CDP Europe is a charitable organization registered in Brussels and Berlin and on the EU Transparency Register since 2012. It is part of the CDP Global System, a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with over 590 investors with $110 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.
Over 10,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2020, including more than 9,600 companies worth over 50% of global market capitalization, and over 940 cities, states and regions, representing a combined population of over 2.6 billion.
Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. CDP is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. Visit cdp.net or follow us @CDP and on LinkedIn to find out more.
CDP Europe, one of the world’s leading climate change NGO’s, is seeking a highly motivated individual to join CDP Europe’s Corporate Relations team. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with global multinationals around the disclosure requirements of their strategies to mitigate climate change, improve water security and tackle deforestation. We seek staff motivated to work with people, nurture relationships, contribute to major income streams such as admin fee and sponsorships, and generate leads for our membership programs, as well as interested in efficient processes and the application of our questionnaires and scoring methodologies to corporate sustainability success.
The role includes
- Lead CDPs company engagement with a certain cluster of high impact companies in the DACH region and ensure that this cluster contributes to CDPs overall strategic objectives for our work with companies;
- Strategically engage with these companies to support their environmental management, CDP reporting, memberships and commitments;
- Ensuring high disclosure rates for all CDP programs in the region and generating leads for our membership (Supply Chain and Reporter Services) and commitment programs (particularly the Science-Based Targets initiative);
- Building/strengthening the relationship and collaboration with relevant local actors/networks/multipliers that can support CDP in pursuing its mission in the region; overtake speaking opportunities on partner events and webinars;
- Manage and develop these relationships along the CDP journey to environmental leadership, following CDPs strategic priorities;
- Input into and organize technical events, in particular Spring Workshops; input into and support CDP Europe’s annual European Award Ceremony;
- Overtake responsibility within the team by e.g. mentoring junior colleagues, coordinating the implementation of processes or engagement strategies across the team, etc.;
- Developing and providing to the team guidance on engagement strategies for one or more dedicated business sectors strongly present in the DACH region, such as chemicals, steel or similar;
- Assisting with ad-hoc tasks as required.
The successful candidate should have
- Minimum BA/BSc degree or equivalent experience (Master’s degree preferred);
- 4+ years of prior work experience in the corporate sustainability space in the DACH region (eg. in a CSR department, an environmental consultancy, an NGO or similar); experience with working with external partners is a strong asset;
- Knowledge and previous work experience related to heavy industry sectors (such as steel, cement or similar) and/or the financial services industry are a strong asset;
- Native-level German language skills;
- Excellent English skills (verbal and written – minimum C1 level);
- Keen interest in corporate sustainability themes and related company challenges; knowledge of and experience working with environmental subjects, particularly climate neutrality, biodiversity and/or water security matters is a strong asset;
- Enjoy working with people and large corporations for a good purpose, excellent communication and negotiation skills;
- Ability to interact convincingly with people at different levels of seniority and from different cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to take initiative, prioritise and work calm under pressure;
- Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel, Word, Power Point) and CRM systems;
- Willingness to travel across continental Europe on occasion.
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).
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, and will work closely with the Corporate Relations team and related roles in other teams. The role is limited to 2 years with the aim of long-term cooperation.
Interested candidates should submit their application documents (motivation letter addressed to Alice Rimpot, CV, references/certificates, salary expectations and earliest starting date) in English via our recruiting platform https://cdp-europe.jobs.personio.de/job/439591.
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