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 Technical team intern (Scoring) - 6 months contract (unpaid) - CDP London

 

CDP is offering an exciting opportunity for somebody with an interest in climate change, environment, policy, finance and business to support CDP's technical work, with a particular focus on scoring activities.

We are looking for someone who is reliable, efficient and passionate and who takes pride in working to a high standard. The successful applicant will work as part of the technical team, which supports the development of technical standards, information requests, guidance and IT systems for all of CDP's programs as well as to influence policy and standard setting on climate change related disclosure. He/she will work on CDP activities related with defining, managing, producing and communicating companies' scores across all CDP's programs (Climate Change, Water, Forests, sector scoring). He/she will be part of a scoring team of five and work in close relationship with the rest of the technical team as well as Water, Supply Chain, Global Operations, Disclosure and IT teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the overall project management of scoring activities in CDP, namely project planning, training of scorers, quality assurance of scoring data and support to the communication of scores, with a particular focus on response and scoring data management;
  • Perform data management activities, such as operating databases (CRM, Access, Data Warehouse), producing spreadsheets (auto scoring and data preparation for scoring), score quality checks, or other data related tasks;
  • Support on Developing CDP's training and support for score feedback, monitoring score feedback calls and providing technical briefings on scores where appropriate.Supporting the scoring team to provide assistance to CDP's Global Offices on scoring activities;
  • Supporting the technical team to guide companies with scoring queries;
  • Supporting the management of relationships with CDP scoring partners, as well as responding to stakeholders questions on scoring;
  • Support the technical team in the continuous development and refinement of the scoring methodology (CC, SME, Water and to a lesser extent - Forests and Oil & Gas) and research/analysis as necessary to help develop a road map for scoring activities .Forests and Oil & Gas) and research/analysis as necessary to help develop a road map for scoring activities;
  • Supporting the technical team, where appropriate, in developing the questionnaire and guidance document and ensuring the necessary consideration of the scoring methodologies in the drafting process;
  • Writing and proof reading technical documents to be discussed in meetings or disseminated to partners and stakeholders;
  • Help in any other technical tasks that might be necessary within the Technical Team.

Desired attributes:

  • Experience in data analysis and/or management;
  • A self starter willing to take responsibility for tasks and suggest improvements in processes to help the overall delivery of scoring;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of project management, with the ability to deliver results to tight deadlines;
  • IT literate with good knowledge of Excel, willingness to develop skills further;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to provide succinct instructions and deal tactfully with queries;
  • Good background or interest in policy work, environment, GHG and/or financial accounting and current issues related with these disciplines, and the willingness to develop a high level of knowledge will be an advantage;
  • The ability to work on their own initiative but also enjoy being part of a small team;
  • Previous knowledge/experience of sustainability scoring will be an advantage;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong Excel Skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Fluency in English.

The tasks involved will include supporting the scoring team with:

  • Quality assurance;
  • Scoring database maintenance;
  • Data checks & task tracking;
  • Review media coverage;
  • Internal and external communications;
  • Testing scoring tools;
  • Scoring partners’ basic IT support;
  • Data delivery.

The peak of work for the scoring team is from July to September and we would prefer the intern to be supporting us full time during this period. During May, June and October there may be an opportunity to work part time.

This is an unpaid position. Daily travel and lunch expenses will be paid.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume along with a cover email to Lukas Brochard, lukas.brochard@cdp.net

 

 

 Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Europe - CDP Berlin

 

CDP Europe is currently expanding its communications work and its engagement in EU environmental politics. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience across communications in a dynamic and fast growing business-facing charity. The position will report directly to the Director Policy & Reporting Europe, based in Berlin, with a dotted line to the Director Communications, based in London. The individual will play an integral role working with colleagues based in different European Member states as well as our central communications and government teams to support and extend both our policy engagement and media presence. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.

