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

IMPACT Community Action www.impactca.org

IMPACT Community Action’s mission is “to fight poverty by providing hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self-sufficiency.”IMPACT’s call to action is the "ripple effect” -- the repercussions of an event or situation experienced far beyond its immediate location. Moreover, IMPACT’s brand identity was inspired by the following quote from Senator Robert F. Kennedy ...“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Unreasonable Group
Unreasonable Group unreasonablegroup.com

Our world cannot wait. We create trusted partnerships and move capital to ensure a just future. Now.We are a Colorado-based, international company that supports a Fellowship for growth-stage entrepreneurs, channels exclusive deal-flow to investors, and partners with institutions to discover profit in solving global problems.The 314 ventures in the Unreasonable Fellowship operate across more than 180 countries, have collectively generated $8.1 bn in revenue, raised $9.2 bn in financing, and are positively impacting the lives of more than 1.4 bn people.As a community, we exist to re-purpose capitalism. Sound Unreasonable? We hope so. Because reasonable ideas seldom change anything.

Vanguard Renewables www.vanguardrenewables.com
Greenbiz www.greenbiz.com
The Water Council thewatercouncil.com

The Water Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and global hub dedicated to solving critical global water challenges by driving freshwater innovation and advancing water stewardship.

Solar United Neighbors www.solarunitedneighbors.org

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) organizes local communities across the United States to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. We’re searching for applicants who believe in our mission, want to help us grow, and want to grow with us.

Gridium gridium.com

Gridium is a venture-backed SaaS application provider with a mission to bring cost-effective energy savings to commercial real estate. We have been delivering deep energy savings to our customers for 10 years and we are now growing faster than ever due to increasing demand for real energy solutions.We have been an all-remote company since our founding, and we love the fact that remote work gives us flexibility to balance our roles as employees, parents, family members, or however else we round out our time. Of course, spending time face-to-face is important, so once a quarter we pick a city and meet up for several days of highly productive and highly fun planning and doing.We have a casual, cooperative work environment where everyone’s ideas matter. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Center for Sustainable Business www.sustainablebusiness.pitt.edu

The Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) at the University of Pittsburgh aims to promote the adoption of more sustainable business practices. Through innovative research, specialized education and training, and critical thought leadership, the CSB helps companies learn how to leverage their investments in sustainability across all functions of the organization to generate better business and societal outcomes.

SELC www.southernenvironment.org
CEF www.corporateecoforum.com

CEF is an invitation-only senior executive network comprised of Fortune 500 companies spanning two dozen industries with combined revenues over $4 trillion. It provides a year-round neutral, pre- competitive space for Chief Sustainability Officers and other influential executives to exchange best practices, collaborate, and incubate new ideas to drive sustainable value creation and innovation. 

Driscoll's www.driscolls.com

Driscoll’s is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.  Driscoll’s exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners. Driscoll’s is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries ™. For more information, please visit our website at www.driscolls.com.

Simplicity – Building Consultancy simplicity-consultant.business.site

“Simplicity” is the inevitable result of a necessity. Overcomplicated Design, Construction and Planning systems are everywhere. The traditional construction project is organized into three “camps” with diverse interests that sometimes converge and other times are opposed: owner, designer and contractor. Project participants come into their camps at various times during the project, with designers coming on early, construction managers (if any) coming on in mid- design, and general and trade contractors coming on after design is substantially complete. Project communications typically reflect contractual lines, so that a trade contractor’s issues flow up to the GC, over to the architect or owner, and if needed, down to the design consultant having the answer. This resulting in many developers feeling their project controls were not adequate, and project management and cost controls specialists often think there is need of improvement. Main offices:Asia & Pacific: Macau SAR, P.R.ChinaEurope: Carcavelos, Portugal ExpertiseSustainable DevelopmentBuilding & Urban RehabilitationDesign ManagementProgramme ManagementConstruction Management

Shades of Green Permaculture
Shades of Green Permaculture shadesofgreenpermaculture.com

We are a regenerative landscape design, build, and education firm located in Atlanta and serving the southeast. Every outdoor space we create contributes to protecting biodiversity, growing food, medicine, and pollinator habitat, building soil, and restoring the water cycle. Most gardens are designed to be high-input systems⏤, water-intensive, chemically-dependent, and high maintenance. Instead of toxic, resource-heavy conventional landscapes, we build health from the ground up by transitioning landscapes to become ecologically sound, healthy ones. Our work is to reconcile the human-built environment and the natural world, creating a conversation between the two that is life-giving. 

Great Lakes Cheese
Great Lakes Cheese www.greatlakescheese.com

Job OverviewThe Sustainability Analyst will fulfill a variety of responsibilities to advance the company’s sustainability efforts. The Analyst will provide seamless execution of tasks including project management and responding to customer requests, independently and in collaboration with leaders and peers. Job ResponsibilitiesDevelop metrics, baselines and targets to drive improvement programs and risk management around materials management, renewable energy, science-based emissions reduction targets, green building, and sustainable packaging.Respond to customer requests regarding sustainability efforts, including completing surveys such as Carbon Disclosure Project.Support customer audits regarding HR and sustainability efforts.Consult cross-functionally to help define and execute on sustainability action plans.Build, maintain, and enhance internal databases and data collection processes for sustainability initiatives and goals.Keep a regular pulse on key stakeholders to ensure appropriate prioritization of initiatives.Track and keep abreast of regulatory developments and changes to reporting standards and best in class corporate behaviorResearch emerging sustainability and social responsibility trends, provide summary on areas of opportunity, and independently explore approved opportunities.Provide a sustainability perspective on internal cost benefit analysis and critical benchmarking researchCurate and draft annual Corporate Sustainability Report.GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.Required Education and ExperienceBachelor's Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution.3 years or more of experience in related field.Capabilities and experience in data management and reporting.Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship.Preferred Education and ExperiencePrevious professional experience in a manufacturing setting.Ability to independently manage multiple priorities, troubleshoot and problem solve. Ability to communicate complex concepts and issues to different audiences.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Ability to make sound, independent decisions based on functional expertise and experience. ​

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. 

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.