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 European Account Manager, CDP’s forests program - CDP Berlin

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in all aspects of the operation and development of its ground-breaking forests program. The position is based in CDP's European office in Berlin.

Addressing deforestation, which accounts for 10-15% of the world's GHG emissions, is critical for the mitigation of climate change. Businesses' production and procurement decisions have the power to alter global demand for the agricultural commodities that are the primary drivers of deforestation and forest degradation: biofuels, soy, palm oil, leather, beef, timber and pulp.

CDP's forests program acts on behalf of 240 signatory investors with US$15 trillion in assets who wish to understand how companies are addressing their exposure to deforestation risks.

With the issue of commodity-driven deforestation rising fast up the political agenda, CDP's forests program was launched in 2009 to remove deforestation from agricultural commodity supply chains by providing critical deforestation-risk data from the world's largest corporations to inform the global market place on investment risk and commercial opportunity, and to catalyze action.

This is an exciting role in a program that is expanding rapidly across the globe. The position reports directly to the Director Policy & Reporting Europe, based in Berlin, with a dotted line to the Global Head of Forests, based in London. The successful candidate will work to raise the profile of CDP's forests program across continental Europe, driving effective corporate action to protect forests by roughly 130 of Europe's largest companies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Driving effective corporate action to remove deforestation from commodity supply chains by:
    • Engaging with target companies, financial institutions and policy makers;
    • Educating and supporting existing CDP Europe staff on forests issues;
    • Enabling disclosure of critical deforestation-related data by 130 companies;
    • Co-editing reports analysing companies’ disclosure on forest related commodities and their related strategies.
  • Raising the profile of CDP’s work on forests across Europe with key stakeholders by:
    • Organizing events including roundtables, webinars, workshop elements and the launch of the annual European forests results;
    • Developing communications materials, writing blogs or opinion pieces and presenting at selected events;
    • Collaborating on projects and initiatives both within and outside CDP;
    • Building and maintaining strategic partnerships across Europe, e.g. with Eurosif, WWF Europe, and the IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative.
  • Contributing to the sustainable funding of CDP by:
    • Identifying opportunities for fundraising and income generation across a wide range of sources, e.g. public grants or sponsorships.

Desired attributes:

  • A profound understanding of the business issues around deforestation, with a relevant Bachelor degree required, Masters degree preferred;
  • Professional experience in a similar field (2-3 years);
  • An entrepreneurial spirit alongside a desire to take ownership and responsibility for their work;
  • Strong IT experience, including proficiency in MS Office and ability to adapt to new systems quickly;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;
  • Ability to deliver excellent results under pressure and take pride in working to a high standard;
  • A flexible but diligent working style with a proven record of working within a team;
  • Excellent English. Other European languages are an advantage.
Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, annual bonus, 30 days holiday
Contract type: The role is externally funded until March 31st 2016 in the first instance, with the intention to develop it into a permanent role.
 
Interested?
The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.
Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to laura.bergedieck@cdp.net with “Account Manager, CDP’s forests program” in the subject line.
In addition, please fill in our short online survey for an objective comparison of candidates
 
 
Deadline for submission: May 15th, 2015
 
More about CDP: CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. We see a world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment.
We hold the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Through our global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
 
CDP Europe is registered in Berlin with its legal name Carbon Disclosure Project gemeinnützige GmbH. The organisation with charitable status works in close association with other members of the CDP group throughout the world and is responsible for all CDP operations on continental Europe. We are currently a team of 25 colleagues.
 
 
 

 Fundraising Executive - CDP London

 

Would you like to make an impact at a highly respected international environmental organization? Are you passionate about environmental sustainability and creating positive change in the financial system?

CDP is offering a fantastic opportunity to join a high performing fundraising team responsible for raising philanthropic income from trusts and foundation and major donors.

We are looking to recruit a proactive and self-motivated individual with strong administration skills who is ready to build a career in fundraising. Previous experience of supporting senior managers is essential to achieving success in this role, alongside strong written and verbal communication skills. If you are ambitious and ready to take a step on the fundraising ladder, this role offers you an opportunity to make your mark.