The role includes:

Communication:
  • Maximizing media coverage of CDP news and proactively generating new media opportunities (e.g. establish media contacts, find industry awards)
  • Writing press articles and other communications material as required.
  • Contributing to CDP event management.
  • Developing content for articles, blogs and marketing collateral.
  • Utilising social media tactics to maximize CDP’s digital presence and engage new audiences.
  • Managing CDP Europe’s website content.
  • Coordinating CDP news with partners in European countries.

Public affairs:

  • Contribution to the implementation of the CDP EU government engagement strategy.
  • Working with colleagues to identify and disseminate CDP’s key messages to policymakers.
  • Development of information material for companies as well as policy makers on the new EU Directive on non-financial reporting (NFR).
  • Co-editing a report based on CDP Climate Change data from European companies to inform policy makers about corporate action on climate change
  • adaptation.
  • Contribution to the development of government related fundraising bids.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong understanding of both public affairs and communications work, with qualifications in one or both areas an advantage
  • Relevant work experience in PR, corporate communications or public affairs / a policy-related role, including experience of working with the private sector.
  • Strong social media and digital communications capabilities.
  • An up-to-date understanding of international and European climate change politics, and a grasp of key political developments in this area. Awareness of (or willingness to learn about) specific policy developments relating to corporate environmental reporting across the world but especially within the EU.
  • Experience of working on an international basis within Europe, e.g. to deal with differing languages, time zones and cultural expectations.
  • Experience of project management and/or event management.
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills, ability to work effectively under pressure, with an eye for details.
  • A creative/entrepreneurial streak, with the willingness to listen to feedback and the drive to make improvements to delivery.
  • A diligent working style and the ability to break complex information down for communication purposes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the willingness to learn new systems quickly.
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Excellent English. Other European languages are an advantage.
  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, including the desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability.

Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, annual bonus, 30 days holiday

Interested? 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 “Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Europe” in the subject line.

Please note: The role is externally funded until March 31st 2016 in the first instance, with the intention to develop it into a permanent role.

Application deadline: June 12th, 2015

 

 Director Policy & Reporting, Europe - CDP Berlin

 

The position Director Policy & Reporting Europe leads our policy related activities and projects as well as related communication work, including overseeing project delivery and reporting with EU government bodies and policy work at national levels.

We offer a unique opportunity to bring in innovative ideas into a dynamic and fast growing business-facing charity. The position will report directly to the Managing Director Europe, and work closely with our colleagues across Europe and our central government team in the UK. The individual will lead a small team of project managers and policy officers. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.

The role includes:

  • Overall responsibility for the Policy & Public Affairs strategy and implementation within CDP Europe, working with other CDP teams and partner organisations around the world to help the organisation achieve its goals and ensure the corresponding funding.
  • Ensuring alignment and coordination with relevant colleagues within CDP.
  • Leading all policy related activities and ensure deliverables under an EU LIFE+ grant from the European Commission, including:
    • Development of information material regarding the recent EU Directive on non-financial reporting (NFR).
    • Coordination of a report based on CDP Climate Change data from European companies, informing policy makers about corporate action on climate change adaptation.
    • Providing strategic advice and assistance to local CDP offices in their engagement with national policy makers, especially related to the implementation of the NFR Directive into national law; as well as activities around COP21 in Paris during November-December 2015.
    • Monitoring project plans, deliverables and budgets.
  • Supervising a project in partnership with WWF Germany, funded by the German Environmental Ministry (BMUB), aimed at supporting non-listed companies in developing a carbon management strategy as well as informing policy makers about the relevance of non-financial reporting, with a focus on climate change. www.klimareporting.de
  • General engagement with policymakers and overseeing communication activities.
  • Increase CDP’s visibility in the policy sphere, e.g. through speaking opportunities.
  • Cooperation with national and international partner organisations to find innovative ways to support CDP’s work with governments, including leading on fundraising activities.
  • Leading a team of four members, working on local government projects (Germany), Public Affairs & Communication at EU level (Berlin or Brussels), our “Road to Paris” campaign (Berlin) and the role-out of our Forest program in Europe (Berlin).

