With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across five programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life. EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity.
About UsGreenBiz Group is a media and events company that accelerates the just transition to a clean economy. Through events that galvanize, stories that amplify, peer networks that bond and industry-leading analysis, we define markets and advance opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. We are a passionate team of people that builds and empowers communities to confront the threats of climate change and solve the thorniest challenges of our time. GreenBiz recognizes the inextricable link between climate change and social change and works across its platforms to connect the dots between equity, inclusion and sustainability by centering justice as a cornerstone of a clean economy. We recognize the power of our platform and actively work to be intersectional in our content by prioritizing Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) across our conference programs and editorial coverage. Our goal is to ensure that GreenBiz Group — and the industry — reflects the world that we live in, and the world we want to see.
Connecticut Green Bank, a quasi-public authority, is the nation's first state-level "Green Bank," leveraging public funds to increase and accelerate private investment in the green economy of Connecticut. Working at Green Bank means being part of a dynamic team of talented people who are passionate about implementing the green bank model, stimulating the growth and development of clean energy and environmental infrastructure investment in Connecticut - growing our economy, strengthening our communities, and protecting our environment.
ISeeChange is a global civic tech data and engagement to help cities combat climate change. Our data platform empowers communities to report and track real-life climate change impact. Our AI-enabled models cross-reference community-reported events with real-time data, enabling sustainable, equitable and efficient infrastructure and public works projects in municipalities across North America. Cities, engineers, utilities, and researchers use our software as a service to site, design, build, and monitor climate solutions that work best for communities. ISeeChange is a social benefit corporation that has been recognized by Morgan Stanley, Verizon, TechStars, MIT Solve, Echoing Green, Grist 50 Fixers, the White House, NASA, and the UN’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change. Job DescriptionWith growth of municipal, engineering, and utility clients we are seeking to expand our team and launch new products ahead of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act. We are looking to expand our team with an Engineering Lead who can both vision and execute how we leverage technology to adapt and mitigate climate change through infrastructure design and behavior change. This role will work with our company’s CEO, product, sales, and outreach teams to translate the vision of our company, client pain points, and resident generated data into insights that meet business goals with strategic engineering and design. ISeeChange is developing scalable data processing pipelines powered by resident generated information, machine learning, and client needs. You will:Create a long term backend strategy based on company priorities and projects, and maintaining a high level understanding of all technologies used, and systems supported by the team.Design, build and maintain API’s, services and systems across our platformImprove engineering standards, tooling and processesMake sure our core infrastructure and technology can grow, change and scale painlesslyBe available for on call support for server outages Manage, update, and document our database, APIs and cloud infrastructureDevelop and maintain security access protocols on back-end systemsAssisting the Data Science team to envision integration and communication from the backend database to a new data server for modeling and predictive analytics. Measure performance, keeping a close pulse on client stakeholders, anticipating bottlenecks, making tradeoffs, and taking acceptable risks. Ensure the team’s technical and architectural decisions are consistent with company strategy and goals.Design and develop new features, algorithms, data processing operations, benchmarks and tests in the context of both client services and our user community.Provide high quality code reviews that help colleagues learn and improve.Research new technologies, make thoughtful recommendations, and clearly communicate trade-offs of adoption.Occasionally mentor and supervise backend contractors if needed to meet feature development deadlinesMust Haves:Proficiency in NodeJS (Express) and TypeScriptProficiency working with & maintaining PostgreSQL databasesExperience designing and building REST API’sExperience with AWS and KubernetesFirm grasp of test-driven development and test automationExcellent communication, listening, and organization skills to work with teammates across disciplines, as well as across time-zones. Timeliness in meetings and active listening in collaborative sessions (which may be for other teammates’ areas or business development)Fluency in written and spoken EnglishAttention to detail and strong execution skills (you meet deadlines and help others meet theirs) What We Are Looking For:Technical experience at a tech company with strong aptitude and understanding of how to break processes down into technical objects to solve problems.Familiarity with a number of cloud technologies and service based architecturesExcellent communication, listening, and organization skills to solve complex problems and work with teammates across disciplines, as well as across time-zonesAbility to work in a new market in a fast-growing industryAn entrepreneurial mindset. Equal comfort with both customer and consumer -focused innovation and SaaS.Experience with developing and following through on metrics and goalsExpertise walking the tight balance between both detail-oriented and big-picture thinking – keeping the future and road map always in mind when working on smaller backend and database tasks.A thirst to adapt and learn in order to keep innovating on a cutting edge featuresA hunger for making a difference on climate changeWe’d be super pumped, if you also have:Experience or familiarity with Python Experience working with CI/CD tools and setting up continuous integration pipelinesA solid understanding of GIS concepts, experience with PostGIS, and remote sensingAn interest and experience in security concepts / best practicesExperience working with climate, environmental, or weather-related modeling productsExperience with data science and machine learning applicationsExperience in managing development of SaaS, B2B or B2G tool. What we have:A growing global web and mobile platform with an active community.Opportunities to learn new technologies (e.g. IoT and computer vision) and take responsibility for company initiatives.An international team of values-driven, friendly, and smart people (if we do say so ourselves) to work along-side.A dedication to make the world a better place.A remote team with flexible scheduling.Health care and benefit packages available for W2 team membersWhy work with ISeeChange?We are our authentic selves. We’re human – we know that our weaknesses and vulnerabilities matter just as much as our strengths. We engage each other with gratitude, transparency and love. We value community-sourced knowledge, “do no harm” revenue models, and impact-driven work to solve the climate crisis. How to apply:Apply here with a statement of interest, resume and an optional link to examples of your work or website.
