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European Senior Project Officer, Water Program - CDP Europe

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

CDP’s water program was launched in 2010 to protect the world’s water resources by providing critical water-related data from the world’s largest corporations to  inform the global market place on investment risk and commercial opportunity, and to catalyze action towards improved corporate water stewardship. With the backing of 643 financial institutions with over EUR 60 trillion in assets, the program has just completed a highly successful sixth year working with a sample of the world’s largest water-intensive companies. 

This is an exciting role in a program that is expanding rapidly across the globe. The position reports directly to the Regional Director France & Benelux, with a dotted line to the Global Head of Water. The successful candidate will work to raise the profile of CDP’s water program across Europe and drive effective corporate action to protect water in over 300 of Europe’s largest companies, with the support of the wider CDP team.

The role includes:

  • Driving effective corporate action to protect water by:
    • Engaging with target companies by way of face to face meetings, telephone calls and email
    • Working with financial institutions to promote direct investor engagement with European companies
    • Championing, educating and supporting existing CDP Europe staff on water issues.
    • Enabling disclosure of critical water-related data by 300 and more companies by supporting the engagement efforts of other colleagues in CDP Europe.
  • Raising the profile of CDP’s work on water across Europe with key stakeholders by:
    • Speaking at CDP events and external events on CDP’s water work in Europe
    • Supporting the European team to shape and develop CDP events including workshops, webinars and launch events.
    • Developing communications materials, writing blogs or opinion pieces.
    • Leading the production and launch of a compelling annual European water results report.
  • Contributing to the sustainable funding of CDP by:
    • Supporting the sales and delivery of CDP’s water-related products and services.
    • Identifying opportunities for fundraising and income generation across a wide range of sources.

The successful candidate will have:

 Required

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar field
  • Sales and account management experience
  • A strong understanding of the business issues and opportunities around water and the  ability to provide technical support
  • Passion for protecting water resources through changing the status quo of how companies manage them
  • A desire to take ownership and responsibility of the program and work to develop it in this region
  • Strong IT experience; high proficiency in excel and power point and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Presentation skills
  • The ability to build strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including investors, companies, policy makers and other NGO’s
  • The ability to deliver 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

Preferred

  • A working knowledge of the CDP questionnaires, especially water
  • Other European languages (particularly German, French, Spanish or Swedish).
  • Experience working across Europe
  • Experience in report writing
  • CRM experience
  • A relevant degree

The position is project based and employment is limited to the beginning of 2018 (with an option of extension depending on project funding).
The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.

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

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Laurent Babikian, Laurent.babikian@cdp.net with “Senior Project Officer, CDP’s water program” in the subject line.


The closing date for applications is June 30th 2016

 

Targets Data Analyst - CDP North America

In the post-Paris context, business has a pivotal role to play in achieving the necessary emission reductions to meet the Paris NDCs. A positive feedback loop can be created by demonstrating business’ achievement of its commitments, thus empowering governments to further strengthen their NDCs – only then can we hope to secure a well-below 2C world.

But how are businesses performing? Are they achieving their emissions reduction targets, or even on track to do so? What impact do these achievements have in aggregate? How do targets related to water and deforestation support or detriment this? Most importantly… what information do we require to perform these analyses and how can we setup a robust infrastructure to ensure that this vital information is made available to the necessary stakeholders?

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience and interest in science based targets (those determined by the context of climate science in order to limit global warming to below 2°C), (renewable) energy, energy efficiency and GHG emissions target setting and monitoring, other corporate climate commitments and targets (e.g. deforestation, water) and related data modeling and management to join CDP’s Data Team. The position holder will support in the collection, storage and assessment of relevant data necessary for cleaning corporate targets, developing methodologies to track and evaluate company progress against targets, and aid in developing a data infrastructure for the ongoing analysis of corporate commitments to environmental impact reductions.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the technical manager and other internal and external stakeholders in defining and improving upon methods for cleaning corporate targets data;
  • Develop and implement methods for consuming external data and integrating them into CDP’s database, maintaining transparency through these processes;
  • Collect external data relevant for target assessment, e.g. facility-level details, production data, etc.
  • Support in the data analysis for a seminal report on how business is delivering on its commitments;
  • Create a data infrastructure to facilitate the ongoing monitoring and analysis of corporate targets;
  • Extract, transform and load data from and into CDP’s data warehouse;
  • Facilitate the internal and external accessibility, usability and analysis of CDP’s data;
  • Determine optimal data delivery methods and formats and support in the operationalization of identified requirements;
  • Any other tasks as deemed appropriate by the line manager.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Methodical person with great attention to detail;
  • Numeracy/mathematical literacy;
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously;
  • Communication skills; ability to work independently as well as to interact with a large team, collaborate and share knowledge;
  • Highly competent in spoken and written English.

