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 Internship, Policy and Public Affairs Team - CDP London

 

CDP is an international not-for-profit organization providing the only global environmental disclosure system. These insights enable investors, companies and governments to mitigate risks from the use of energy and natural resources and identify opportunities from taking a responsible approach to the environment.

CDP is recruiting for an intern for a minimum of 3 months to support the Policy and Public Affairs team in their London headquarters. There is the possibility to extend the internship with mutual agreement.

Introduction to the role
The Policy and Public Affairs team works to support CDP’s mission and activities, both through independent activities and by providing support to other CDP teams. The team has three key work streams:

  1. Policy Engagement: Relationship building, providing evidence and briefing policymakers.
  2. Public Affairs: External communications about government engagement and policy, including high-profile events.
  3. Income Generation: Fundraising from government sources and helping to manage funded projects.

This post will provide valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the policy world, government, climate change, environment or business sectors. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to hit the ground running will be key to your success.

Based: CDP London Office, Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW

Key Skills

  • Interest in policy and influencing governments on climate change, forests and water;
  • Strong research and data analysis skills;
  • Good MS Office software skills and database fluency;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Able to act on initiative within a team setting;
  • Good attention to detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Research: This includes working with CDP’s database and analysing data to contribute to policy briefings and reports.
  • Policy Engagement: Identifying and cooperating with key policy contacts world-wide, collecting case studies and evidence of CDP impact of our work with governments.
  • Communications and Public Affairs: Drafting internal updates on the latest policy developments, writing newsletters and material for the policy and public affairs section of CDP website and twitter account. Assisting in events for the London office.

Expenses
Please note: This role is an unpaid internship. Lunch and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Application Process
To apply for this position or for further information on this role, please email shirin.reuvers@cdp.net with a copy of your CV (maximum two A4 pages) and a short covering letter (maximum one A4 pages) stating your suitability for the position by 10am on 30 July. Suitable candidates will be interviewed. Start date is flexible, latest early September.

Application deadline: 10am on 30 July 2015

 

 

 Italian-speaking Intern, CDP Southern Europe - based in Berlin

 

CDP Europe, the world’s leading climate change charity, offers an internship on a voluntary basis for a period of 3 months at the next possible date to support our Southern Europe activities.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, fluent in Italian and English, with a strong background on sustainability and/or climate change; good analytical, research and drafting skills and proven experience in organizing high-level events. 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.

The role includes:

  • Growing CDP’s influence and effectiveness in the Southern Europe region; and
  • Supporting the Regional director with:
    • Analysis of the climate change data reported by South European companies through CDP platform;
    • Drafting and/or editing of regional reports and project manage the elaboration process, engaging with other writes and typesetters involved;
    • The organization of events including engagement of high-level speakers, participants, partners and funders.

Required skills: 

  • University degree and/or initial work experience in sustainability and/or climate change;
  • Enthusiasm and keen interest in climate change, environmental issues and CDP’s work;
  • Strong knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting and the business implications of climate change;
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, writing and drafting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Experience with organizing events and event logistics;
  • Fluency in Italian and English; additional languages (Spanish, Portuguese) are a big plus;
  • Confident and capable of engaging with stakeholders at all levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to pick up new skills quickly;
  • Strong IT skills, including database management skills, fluency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the ability to learn new systems quickly;
  • Demonstrated strong self-motivation and an ability to work effectively under pressure.

The successful candidate will be expected to work 5 days a week, normal office hours.

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

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2015.

Interested? Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to diana.guzman@cdp.net with “Internship Southern Europe – First name Last 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?
Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to katharina.schoen@cdp.net with "Internship Finance & Project Reporting CDP Europe – First name Last name" in the subject line. We look forward to your interest.

 

 

 Project Officer Southern Europe - CDP Berlin

 

CDP Europe, the world's leading climate change charity, is seeking a highly motivated, well-networked and self-starter individual to support the Southern Europe office of the world's leading climate change charity. This role includes support for CDP's work in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece.

This is a full time position until August 2016, with the possibility of extension. Candidates should have EU work permit.