We are an early-stage food tech startup leveraging food science and fermentation to recreate coffee without coffee beans. Our goal is to create better and more sustainable food products in order to create a positive impact on the future through transformative science. We are backed by top investors like Lowercarbon Capital, Collaborative Fund, Humboldt Fund, SVLC, among others.
Ceridian is a global leader in Human Capital Management technology. Simply put, we allow our customers to do the most complex things well (HR, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Workforce Management and Talent Management) and do them to scale.Makes Work Life Better™ is our brand promise, not only to our customers, but to our employees as well. Our flagship platform, Dayforce, helps leaders make smart decisions based on data, strategy and intelligence that create value and maximize productivity. How do we make work life better? By delivering an award-winning product, conceptualized and developed by award-winning leaders, that result in award-winning customer employee experiences By hiring highly innovative, diverse talent that fully embraces and embodies our core values in everything they do: Customer Focus, Equity, Shared Ambition, Agility, Transparency, OptimismBy using modern technology, such as voice-activation with Dayforce Assistant and access to your money as soon as you earn it with Dayforce Wallet to stay in rhythm with the evolving demands of our 4 million global usersWe understand that no matter where you are, choosing a new employer is always one of life’s most stressful events. We encourage you to check us out at Ceridian.com to learn more about how we are impacting the world of work for our customers, employees and you!Location: Work is what you do, not where you go. For this role, we are open to remote work and can hire anywhere in the United States or Canada. About the opportunity The Sustainability Senior Manager will play a pivotal role in Ceridian’s high-performing Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Department. In this position, you’ll join a small but mighty team of seasoned professionals who are committed to driving positive change in Ceridian’s global operations and throughout the communities and countries where its employees live and work. Your primary role will be to lead several of Ceridian’s strategic-level environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, including its Sustainability function, its global data collection and reporting processes, and the company’s cause advocacy efforts.As part of your work with key business units from across the organization, you will create and execute carefully designed strategies that drive the company’s performance on material ESG issues, and help Ceridian meet and exceed its intermediate- and long-term objectives. You will also manage a dedicated annual budget to support this work.The ideal candidate is a subject-matter expert on ESG matters generally and sustainability specifically, and they have the ability to present to and secure approval from senior executives. They also have in-depth experience with conducting rigorous data analysis, developing effective cross-departmental processes, and possess deep experience in project management. Most important, they are collaborative, congenial, proactive, and pay very close attention to detail. This role has the potential to manage direct reports and provide them leadership coaching, mentoring and career development.What you’ll get to do Serve as the primary liaison with key internal leaders to develop new environmental programs and initiatives to make Ceridian’s operations more sustainable Manage an annual Sustainability budget and participate in Ceridian’s annual SRP process.Serve as Ceridian’s in-house sustainability data expert and maintain its carbon footprintLead the development of a strategy to effectively reduce Ceridian’s overall environmental footprint—including reductions in GHG emissions, energy use, water consumption, and waste generationGuide the internal process for creating, submitting, and verifying various sustainability surveys, assessments, and commitments (e.g., SBTI, TCFD, CDP, S&P Global CSA, EcoVadis, etc.)Build and maintain an internal system for collecting all relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) data from across Ceridian’s global operationsHandle responses to incoming requests for sustainability data – including from current and prospective customers, investors, and other stakeholder groupsLead the development of Ceridian’s annual ESG report and TCFD Index—from first draft to completion.Stay up to date on ESG trends—including (but not limited to) human capital; diversity, equity and inclusion; data security and privacy; AI ethics; climate change and the environment; and corporate reporting and disclosureActively monitor developments in public policy in countries and regions where Ceridian has a physical presence (including in North America, APAC, and EMEA)Identify opportunities for Ceridian to contribute its voice to causes and movements that Make Work Life Better, promote social justice, and advance equity for underrepresented and marginalized communitiesDevelop partnerships with key NGOs and stakeholder groups, and provide guidance on associations and coalitions that Ceridian should joinWhat’s in it for youEncouragement to be the best version of yourself