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

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.

TDi Sustainability
TDi Sustainability tdi-sustainability.com

TDi Sustainability is a global consultancy that helps businesses the world over to be more sustainable. Along the length and breadth of the supply chain, from artisanal mine to multinational corporation, we use our expertise to build responsible supply chains that work for people, for business and for the planet. Our in-depth understanding of sectors and corresponding regulation is recognised as industry-leading.From detailed auditing and research to strategic planning, our services result in a positive social, economic and environmental impact on upstream communities. Our small team of specialist practitioners brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge. Whether boots on the ground or suits in the boardroom, TDi is a valuable partner for customers who embrace the need to empower and communicate responsible sourcing.

Greenstone www.greenstoneplus.com
Greenstone+ www.greenstoneplus.com

At Greenstone, we provide award-winning software solutions that enable our clients to achieve their sustainability goals and become responsible businesses. Greenstone has been providing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for over 15 years and our clients are currently in over 100 countries worldwide across 15 industry sectors.Through our suite of sustainability, supply chain and ESG software solutions, we enable our clients to collect, manage and analyze the data required to inform and support their sustainability journeys. We build long-term partnerships with our clients and constantly develop and innovate to stay ahead of their evolving sustainability management and reporting requirements.  Greenstone has a team of specialists that take an active interest in our clients’ ambitions and ensure that our solutions and services enable their success. In a context of constant change and limited sustainability resource, clients can rely on the Greenstone team to help them achieve their sustainability goals, and keep them on top of reporting trends, frameworks and legislation. As part of this effort, our in-house team of developers use cutting edge innovation and technology to constantly evolve Greenstone’s suite of software solutions. 

Solidaridad North America
Solidaridad North America www.solidaridadnetwork.org

Solidaridad is a global non-profit network organization working to make commodity supply chains socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. Founded in 1969, Solidaridad today has over 1,000 employees working in 43 countries on five continents. Solidaridad’s unique network structure consists of eight legally independent regional offices, ensuring that initiatives are locally-led while providing opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, tools and methodologies between regions.Solidaridad North America is a 501(c)(3) organization representing the network among US and Canada-based donors and implementation partners.

Bank of the West
Bank of the West www.bankofthewest.com

At Bank of the West, your money has values as well as value. We know money deposited in a bank has the power to finance positive change. So we are taking action to support activities that help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are redefining banking for a better future by focusing on areas where we believe we can have a real impact: supporting energy transition, helping enable women entrepreneurs, and financing innovative start-ups. As the bank for a changing world, Bank of the West is committed to sustainable finance along with our parent company BNP Paribas. Through Digital Channels and offices across the U.S., Bank of the West provides financial tools and resources to more than 2 million individuals, families and businesses.

Additional Ventures www.additionalventures.org
EverZinc www.everzinc.com
The Nature Conservancy www.nature.org

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. 

Upstream
Upstream upstreamsolutions.org

Upstream® was founded in 2003 as a public-interest, non-profit organization by a group of Zero Waste activists in the US and Canada. While working together in the 1990s, these leaders felt too many environmental groups were only focused on “downstream” or “end of pipe” solutions like recycling and composting. But they knew we can’t recycle or compost our way to a sustainable future. We have to work “upstream” to redesign the systems generating all the waste in the first place. So we’ve been hard at work for nearly 20 years - ideating, co-creating and accelerating real-world practical solutions to plastic pollution and today’s throw-away culture. We're building a movement to "make throw-away go away" through business, policy and cultural innovation. We still have a lot of work to do, but together with our partners - we are changing the world for the better. And we want you to join us.

Upstream Tech
Upstream Tech www.upstream.tech

We are a mission-driven technology companyOur software products make cutting-edge remote sensing and machine learning technology accessible and easy to use, in order to accelerate the pace, scale, and impact of environmental work around the globe.

Moonlight Technologies www.moonlighttech.co

We believe in the power of nature to create a more sustainable, safer, and healthier world. We exist to help create that world. We create 100% natural, sustainable, and carbon negative technologies for fabrics, surfaces, and hardwoods that protect and enhance people's lives worldwide.

RS&H www.rsandh.com

RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. With a tradition of excellence that began in 1941, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, quality service, business success and valuing associates.