About the role: CDP Europe is looking to consolidate and increase its operations in the Southern Europe region. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience in a dynamic and fast growing charity. The position will report directly to the Director Southern Europe. The individual will work closely with CDP stakeholders and interact with colleagues based across Europe as well as with our central teams in the UK.

The role includes:

  • Growing CDP's influence and effectiveness in the Southern Europe region 
  • Supporting the expansion of the CDP Southern Europe operations by:
  • Providing client services and follow-up to current CDP partners, sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Participating in the development of new partnerships with government agencies, accounting and consultancy bodies, data providers, exchanges, leading investors, corporations, foundations and academic institutes
  • Working closely with CDP signatories to improve the quality of data reported, in collaboration with headquarters and proactively engage with investors in the region and secure new CDP investor signatories and members
  • Seeking opportunities to drive natural capital measurement, management and reporting high up in the corporate agenda and increase the level of disclosure in the region through dialogue with CDP partners, events, outreach
  • Engaging with Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Greek companies invited to respond to CDP information requests
  • Assisting the Regional Director with
    • the organization of events and workshops including definition of agenda and venue, engagement of high level speakers, collaboration with partners and funders.
    • drafting and/or editing of regional reports and project manage the elaboration process, engaging with other writes and typesetters involved.
    • CDP regional scoring processes 
    • the fundraising process
  • Providing research and analysis for projects in collaboration with the Southern Europe Government representatives to improve disclosure by corporations and action on disclosure by investors
  • Proactive engagement with peer NGOs and other relevant stakeholders

Required skills: The successful candidate will have:

  • Educational requirements: bachelor degree, masters will be a plus
  • A clear understanding of CDP’s values, objectives and processes and a desire to drive forward CDP’s mission
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in either the investor, corporate, government or non-profit sectors, experience with fundraising process and the drafting of collaboration proposals
  • Sound understanding of global policy action on climate change and how the Southern Europe region (Portugal, Italy, Spain and Greece) fits in towards a global agreement. Living or professional experience in one of these countries will be a plus.
  • Excellent awareness and knowledge of business and investor perspectives on climate change reporting
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written (drafting reports and presentations) and ability to interact with high level representatives from the private and public sectors
  • Experience organising and facilitating high level events
  • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision.
  • A creative self-starter with ability to take initiative, multi-task, prioritise and work under pressure with an eye for details
  • Organized with a critical spirit, strong analytical and problem solving skills.   
  • Strong team player, customer service orientation and interpersonal skills in a multicultural setting
  • Willingness and ability to fast learning and improving in a very dynamic organization
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with CRM systems
  • Fluency in English, Italian and Spanish is required. Portuguese will be a plus.

Interested? Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to diana.guzman@cdp.net with “Project Officer Southern Europe – First name Last name” in the subject line, and additionally fill in this short online survey:

Please note: The role is externally funded for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

 

 

 Projektmanager/in Emissions reporting - CDP Berlin

 

Das Projekt:
Deutschland hat sich ambitionierte Reduktionsziele von 40% für 2020 sowie grundlegendere Emissionsreduktionen Richtung Treibhausgas(THG)-Freiheit bis 2050 gesetzt. Inwieweit deutsche Unternehmen jedoch auf diesem Weg angemessen, effizient und effektiv Maßnahmen umsetzen bzw. planen und damit auf zukünftige regulatorische Eingriffe oder Marktveränderungen vorbereitet sind, ist noch immer nicht „flächendeckend“, leicht verfügbar und objektiv einzuschätzen. Gleichzeitig besteht ein zunehmender Bedarf seitens Politik, Kapitalmarkt und Kunden nach eben dieser Art von Informationen. Vor allem die EU „CSR-Richtlinie“ 2014/95 zur vepflichtenden Integration nichtfinanzieller Daten in die Unternehmensberichterstattung setzt hier neue Impulse.

Mit dem Projekt Klimareporting.de unterstützen WWF und CDP Unternehmen beim Aufbau einer unternehmerischen Berichterstattung zum Umgang mit dem Klimawandel. Mit einem Klimareporting stellt ein Unternehmen aussagekräftige Informationen zur Verfügung, wie der Klimawandel bzw. Maßnahmen zu seiner Begrenzung und zur Vermeidung von Treibhausgasemissionen die finanzielle und nichtfinanzielle Performance, die Unternehmensstrategie und damit auch den unternehmerischen Erfolg in Zukunft beeinflussen wird. Als Austausch-Plattform für unternehmerische Klimastrategien stellt das Projekt Klimareporting.de aktuelle Informationen zu politischen wie inhaltlichen Entwicklungen bereit und schafft Möglichkeiten zum Fachaustausch von Praktikern sowie der Vernetzung von Politik, Unternehmen und Kapitalmarkt.

