We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support CDP’s work on the Science Based Targets Initiative.
Job Purpose and Background
Are you passionate about how financial services companies can contribute to a climate resilient, environmentally sustainable future? CDP is looking for a manager to join the SBTi team to provide a critical contribution helping financial institutions align their activities with the Paris Agreement. This is an excellent opportunity to make an impact globally on how banks, insurers, asset managers and owners respond to the key environmental challenges of climate change.
You will work to create new relationships, grow and maintain existing relationships globally with the goal of amplifying and accelerating the adoption of SBTs in the financial sector. A core responsibility will be to manage and expand the number of Financial Institutions engaging with the SBTi. The role requires the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within CDP and the SBTi global teams. You will work in close coordination with the SBTi Corporate Engagement team and the Financial Institutions core team.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated to create positive change through financial sector action, thrives in a dynamic, multi-stakeholder environment, enjoys thinking holistically and creatively as well as working on implementation and delivery. The role is flexible and requires an understanding of financial markets, products, as well as sustainability and ESG issues facing the financial sector. You will utilise your skills in project management, research and analysis to help develop the SBTi’s new resources and guidance, gaining understanding of current trends and best practices in target setting and portfolio alignment within the financial sector.
About the SBTi
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a joint initiative between CDP, UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund, aiming to catalyze change towards a net-zero economy by driving the adoption of GHG emission reduction targets in the corporate sector that are consistent with the ambition required to keep temperature increase well-below 2°C. Over 1,000 of the world’s largest and most influential companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative to date. Please visit www.sciencebasedtargets.org to find out more.
Key responsibilities include:
You will have the following skills and experience:
Desirable criteria (optional)
This is a full-time role reporting to the Senior Technical Manager, SBTs and based in our one of our global offices in Berlin, London or New York but would be temporarily working from home. This role is a fixed term contract for 12 months. Interested applicants must be have a right to work in the country they are applying to work in. We cannot sponsor this role.
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Before you apply
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How to apply
Please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to [email protected] with ‘SBTi Investor Engagement Manager’ followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline is July 23, 2021.