Native, a Public Benefit Corporation
Native, a Public Benefit Corporation www.native.eco
GreenWaste Recovery
GreenWaste Recovery greenwaste.com

GreenWaste has been an industry leader in recycling and waste diversion for more than 35 years and is on a growth trajectory after private equity investment in 2021. Our business was founded on principles of environmental sustainability, and innovation is a cornerstone of our ongoing operations and growth strategy. GreenWaste specializes in all aspects of material collection, processing, and sales, tailoring our service offerings to the unique needs of our customers and communities, and helping to shape the evolution of the solid waste and recycling industry. We work directly with 20+ municipalities and 50+ jurisdictions, operate highly regulated facilities in 10+ locations and have 1,000+ employees.

Austin Energy Green Building austinenergy.com

Austin Energy® Green Building’s mission is to cultivate innovation in building and transportation for the enrichment of the community’s environmental, economic and human well-being. In 1991, AEGB developed the first rating system in the U.S. for evaluating the sustainability of buildings, creating a model for many other cities as well as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system. Today, AEGB continues to positively influence city policies and energy codes while raising public awareness and creating demand for sustainable building practices.

Universal Music Group www.universalmusic.com

Director, Global ESG & SustainabilityDepartment: Finance Location: Remote, United States, West Coast preferred Who we are: We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world. Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities.We are a Dutch–American multinational corporation with corporate headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands and operational headquarters located in Santa Monica, California. In September 2021 we became a public company on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.Who you are:   We are currently seeking a passionate, engaging and financial team player to join the ESG team. This position reports to the SVP and combines elements of reporting (data collection process implementation, validation, and attestation), strategy, team collaboration, and engagement of working groups to deliver and report targets aligned with business goals. This role requires a combination of environmental reporting and cross-functional coalition building experience.  The ideal candidate is an expert in managing financial systems, data collection, and audit management, and is well versed in the major ESG reporting frameworks. They will also have proven experience building cross-functional stakeholder engagement programs and supporting strategy development. How the team JIVES:   Newly formed last August just before going public, we are a growing ESG team of four committed and passionate ESG specialists based in LA, San Francisco and Portland reporting to the US CFO and EVP Controller. We set the ESG strategy, embed it across cross-functional working groups, and report results into the Annual Report. How you’ll CREATE:  Strategy & Risk (10%)Support the SVP with development and adoption of UMG’s ESG program strategy Proactively capitalize on opportunities to drive implementationSupport annual risk assessment and materiality reviews including:Coordinates alignment with Internal Audit for Financial and ESG risk reviewsSupports leadership engagement, reviews and content submission Integrates risk results into annual ESG Reporting Framework development processTeam Coordination (20%)Manages and develops ESG team members in alignment with stated team and organizational goals:Ensures that team has clear sight lines to individual obligations and deadlinesEnsures team resources are aligned to maximize productivity and learningSupports development of team’s deep ESG expertise and fosters a culture of learningIdentifies team learning opportunities and estimates plan/budgeting to executeSupports staff to set and track right-size goals with reasonable timeframes and challengeDevelops and deploys hybrid/remote team management best practicesAcknowledges team member contributions and milestone accomplishmentsQuickly identifies opportunities for and delivers critical, constructive feedbackFosters a culture of high integrity, meritocracy, and accountabilityStakeholder Engagement (30%)Manage Cross-Functional Working Groups:Be the first line of support for ESG Working GroupsManage engagement calendar and agendaContribute subject matter expertise to initiatives developmentTrack working group priorities, KPIs and overall initiative portfolio, mapping the impact and progress to material topicsDevelop system to incorporate working group initiatives and KPI progress into ESG data collection and reporting processes Track and validate working group decarbonisation efforts and their impact against organizational targets·      Engage Internal Partners (Business Affairs, People Inclusion & Culture, Supply Chain, Public Policy, Communications, et al.) to:Develop and coordinate strategy that advances ESG goalsRaise awareness of ESG commitments and progress to stakeholders, including the investment communityDevelop content for the ESG portion of the IR website, working with internal partners to build out and refresh contentDevelop content review process for Board and shareholder reportingManage External Consultants:Evaluate and coordinate consulting efforts to support scope of work execution and reportingRegularly executes proactive third-party management and reporting on third party accomplishments and on-time deliverablesReporting (40%) ·      Maintain deep understanding of ESG landscape, reporting and disclosure trends and key stakeholders including:reporting and disclosure trendsthe ratings agency ecosystemreporting frameworks and standardsdisclosure legislationo  and peer/company best practicesDevelop Frameworks & Systems:Annual development and implementation of the ESG reporting framework and indicator measurement methodologies in alignment with material topics, working group priorities, KPIs and reference reporting frameworksProactively develops process improvements and efficiencies without sacrificing data integrity and internal control