors to take specific actions in their engagement with companies. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Investor Research.

Key responsibilities

  • Writing sector research pieces, highlighting which companies are best and worst placed within each sector, and providing engagement ideas for investors;
  • Keeping current with areas of interest to investors by actively engaging with investors, participating in conferences and remaining abreast of industry trends while feeding those back to CDP management and the research team;
  • Assisting the Head of Investor Research in managing a team of three junior analysts and developing their skills;
  • Taking the lead on other projects and initiatives within the investor research team; and
  • Ensuring investors are aware of our data and research and assisting them to use it in their investment process where possible.

Key requirements

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience working within the financial markets in a research role or a professional services firm in an ESG-related role;
  • A passion for integrating ESG issues into the mainstream investment process;
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, particularly carbon emissions;
  • Experience liaising with contacts at pension funds, insurance companies and investment managers;
  • A desire to take ownership and responsibility for their work;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;
  • The ability to deliver excellent results under pressure and take pride in working to a high standard;
  • A flexible but diligent working style, with proven record of working within a team; and
  • An advanced degree in related specialties or a CFA qualification would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and be able to travel nationally and internationally as required.

Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, annual bonus, 24 days holiday, non-contributory pension provision after 3 months employment.

Candidates should send a copy of their résumé with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to James Magness at james.magness@cdp.net with "Senior Research Analyst" in the subject line.

Deadline for submission: April 10 2015

 

 

 Voluntary internship, CDSB - CDP London

 

CDSB is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our global secretariat to support the team in expanding the organisation’s scope beyond climate change to natural capital. The internship will be at our London office and you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including research, communications, policy and campaigns.

This opportunity will allow you to gain experience and skills across a number of key areas and will be valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the areas of research, communications, environmental policy and campaigning, climate change and sustainable business. The internship will run across a key milestone as CDSB rebrands and repositions itself, launches a new reporting framework and a number of key pieces of technical research whilst running a campaign on climate change disclosure and fiduciary duty to support the positive agenda in the lead up to the UN climate negotiations in Paris in 2015 and prepares its new strategy.

Tasks will vary from researching international policy and regulation, preparing briefings, event coordination for the launch of our framework, to updating the website and social media activities, supporting the Executive and Managing Directors. A positive attitude and a commitment to working for the environment, self-motivation, intellectual curiosity and the ability to grasp new and complex topics will be key to your success.

You will have regular learning and development opportunities and be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills in a number of key areas and receive constructive feedback on your work from experienced professionals.

Key requirements and skills

  • Candidates will be educated to graduate level;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to pick up new skills quickly;
  • Able to act on initiative with a degree of autonomy;
  • Friendly and personable individual that can work well in a team;
Desirable but not essential
  • An interest in and knowledge of climate change, sustainable development, natural capital, corporate reporting, international accounting standards, economics and finance;
  • Working knowledge of other languages.

CDSB is looking to recruit an intern for 4 days per week for at least 3 months. The maximum duration for internships is 6 months. In instances where interns are not working full time, they should ideally commit to set days each week. Please note: this role is an unpaid internship. Lunch and travel expenses within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed.

CDP London office, 3rd Floor, Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, Thomas More Street, London, E1W 1YW

To apply for this position or if you have any questions on this role please email Thomas O’Neill at Thomas.oneill@cdsb.net. Please include “CDSB Project Support” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] cover letter” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

Deadline for submissions:9am, March 12 2015;

More information on CDSB and CDP can be found at www.cdsb.net.

 

 Voluntary internship, CDP investor initiatives - CDP London

 

A unique opportunity to gain experience and expertise of the business impacts of climate change, water and forests for an intern. You will gain hands on experience of working with investor institutions and have the opportunity support the team engaging and providing investors with information.

You will be working with the Investor Initiatives team who is responsible for managing relationships with CDP’s investor signatories and members, which represents 822 institutional investors with assets of $95 trillion and ensures that the financial community has access to the best available corporate information on climate change, water and forests risk commodities to help drive investment towards a sustainable economy.

You will also have the opportunity to work closely with all team members and global offices staff, and will be based in our London office. This internship will require you to assist and support the Investor Initiatives team in:

  • Providing signatories/members with data;
  • Support global offices in their engagement with investors by assisting with the preparation of presentations;
  • Support our engagement work with investors: provide investors with engagement topics based on their holdings;
  • Support the data innovation team building tools to help investors use CDP data; and
  • Support the research team doing sectorial research and writing reports.

Key Requirements and Skills

  • An academic background in Economics, English, Environmental studies;
  • A good understanding of climate change, water and forests risks, sustainability and/or socially responsible investments;
  • Excellent writing English skills – the ability to produce reports to a high standard in a short timeframe;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and a record of accuracy;
  • Strong self-motivation and an ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Experience with Microsoft office (Bloomberg would be a plus).

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a short cover letter outlining their suitability for the role by 9am Monday 9th March 2015. The email should be sent to Henry Repard at henry.repard@cdp.net with ‘Intern, Investor CDP’ in the subject line.

This is an unpaid intern position for 3-5 days per week and is based in CDP’s London office, starting ASAP until the end of June/July.

Deadline for submissions: 9/03/2015

Recruitment contacts at CDP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3818 3900
recruitment@cdp.net

Jobs

 

  1. Project officer, fixed term contract  – CDP Berlin
  2. Project officer, fixed term contract  – CDP London
  3. Senior Research Analyst  – CDP London
  4. Voluntary internship, CDSB - CDP London
  5. Voluntary internship, CDP investor initiatives - CDP London
Investor Research Analyst, Investor Research Team
 

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