Careers in sustainability, climate tech, renewable energy, net zero, the circular economy, ESG and more

Avery Dennison averydennison.com

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

ENGIE Impact www.engieimpact.com

At ENGIE, we empower employees to act by working on useful missions to accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral world. We encourage individual creativity and collaboration to launch initiatives and develop innovative and sustainable solutions. We provide a caring and learning environment where everyone can flourish, grow and develop their careers. It's a pact between us, for the employees of today and tomorrow. 

Cause Consulting www.causeconsulting.com

Cause Consulting is a social impact strategy and communications firm. We craft and activate programs that differentiate brands, deliver social impact and inspire people to take action. As business strategists, program architects and social impact storytellers, we guide companies of all sizes to simultaneously strengthen business + impact society.

CleanCapital
CleanCapital www.cleancapital.com
Rheem Manufacturing Company www.rheem.com

Sustainability Engineering Manager At Rheem, we are looking for a strategic professional with core engineering competencies, superb analytical skills, and proven project management expertise to support our global sustainability initiative. She/He will serve as the point person for enterprise-level product and process sustainability initiatives, with a specific focus on influencing cross-functional stakeholders to advance sustainability priorities. This role will manage one direct report (Enterprise Sustainability Analyst) that will assist with the responsibilities tied to product and process sustainability. The Sustainability Engineering Manager will report directly to the Director, Sustainability and Brand Strategy.A successful candidate will demonstrate strong self-starter characteristics and the ability to collaborate across various internal functions including R&D/engineering, product management, facilities, operations, sourcing, marketing, and finance, as well as with external consultants and strategic partners. She/He will be the primary person responsible for standardizing existing product and process sustainability practices across the enterprise and initiating new sustainability projects that complement overall business objectives. She/He will oversee projects including product sustainability impacts & classification, zero waste to landfill & carbon footprint reduction in our global manufacturing, and product life cycle assessments. She/He will apply engineering principles to conduct site audits for energy efficiency and process optimization projects and forecast emissions reductions that may arise from such projects. The Sustainability Engineering Manager will be responsible for tracking, analyzing, and reporting manufacturing and product footprint data for both internal strategy and marketing purposes.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence at all levels of the organization and serve as a strategic sustainability advisor to senior leadership. He or she is results-oriented, enjoys leading a variety of projects with minimal supervision, and is skilled at liaising with external consultants. She/He will provide oversight and direction for the Enterprise Sustainability Analyst, including setting goals, assigning tasks, and managing workload to promote global success across product and process sustainability. The Sustainability Engineering Manager will guide the performance of their direct report to ensure projects are successfully completed on time and on budget. This role will also support other sustainability initiatives within Rheem utilizing the candidate’s analytical, statistical, and quantitative skillset to quantify environmental and business impacts.Do you possess excellent analytical skills, project management, and leadership skills? Are you passionate about connecting the dots between sustainability and increased product sales and market share? Then apply today to manage our product and process sustainability efforts, securing Rheem as the sustainability leader of the air and water industry. Job Title: Sustainability Engineering ManagerJob Location: Sandy Springs, GA- 30328Shift: Day Job/ Hybrid position/*This role can be virtual as long as you are willing to travel ~10% of the time. This would be to the Sandy Springs office at least a couple of times a year for in-person team collaboration but also traveling globally to select manufacturing sites for waste audits, etc.Employee Status: Full timeWHAT YOU’LL DO:  Build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships across the global businesses with sustainability ambassadorsServe as the engineering sustainability subject matter expert for Rheem, liaising with functional representatives and leadership to facilitate strategic, actionable plans to achieve Rheem’s 2025 sustainability goalsDevelop, implement, and manage efficient systems to track sustainability metrics including, but not limited to manufacturing and products—This role so sounds like operational excellence in the plant set up is that correct? Can you elaborate this?Perform in-depth analysis of operational improvement impacts and resulting emissions reductions using spreadsheets, databases, and custom programming -- Work closely with global manufacturing sites to ensure sustainability audits (e.g.: waste characterization) are performed in accordance with industry standardsIdentify, vet, and recommend external consultants for support in complex, large sustainability effortsPresent sustainability data and metrics to senior leadership to obtain buy-in for integrating sustainable development into core processes and decision-making.Liaise with internal functional leaders and SMEs to ensure that emerging sustainability-related issues are identified and evaluated, and business strategies and initiatives modified, as necessary to close any gaps and create long-term value.Analyze and present sustainability-related industry, economic, technological, and competitor trends and make recommendations regarding Rheem’s sustainability strategy WHAT YOU NEEDBachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical, industrial, chemical, etc.) or life sciences (biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, etc.)An advanced management degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience of wide-ranging sustainability/environmental consulting, product and operational sustainability, environmental science, and/or engineering rolesFamiliarity with GHG accounting, life cycle assessment, and environmental management standardsExperience with global manufacturing companies and/or companies with geographically and functionally diverse operationsProven experience successfully managing large, complex projects across multiple global businessesStrong analytical and critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problemsStrong organizational skills and flexibility; superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneouslyStrong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to build cross-functional relationships, manage direct reports, and thrive in a collaborative and team-oriented environment to accomplish objectives.Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an aptitude for breaking down complex ideas into simple terms Sound judgment, initiative to actively pursue high levels of performance and complete projects in a timely mannerAbility to effectively present to and influence internal stakeholders at various levels through strategic engagement and building/sharing a business case for initiativesUp-to-date knowledge and technical skills required to design, manage, and optimize sustainability systems/frameworksKnowledge of industrial process efficiency and productivityStrong environmental input-output analysis skills and a deep understanding of material/energy balance and process flow simulationsStrong statistical skills as applied to environmental database management Mastery of Microsoft Office software suite and Life Cycle Assessment tools (e.g.: SimaPro, Gabi software)Ability to travel globally may be required to audit and execute sustainability program

