Associate Director (gn) Corporate Relations

CDP Europe

  • Would you enjoy working to preserve our planet? 
  • Are you excited about driving environmental reporting and action among Europe's largest companies?
  • Are you keen to shape the future of one of CDP’s key impact programs in Europe?
  • Then this role might be just the right fit for you.

CDP Europe is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead CDP’s disclosure engagement work in continental Europe. CDP’s Corporate Relations Team is responsible for engaging companies to disclose environmental information on climate change, water security, forests and biodiversity to their investors and customers, leading them through the disclosure process and encouraging them to ramp up their environmental action.

The role includes

  • Lead CDP’s investor disclosure program in Europe: Overall responsibility for disclosure objectives as agreed with Director Corporate Engagement Europe, i.e. growth of responders particularly to CDP’s water security and forests questionnaires, growth of income, managing and supporting CDP responders throughout the year, and development of CDP’s products and services;
  • Coordinate and line-manage CDP Europe’s Corporate Relations team, currently consisting of six Engagement staff, one Analyst and one Admin and Project Specialist;
  • Set up disclosure engagement strategies (particularly based on capital market requirements for ESG data), timelines, and approaches, and identify effective ways how to enable this work through data and business intelligence, as well as processes and structures;
  • External representation: Represent CDP’s Corporate Relations program externally, serving as an advocate for the importance of environmental disclosure, e.g. in meetings with key European corporate stakeholders or at conferences; strike a cautious balance between pushing companies to do more, and keeping them engaged and encouraged;
  • Internal representation: Represent the program and the European office in CDP’s global program management structures, ensuring that European requirements are anchored, and overtaking global responsibility over program-related work areas such as communication or staff training;
  • Ensure successful cooperation and harmonization with other stakeholder teams (e.g. Capital Markets, Policy), and other corporate teams (e.g. Supply Chain team) – both within Europe and globally.

The successful candidate should have


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience;
  • Minimum BA/BSc degree, Masters preferred or relevant experience;
  • Good understanding/knowledge of corporate sustainability matters, ideally applied in a practical context;
  • Experience leading high performing teams, including the line management of staff;
  • Experience with responsibility for own project or team budget of >1 Mio. €;
  • Good business communications experience and a very strong command of business language, with ability to interact convincingly with people at different levels of seniority and different cultural backgrounds, and ability to represent a topic or program in- and externally;
  • Ability to build strong, trusted relationships with corporate clients; ideally with existing contacts in networks across businesses in Europe, including relevant contacts within trade associations and industry working groups;
  • Strong organisational and planning skills – both at strategic and operational levels;
  • Proven data analysis skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel and Power Point);
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work within an annual process with shifting priorities;
  • Flexibility and creative problem-solving;
  • Endurance and perseverance;
  • Fluent in English. Another European language, particularly French, German or Polish, would be a plus.


  • Knowledge of client relationship management systems (CRM software);
  • Experience in working on climate change, water security, deforestation and/or biodiversity within a corporate environment;
  • Experience with financial markets, in particular their usage of sustainability-related information;
  • Experience with corporate disclosure requirements, particularly on European level (e.g. Taxonomy, CSRD, etc.).

What we offer

  • Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated team;
  • Working with many dedicated and passionate people for a good cause;
  • Competitive NGO salary and annual bonus (depending on company results);
  • 30 days annual holidays;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Company Pension with Allianz;
  • Monthly contribution to public transport ticket (BVG Monatskarte);
  • Modern office at WeWork (Sony Center) with free networking events, and hot and cold beverages.

Further information

The successful candidate will work five days per week and must be able to work legally in Germany. This full-time role is based at our office in Berlin, Germany. Interested? Interested candidates should submit their complete application documents (motivation letter, CV, references/certificates, and salary expectations) addressed to David Lammers in English, via our recruiting platform.

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