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 Technical Manager, Scoring - CDP London

 

CDP has an exciting opportunity for somebody with an interest in climate change, environment, policy, finance and business, supporting CDP’s technical work on greenhouse gas accounting, with a particular focus on scoring activities (Climate Change, Water, Forests and Oil & Gas sector scoring).

We are looking for someone who is passionate about this area and who can demonstrate efficient and effective project management skills and enjoys working to high standards. You will be joining a highly motivated and successful technical team, which supports the development of technical standards, information requests, scoring methodologies and guidance for CDP’s programs as well as influencing policy and standard setting on environment related disclosure. You will work directly with the Technical Director and be responsible for a small and enthusiastic team.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivering CDP scoring results for climate change (requests sent on behalf of investors as well as procurers), water and forests;
  • Developing CDP’s approach to sector-specific scoring, starting with Oil & Gas scoring pilot;
  • Developing CDP scoring strategy;
  • Managing a team of four that delivers the annual scoring process for all programmes’ scoring;
  • Maintaining and improving the quality of scoring outputs through training, quality assurance and good data management;
  • Continuous development and refinement of the climate change, water, forests and oil and gas scoring methodology and process;
  • Undertaking data analysis to inform CDP scoring strategy and methodologies’ development;
  • Managing relationships with key CDP internal and external stakeholders, responding to queries on the scoring methodologies and making policy decisions on difficult scoring issues;
  • Working with the larger Technical team to assist in the development of the questionnaires and guidance documents; and
  • Representing CDP scoring at events and on webinars.

Key requirements

Essential:

  • Very strong project and operational management skills;
  • A background in corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting, namely with a focus on climate, water and/or deforestation management and aware of current issues related with these disciplines;
  • Strong communication skills and an excellent standard of written English;
  • The ability to communicate professionally and tactfully, including in challenging client situations;
  • Experience of managing a team;
  • The ability to work independently, with limited supervision;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.

Desirable:

  • Ability to withstand high pressure situations and a pragmatic, robust outlook;
  • Ability to collaborate with large groups of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Attention to detail whilst keeping a big picture view;
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic or MS Access; and
  • Strong numerical and analytical ability.

This is a full time position and all applications must be eligible to legally work in the UK.

Salary and benefits: £35,000-£40,000+ depending on skills and experience, plus competitive NGO benefits.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV along with a cover email outlining their suitability for the role to recruitment@cdp.net and put ‘Technical Manager – Scoring’ in the subject. Deadline for applications is 10am on March 2 2015.

Interviews will be held in the end of week commencing 2nd March 2015

 

 Project Officer, Fixed Term Contract (5-months) - CDP London

 

A great opportunity have opened up within the Cities and Corporate Partnership teams for a self-motivated, well organised and customer service focused individual to support the teams with increasing engagement and fundraising initiatives. You will work closely with both teams to help drive the various projects forward.

This position will provide you with a unique opportunity to work in these highly motivated and innovative teams, giving you an insight into the professional corporate fundraising world and the evolving cities work.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the climate change reporting process for a group of global states and regions;
  • Enabling high response rates among disclosing regional governments by providing support, encouragement and expertise;
  • Using and mastering the CRM and other IT systems to ensure the most efficient use of resources possible;
  • Preparing documents and materials for corporate partners;
  • Supporting the Head of Cities and corporate partnerships teams in fundraising for future growth of CDP’s work;
  • Coordinate with internal teams to keep corporate partners up to date on opportunities to promote their work through CDP; and
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by the team.

Key requirements

  • Customer service mind-set and experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team player
  • Fluency in a language other than English

This is a full time fixed term position for five months. If you are interested, please submit your CV, with a covering letter outlining your ability to perform in this role. Applications should be emailed to:paul.robins@cdp.net with ‘Project Officer application’ in the subject line. The closing date is Tuesday February 24 2015.


 

 

 Senior Trusts and Foundations Executive - CDP London

 
An exciting opportunity exists for a confident, proactive individual looking to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading global environmental organisation. If you enjoy working on your own initiative, creating high level internal and external relationships and funding opportunities, then this is the role for you. This role will give you the opportunity to work closely with the Director of Development as a key member of a small, high performing team responsible for raising philanthropic income from trusts and foundations and HNWI’s.

This opportunity is ideally suited to someone who is a self-starter, keen to expand their knowledge and skills, with strong organisational skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues.