Qualifications and work experience

  • Min. 2 years working experience;
  • IT skills, with expert knowledge of Excel; experience with databases, database architecture design and knowledge of T-SQL are a strong advantage; experience with other data analysis software packages is an advantage.
  • Ability to document work to a high standard, maintain documentation, write reports and establish procedures;
  • Keen interest in sustainability issues and the use of data as a means to solve them, in particular climate change and/or energy issues;
  • Familiarity with data cleaning and modeling is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with corporate target setting and monitoring processes with some previous experience in implementing them is an advantage.

The successful candidate will report to the Technical Manager (Data) and will work closely with several other internal teams in CDP as well as external stakeholders. The role is for 5 days per week, based at CDP’s office in London or New York City. The position is for a fixed-term of one year with the potential to extend thereafter.

CDP cannot support in providing work visas; therefore, applicants need to be able to live and work in either the UK or USA.
Benefits: Annual group bonus, 24 days holiday, other competitive NGO benefits.   

Application procedures

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV together with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and ambition for applying to: ian.vandervlugt@cdp.net with “Targets Data Analyst” as the subject line. Please identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] cover letter” and “[your name] CV” in the file names. The deadline for application is 15 July 2016.

 

Senior Project/Project Officer - CDP China (located in Beijing )

CDP is seeking a highly-motivated, meticulous individual with excellent relationship-building, communication and project management skills to lead deforestation engagement with private sector from China. This person will support the CDP supply chain account manager in developing the China supply chain program to include deforestation. Primarily this will be by helping CDP supply chain members and reporting suppliers adopt and implement deforestation-free policies and practices in the supply chains of key agricultural commodities driving unsustainable deforestation and forest degradation in China.

Research and project management skills are  fundamental to this role, as well as the ability to manage relationships and conduct conversations with multi-stakeholders. The candidate will also have an opportunity to contribute significantly to the future development of the CDP supply chain strategy for China.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop annual work plan in collaboration with the project lead for China, bringing in local and regional stakeholders where appropriate 
  • Engage with and support China suppliers to increase the levels of supply chain disclosure on deforestation.
  • Coordinate work with the project manager in London and provide update reports
  • Help to develop educational and training materials for company procurement teams
  • Develop and host multi stakeholder dialogue events, workshops and conferences
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of webinars
  • Collaborate with project partners on intelligence, assessment and situational analysis
  • Coordinate with CDP colleagues across programs and countries

Required Qualifications:

  • Master degree with minimum of 3+ years’ full time work experience in fields relevant to sustainability/ forest issues and an understanding of related commodity supply chains and/or project management and implementation.
  • Demonstrated quantitative analysis and research skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues.
  • Proven ability to multi-tasks, organized and able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Extremely well organized and efficient.
  • Ability to travel when needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of timber, palm oil, soy and cattle product supply chains
  • Good knowledge of CRM systems
  • Familiarity with the environmental related policy and data
  • Experience with external communications with corporate
  • Experience in consulting service
  • Overseas study or working experience

Benefits:

  • CDP offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The candidate will be expected to work full-time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)

How to apply:

  • Please express your interest and suitability in the cover letter in English with a resume in both Chinese and English, and send it to sabrina.zhang@cdp.net.
  • Use the subject line “CDP Forest Project Application – [Name+ Affiliation+ Graduate School+ Major]”.
  • Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 8th 2016, or longer if the position is not yet filled.

 

Head of Application Development - CDP London

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £55-58000k

Our small, dedicated IT team is responsible for the development and support of the technology platform as well as general office systems. We aim to deliver an efficient, innovative and comprehensive service to our colleagues, members, disclosing companies and the wider community

Our technology platform is the heart of our operation, and is going through a period of major change. We have recently insourced our Microsoft Dynamics CRM and are rebuilding our website in Ruby on Rails. Over the next two years we will extend the website to better engage with investors, disclosing companies and the wider community, and replace our core data collection systems, while keeping our live operation working well and implementing the tactical changes that any organisation needs.