The successful applicant will have a number of different responsibilities and will need to work collaboratively across the organisation to ensure all opportunities are maximised.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with communications and programme teams to develop fundraising materials for a philanthropic audience;
  • Working from a spec to produce presentations for funder meetings;
  • Managing the team’s intranet site, developing new content in collaboration with other teams as appropriate;
  • Managing the fundraising database;
  • Organising cross team proposal development meetings;
  • Major donor event management;
  • Building positive relationships with existing funders.

Desired attributes:

  • A good understanding of fundraising, ideally from working with trusts and foundation or major donors;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • High level of competence at presenting written documents in a clear, concise and professional manner;
  • Strong powerpoint and presentation skills;
  • Ability to manage financial information;
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload, with a flexible and collaborative approach to work;
  • Ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and funders;
  • Confidence, creativity and the ability to think laterally.

Salary: £24,000 – £30,000 depending on experience
Benefits: 24 days annual leave, increasing to 30 and other competitive benefits
Contract type: Permanent

Deadline for submission: 10am on Monday, 11 May 2015.

 

 

 Project Lead, Consumer Fund Ratings - CDP Berlin

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage and lead a consumer/ retail investor targeted innovation project. As financial markets are changing, CDP together with partners aims to revolutionize the way consumers make decisions, also when they invest their money. The project team, consisting of external partners and a small internal team, will develop, test and market a climate impact rating for investment funds, and launch it successfully in Germany and other European markets.

Together with partners from South Pole Carbon, the University of Hamburg, the University of Reading (Henley Business School), and CDC Climat, the envisioned climate impact rating for investment funds will be built in three stages. During the Proof-of-Concept stage (2015), behavioral research will be conducted to design and test methodologies for fund ratings and financial market education. The Demonstrator phase (2016) will include Beta-Testing several potential designs and outreach to potential clients, partners and consumers. During the Market Readiness stage (2017), the completed climate impact rating will be publicly launched to the market. The internal working title of the project is "CLIMPAX".

The Project Officer Consumer Fund Ratings is based in CDP’s European office in Berlin, reports directly to the Project Lead Consumer Fund Ratings, and works integrally with the Europe team and the global Investor Initiatives team.

The desired candidate will have:

  • An affinity to financial markets as well as retail investors/ consumers, either through some professional experience or intrinsic motivation;
  • Capability to manage projects with multiple partners, including consistent delivery milestones, and the ability to respond to new developments in a dynamic environment;
  • Interest in diving into the technical aspects of climate change impact and corporate repor-ting and translating them into a rating design and easy-to-digest consumer language;
  • Strong motivation to work in a mission-driven environment aiming to prevent dangerous climate change;
  • Experience and joy of working in diverse teams with cross-regional interlinkages;
  • Preferably some understanding of investment fund products and the value chain of asset managers, fund selectors, retail banking and bank clerks;
  • Strong IT experience, meaning proficiency in excel, word, power point, preferably project/ team/ time management tools or software, preferably advanced database and excel matrix functions experience and the ability to learn new systems quickly;
  • A flexible but diligent working style, balancing high quality and priority setting; and
  • High degree of fluency in English and German is a must. Other European languages are an advantage.

Benefits: This position is project-based with a contract duration in line with the project duration, and the intention of extension depending on project developments. The successful candidate will work five days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU. We offer a competitive NGO salary, annual bonus and 30 days holiday. Since the project ramps up over time, the Project Officer will start with part-time with 50-70% in 2015 and go up to 100% early 2016.

Recruitment process: Please fill out a short survey https://cdpeurope.wufoo.eu/forms/project-officer-consumer-funds-ratings and send a PDF application in English for the role to Susan Dreyer, Director DACH Region, susan.dreyer@cdp.net with "Application: Project Officer CLIMPAX – First name Last name” in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Monday, May 4, 2015. Telephone interviews (30min) will be conducted May 5-8 between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. CET because of time zones. Physical interviews will take place in Berlin May 18-21, with an anticipated start date shortly thereafter. For questions please refer to Mike Bellamente, Head of Consumer Engagement, T +001.603.828.2626 (please note Mike is on ET).