Key responsibilities

  • Securing income from charitable trusts and foundations to achieve organisational strategic goals;
  • Delivering quality communications with trusts and foundations, including written proposals, reports and presentations;
  • Managing relationships with trusts and foundations;
  • Working across the organisation with programme teams and finance teams to develop funding proposals and budgets;
  • Maintaining and developing fundraising resources;
  • Managing the funding team site, making sure information is up to date and easily accessible; and
  • Undertaking research to identify new funding opportunities.

Key requirements

  • Experience of securing funding from trusts and foundations;
  • Strong financial and budgeting skills, experienced at using excel;
  • The ability to write clear and concise fundraising communications;
  • Experience of designing and delivering power point presentations;
  • Experience of building positive relationships across teams;
  • Strong project and time management skills; and
  • Confidence, creativity and the ability to think laterally.

Benefits Salary £30-35,000 dependent on candidate experience, 24 days holiday, increasing to 30 and other competitive benefits.

Contract type: Permanent Location: London

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role, by addressing the skills required, to recruitment@cdp.net with "Senior Trusts and Foundations Executive" and their name in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 12 noon Monday February 23. Interviews will be held during the week of March 2.​

 

 Managing Director (maternity cover), Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) - London

 

CDSB is able to offer the right individual the opportunity to work on the strategic development and delivery of this exciting global initiative. As Managing Director, covering maternity leave, you will be responsible for providing effective operational management to the busy Secretariat’s day-to day operations including strategy and operational plan delivery, fundraising, advocacy and relevant communications activities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a number of key projects in 2015-16, including: CDSB’s fiduciary duty and climate change disclosure campaign to support the Road to Paris; engagement and adoption of the CDSB Framework across the 28 EU Member States for compliance with the new EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive; and, global outreach to promote and secure adoption of CDSB’s revised framework as CDSB’s work program expands from a climate focus to cover natural capital and environmental information.

We are offering the successful individual the opportunity to represent CDSB on various international working groups, advisory bodies and partner / stakeholder committees and the invaluable opportunity to gain experience of working with a broad range of international initiatives including and the development of the Natural Capital Protocol. This senior position uniquely positions the successful candidate to be at the forefront of the development of non-financial reporting agendas globally.

The post-holder will work closely with CDSB’s Board and Board member organisations, CDSB’s Technical Working Group, and with the management team of CDP. The role requires collaboration with leading international business, investors, the accountancy profession, NGOs and academics to further CDSB’s mission of providing decision useful environmental information to markets via the mainstream corporate report.

CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based in CDP’s offices in central London.

Key requirements

  • A relevant professional qualification;
  • A proven track record of working at a senior level in operational management in a multidisciplinary cross-functional environment;
  • Experience of team leadership in a fast-paced and changing environment, and of developing high-performing, diversified teams;
  • Ability to develop and execute project plans with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Experience of budgeting, budget management, financial processes and the ability to work in a cost effective manner;
  • Experience in securing funding from a variety of sources and delivering against funding applications that support organisational strategy;
  • Strong English language skills, both oral and written;
  • Able to prioritise, effectively manage and deliver on a large and diverse workload, to tight deadlines;
  • Creative and strategic thinker, able to act on own initiative;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to influence and motivate others;
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas to various audiences in a way that demonstrates subject-matter knowledge, confidence and facilitates comprehension;
  • The ability to negotiate with others, to liaise with a wide range of people, and to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy;
  • Good understanding of how policy and legislation is developed;
  • Self- motivated and able to work with high degree of autonomy;
  • Solution focused;
  • Willingness to travel internationally and represent CDSB outside of business hours; and
  • Understanding and commitment to the missions of CDSB & CDP.

Desired

  • Knowledge of latest developments in natural resource accounting;
  • An understanding of integrated reporting and the changing environmental trends and policies that will affect companies including wider business and societal impacts;
  • Experience of working with large multi-national companies or complex organisations;
  • Experience with coordinating international advisory working groups.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK.

Start date: May 2015 (negotiable)

Salary: Competitive NGO salary and benefits offered.

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, together with information about your current/expected salary level. Submit your application to: Mardi McBrien at mardi.mcbrien@cdsb.net

For your application to be considered, all documents must be received by 5pm (GMT) March 2 2015.

Secondments will be considered.

More information
Contact Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB: mardi.mcbrien@cdsb.net or 0203 818 3938. More information on the Climate Disclosure Standards Board can be found at www.cdsb.net.

 

 Technical Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) - CDP London

 

CDSB has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Director to lead, deliver, and expand its technical work program, following the release of its updated environmental reporting framework. This senior position provides the successful candidate a platform for thought leadership and the opportunity to be at the forefront of the development of non-financial reporting globally.