complianceMaintains deep knowledge of financial reporting systems and their related input requirements for ESG reportingMaintains deep understanding of audit and internal control practices that support data collection, validation and process integrityConfiguration of reporting framework and indicator measurement methodologies in applicable systems, authoring applications and project management tools including executable, audit-ready validation proceduresReporting scope determination and validationDeployment of the mid-year and year-end data collection processesFramework data aggregation, analysis, validation, synthesis, and reportingManage Data Audit, Disclosure and Validation:Maintains deep understanding of audit processes and requirementsEnsures delivery of validated data subject to internal control proceduresSupport audited territories with pre-audit preparation and perform deep data validation with each audited territoryPrepares process and methodology documentation to support auditor understanding of ESG and reporting system internal controlsDelivers audit-ready raw data for auditor reviewReviews and coordinates audit inquiries/responses and quickly deliver data requestsServes as subject matter expert (SME) on UMGs prior year disclosures, their evolution, and their impact to delivering progress on targets and commitments in current year disclosure processesManage Annual Report Process:Maintains the annual reporting calendar and aligns team and stakeholder deliverables to meet all deadlinesSupport development of shareholder engagement plans Draft all prep materials for management meetings with ESG investorsPrepares template and rolls forward content/tables as applicableDrafts quality, synthesized and well-supported content and key data for each section Escalates potential gaps in disclosuresAssigns content deliverables to stakeholders as needed Obtains documented approval of final deliverablesPrepares draft content and instructions for reading committeeValidates all financial figures and fact checks and third party reviewIntegrates all reading committee, stakeholder, and third-party feedback well in advance of due datesSupport development of Board level reportingKey People: Position reports to: Senior Vice President, Global ESG & Sustainability, who reports into the US CEO and EVP ControllerPosition indirectly supervises: Team of 3 – Associate Director, Manager and CoordinatorPosition directly manages: N/ABring your VIBE: Education & Experience:Bachelor’s degree Finance, Business, Accounting or a related field5-10 years relevant experience such as Corporate ESG, Financial Services, Big 4, ESG AdvisoryPublic Company experience required (preferably listed in European Union or the Netherlands)Proven Skills & Knowledge Required:Finance, Accounting or Investment skillsExperience working with Audit and Finance teamsSubject Matter Expert in carbon footprint measurement, reporting and frameworks (TCFD, CDP, SBTi)Experience with reporting standards and frameworks (SASB, CDP, TCFD, SBTi, UNSDG, GRI, IR, CDSB)Strong understanding of ESG assessments and ratings (CDP, DJSI, MSCI, Ecovadis, ISS, Sustainalytics)Planning & analytical - capable of quickly synthesizing large amounts of data and aligning to relevant context for management reportingCross-functional leadership - builds strong team foundation and collegial, reciprocal relationships across the organizationCommunication - impeccable business writing acumen and demonstrated experience presenting to large, high-profile audiencesProject Management - proactively resets team course to efficiently deploy team resources against shifting prioritiesRisk and materiality assessment and articulation, including gap analysisAdvanced MS Excel & MS WordSkills & Experience Preferred:Master’s degree in Sustainability or Environmental ScienceBig 4 Audit ExperienceKnowledge of ESG challenges within the music/media/tech sectorInvestor Relations experienceIntermediate to advanced skills with the following applications:TableauUL360, Sphera, Enablon, Workiva, OneTrust or other ESG reporting softwareMS PowerPoint, advanced preferredAdobe Design Suite, preferredSASB and GRI certifiedExperience in sustainable investing or similar fieldThrives in fast-paced environmentsPerks Playlist:Remote working (west coast preferred) with occasional need to be in the Santa Monica office (travel paid for by UMG within the policies)Competitive Health Insurance Package including Medical, Dental, VisionGenerous 401k Savings PlanLife Insurance & Travel Assistance ServicesPaid Time Off – 11 Paid Holidays + 18 Personal & Paid time off days, “Winter Break”, Wellness FridaysVolunteering Time – 16 hours of paid time to give back to your communityStudent Loan Repayment Assistance & Scholarship ProgramEmployee Developmental SupportAnnual Gym Reimbursement Package  To Apply:We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis with no fixed deadline. Please send your resume (max 2 pages) and Statement of Interest responses to: recruitment@walkoflifecoaching.com. Instead of a cover letter, we would appreciate you answering the following questions as your Statement of Interest while keeping to the maximum number of sentences referenced: 1.    Why are you applying for this role? (1-2 sentences max) 2.    What of your skills and prior experience are relevant to the job description? (up to 4-5 skills + 3-4 sentences to expand) 3.    Summarize your experience in (1-2 sentences each):a.    Managing/working with auditors and financial expertsb.    Producing ESG materiality assessments c.    Measuring greenhouse gas emissionsd.    Drafting annual report disclosurese.    Developing ESG reports using industry frameworks and standards f.     Leading cross functional working groups 4.    Where do you see any gaps in your experience in relation to the job description requirements (2 sentences or bullet points)? 5.    What appeals to you most about this role? (2 sentences) 6.    How would you fit the UMG company culture? (2 sentences) 7.    Why should we select you over another qualified candidate? (2 sentences) 8.    What questions do you have about the role or job description at this time, if any? (1-2 sentences) Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity EmployerDisclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change. 

