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

New Jersey Conservation Foundation
New Jersey Conservation Foundation njconservation.org

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization. We rely on philanthropic support and grants from a variety of public and private organizations and individual donors.Through acquisition and stewardship, we protect strategic lands, promote strong land use policies, and forge partnerships through education and assistance programs, to achieve conservation goals.Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has protected over 125,000 acres of natural areas and farmland in New Jersey – from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bay, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks.

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Climate Action Reserve
Climate Action Reserve www.climateactionreserve.org

As the premier carbon offset registry for the North American carbon market, the Climate Action Reserve encourages action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by ensuring the environmental integrity and financial benefit of emissions reduction projects.The Reserve establishes high quality standards for carbon offset projects, oversees independent third-party verification bodies, issues carbon credits generated from such projects and tracks the transaction of credits over time in a transparent, publicly-accessible system.The Reserve offsets program demonstrates that high-quality carbon offsets foster real reductions in GHG pollution, support activities that reduce local air pollution, spur growth in new green technologies and allow emission reduction goals to be met at lower cost.The transparent processes, multi-stakeholder participation and rigorous standards of the Reserve help earn confidence that registered emissions reductions are real, additional, verifiable, enforceable and permanent. The Reserve’s expertise and insight helped inform the development of the State of California’s cap-and-trade program, which adopted four of the Reserve’s protocols for use in its regulation.The Reserve began as the California Climate Action Registry, which was created by the State of California in 2001 to address climate change through voluntary calculation and public reporting of emissions. The California Registry helped over 415 leading California-based corporations, organizations, government agencies and municipalities to voluntarily calculate and publicly report their GHG emissions. Its established expertise in emissions accounting translated into expertise in emissions reductions accounting for the North American carbon market.

Digital Realty www.digitalrealty.com

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents.

World Resources Institute www.wri.org

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of over 1,600 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

Humanscale
Humanscale www.humanscale.com

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work. Our award-winning office products – seating, sit/stand desks, technology support and lighting – have led the industry in performance and simplicity for over 35 years.

city of san jose www.sanjoseca.gov
Clean Energy Fuels
Clean Energy Fuels www.cleanenergyfuels.com
11th Hour Racing
11th Hour Racing 11thhourracing.org

From plastic pollution to climate change to the environmental impacts of our sport, our oceans are threatened. The clock is ticking. 11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community and maritime industries to advance solutions and practices that protect and restore the health of our ocean. Inspired by and furthering the mission of The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing embraces sponsorships, grantees, and ambassadors who integrate sustainability into their values and operations while educating, innovating and inspiring people with the critical message of ocean stewardship.We believe fostering environmentally sustainable practices on and off the water is critical to the restoration of our ocean and its vital resources. As one steers a boat with a gentle, steady hand, 11th Hour Racing strives to advance winning environment and performance practices one degree at a time.

Edison Energy
Edison Energy www.edisonenergy.com
MCE
MCE www.mcecleanenergy.org

MCE’s mission is to confront the climate crisis by eliminating fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, producing renewable energy, and creating equitable community benefits.Why renewable? To help solve a critical issue that affects us all. Renewables come from constantly replenishing a virtually limitless supply of natural resources. Think sun, wind, bioenergy, small hydro, and geothermal heat. By turning to these sources instead of fossil fuels, we can help create a clean and secure energy future for California.

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.