Working closely with CDSB’s Technical Working Group, the successful candidate will lead CDSB’s technical work across a number of national, European and international projects and represent CDSB on various working groups, advisory bodies and partner / stakeholder committees.

You will be responsible for drafting and project management of CDSB’s technical output and leading CDSB’s internationally renowned technical work program. The role requires collaboration with leading international businesses, institutional investors, the accountancy profession, NGOs and academics.

This role will provide you with the valuable experience across a broad range of international initiatives including and the development of the Natural Capital Protocol. CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based in CDP’s offices in central London.

Key requirements

  • A relevant professional qualification and at least 5 years post qualification experience in two or more of the following disciplines: corporate governance, accountancy, assurance, financial reporting, voluntary reporting, technical writing, law, policymaking, investment, research;
  • Strong English language oral and written skills;
  • The capability to co-ordinate diverse project teams, and to develop and execute project plans with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Proven analytical skills;
  • The ability to communicate and liaise with a wide range of audiences;
  • An understanding of integrated reporting and the changing environmental trends and policies that affect companies including wider business and societal impacts;
  • A team player, who can work in collaboration, and is enthusiastic and supportive;
  • Willingness to travel internationally and represent CDSB outside of business hours;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the missions of CDSB & CDP; and
  • Permission to work in the UK; CDP cannot assist with work permits or other immigration requirements.
  • Desired

  • Experience of working with large multinational companies or complex organisations;
  • Experience with coordinating international advisory working groups;
  • Good understanding of how policy and legislation is developed;
  • Knowledge of current discussion on natural resource accounting.
  • Start date: April 2015 (negotiable)

    Salary: Competitive NGO salary and benefits offered.

    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, together with information about your current/expected salary level. Submit your application to: Mardi McBrien at mardi.mcbrien@cdsb.net

    For your application to be considered, all documents must be received by 5pm (GMT) March 9 2015.

    Secondments will be considered.

    More information
    Contact Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB: mardi.mcbrien@cdsb.net or 0203 818 3938. More information on the Climate Disclosure Standards Board can be found at www.cdsb.net.

 

 Investor Research Analyst - CDP London

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated research analyst to join its investor research team. The successful candidate will ideally have some experience in an analytical role and a business background/qualification. However, experience is not essential, a highly motivated maths, physics, chemistry or economics graduate from a top university (at least 2:1) with a passion for environmental and business analysis could also be successful.

You will be reporting directly to the Head of Investor Research, who has a decade's experience in equity research and equity sales, so financial literacy would be helpful.

Key requirements

  • 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.
Additional characteristics, traits and skills
  • 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.

Salary: Competitive NGO salary

Start date: asap

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: James Magness at james.magness@cdp.net.

Deadline for submissions: 12/3/2015 

 

 Voluntary internship, CDP investor initiatives - CDP London

 

A unique opportunity to gain experience and expertise of the business impacts of climate change, water and forests for an intern. You will gain hands on experience of working with investor institutions and have the opportunity support the team engaging and providing investors with information.

You will be working with the Investor Initiatives team who is responsible for managing relationships with CDP’s investor signatories and members, which represents 822 institutional investors with assets of $95 trillion and ensures that the financial community has access to the best available corporate information on climate change, water and forests risk commodities to help drive investment towards a sustainable economy.

You will also have the opportunity to work closely with all team members and global offices staff, and will be based in our London office. This internship will require you to assist and support the Investor Initiatives team in:

  • Providing signatories/members with data;
  • Support global offices in their engagement with investors by assisting with the preparation of presentations;
  • Support our engagement work with investors: provide investors with engagement topics based on their holdings;
  • Support the data innovation team building tools to help investors use CDP data; and
  • Support the research team doing sectorial research and writing reports.

Key Requirements and Skills

  • An academic background in Economics, English, Environmental studies;
  • A good understanding of climate change, water and forests risks, sustainability and/or socially responsible investments;
  • Excellent writing English skills – the ability to produce reports to a high standard in a short timeframe;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and a record of accuracy;
  • Strong self-motivation and an ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Experience with Microsoft office (Bloomberg would be a plus).

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a short cover letter outlining their suitability for the role by 9am Monday 9th March 2015. The email should be sent to Henry Repard at henry.repard@cdp.net with ‘Intern, Investor CDP’ in the subject line.

This is an unpaid intern position for 3-5 days per week and is based in CDP’s London office, starting ASAP until the end of June/July.

Deadline for submissions: 9/03/2015

Recruitment contacts at CDP

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

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