You will bring a depth of experience across the software development lifecycle, from understanding requirements to designing solutions, setting standards, and managing a team to deliver robust software which meets business needs.

We offer a relaxed but busy working environment in Central London. We are open to different patterns of working, including regular days working away from the office and you’ll start with 24 days leave a year. We have a non-contributory pension scheme which you may join after three months, and you will also be eligible for childcare vouchers, a loan to buy a bicycle and safe undercover cycle parking, and a travel card loan. Our mission addresses one of the most important issues of our times so this is a chance to contribute to something truly worthwhile.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that CDP applications are developed to be robust, perform well and meet the needs of CDP and its external stakeholders.
  • As line manager of the team, which includes developers and testers with a range of different technology skills, ensure that all team members are able to give of their best, and build their skills.
  • Work with key stakeholders to define user stories and other requirements, prioritise and set a challenging but realistic plan of work to deliver
  • Work with the Global IT Operations Manager to agree prioritisation of fixes to incidents, balancing the need to deliver new work with the need to keep existing systems running well.
  • As ScrumMaster, work with the team to ensure that sprints are delivered in full
  • Improve development team processes to ensure that they are in line with current industry best practice

Skills and experience:

Required

  • Extensive experience managing mixed-technology development teams using Agile methodologies
  • Excellent planning and estimating skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Good experience of software development in at least one of our two core technology stacks - c# / .net / MVC or Ruby on Rails - and a willingness to become familiar with the other
  • General business systems analysis skills
  • General architecture skills, able to contribute to the overall design of the CDP applications
  • Experience of supporting production systems
  • Good degree in computer science or similar discipline
  • Qualified scrum master and appropriate technology certifications
  • A strong affinity with our mission

Desirable skills and experience

You don’t have to have any of these to apply, but any you do have will be a bonus. We’re a small team, and cross-skilling is important.

  • SQL Server 2008 – 2012 database administration and T-SQL.
  • SSRS, and SSIS
  • MS Dynamics CRM 2011 - 2016
  • Chef, Jenkins, git, TFS, Jira
  • R
  • Awareness of ITIL best practices
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010
  • xbrl

To apply: please contact our exclusive agent for this position, Grace Tattersall at Morgan Law.

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2016, or until a suitable candidate is found

 

Investor Research Internship - CDP London

CDP is seeking two highly motivated interns to join its investor research team to work on the research projects on high-emitting sectors. The projects will culminate in the quarterly publication of sector research reports identifying leaders and laggards across the sector based on a number of environmental metrics, which on aggregate may have a material impact on company earnings and valuation (thus potential impact on investment thesis).

The internship will be at CDP's London office and the successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities within the investor research team. It will be a valuable experience for anyone seeking a career in the area of research (including investment research), engagement with investors and sustainable business. The internship will run across key stages of the research project, including defining the scope and structure of the research, modelling, analysis and due diligence, seeking feedback from investors and equity analysts, and writing the report. The interns will assist with tasks within these stages as guided by research analysts, and assisting with other tasks as required by the team. 

You will be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills across a number of areas and receive constructive feedback on your work from experienced professionals.

Key requirements and skills:

  • Exceptional analytical skills;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Ability to assess credibility/usefulness of different data sources;
  • Ability to work with large data sets in a clean, methodical manner, minimising risk of error;
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis and arguments in a concise, easy to follow manner;
  • Ability to draw key messages/sales hook out of complex research;
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills;
  • Technologically competent: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ideally also Bloomberg Terminal (although training can be arranged);
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, personable;
  • Capable of working independently, yet as part of a team;
  • Well organised; reliable, consistent; get-the-job-done attitude; and
  • Able to work against perpetual deadlines.

Desirable:

  • A passion for environmental and business analysis;
  • Have some experience or strong interest in the steel industry or oil & gas industry;
  • Financial literacy.

These intern positions could be part-time (minimum 2 days per week) or full-time, lasting for 3 months, starting as soon as possible. Please note that this role is unpaid, but lunch and travel expenses within London will be reimbursed.