The successful candidate will have

  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, including the desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability.
  • Relevant university degree, Masters in Public Policy or Business Administration preferred.
  • Professional network and relevant professional experience in a senior policy-related role, e.g. at the European Commission or Parliament, national
  • policy bodies, or in a think tank, consultancy or the private sector.
  • Professional experience in managing complex processes across different teams and functions, working on an international basis within Europe.
  • An up-to-date understanding of international and European climate change policy, and a grasp of key political developments in this area.
  • Knowledge and keen interest in corporate environmental reporting and corresponding standards, across the world but especially within the EU.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit alongside a desire to take ownership and responsibility for their work and drive new ideas forward.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure while maintaining a strategic overview and take pride in working to
  • a high standard.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent English. Other European languages, especially German and French, are an advantage.

Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, annual bonus, 30 days holiday

Interested? 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 “Director Policy & Reporting, Europe” in the subject line. Please note: This is a permanent position.

Application deadline: June 12th, 2015

 

 Manager, Cities (EMEA) - CDP London

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to support and grow our work with city governments around the world, particularly in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region. Over 200 city governments worldwide use CDP’s system every year to report their progress on fighting climate change. Major universities, the UNFCCC, the World Bank, the IPCC, and hundreds of other organizations rely on CDP’s city data for research and decision-making.

The Manager will play the key role in the expansion of CDP’s work with cities in EMEA. The Manager’s responsibilities will include recruiting cities to participate in CDP; supporting major cities in key geographies in preparing and submitting their annual CDP responses; coordinating CDP’s global communication with cities; establishing new partnerships and liaising with important stakeholders like C40; and raising funds to further grow CDP’s work. The Manager will establish and manage direct relationships with city governments and potential funders across EMEA.

For the right candidate this position has the opportunity grown in to a deputy head of program role with increased global responsibility.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Grow CDP’s cities program in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including recruitment of additional responding cities and funding partners;
  • Enable high response rates among cities by providing support, encouragement and expertise;
  • Support major regional cities in preparing and submitting their annual responses to CDP;
  • Identify and help to establish key strategic partnerships that can multiply CDP’s impact;
  • Identify and build new relationships with corporate partners and sponsors to grow the cities programme;
  • Develop proposals for government and philanthropic fundraising opportunities;
  • Produce stand-alone reports, white papers, blog posts and other analysis based on reported data, including assisting with CDP’s annual global report on cities;
  • Present CDP and our vision for low carbon cities to a wide range of high-level audiences in the region in order to build support for CDP;
  • Organize roundtables, webinars and other events that facilitate the successful functioning of CDP’s cities program in EMEA;
  • Help to develop and extend new products and services to city governments;
  • Work as a member of the distributed, global CDP Cities team;
  • Work closely with the wider CDP team to encourage the promotion of all CDP programs and activities.

Required skills and experience:

  • A minimum of three years experience working in the corporate, governmental, or non-governmental sphere, preferably in a sustainability-related field;
  • A proven track record in fundraising, sales, or other similar activities;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to own and drive the delivery of successful projects;
  • Ability to interact effectively with high level management and government officials;
  • An understanding of local government and the impact of climate change on cities;
  • Knowledge of the issues of greenhouse gas accounting and reduction, adaptation to climate change in cities;
  • Ability to quickly grasp and master new IT systems including CRM and database solutions;
  • Strong data analysis skills, including experience working with advanced analytics or business intelligence solutions, especially for publication;
  • Self-motivation and an ability to take the initiative;
  • Positive and enthusiastic outlook even while working under pressure;
  • Attention to detail while being able to see the big picture;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Additional languages a plus.

The role is based at CDP’s offices in Central London. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week with occasional weekend or evening work and some travel. You must be legally able to work in the UK. Competitive NGO salary.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV along with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Kyra Appleby, kyra@cdp.net by 29 May 2015. Please include the job title and location in the subject line.

Deadline for submission: 29 May 2015

 

 

 Project Officer, Data Analyst, Cities - CDP London

 

CDP is seeking a highly-motivated Project Officer to support the CDP Cities team. This role is diverse: involved in the end-to-end process of data collection, analysis and feedback to disclosing cities and external partners. As a result, the role will be involved in strategic revenue generation as well as the development of innovative, public-facing reports and product development.

