(Berlin-based, linked to 2-year contract – secondments welcome)
CDSB is seeking a Project Manager with a robust understanding of the ESG/Sustainability reporting landscape.
Job Purpose and Background
The sustainable finance and ESG reporting landscape is evolving at a refreshing pace, which includes a shift from voluntary reporting to mandatory ESG reporting, strengthening of corporate governance codes and policies and convergence of reporting frameworks and standards. Europe is a key region within CDSB’s engagement activities, with our own research demonstrating that the quality of corporate reporting in line with existing EU regulations on climate and sustainability information is falling well short of the intended purpose and decision usefulness for investors. To address this, CDSB is currently finishing up the second year of the 4-year, €2.9 million FinAction Project to scale up nature-related financial disclosures across Europe through corporate and policy engagement, supported by rigorous research and technical thought leadership.
To continue to grow this activity, CDSB is seeking a motivated Project Manager with a robust understanding of the ESG/Sustainability reporting landscape, ideally in the European context. This role will manage this project and play an important role in supporting its delivery, including contributing to policy, corporate engagement and communications related activities, as necessary.
CDSB is an international, award-winning initiative and this position in the global Secretariat provides the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to make your mark on the corporate reporting landscape, helping to ensure the crucial interface between financial and non-financial information related to climate, the broader environment, as well as social issues.
The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification and a proven track record in this area, with proven project management skills, entrepreneurial flair and solid understanding of ESG/sustainability disclosure and reporting practice.
CDP hosts the global Secretariat, and the roles will be based in CDP Europe’s offices in Berlin (with current working from home policy in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
About the role:
Working closely with CDSB’s Policy & External Affairs Director and collaborating with the wider CDSB and CDP Europe team, the successful candidate will:
This new role role offers opportunities for advancing and influencing corporate ESG/sustainbaility reporting in Europe and globally through the coordination of an enthusiastic international team. The successful candidate will be working with a broad range of national and international initiatives, as well as regulatory developments including the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, stock exchange listing requirements, and efforts to achieve mandatory reporting of climate and natural capital in different jurisdictions worldwide.
The successful candidate will have:
What we offer:
The contract of employment will be with CDP (Worldwide) Europe gemeinnützige GmbH. Some international travel may be required, once it is safe to do so.
The successful candidate will work five days per week and must be able to work legally in Germany. This full-time role will be located at our office in Berlin, Germany. The successful candidate will work closely with global CDSB Secretariat, notably the CDSB Policy & External Affairs Director and report to the CDP Europe Deputy Director for Corporate Engagement.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; early application is encouraged.
Start date: 1. July 2021
Interested? Interested candidates should submit their complete application documents (motivation letter addressed to Michael Zimonyi, CV, references/certificates and salary expectations) in English, as a single PDF file and via email to [email protected] with “CDSB Senior Project Manager, EU ESG Reporting – First name Last name” in the subject line.
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