Universal Music Group www.universalmusic.com

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world. Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities.We are a Dutch–American multinational corporation with corporate headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands and operational headquarters located in Santa Monica, California. In September 2021 we became a public company on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

Universal Music Group www.universalmusic.com

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world. Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artists and employees to serve our communities.We are a Dutch–American multinational corporation with corporate headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands and operational headquarters located in Santa Monica, California. In September 2021 we became a public company on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

WWF Washington, DC www.click2apply.net

OverviewWorld Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, Nature-Based Solutions.Major Function The Senior Program Officer, Nature-Based Solutions will support key WWF country teams and their partners in forest geographies in the ideation, design, planning and implementation of forest and land use policies, programs and incentive systems that collectively address drivers of deforestation and degradation at scale. In collaboration with forest and climate team members, this role will help WWF country offices and partners to build support for land policy reforms, including establishing linkages with subnational/national REDD+ programs and Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs), and develop external support through elaboration of funding proposals and/or place-based corporate partnerships.ResponsibilitiesWork closely with WWF country teams and their counterparts (e.g., in government, civil society, academia) to develop options to improve local to national policies and programs to address the drivers of deforestation and degradation and to support increased ambition and performance against NDCs in the forest and land sector.Co-develop portfolios of conservation and sustainable management interventions (e.g., projects and programs to improve land security, uptake of best management practices for forests and agriculture, and market-based incentives for responsible production) that appeal to diverse stakeholders and align with landscape and jurisdictional sustainability goals.Provide oversight to country-based teams regarding project planning, implementation and reporting to donors, including against agreed metrics for social, climate and nature benefits.Provide technical support to WWF country teams regarding strategic policies and goals as they relate to forest governance, sustainable (deforestation free) supply chains and nature-based solutions.Team with WWF country offices and multilateral finance teams to conceptualize and draft bilateral and multilateral funding proposals with a focus on improved natural resource governance.Liaise with WWF teams leading on corporate sustainability and business/procurement to help catalyze place-based partnerships (e.g., through funding, sourcing agreements, extension services, data sharing and mapping) to reduce deforestation.Develop white papers, case studies and related materials regarding both failed and successful policy interventions to tackle deforestation to support the team's efforts related to communications, knowledge sharing and capacity building.Contribute with programmatic Monitoring and Evaluation for the team's projects and programs.Support the Senior Director for Forest and Climate in strategic planning to advance the team's goals.Perform other duties as assigned.QualificationsBachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred in Political Sciences, Environmental Economics, Public Administration, Rural Development or any other relevant field.Must have a minimum of 6 years of relevant working experience specifically related to national/subnational public policy design, implementation and/or management as it pertains to the forest and/or land sector. An advanced degree may substitute for 2 years of work experience.Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English are required.Excellent knowledge of policies relevant to tackle deforestation and forest degradation as they pertain to the developing world.Experience working in and with developing country governments on forest and land sector and/or climate policies.Excellent critical thinking skills and drive for tackling complex problems.High capacity for knowledge acquisition and synthesis, particularly incorporating technical inputs into policy design.Familiarity with international forest and climate policy space (e.g., UNFCCC, SDGs, etc.).Basic capacity for understanding of geospatial data.Basic relevant knowledge of forest ecology, physiology, forest management, conservation or relevant policy.Must be able to travel internationally (20% of the time likely).Ability to work in a multidisciplinary/multicultural environment.Fluent in at least one additional language is preferred, ideally in Spanish or French for interaction with our country field programs.Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.To Apply:Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #23004Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phoneAs an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.Apply HerePI188931158

WWF Washington, DC www.click2apply.net
US SIF The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment www.ussif.org

About US SIF and the US SIF Foundation:US SIF is the leading voice advancing sustainable investing across all asset classes. US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF