Associates at BSR are responsible for conducting research and analysis, writing, planning logistics, and other support on BSR advisory services for the benefit of BSR members, funders, or other clients. This will include participating in business consulting and training work as required, with a specific focus on sustainability reporting. The position is full-time and based in San Francisco.
-Support project managers in implementing projects with member and other companies, particularly through research, writing, and consulting on a range of sustainability issue areas.
-Support BSR teams in research, knowledge management, tool creation, and PowerPoint development to enable improved project execution and effective business development.
-Support the Sustainability Management team in execution of projects in strategy, stakeholder engagement, ethics and governance, and corporate reporting. Depth of experience in sustainability reporting frameworks is particularly valuable for this role.
-Conduct primary and secondary research and analysis on sustainability leadership practices and emerging issues and trends across industries utilizing a wide range of sources, including web searches, interviews, and other methodologies.
-Support senior colleagues in the development of work plans, schedules, and budgets for the delivery of projects.
-Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting sustainability data.
-Contribute to the content and design of working group meetings, trainings, and workshops, and ensure the accuracy of all materials.
-Provide assistance on special projects and assignments as requested to help BSR accomplish its mission and goals.
NOTE: Only candidates with these specific requirements will be considered:
-Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience), or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience.
-Knowledge of strategy development, innovation, trend-spotting and/or scenario planning, and ability to identify new voices and approaches to shape future-oriented approaches to sustainable business.
-Experience in one of BSR’s core industries in San Francisco is a plus (Consumer Products or Information and Communications Technology are primary for this role).
-Demonstrated excellence in project management, stakeholder engagement, and integrating sustainability best practices across an organization.
-Knowledge of sustainability standards, reporting mechanisms (e.g. GHG Protocol, CDP, GRI, etc.), and processes (ex. carbon footprint, life-cycle analysis, energy management, carbon neutrality, etc.).
-Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills.
-Ability to influence others to work collaboratively.
-Strong organizational skills, including the ability to meet stringent deadlines, communicate progress on projects or event planning, and work with managers to coordinate multiple projects concurrently.
-Excellent interpersonal skills, for working with both internal and external clients.
-High degree of fluency in English, with fluency in Spanish or French a plus.
-Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment.
-Willingness to undertake business travel (up to 25%).
-High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity, and a commitment to BSR’s mission.
BSR is committed to developing an inclusive work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission.
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