Job purpose and background:
CDP North America is seeking a technically skilled and commercially savvy lawyer, with a strong commitment to and affinity with CDP’s environmental mission, for a new part-time role that is critical to the sustained success of the organization. Reporting into CDP North America and working with CDP Worldwide’s general counsel, you will advise on contracts underpinning all aspects of the organization’s work and help build processes for the efficient provision of robust legal advice in support of our mission. This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution – in a friendly and highly collaborative working environment – to a business-facing not-for-profit at the forefront of tackling the world’s critical environmental challenges.
CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with over 525 institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with more than 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change.
CDP North America is a US-based 501c3 non-profit, headquartered in New York, with annual revenues of $10M+ and a team of 50+ employees and growing.
Key responsibilities include:
Required skills and experience:
This is a part-time (3 days/week), flexible role based at CDP’s New York office in Manhattan.
How to Apply:
To apply please email your CV and a cover letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience to [email protected] with ‘Legal Counsel’ in the subject. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
CDP North America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. CDP North America, Inc. is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.