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 Internship opportunity, CDP’s water program - CDP London


CDP is seeking an intern based in our London office in St Katherine’s Dock to support its global efforts to conserve water resources working with the Water team.

The position will focus primarily on data analysis but will also include company profiling, improvement of system processes and supporting the wider water team.

This position offers insight into company CDP disclosures, gaining understanding of current trends and best practice in corporate water stewardship, valuable experience of working in an office environment and experience of evaluating and altering business processes to improve the program. Candidates should possess the ability to analyze data and think innovatively.

Key responsibilities:

  • CDP disclosure analysis: thorough analysis of 2015 company disclosure to gain insight into current trends and practices in corporate water stewardship;
  • Case studies and best practice: contribute to the development of case studies and best practice corporate examples highlighting insights used by companies for a number of key performance indicators; and
  • Sector summaries: using CDP in-house data analysis tool to analyze global water risk, opportunity and strategy data for each of CDP’s eight targeted sectors


  • A good degree in a relevant discipline;
  • A strong interest in the water agenda of the corporate world;
  • Previous work experience;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while aligning work with other team members;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will work 3 days per week from CDP’s London office, with scope to extend this to a 5 day week, if desired. Candidates should be able to start at the beginning of July 2015 and be available to undertake the internship until the end of September (3 months). The position is unpaid, however lunch and travel expenses within London will be reimbursed. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Morgan Gillespy at with "Internship position" and your name in the subject line.



 Internship Finance & Project Reporting - CDP Europe


CDP Europe is currently growing in size resulting in new projects and offers an internship on a voluntary basis for a period of 3 months at the next possible date in the area of Financial & Project Reporting.

About CDP: CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change, safeguard water resources and prevent deforestation. CDP collects relevant annual climate, water and deforestation data from the largest companies (currently about 5,700) and the largest cities in the world (currently over 200) and holds the largest collection of self-reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Our unique approach is based on the knowledge that in business, what gets measured gets managed.

The role includes:

You analyse financial transactions of CDP gGmbH and support the Finance manager Europe in monitoring financial processes in relation to grant agreements. Furthermore, you contribute with your ideas in building a meaningful financial reporting on projects in collaboration with the Finance Manager Europe and the Director of Policy & Reporting Europe who is in charge of project grant from the European Commission.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly reports for management and project managers;
  • Monitoring of partnerships and debt management of contracts with partner companies;
  • Preparation of cash flows and project reports;
  • Establishment of financial reporting as well as generating KPIs;
  • Contributing to submit financial statements for projects;
  • Develop and maintain a project reporting for different grants;

Required skills:

  • Enrolment in business school or university in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or similar;
  • Excellent analytical skills, proficiency in Excel;
  • First practical experience in corporate accounting, reporting would be an asset;
  • Good command of written and spoken English;
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and team spirit;

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to with "Internship Finance & Project Reporting CDP Europe – First name Last name" in the subject line. We look forward to your interest.



 Japanese-speaking Intern, CDP's supply chain program - CDP London


CDP is seeking an intern to support CDP's supply chain team from our London office in Tower Hill. We are looking for an individual with fluent Japanese language skills, as the primary focus of the internship will be scoring CDP supply chain questionnaire responses submitted by Japanese companies.

We seek a well-organised person with strong analytical skills, who is willing to receive training on CDP's scoring methodology. You must also be willing and capable to learn to operate new IT systems, as using CDP's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system will be integral to this experience. This role is suitable for someone with knowledge or interest in climate change and business, and it will provide an opportunity to learn about corporate climate change reporting and to experience working in an innovative business-focused NGO.

Key responsibilities:

  • Scoring of CDP Supply Chain Questionnaire responses submitted in Japanese;
  • Supporting the work of CDP’s Japanese supply chain members: Nissan Motor Company, Toyota, Kao Corporation, and Taisei Corporation;
  • Data and information management in the Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system;
  • General support of CDP team including responding to enquiries from Japanese companies;
  • Other ad hoc research or administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • An insight into company CDP disclosures, gaining insight into current trends and best practice in climate change management;
  • Experience of working in an office environment and in an international team;
  • Experience of evaluating and altering business processes to improve the program.

The position is unpaid, but reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed.

Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV along with a cover letter to

The successful candidate will be expected to work at least 3 days a week, with scope for expansion to a full week if desired. Candidates should be able to start at the beginning of August 2014 and be available to undertake the internship until October or November.

Deadline for submission: 23 June 2015.



 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 with "Communications Manager – [YOUR NAME]"" in the subject line. We are recruiting immediately for this position and encourage prompt applications.



 Senior Climate Change Engagement Officer, Asia-Pacific - CDP Sydney


This role offers the opportunity to work on one of the most significant and exciting global climate change initiatives: the Road to Paris climate leadership platform.

CDP and the We Mean Business Coalition are offering companies the Road to Paris platform to act and be recognized for their climate leadership. Top climate performers already report stronger financial performance and a better ability to manage the shifting dynamics of natural resources supply, customer demand and regulatory controls. This year, we have invited companies to look beyond their disclosure and speak out on behalf of the business community in support of a universal climate agreement ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December.

Already, over 100 of the world's leading companies have committed to one or more of the six Road to Paris climate change initiatives:

Some of the 100+ companies that have already made Road to Paris commitments include: AXA Group, CLP Holdings, GDF Suez, IKEA, Kellogg Company, L'Oréal, Marks and Spencer, Mars, Nestlé, Nissan, Philips, Unilever and Westpac.

The Senior Climate Change Engagement Officer will work to encourage and assist more companies in the Asia-Pacific to make Road to Paris climate leadership commitments in the lead-up to COP21 in Paris at the end of the year.

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.
  • 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 (e.g., 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;
  • Utilising 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;
  • Providing general administrative support and event support as required.

Selection criteria

  • 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 in using a client relationship management system such as Microsoft Dynamics A good understanding of policy developments on key issues, such as international climate change, energy efficiency, water, forests, sustainable cities and corporate environmental reporting;
  • 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;
  • Ability to commence immediately.

Language skills: Excellent written and spoken English is essential. Skills in other languages, particularly Chinese or Japanese, would be an advantage.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and that addresses the selection criteria above to James Day, Director – Australia & NZ –, using the subject line: Senior Climate Change Engagement Officer - Asia Pacific application via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be considered on a continuous basis and we will stop recruiting as soon as we find the right person.

Recruitment contacts at CDP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3818 3900



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