 

 

 Project Officer, Consumer Fund Ratings - CDP Berlin

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual to help managing a consumer/ retail investor targeted innovation project. As financial markets are changing, CDP together with partners aims to revolutionize the way consumers make decisions, also when they invest their money. The project team, consisting of external partners and a small internal team, will develop, test and market a climate impact rating for investment funds, and launch it successfully in Germany and other European markets.

The Project: Together with partners from South Pole Carbon, the University of Hamburg, the University of Reading (Henley Business School), and CDC Climat, the envisioned climate impact rating for investment funds will be built in three stages. During the Proof-of-Concept stage (2015), behavioral research will be conducted to design and test methodologies for fund ratings and financial market education. The Demonstrator phase (2016) will include Beta-Testing several potential designs and outreach to potential clients, partners and consumers. During the Market Readiness stage (2017), the completed climate impact rating will be publicly launched to the market. The internal working title of the project is "CLIMPAX".

The Position: The Project Lead Consumer Fund Ratings is based in CDP’s European office in Berlin, reports directly to the Regional Director DACH Region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), and works integrally with the Europe team and the global Investor Initiatives team.

The desired candidate will have:

  • An affinity for financial markets, as well as retail investors/consumers, either through professional experience or intrinsic motivation;
  • Capability to manage and lead projects with multiple partners, including setting and delivering milestones, and the ability to creatively respond to new developments in a dynamic environment;
  • Communication skills to bridge the gap between sophisticated climate impact data and easy-to-digest consumer language;
  • Strong motivation to work in a mission-driven environment aimed at preventing dangerous climate change;
  • Some experience in building and leading a small team, and managing and motivating team members;
  • Preferably an understanding of investment fund products and the value chain of asset managers, fund selectors, retail bankers and bank clerks;
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, Word and Power Point, and the ability to learn new systems quickly;
  • A flexible but diligent working style, balancing priorities with the ability to deliver high quality work products; and
  • High degree of fluency in English and German is a must. Other European languages are an advantage.

Benefits: This position is project-based with a contract duration in line with the project duration, and the intention of extension depending on project developments. The successful candidate will work five days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU. We offer a competitive NGO salary, annual bonus and 30 days holiday.

Recruitment process: Please fill out a short survey https://cdpeurope.wufoo.eu/forms/project-lead-consumer-fund-ratings/ and send a PDF application in English for the role to Susan Dreyer, Director DACH Region, susan.dreyer@cdp.net with "Application: Project Lead CLIMPAX – First name Last name" as subject line.

The closing date for applications is Monday, May 4, 2015. Telephone interviews (30min) will be conducted May 5-8 between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. CET because of time zones. Physical interviews will take place in Berlin May 18-21, with an anticipated start date shortly thereafter. For questions please refer to Mike Bellamente, Head of Consumer Engagement, T +001.603.828.2626 (please note Mike is on ET).

 

 

 Technical Manager, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) - CDP London

 

CDSB has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to lead, deliver, and expand its technical work program, following the release of its updated environmental reporting framework. This senior position provides the successful candidate a platform for thought leadership and the opportunity to be at the forefront of the development of non-financial reporting globally.

Working closely with CDSB’s Technical Working Group, the successful candidate will lead CDSB’s technical work across a number of national, European and international projects and represent CDSB on various working groups, advisory bodies and partner / stakeholder committees.

You will be responsible for drafting and project management of CDSB’s technical output and leading CDSB’s internationally renowned technical work program. The role requires collaboration with leading international businesses, institutional investors, the accountancy profession, NGOs and academics.

This role will provide you with the valuable experience across a broad range of international initiatives including and the development of the Natural Capital Protocol.

CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based in CDP’s offices in central London.

Key requirements

  • A relevant professional qualification and at least 5 years post qualification experience in two or more of the following disciplines: corporate governance, accountancy, assurance, financial reporting, voluntary reporting, technical writing, law, policymaking, investment, research;
  • Strong English language oral and written skills;
  • The capability to co-ordinate diverse project teams, and to develop and execute project plans with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Proven analytical skills;
  • The ability to communicate and liaise with a wide range of audiences;
  • An understanding of integrated reporting and the changing environmental trends and policies that affect companies including wider business and societal impacts;
  • A team player, who can work in collaboration, and is enthusiastic and supportive;
  • Willingness to travel internationally and represent CDSB outside of business hours;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the missions of CDSB & CDP; and
  • Permission to work in the UK; CDP cannot assist with work permits or other immigration requirements.