Ihre Tätigkeit:

  • Strukturierung und Umsetzung des Projekts Klimareporting.de in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem WWF Deutschland sowie Experten im CDP Headquarter in London
  • Ansprache und Gewinnung von teilnehmenden Unternehmen im Projektrahmen
  • Inhaltliche Unterstützung von Unternehmen im Bereich Treibhausgasbilanzierung, Klimareporting und Klimastrategieentwicklung; (Weiter-) entwicklung von Materialien zur Umsetzungsunterstützung
  • Aufbau und Pflege von strategischen Kooperationen mit relevanten Multiplikatoren sowie eines Netzwerks relevanter Akteure aus Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft
  • Planung und Durchführung von Events und Workshops mit Vertretern der Zielgruppen Unternehmen, Kapitalmarkt  und Politik
  • Erstellung von Berichten, Pressemitteilungen, Fachbeiträgen, Hintergrundpapieren und  Newsmeldungen im Themenbereich
  • Projektadministration und regelmäßige Berichterstattung zum Projektfortschritt an den Mittelgeber

Ihr Profil:

  • abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium in Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Umweltmanagement oder in einem ähnlichen Studiengang mit relevanten Qualifikationen
  • einschlägige Berufserfahrung in den Bereichen unternehmerischer Klimaschutz, Klima- und Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung und Treibhausgasbilanzierung
  • Verständnis von Klimawissenschaft, -politik und deren Auswirkungen auf Unternehmen
  • Erfahrung in der Organisation und Durchführung von Veranstaltung
  • ausgezeichnete publizistische und rhetorische Fähig- und Fertigkeiten
  • fließende englische Sprachkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Erfahrung in Projektmanagement, Budgetverwaltung und Projektreporting
  • sehr gute Kennnisse in den gängigen Office-Anwendungen
  • souveränes Auftreten, Verhandlungsgeschick mit verschiedenen Interessengruppen sowie ausgeprägte soziale Kompetenz
  • selbständiges, strukturiertes, eigenmotiviertes Arbeiten, Flexibilität, Belastbarkeit und Bereitschaft zur Teamarbeit
  • Bereitschaft zu begrenzter Reisetätigkeit (überwiegend in Deutschland)

Wir bieten:
Wir bieten Ihnen eine abwechslungsreiche und spannende Aufgabe in einem engagierten Team und in Zusammenarbeit mit externen Stakeholdern. Möchten Sie mit uns zusammen für den Klimaschutz arbeiten? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre aussagefähige Bewerbung (eine Kopie Ihres Lebenslaufes (CV) sowie ein aussagekräftiges Anschreiben, aus dem Ihre Eignung und Motivation ersichtlich wird).

Bewerbungen:
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung per E-Mail mit dem Betreff „Projektmanager/in Emissions Reporting“ an: Jens Hoffmann, Projektmanager Emissionsreporting, +49 30 311 777 162, jens.hoffmann@cdp.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.

 

 

 Project Officer, part time (50%) - CDP Nordic office

 

CDP Europe, one of the world’s leading environmental charities, is seeking a highly motivated individual to the Nordic office in Stockholm to work primarily with communications, public policy and partnerships in the Nordic region.

It is a part time position, 50%, until August 2016, with the possibility of extension and expansion. Candidates should have an EU work permit.

About the role: CDP Europe is looking to consolidate and increase its operations in the Nordic region. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience in a dynamic and fast growing charity. The role will focus on communications, public policy and partnerships across the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) as part of our small Nordic team and wider European team. The successful candidate will work 20 hours per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.

The role includes:

Partnerships and fundraising
With support from CDP Europe partnerships manager and fundraising staff:

  • Participate in the development of new partnerships with government agencies, accounting and consultancy bodies, data providers, stock exchanges, foundations and academic institutes;
  • Provide client services and follow-up to current CDP partners, sponsors and key stakeholders.

