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 Corporate Partnerships Manager - CDP North America

 

CDP is looking for a corporate partnerships manager to join the corporate development team. The team is responsible for attracting and maintaining a diverse range of commercial businesses that align with CDP’s mission.

The post of corporate partnerships manager is focused on managing a small number of partners, alongside supporting other staff members responsible for partnerships nationally and working on implementing new fundraising projects. The role will support the growth and impact of CDP and enable us to advance our mission. The successful candidate will be based in CDP’s office in Manhattan and work closely with our offices around the world, especially the UK.

Key responsibilities

  • Relationship management of some CDP corporate partners;
  • Responsibility for some commercial data sales and exploring opportunities for new partnerships;
  • Internet-based research including researching potential CDP corporate partners;
  • Updating and maintaining a funding database;
  • Project management of webinars and existing partnership initiatives; and
  • Supporting the implementation of new CDP fundraising projects.

Key requirements

  • Proven success in providing effective administrative support;
  • Experience of building and managing relationships;
  • Fundraising / revenue generation track record a bonus;
  • An understanding of business and commercial organizations;
  • Highly organized and efficient;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Ability to build relationships and rapport with people at all levels;
  • Self motivated, with the ability to organize own work, set priorities, meet deadlines and follow up on assignments;
  • A good team player with the ability to work with colleagues around the world;
  • Willingness to look for new business and develop potential new partnerships;
  • Interest in using and maintaining data and databases;
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook; and
  • Some understanding of the environmental market would be useful.

The role is full time: 40 hours a week Monday to Friday at our offices in Soho, New York although some home working may also be possible.

Benefits include: 24 days vacation, generous 401k package, eligibility for annual bonus, health and dental

To apply, please email your resume and letter of application to pernilla.frisk@cdp.net.

Closing date for applications: April 30, 2014

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 Sustainability Engagement Associate (Financials Sector) - CDP North America

 

CDP North America is seeking a highly-motivated, meticulous individual with excellent relationship-building and communication skills to engage with over 100 of the largest Financials companies in North America on environmental sustainability reporting. This includes companies from banking, insurance, investment and real estate industries.

The associate will be responsible for engaging with corporate sustainability and investor relations professionals at a range of seniority levels in order to secure their annual response to CDP. Discussions will focus on a variety of sustainability topics including natural resource disclosure, corporate sustainability, socially-responsible investing and carbon accounting. Through this engagement, the associate will also be responsible for selling and managing Reporter Services memberships. Attention to detail and organization are fundamental to this role, as is the ability to understand company needs, identify opportunities, and act on this information. Furthermore, the associate will provide support to CDP events and publications, especially as they relate to the Financials sector.

Reporter Services is a membership program within CDP that provides dedicated support to a limited group of responding companies, helping them build internal expertise in managing issues related to climate change and water management. This includes helping members to improve their CDP disclosures, and to utilize CDP data to benchmark against their peers and learn best practices. We also produce about 10 member-only events (mostly online) throughout the year. There will be a four- to six-month introductory period during which this individual will provide support to other associates before taking over direct responsibility for these accounts.

This role is based in CDP’s North America office (New York City, NY), and will be part of the Disclosure Services Team. For more context on the work of this team, please visit our webpage and watch the recording from the Jan 29 experienced responder webinar.

Key responsibilities

  • Securing participation in CDP through phone calls, email support, webinars and speaking engagements;
  • Selling Reporter Services, and securing renewals with existing members;
  • Managing Reporter Services deliverables for member accounts (about 10-15 companies);
  • Supporting and/or managing events and publications; and
  • Documenting all activity, and tracking delivery of member benefits.

Key requirements

  • A university degree in a related subject;
  • At least two years of work experience (this can include internships), preferably in sustainability and/or with financials companies;
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with resistant parties, and to pitch services;
  • Familiarity with business implications to financials companies represented by climate change;
  • The ability to come up to speed quickly and independently with technical information (such as CDP’s scoring methodology) and apply this information to company responses;
  • Strong writing skills: must be able to accurately communicate technical information in a concise, yet comprehensive manner;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office;
  • The drive to take ownership and responsibility for particular areas of work;
  • The ability to spot trends and opportunities as well as focus on details;
  • The desire and ability to improve and streamline processes to better and more efficiently achieve program goals, rather than follow the status quo; and
  • The ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

The candidate will be expected to work full time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week) and must be able to work legally in the US. He/she must also be based in the New York City area. The anticipated start date is between May 1 and May 30, 2014.