Application procedures:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter of no more than one page outlining your suitability for the role. Please submit your application to: Charles Fruitiere at charles.fruitiere@cdp.net with “Research Intern, Investor Research” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] cover letter” and “[your name] CV” in the file names. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Communications Manager - CDP North America

CDP-North America (CDP-NA) seeks a Communications Manager to further showcase our strong presence in North America, expand our media presence, and support our Development and other outreach efforts. CDP Global is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to ensure that environmental and natural resource-related information and insights increasingly become central to financial and business decision-making. CDP-NA is the second largest office in the global organization, which is based in London.

In North America, CDP has grown dramatically over the past three years and seeks a Communications Manager who can work both internally and externally to help expand our thought leadership profile to further our mission.

Primary responsibilities:

Communications strategy

  • Supporting and continually improving CDP North America’s media and communications strategy and outreach in collaboration with Communications Lead and Development Director;
  • Liaising closely with program heads and operational staff (e.g. insights, corporate disclosure, supply chain, cities, investor initiatives, etc). to ensure timely coordination on media messaging and internal and external outreach planning;
  • Coordinating and improving links with CDP’s Global communications team, particularly on CDP’s award winning investor research output, to deliver strong US media coverage of CDP’s global work; and
  • Coordinating and streamlining CDP's program-related outreach to our corporate, investor and city stakeholders.

Media outreach

  • Strengthening and expanding CDP’s media contacts in New York City, regionally and nationally, for the purpose of placing stories and/or ensuring CDP spokespersons are sought out for interviews, quotes, comments etc.
  • Arranging media events or individual meetings for CDP North America’s President and other spokespersons
  • Conducting proactive media outreach and cultivating a network of journalists and editors in major media outlets (broadcast, print, web and social media) to ensure widespread coverage of CDP programs, reports, events, public announcements, and other projects;
  • Identifying and acting upon media opportunities to maximize coverage of CDP’s work with investors; and
  • Managing incoming media inquiries and coordinating with internal CDP personnel to provide appropriate follow up and response.

Content development

  • Reviewing CDP Disclosure responses for compelling case studies, themes, and potential results warranting highlighting to the media
  • Drafting press releases, media advisories, Q&A, talking points, statements, as well as other communications documents;
  • Creating and writing original content for marketing materials, publications, and newsletters working in tandem with CDP team leads
  • Managing and driving CDP North America’s social media and online presence, including writing blogs and tweeting to engage target audiences

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of a 4 year college degree (preferably a BA in communications or related field) required, Masters a plus;
  • Four to seven years of experience in journalism/communications/ public relations, including some experience with external media outreach

Preferred qualifications:

  • Existing relationships with key media outlets and strong familiarity with sustainability and business/financial 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 a plus; and
  • Familiarity with InDesign or Publisher a plus.

Skill requirements:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Track record of ability to keep pace with rapid evolution in issues and topical developments
  • 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;
  • Ability to communicate and liaise confidently with a wide range of audiences and build and maintain relationships (corporations, investors and partner organizations);
  • Self-starter with aptitude to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment; and
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines and targets.

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 1.) Résumé, 2.) Cover letter outlining their suitability for the role, and 3.) Writing sample of your choosing. This could include a press release, a blog post, a social media strategy, or other relevant writing sample.

Please send application materials to Zoe Tcholak-Antitch at zoe.antitch@cdp.net with "Communications manager" in the subject line. We are recruiting immediately for this position and encourage prompt applications.

 

Head of Finance - CDP Europe

You are an expert on accountancy and finance under German law and would like to apply your skills in a small but growing European team, based in Berlin, Germany? You know how to deal with contracts and budgets and next to the details you keep the bigger picture of the organisation and group wide legal requirements in mind? You would like your next career step to contribute to a positive change of business and society?

Then apply to be Head of Finance at CDP Europe, a not-for-profit driving sustainable economies through environmental disclosure.

What is 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.

Our main statutory entity CDP Worldwide (Europe) gGmbH is registered in Berlin and is responsible for all CDP operations on mainland Europe, with regional representation in Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Helsinki and Stockholm. We work in close association with other members of the CDP group throughout the world in the other key hubs in London and New York and also in Brazil, Australia, Japan, India and China. We are currently a team of 20, with annual income of nearly 2 million US$ and are looking to grow significantly in size within the next few years. 

Our Head of Finance will work as part of our management team to support their plans for growth and influence. You will have responsibility for accountancy and finance under German law and will report directly to the Managing Director with a line of functional responsibility to the Group CFO (who is based in London). The position offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidate who can demonstrate ability to deliver a smooth accountancy process as well as willingness to add value to all areas of the business.