BlueLabs bluelabs.bamboohr.com

About BlueLabsBlueLabs is a leading provider of analytics services and technology for a variety of industry clients: including government, business, and political campaigns. We help our clients optimize their engagements with individual customers, supporters, and stakeholders to achieve their goals. Simply put: we help our partners do the most good by getting the most from their data. Today, our team of data analysts, scientists, engineers, and strategists come together from diverse backgrounds to share a passion for using data to solve the world’s greatest social and analytical challenges. We’ve served more than 400 organizations ranging from government agencies, advocacy groups, unions, political campaigns, international groups, and multinational companies. Along the way, we’ve developed some of the most innovative tools available in analytics, media optimization, reporting, and influencer outreach-- serving a diverse set of industries, including the automotive, travel, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, healthcare, media, telecom, and more.

Land Life Company
Land Life Company landlifecompany.com

Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company with the mission to help restore the world’s 2 billion hectares of degraded land. We plant trees at scale across the globe to kickstart ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. We are an international scale-up based in the Netherlands with projects in the US, Canada, Spain, Australia and other places. In the 2021 planting season, we have restored over 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of land globally, planting over 4 million trees.

Pure Earth
Pure Earth www.pureearth.org

Pure Earth (www.pureearth.org) is the leading international not-for-profit dedicated to reducing pollution, saving lives and protecting the planet. Pollution is the leading cause of death in the world; more than HIV, AIDS and TB combined. Pure Earth identifies and cleans up severely polluted places in low and middle-income countries, focusing on sites where human health, especially that of women and children, is most at risk. Since 1999, Pure Earth has completed 110 pilot projects in 27 countries, impacting 4.2 million lives. In addition, Pure Earth spearheaded a landmark pollution report published in 2017 in the world- renowned medical journal, The Lancet, which released new data on the health and economic impacts of pollution as well as the solutions. 

thinkPARALLAX
thinkPARALLAX www.thinkparallax.com

thinkPARALLAX is a leading, full-service ESG strategy and communications agency.