Public policy
With support from CDP Public Affairs and Communications Manager:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the CDP EU government engagement strategy;
  • Work with colleagues to disseminate CDP's key messages to policymakers;
  • Contribute to the development of government related fundraising bids.

Communication
With support from CDP Public Affairs and Communications Manager:

  • Maximize media coverage of CDP news and proactively generate new media opportunities (e.g. establish media contacts);
  • Write press articles and other communications material in at least one Nordic language, and in English. Develop content for articles, blogs and marketing collateral;
  • Contribute to CDP event management.

Grow CDP's influence and effectiveness
Together with the Project Officer in Finland:

  • Seek opportunities to drive natural capital measurement, management and reporting high up in the corporate agenda and increase the level of disclosure in the region through dialogue with CDP partners, events, outreach;
  • Organise events and workshops including planning of agenda and venue, engagement of high level speakers, collaboration with partners and funders;
  • Provide content and support in development of regional reports.

Required skills:

  • A bachelor degree as a minimum, preferably master, in a relevant subject;
  • A clear understanding of CDP's values, objectives and processes and a desire to drive forward CDP's mission;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in either the corporate, government, non-profit or investor sectors in one of the Nordic countries;
  • Excellent awareness and knowledge of business perspectives on climate change and environmental reporting;
  • One Nordic language at native level and excellent working English. Further skills in other Nordic languages would be an advantage;
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills, ability to work effectively under pressure, with an eye for detail;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (drafting reports, media outreach and presentations) and ability to interact with high level representatives from the private and public sectors;
  • Experience of working on an international basis within Europe, e.g. to deal with differing languages, time zones and cultural expectations;
  • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision;
  • Understanding of international and European climate change politics, and a grasp of key political developments in this area;
  • Experience with fundraising processes and the drafting of collaboration proposals;
  • Experience of organising and facilitating high level events;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with CRM systems.

Interested?
Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to cdpnordic@cdp.net with “Project Officer Nordic – First name Last name” in the subject line, and additionally fill in this short online survey

Please note: The role is externally funded for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The distribution of working hours through the week will be agreed with the successful applicant.

 

 

 Supply Chain (Account) Manager - CDP North America

 

CDP is seeking a dedicated individual with skill-sets in supply chain strategy, sales and leadership to join CDP's international Supply Chain team.

Key responsibitities

  • Expanding membership of CDP's supply chain program by establishing, maintaining and leveraging relationships with relevant sustainability and procurement managers in major corporations and other purchasing entities.
  • Providing effective relationship management to CDP supply chain member companies by developing and executing strategic plans to integrate CDP requests and environmental criteria into key purchasing decisions;
  • Fulfilling the membership objectives set by CDP's supply chain program including hosting meetings, workshops, trainings and external communications while executing and expanding supplier disclosure and incorporating CDP scores and data into member company procurement decisions;
  • Understanding and leveraging synergies between CDP disclosing companies, CDP's reporter services program and CDP's supply chain program; and
  • Creatively developing and refining presentations, brochures and marketing materials, as well as overall program delivery/strategy, in partnership with the global CDP supply chain team.

Key requirements

  • Independent, self-starter with a proven track record in business development/sales;
  • Experience in procurement and/or supply chain management at large companies a benefit;
  • A passionate desire to contribute to solving one of the world's major problems - climate change;
  • Strong networking, negotiation and communication skills;
  • Proven skills in public speaking and collaboration with corporations and industry working groups;
  • Interest/knowledge in understanding climate change related issues from a business and supply chain perspective;
  • Interest/knowledge in greenhouse gas accounting and water management issues particularly with regards to supply chain analysis and supply chain sustainability;
  • Analytical and research skills with a love for details and focus on actionable data;
  • Ability to work in a multi-national team with virtual communication across multiple time zones; and
  • Excellent IT skills (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).

The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the USA. The role is located at our offices in SoHo, New York.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Teresa Yung at teresa.yung@cdp.net with "Supply Chain Account Manager" and your name in the subject line.

Application deadline: 24th July 2015 

Recruitment contacts at CDP

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

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