Benefits include: 24 days vacation, generous 401k package, eligibility for annual bonus, health and dental

Interested candidates can email Andrea Tenorio (VP Disclosure Services, CDP North America), at andrea.tenorio@cdp.net. Please express your interest and suitability in the body of the email, attach a resume, and use the subject line “CDP NA DST Financials Application – [First Name Last Name]”. Applications will only be reviewed if these specific directions are followed. Please do not inquire if the position has been filled. If you are interested, please submit an application.

Closing date for applications: May 15, 2014

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 Sustainability Engagement Associate (Consumer Discretionary Sector) - CDP North America

 
CDP North America is seeking a highly-motivated, meticulous individual with excellent relationship-building and communication skills to engage with over 100 of the largest Consumer Discretionary companies in North America on environmental sustainability reporting. The Consumer Discretionary sector is defined by GICS, and includes companies from the retail, automobile, apparel, hospitality, media and entertainment industries.
 
The associate will be responsible for engaging with corporate sustainability and investor relations professionals at a range of seniority levels in order to secure their annual response to CDP. Discussions will focus on a variety of sustainability topics including natural resource disclosure, corporate sustainability, socially-responsible investing and carbon accounting. Through this engagement, the associate will also be responsible for selling and managing Reporter Services memberships. Attention to detail and organization are fundamental to this role, as is the ability to understand company needs, identify opportunities, and act on this information. Furthermore, the associate will provide support to CDP events and publications, especially as they relate to the Consumer Discretionary sector.
 
Reporter Services is a membership program within CDP that provides dedicated support to a limited group of responding companies, helping them build internal expertise in managing issues related to climate change and water management. This includes helping members to improve their CDP disclosures, and to utilize CDP data to benchmark against their peers and learn best practices. We also produce about 10 member-only events (mostly online) throughout the year. There will be a four- to six-month introductory period during which this individual will provide support to other associates before taking over direct responsibility for these accounts.
 
This role is based in CDP’s North America office, and will be part of the Disclosure Services Team. For more context on the work of this team, please visit our webpage and watch the recording from the Jan 29 experienced responder webinar.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Securing participation in CDP across all programs (climate change, water, forests) through phone calls, email support, webinars and speaking engagements;
  • Selling Reporter Services, and securing renewals with existing members;
  • Managing Reporter Services deliverables for member accounts (about 10-15 companies);
  • Supporting and/or managing events and publications across one or more programs (climate change, water, forests); and
  • Documenting all activity, and tracking delivery of member benefits

Key requirements

  • ​A university degree in a related subject;
  • At least two years of work experience (this can include internships), preferably in sustainability and/or with Consumer Discretionary companies;
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with resistant parties, and to pitch services;
  • Familiarity with business implications to Consumer Discretionary companies represented by climate change, water use and/or deforestation (such as issues associated with timber, palm oil, soy and/or cattle products); and
  • The ability to come up to speed quickly and independently with technical information (such as CDP’s scoring methodology) and apply this information to company responses
  • Strong writing skills: must be able to accurately communicate technical information in a concise, yet comprehensive manner;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office;
  • The drive to take ownership and responsibility for particular areas of work;
  • The ability to spot trends and opportunities as well as focus on details;
  • The desire and ability to improve and streamline processes to better and more efficiently achieve program goals, rather than follow the status quo; and
  • The ability to meet deadlines under pressure

Benefits include: 24 days holiday, generous 401k package, eligibility for annual bonus, health and dental

The candidate will be expected to work full time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week) and must be able to work legally in the US. He/she must also be based in the New York City area. The anticipated start date is between May 1 and May 30, 2014.

Interested candidates can email Andrea Tenorio (VP Disclosure Services, CDP North America), at andrea.tenorio@cdp.net. Please express your interest and suitability in the body of the email, attach a resume, and use the subject line “CDP NA DST Consumer Discretionary Application – [First Name Last Name]”. Applications will only be reviewed if these specific directions are followed. Please do not inquire if the position has been filled. If you are interested, please submit an application.

Closing date for applications: May 15, 2014

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Recruitment contacts at CDP

For full job briefs, including skills and experience required, or to apply for any of the positions, please contact:

Roy Wilson
CDP
40 Bowling Green Lane
London, EC1R 0NE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7415 7107
recruitment@cdp.net

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