Novelis
Novelis careers-novelis.icims.com

Novelis’ Global Corporate Headquarters is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia and employs approximately 250 people. It is co-located with Novelis’ North America regional office which employs approximately 225 people. Supporting its 24 operations worldwide Novelis’ corporate office is home to the executive leadership team and global functions that support the automotive beverage can and high-end specialties value streams. The City of Atlanta provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural organizations and educational institutions including the Georgia Aquarium Woodruff Arts Center CNN Center Georgia Tech and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In the Atlanta area Novelis has strong community partnerships with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity GeorgiaFIRST and Agape Youth and Family Center in addition to many local museums and community groups. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.DISCLAIMER: In alignment with current Novelis policy and procedures, all Atlanta based employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to qualify for new employment at Novelis. Fully vaccinated means you have received the last recommended dose of any vaccine that has been approved by the CDC or World Health Organization. As the COVID-19 landscape is continuously evolving, this requirement is subject to change. Proof of vaccination status will be required to qualify for new employment at Novelis.

International Living Future Institute
International Living Future Institute www.living-future.org

The International Living Future Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to catalyze the transformation toward communities that are culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative. ILFI’s flagship program is the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most ambitious and holistic performance standard for resilient, healthy, and green buildings. ILFI offers other certifications, transparency labels, education, and events that enable organizations and individuals to communicate their commitment to a healthier world. We believe that the building industry can shift dramatically far faster and more radically than many assume. We also believe that the industry can and should address ecological impact, social impact, health impact and cultural impact as intersecting issues. Living Buildings are beacons for change, data points for skeptics, inspirational stories for young people, and test beds for innovation. We seek to affect change in the building industry by envisioning a Living Future and showing it’s possible to embody that future in practice and policy.

Edge Environment
Edge Environment www.edgeenvironment.com

Established in 2008, Edge is a full-service sustainability consultancy focused on Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Our teams are based in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Chile.We exist to help our clients create value from tackling one of the world’s most fundamental challenges: creating truly sustainable economies and societies. We do this by combining science, strategy, and storytelling in a way that gives our clients the confidence to take ambitious action and do well by doing good.  We support our clients by working across six areas:Sustainability leadership and communicationsESG and sustainability strategyCarbon and climate resilienceCircular economy and lifecycle thinkingSustainable and ethical procurementSustainable deliveryIn bringing together these diverse services, we are perfectly placed to guide clients from first steps to sustainability leadership, and from strategy through to on-the-ground implementation.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory www.lbl.gov

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA, https://diversity.lbl.gov/ideaberkeleylab/) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:Know your rights, click here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

FrameworkESG
FrameworkESG frameworkesg.com

FrameworkESG is a specialty consulting firm that helps clients align their thinking, strategies, and operations with evolving environmental, societal, and economic realities. Since our founding in 2003, our analyses, insights, and support have helped global companies build trust, reduce risk, and create long-term value.

MSCI
MSCI www.msci.com

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment communityWith over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading, research enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Ingram Micro corp.ingrammicro.com
TerraCorps
TerraCorps terracorps.org

Located in Lowell, MA, TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. Working at the intersection of land conservation, sustainable agriculture and food justice, we seek to bridge the gap between the urban, rural and suburban land movements historically segregated by socio-economic divides. Through our generative service, training and partnership model, we cultivate future conservation leaders and offer immediate capacity support to the local organizations they serve.

New Buildings Institute
New Buildings Institute newbuildings.org

New Buildings Institute (NBI) works collaboratively with industry market players—governments, utilities, energy efficiency advocates and building professionals—to promote advanced design practices, innovative technologies, public policies and programs that improve energy efficiency at the highest levels and decarbonize the built environment.