The role will have a special focus on data analysis, with opportunities to think creatively in order to solve problems and uncover trends using CDP and other data. Attention to detail, efficiency, ability to master software systems, and a high level of organisation are fundamental to this role.

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.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the annual climate change reporting process for a group of global cities:
  • Enable high response rates among cities by providing support, encouragement and expertise:
  • Develop and implement scoring methodologies, with input from partners and responding cities, to assess the comprehensiveness of responses and drive better data quality ;
  • Conduct quantitative research and present findings in reports and presentations;
  • Create and implement data testing and processing methodologies to ensure integrity and quality of data collection and analysis;
  • Identify, develop and implement reporting and analysis tools to meet partners’ and clients’ data requirements;
  • Respond quickly to data analysis requests from internal and external partners;
  • Coordinate with internal and external IT partners to ensure the design and delivery of solutions meet program requirements;
  • Work as a member of the CDP Cities team;
  • Work closely with the wider CDP team to encourage the promotion of all CDP programs and activities.

Key skills:

  • Excellent analytical and IT skills, with a strong aptitude for using and maintaining large databases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentations, report writing and research proposals. Fluency in languages in addition to English highly desired
  • Attention to detail and commitment to achieving high standards that meet or exceed project requirements
  • Highly organised self-starter able manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • A methodical approach to solving complex problems with the ability to challenge assumptions and accepted processes
  • A team player with the ability to thrive in an international, at times high pressure environment

Experience:

  • Use of analytical tools including Excel is required, additional packages such as Access, Zoho Reports, or similar desirable
  • An understanding of local government and the impact of climate change on cities
  • An interest and ability to develop world-leading expertise in the issues of greenhouse gas reduction, adaptation to climate change, and the role of the public sector
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint advantageous

The Project Officer will be based in CDP’s London office and will report to the Head of CDP Cities. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the UK. Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV along with a cover email outlining their suitability for the role to Kyra Appleby, kyra@cdp.net. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Deadline for submission: 29 May 2015.

 

 

 Project Officer, Investor initiatives team - CDP London

 

CDP represents 822 institutional investors with assets of $93 trillion and ensures that the financial community has access to the best available corporate information on climate change and water to help drive investment towards a sustainable economy. The Investor team is responsible for managing relationships with CDP's investor signatories and members and is seeking a new team member to assist with all aspects of our work. The successful candidate will be based in our London office.
 
This is an excellent opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the business impacts of climate change and water, and hands-on experience in a dynamic team.

The project officer will be responsible for a variety of work including:

  • Developing and managing CDP's relationships with investor signatories
  • Educating and engaging investors on the investment risks and opportunities posed by climate change and related sustainability issues
  • Promoting investment policies and practices that incorporate such environmental factors into the investment decision-making process
  • Advancing and refining CDP's value proposition to engage with investors
  • Fundraising for projects and programs to support CDP's work with investors
  • Researching, writing and editing activities related to communications with investors, including contributions to website, newsletter, reports and other CDP publications
  • Maintaining and developing IT tools and platforms to support the investor engagement work, including CDP analytics for climate change, water, and forests.
  • Creating data extracts and fulfilling other specific information requests from Investor members, including portfolio carbon footprint creation.    

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An academic background in Business, Finance or Financial Economics
  • A good understanding of climate change, sustainability and/or socially responsible investment
  • Strong IT experience, including fluency in excel and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Experience with Microsoft CRM and/or Bloomberg Terminal is an advantage
  • Excellent attention to detail and a record of accuracy
  • Self-motivation, multi-tasking, ability to work effectively under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Excellent customer support skills

Interested?
Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to James Hulse at james.hulse@cdp.net with 'Project Officer, Investor team' in the subject line. The position is based in CDP's London office, starting as soon as possible.

Deadline for application: 22 May (interviews may be conducted prior to this date.)

 

 

 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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