at and away from work: YOUnity diversity and inclusion programs Amazing time away from work programs Support for your total well-being through our Live Well, Work Well programs targeting all aspects of your life Recognition for your contributions through excellent pay, perks, and rewards Giving where you’re living: volunteer days, Ceridian sponsored events, and our very own charity, Ceridian Cares Opportunities to fuel your career growth through numerous internal and external programs and events Skills and experience we value Bachelor’s degree in business, public policy, communications, sustainability, or relevant field, and Master’s degree in sustainability or a related disciplineMinimum 8 years of experience in project plan development, management & implementation of strategic initiativesMinimum 6 years of experience on an organization’s sustainability team, including involvement in its reporting processesFluency in ESG issues and a strong understanding of key organizations (e.g. SASB/ISSB, GRI, CDP, WRI, etc.) and the concepts/guidance associated with each (e.g. GHG Protocol, Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, etc.). Carbon accounting is key to being successful in this role.Previous management experience is a strong asset. Relevant experience in the private sector or at a private sector-facing organization is highly preferredOutstanding verbal and written communications skills, including developing and delivering compelling presentationsAbility to conduct data analysis and summarize findings, with expert level experience in PowerPoint and ExcelStrong business acumen with a focus on achieving, tracking, and measuring resultsAbility to work independently as well as part of a team, adaptable and resourceful, and thrives in a dynamic environmentStrong problem solving and decision-making skills, ability to manage and deliver against tight timelines and oversee several projects simultaneously, and a high attention to detailAbility to manage budgetary, financial, and expense-related tasks.Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider and embrace ALL individuals and what makes them unique. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success. We encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a Ceridian Recruiter with a @ceridian.com email directly from our organization.
Energize Ventures is a leading global alternative investment manager focused on accelerating digital transformation in energy and sustainable industry. Founded in 2016, Energize has funded 22 companies to date and is backed by strategic and institutional LPs including CDPQ, Invenergy, Schneider Electric, General Electric, Caterpillar, Hannon Armstrong and more. With an unmatched depth and breadth of industry and operational expertise, Energize works in partnership with its portfolio companies to realize their full potential from early commercialization to growth scaling and into the public markets. Based in Chicago, we partner with world-class entrepreneurs solving complex problems by providing capital and our unique operational and commercial support.analytics.
Office Furniture Center operates the largest showroom of premium pre-owned and refurbished office furniture in the Midwest.We founded this business more than 15 years ago on the premise that sustainable practices are not only good for the environment but good business. Our readily available furniture of over 100,000 items is showcased, stored, and reconditioned in a 60-year-old converted catalog warehouse located in an underserved area of Chicago. Our diverse staff of furniture specialists, designers, and production workers take pride in knowing that we offer the highest quality of pre-owned and refurbished furniture at prices that are affordable to both small and large businesses alike.We believe today’s environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility. We are doing our part by offering sustainable office furniture solutions. We acquire premium pre-owned office furniture from all over the country to refurbish, recondition & repurpose. These assets are then resold to value-driven and ecologically-minded individuals, firms, and organizations. Our approach allows us to divert hundreds of tons of materials from landfills every year which reduces the need for new furniture production. We are looking for employees to join our team that provides sustainable and eco-friendly office furniture solutions to our clients!
We are a dynamic and growing management consulting firm seeking exceptional individuals interested in working collaboratively with clients to solve problems, improve business systems, ensure projects achieve their goals, and change the way organizations conduct their business. Sapere delivers services at the intersection of energy and technology with multi-disciplinary staff in three areas: Energy Solutions – Assisting power producers and consumers in getting the most out of new and new evolutions of power generation, power purchasing, and consumption and delivery models.Digital Transformation – Changing how businesses operate by harnessing data and next generation tools including developing new systems or integrating and optimizing existing systems. Organizational Transformation – Helping businesses create new organizations and improve operations by changing minds and culture by developing evolved and sustainable models of operations.