It is important to emphasise that CDP as a whole is a highly agile and flexible organisation that achieves a considerable amount with a very lean administrative and finance function.  It is therefore imperative that you are self-motivated, task and results oriented.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Accountancy for CDP Europe activities including monthly reporting;
  • Year end accounts under German law and liaison with auditors;
  • Advice on commercial contracts and associated invoicing;
  • Direct responsibility for the finance team (comprising a Grants Finance Officer and Financial Accountant);
  • Involvement in business planning and budgeting, as well as in funding proposals and reporting to grantors;
  • Regular financial reporting, including to CDP Group, as required;
  • Ensuring compliance with all regulatory reporting requirements;

Required skills: You will have

  • An understanding of the work of CDP and a belief in our aims.
  • A recognised accountancy qualification or current progress towards a qualification.
  • The ability to reconcile the delivery of our charitable aims with the commercial disciplines necessary to fund our growth.
  • Highly refined analytical skills.
  • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English.

We welcome applications from those with purely commercial or practice backgrounds as well as proven performers working within the not-for-profit sector.

We offer a good NGO salary, an annual bonus scheme and 30 days annual holiday.

Interested? We’ve commissioned a professional headhunting agency with the recruitment for this position. If this is the opportunity you have been looking for, please email karriere-berlin@avart-personal.de with “Head of Finance, Europe – first name, last name in the subject line a copy of your CV and a cover letter.  Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in this role, what you will add to our organisation and how both these fit with your career plans.

 

Financial Accountant - CDP Europe

You are seeking to build your skill in accountancy and finance under German law and would like work in a small but growing European team, based in Berlin, Germany? You know how to deal with the day to day processing and next to the details you keep the bigger picture of the organisation and group wide legal requirements in mind? You would like your next career step to contribute to a positive change of business and society?

Then apply to be Financial Accountant at CDP Europe, a not-for-profit driving sustainable economies through environmental disclosure.

What is 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.

Our main statutory entity CDP Worldwide (Europe) gGmbH is registered in Berlin and is responsible for all CDP operations on mainland Europe, with regional representation in Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Helsinki and Stockholm. We work in close association with other members of the CDP group throughout the world in the other key hubs in London and New York and also in Brazil, Australia, Japan, India and China. We are currently a team of 20, with annual income of nearly 2 million US$ and are looking to grow significantly in size within the next few years. 

Our Financial Accountant will work as part of our management team to support their plans for growth and influence. You will have responsibility for assisting with accountancy and finance under German law and will report directly to the Head of Finance as well as working to support our Grants Finance Officer. The position offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidate who can demonstrate ability to deliver a smooth accountancy process as well as willingness to add value to all areas of the business.

It is important to emphasise that CDP as a whole is a highly agile and flexible organisation that achieves a considerable amount with a very lean administrative and finance function.  It is therefore imperative that you are self-motivated, task and results oriented.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Accounting entries for CDP Europe activities.
  • Supporting the production of year end accounts under German law and liaison with auditors.
  • Invoicing and credit control
  • Processing and payment of supplier invoices and staff expenses
  • Supporting business planning and budgeting, as well as in funding proposals and reporting to grantors.
  • Assist the MD Europe in co-ordinating his team and activities with major funding organisations including the EU and tracking the pipeline of income opportunities.

Required skills: You will have

  • An understanding of the work of CDP and a belief in our aims.
  • Current progress towards an accountancy qualification.
  • The ability to reconcile the delivery of our charitable aims with the commercial disciplines necessary to fund our growth.
  • Highly refined analytical skills.
  • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English.

We welcome applications from those with purely commercial backgrounds as well as proven performers working within the not-for-profit sector.

We offer a good NGO salary, a potential annual bonus and 30 days annual holiday plus the potential to support with studying.

Interested? If this is the opportunity you have been looking for, please email Lennart.dahlgruen@cdp.net with “Financial Accountant, Europe – first name, last name in the subject line a copy of your CV and a cover letter.  Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in this role, what you will add to our organisation and how both these fit with your career plans.

 

Student Internship - 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 to support our Southern Europe activities.

About the role: we are looking for a highly motivated individual, fluent in Spanish and English, with a strong background on sustainability and/or climate change; excellent communication 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.

