Associate Director, Climate Change Posted Jun 06
BSR , New York, NY

Over the past several years BSR has built a strong foundation to support business action on climate change. The Associate Director, Climate Change will play a leading role in BSR’s climate area of expertise, which catalyzes climate action by helping companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience to inevitable climate impacts, and engage with inbound climate regulation. This includes advisory services work with companies and other stakeholders, company collaborations and convening, and thought leadership and research.

The Associate Director, Climate Change will work closely with BSR colleagues from multiple industries and areas of expertise to develop business opportunities, deliver consulting and grant-funded projects that provide high value to BSR members and other leading companies interested in taking climate action, and generate thought leadership which undergirds these activities.

This position is full-time, based in New York.


-Business Development: The Associate Director will have significant responsibility for developing opportunities to work with BSR’s 250 member companies on climate action. This will require the successful candidate to effectively partner and co-create with BSR’s industry directors. He or she will also have additional responsibility for business development with private foundations, public sector funders, and other partners.

-Project Implementation: The Associate Director will play a key role in BSR’s delivery of consulting services, collaborative initiatives, and applied research on climate change. The successful candidate will oversee several projects at any one time, working actively with project teams and providing thought partnership to project managers.

-Thought Leadership and External Representation: The Associate Director will represent both BSR and our climate change practice to external audiences by presenting at industry conferences, writing publications, forming beneficial external partnerships, and creating other opportunities to raise the profile of BSR more broadly.

-Internal Management: The Associate Director will contribute to the management of BSR’s global climate team, working closely with team leadership.


-Degree in business, law, public policy, or other relevant discipline required, with a strong preference for a graduate degree.
-Demonstrated expertise in one or more specific areas relevant to climate change.
-Demonstrated expertise on how the private sector addresses climate change and on how the landscape of private sector action is evolving.
-Significant experience in the private sector or other relevant institutions (7-10 years) required, including the ability to generate business opportunities, to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to deliver for internal or external clients.
-Proven track record in developing financial support from business, private foundations, and other funders to enable project implementation.
-Proven leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor other team members.
-Collaborative mindset and the intellectual agility to work with companies in various industries.
-Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
-Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
-Willingness to undertake business travel (approximately 20% of work time).
-Fluent in English, with an additional major language strongly preferred.
-Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial organization.
-High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity.


BSR is committed to developing an inclusive work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill and is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission.

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