Desired attributes

  • Experience of working with large multinational companies or complex organisations;
  • Experience with coordinating international advisory working groups;
  • Good understanding of how policy and legislation is developed;
  • Knowledge of current discussion on natural resource accounting.

Start date: June 2015 (negotiable)

Salary range: Competitive NGO salary and benefits.

Interested?
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter of no more than 1 page explaining why you are suitable for this position and an example of recent technical writing.

Submit your application to: Mardi McBrien at mardi@cdsb.net

For your application to be considered, all 3 documents must be received by 5pm (GMT) Wednesday April 22 2015.

Secondments will be considered.

More information
Contact Mardi McBrien, Managing Manager, CDSB: mardi@cdsb.net or 0203 818 3938.
More information on the Climate Disclosure Standards Board can be found at www.cdsb.net.

 

 Communications Manager - CDP North America

 

CDP North America, the second largest office in CDP’s global organization, has grown dramatically over the past three years. We are expanding our thought leadership work, helping put vital climate change and natural resource data and insights at the heart of financial decision making. To help maximize the impact and reach of our work, CDP is seeking a Communications Manager to help showcase our strong presence in North America.

Primary responsibilities:

Communications strategy

  • Supporting CDP North America’s media and communications strategy by working with current communications lead;
  • Liaise closely with program and operational staff (e.g. insights, corporate disclosure, supply chain, cities, investor initiatives, etc). to cultivate relationships and drive consistent programmatic communications efforts and strategies internally and externally; and
  • Coordinate with CDP Global communications team to implement global communications in the US.

Media outreach

  • Conduct proactive media outreach and cultivate a network of journalists and editors in major media outlets (broadcast, print, web and social media) to ensure coverage of CDP programs, reports, events, public announcements, and other projects; and
  • Manage incoming media inquiries and coordinate with internal CDP personnel to provide appropriate follow up and response.

Content development

  • Draft press releases, media advisories, Q&A, talking points, statements, as well as other communications documents;
  • Work in tandem with CDP team to develop report and thought leadership content and messaging;
  • Create and write original content for high quality thought leadership reports, marketing materials, publications, and newsletters targeted to corporations, investors, cities, partners, sponsors, funders, and the general public;
  • Assist in event and workshop content development, marketing, communications strategy, and speaker preparation;
  • Manage and drive CDP North America’s social media and online presence, including writing blogs and tweeting to engage and inform stakeholders; and
  • Manage CDP North America’s website as a tool for promoting CDP programs, opportunities, thought leadership, and events.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • A minimum of a 4 year college degree (preferably a BA in communications or related field) required, Masters a plus;
  • Five to seven years of experience in communications/ public relations;
  • Existing relationships with key media outlets and strong familiarity with sustainability and business media preferred;
  • Proficiency in effectively using social media to build visibility and promote engagement;
  • Familiarity with the Cision integrated PR software and media contact database;
  • Knowledge of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, ESG, and financial markets;
  • Experience in financial and analytical report writing is preferred;
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Office 365; and
  • Familiarity with HTML a plus.

Skill Requirements:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to research, assimilate and analyze information, compose documents, and present data in a clear and concise manner to appropriate personnel, including top management, program staff and external stakeholders;
  • Passionate, strong, hands-on writer who effectively understands strategy, including identifying priorities, driving thought leadership content and goals, and ensuring alignment to CDP’s mission and objectives;
  • Strong self-motivation and an ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • The ability to communicate and liaise confidently with a wide range of audiences and build and maintain relationships (corporations, investors and partner organizations); and
  • Mission driven with a strong passion for protecting the environment.

Compensation and Benefits: CDP offers a competitive NGO salary commensurate with experience and skills, a potential for annual bonus, 24 days of vacation, health and dental insurance, and a non-contributory pension provision after 3 months employment.

Application: Interested candidates should send a copy of their résumé with a cover letter, no longer than one page, outlining their suitability for the role to recruitment.usa@cdp.net with "Communications Manager – [YOUR NAME]"" in the subject line. We are recruiting immediately for this position and encourage prompt applications.

 

Recruitment contacts at CDP

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

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