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:

  • Growing CDP’s influence and effectiveness in the Southern Europe region 
  • Supporting the Regional director with:
    • Engaging companies in the Southern European area throughout the disclosure phase of CDP’s reporting platforms;
    • The organization of events including engagement of high-level speakers, participants, partners and funders.

Requirements:

  • 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;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Experience with organizing events and event logistics;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English; additional languages (Italian, 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 open only for candidates enrolled in University. Furthermore, the candidate should be eligible to work in the EU.
The position is unpaid, but reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed.

Interested? Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a Cover Letter outlining their suitability for the role to Antonio Santoro: antonio.santoro@cdp.net with “Internship Southern Europe – First name Last name” in the subject line and fill out the following questionnaire: https://cdpeurope.wufoo.eu/forms/internship-cdp-southern-europe/

 

Internship - CDP Europe

CDP Europe is seeking a highly motivated intern to support the France & Benelux regional office of the world’s leading climate change charity. This role will be based in the CDP office in Berlin.

  • Internship in an international NGO in the field of corporate climate change, water and forests reporting
  • Duration: 3 months (mandatory internships: 6 months)
  • Starting date: as soon as possible

CDP Europe is registered in Berlin. The organisation with charitable status works in close association with other members of the CDP group throughout the world and is responsible for or all CDP operations on mainland Europe. We are currently a team of 25 colleagues.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct support of the France & Benelux project officer and the European water account manager
  • Support the team on various projects including communication with companies
  • Participate in organization of CDP Events, such as“CDP spring workshops” or “CDP report launches”
  • Data maintenance
  • Invitation management

The successful candidate will have:

  • Enrolled student in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (esp. Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Team player
  • Highly interested in sustainability, especially climate change, water and forests issues
  • work independently and precisely under pressure, be proactive and set priorities
  • demonstrate a high level of dedication, flexibility and resilience
  • work experience is desirable
  • Language Skills
  • Fluent French and English
  • Knowledge of Dutch would be an asset

Required documents

Internships are available throughout the whole year. To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to to jean-philippe.chicoine@cdp.net and fill out the following online questionnaire: https://cdpeurope.wufoo.eu/forms/internship-cdp-france-benelux/

 

Research analyst, Investor Research - CDP London

CDP is seeking a highly motivated research analyst to join its investor research team. The successful candidate will ideally have 2-3 years’ experience in an analytical role and a business or financial background/qualification with a passion for climate issues.

CDP runs an annual disclosure process on behalf of 822 institutional investors with combined assets in excess of $95 trillion. Disclosing companies provide  quantitative and qualitative information about their greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency programs, water management, exposure to deforestation and strategic business approach to environmental risk.

The investor research team has initiated a quarterly research series identifying climate (carbon and water) metrics in a number of high-emitting sectors, which in aggregate could have a material impact on company earnings. The research aims to improve investor understanding and knowledge of CDP data and inform  investor engagement with companies on climate-related issues.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Exceptional analytical skills;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Work with large data sets in a clean, methodical manner, minimising risk of error;
  • Ability to assess credibility/usefulness of different data sources;
  • Exceptional written skills;
  • Ability to communicate complex analysis and arguments in a concise, easy to follow manner;
  • Ability to draw key messages/sales hook out of complex research;
  • Excellent verbal communication; and
  • Ability to communicate research findings to both internal and external parties, including investors.
     

Desirable qualities:

  • Technologically competent: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ideally also Bloomberg (although training can be arranged);
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, personable;
  • Capable of working independently, yet as part of a team;
  • Well organized; reliable, consistent; get-the-job-done attitude; and
  • Able to work against perpetual deadlines.

The position will be based in CDP’s London office. 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK.

Application procedures:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter of no more than 1 page explaining why you are suitable for this position. Submit your application to: Tarek Soliman (tarek.soliman@cdp.net) and Drew Fryer (drew.fryer@cdp.net).

 

Recruitment contacts at CDP

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

Jobs

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  4. Head of Application Development - CDP London
  5. Investor Research Internship - CDP London
  6. Communications Manager - CDP North America
  7. Head of Finance - CDP Europe
  8. Financial Accountant - Europe
  9. Student Internship - CDP Southern Europe (based in Berlin)
  10. Internship - CDP Europe
  11. Research analyst, Investor Research - CDP London
   
 
 
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