Port of Seattle www.portseattle.org

Founded in 1911 by a vote of the people as a special purpose government, the Port of Seattle's mission is to promote economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.Our vision is to add 100,000 jobs through economic growth led by the Port, for a total of 300,000 Port-related jobs in the region, while reducing our environmental footprint. We are committed to creating opportunity for all, stewarding our environment responsibly, partnering with surrounding communities, promoting social responsibility, conducting ourselves transparently and holding ourselves accountable.The Port of Seattle is a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.

Sustainable Northwest
Sustainable Northwest www.sustainablenorthwest.org

Sustainable Northwest is a conservation and community-focused nonprofit organization. Our work brings entrepreneurial solutions to natural resources challenges to keep lands healthy and provide economic and community benefits. We believe a healthy economy, environment, and community are indivisible, and that all are strengthened by wise partnerships, policies, and investments. Founded in 1994, our work focuses on forests; ranches; clean energy; water; and green markets. Through this spectrum of work, we help to ensure both rural communities and urban centers have healthy landscapes, resilient economies, and engaged communities. 

The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium sustainabilityconsortium.org

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global non-profit organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We work to enable a world where people can lead fulfilled lives in a way that decouples their impacts on people and the planet. Our members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle.

HowGood
HowGood howgood.com

About HowGood:HowGood is an independent research company with the world's largest database on product sustainability. With more than 33,000 ingredients, chemicals, and materials assessed, HowGood SaaS and impact data offerings help leading brands, retailers and investors improve their environmental and social impact. Through in-depth, ingredient-level insights into factors ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to animal welfare to labor risk, HowGood data powers strategic decision-making for the sourcing, manufacturing, merchandising, and marketing of sustainable products.The ideal candidate is talented and enjoys working collaboratively to design and deliver solutions to complex problems. We are looking for someone with vision, who can roll up their sleeves and become a can-do executor, delivering on-time and routing around roadblocks in a pinch. You will take on a leadership role in building our infrastructure, to provide a resilient foundation for our application and data science workloads.Responsibilities:Design and implement cloud architecture to support various product and data science workloadsWork with all teams and senior management to create platform and infrastructure solutionsMaintain testable/reproducible architectureAdvise and implement best practices and continuous improvement processes for security, alerting, and scalingRequirements:A strong point of view who can communicate their opinions to the team, as well as senior management5+ years experience with cloud-based environments (AWS preferred)Extensive experience with Docker and container orchestration (Kubernetes preferred)Skilled in security best-practices (DevSecOps)High proficiency in one or more scripting languages (python preferred)Enthusiastic about automated testing, logging, and documentationAn ideal candidate will also have experience with:Kubernetes (K8s) systems on AWSManaging Elasticsearch clustersDeploying python web/data-science workloadsWhy work at HowGood?Competitive salary, health benefits & paid vacationOffice in Upstate New York, but remote work is fineFlexible, relaxed but fast moving environmentHowGood has the world’s largest sustainability database and has recently completed the build for a new data model that allows for unprecedented flexibility in building metrics that help decision makers the world over understand the impact of their choices. Whether we are supporting NGO’s, business leads, product developers or individual shoppers, we help people understand the impact of their choices. Our model allows us to build metrics for measuring the impact of externalized costs faster and better than ever before. Applicants for this role should be excited to participate in creating new understandings, supporting better decision making and helping to change the world.Competitive benefits package available, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.HowGood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We aim to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

HowGood
HowGood howgood.com

HowGood is an independent research company with the world's largest database on product sustainability. With more than 33,000 ingredients, chemicals, and materials assessed, HowGood SaaS and impact data offerings help leading brands, retailers and investors improve their environmental and social impact. Through in-depth, ingredient-level insights into factors ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to animal welfare to labor risk, HowGood data powers strategic decision-making for the sourcing, manufacturing, merchandising, and marketing of sustainable products.

BuzzWord, Inc.
BuzzWord, Inc. www.gobuzzword.com

BuzzWord helps companies develop effective ESG and sustainability reporting and disclosure strategies, provides guidance on ESG reporting and rater frameworks, and creates credible and compelling ESG and sustainability reports and related communications.