Job Purpose and Background
The CDSB Secretariat team is ambitious, dynamic and works to build environmentally resilient capital markets through the inclusion of environmental and climate information into mainstream corporate reporting.
As Technical Manager, you will support the delivery of CDSB’s technical work programme through the provision of substantive technical advice and development of practical training, advocacy and capacity-building materials directed towards companies, investors, policymakers and regulators globally. The focus of your activities will be working to produce high-quality and technically-robust materials on natural capital, forests, biodiversity and land use to enhance corporate disclosures related to climate, natural capital and social information globally.
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 and the environment.
The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification and a proven track record in this area, with strong analytical and technical writing skills and a solid understanding of the regulatory/legal/policy context. Each candidate should possess the ability to broker practical solutions to complex cross-cutting technical challenges.
CDP hosts the global Secretariat, and the roles will be based in CDP’s London offices. The role will report to CDSB's Technical Director.
About the role
Working closely with CDSB’s Technical Director, and collaborating with the wider CDSB team, the successful candidate will undertake research and produce substantive knowledge resources, successfully blending theory and practice, to support climate-related and environmental disclosures in mainstream reports aligned to the TCFD, with the primary audience as governments and regulators globally. The role requires collaboration with leading national and international policymakers, international businesses, intergovernmental organisations, institutional investors, regulators and stock exchanges, the accountancy industry, professional associations, NGOs and academia.
This role offers opportunities for advancing and influencing technical research and analysis related to a broad range of national and international initiatives and legal and regulatory developments including the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, stock exchange listing requirements, and efforts to achieve mandatory reporting of climate and natural capital in different jurisdictions worldwide.
The successful candidate(s) will have:
The contract of employment will be with CDP Worldwide. Some international travel may be required, when safe to do so to deliver in person workshops/events.
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience.
What we offer:
30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and other benefits.
Deadline for applications: Deadline: 1pm GMT Wednesday 24th March 2021, with interviews starting to take place from 26th March. Secondments welcome.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Interested candidates should submit their complete application documents (motivation / cover letter addressed to Ravi Abeywardana, CV, and salary expectations) in English, as a single PDF file and via email to [email protected] with “Technical Manager” – First name Last name” in the subject line. Applicants that do not include a motivation / cover letter will not be considered.
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