OverviewThis position will be part of a VOX Global team supporting Fortune 100 companies on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategy, communications and reporting. Tasks include leading the development of ESG reports, ensuring alignment with leading reporting frameworks (GRI, SASB, SDGs, TCFD) and responding to ESG assessor requests such as CDP and DJSI. Candidates will also contribute to or lead materiality assessments, goal setting, stakeholder engagement, executive thought leadership and multifaceted communications plans. The ideal candidate will have broader CSR/ESG knowledge, familiarity with the reporting space and awareness of major environmental and social issues. A successful candidate will have experience managing CSR/ESG projects and clients, have excellent interpersonal skills, possess strong writing and research skills, have strong attention to detail and project management, and be a willing and determined team player. Other preferred skills include a familiarity with CSR/ESG media and the evolving landscape of CSR/ESG expectations on companies. VOX Global believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.Qualifications3 – 7 years of experience in CSR/ESG; whether through reporting, communications, project management or issue advocacy.Proven ability to effectively manage a team and lead major clients and/or projects, including report development or strategy execution, with minimal oversight.Experience, or at minimum desire to gain experience, in cultivating new business – from networking to proposal and pitch development.Strong project management experience, including timeline creation and management, budget oversight and staffing, development of tools to track complex projects with multiple work streams.Experience, or at minimum good familiarity, with frameworks such as GRI, SASB, U.N. SDGs and TCFD as well as surveys such as CDP and DJSI.Excellent writing and editing skills that reflect 1) an ability to clarify and simplify complicated issues and diverse subject matter, and 2) versatility in tone and technique depending on the author and/or audience.Ability to develop and edit high quality written materials, including speeches/talking points, social media copy, bylines and other materials.Attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, negotiate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and production quality under constant deadline pressure.Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to go the extra mile for clients.Experience interfacing directly with clients in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and deadlines.About VOXBased in Washington, D.C., VOX Global uses a wide variety of communications skills to deliver messaging that resonates with our clients’ target audiences. VOX Global is part of the Omnicom strategic communications network and we are committed to personal growth through professional development. For more information, visit www.voxglobal.com.VOX Global is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. VOX Global does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where VOX Global does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.About Omnicom Public Relations GroupOmnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy, and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding, and research.
ESG AnalystCRI Communications, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a growing corporate communications firm serving many Fortune 500 clients in the development and production of their stakeholder communications. Our clients represent some of the most well-known corporate names and brands in the U.S. We specialize in corporate ESG/sustainability reports and annual reports, which can range from a few to more than 100 pages, in both digital and print formats. In addition, we provide clients with a range of ESG/sustainability advisory services. Our work environment is collaborative, casual and fast-paced. Role & Responsibilities The ESG analyst works as a member of our strategy team and has primary responsibility for overseeing all aspects of disclosure related to ESG frameworks (GRI, SASB, TCFD), regulatory compliance and other third-party disclosures such as S&P Global/DJSI, CDP, etc. Specific tasks include:· Conduct gap analyses and benchmarks for clients· Counsel clients on the application of all reporting frameworks· Generate framework responses and indices for client reports· Stay abreast of reporting trends and developments related to ESG disclosure This position also helps to manage and conduct ESG materiality assessments on behalf of clients, including research, stakeholder engagement, analysis and presentation of findings. In addition, the ESG analyst partners with other members of the CRI strategy team to conduct benchmarking and research and to develop ESG strategy for clients. Requirements· 3-5 years of experience in the ESG/sustainability space in a corporate or consultancy setting.· Knowledge of ESG best practices and a passion for staying on top of the dynamic and evolving ESG landscape· Excellent communication skills with the ability to draft content for disclosure responses and to prepare client presentations· Resourcefulness and inquisitiveness to think beyond the obvious to find creative, value-added solutions for clients· Effective interview skills and ability to interact with subject matter experts at all levels of client companies as well as with external stakeholders· Strong organizational capabilities, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously· Attention to detail and ability to produce “client-ready” work· Ability to work independently to complete assignments within strict deadlines · Client-focused with a desire to exceed expectationsThis is a full-time position with an attractive benefits package and remote working opportunity. Interested candidates should submit a resume and relevant work examples to email@example.com.
We teach communities how to live sustainably. Urban Green Lab was founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009 by a group of Nashville residents who believed education is key to the city’s sustainability. In the early days, we taught workshops at festivals and events. In 2016, we launched our mobile lab delivering sustainable living education to schools citywide. Today we know every space is a potential “lab” of learning, and we work to ensure sustainability education is accessible citywide.
Aligned Climate Capital LLC (Aligned) is an asset manager that believes the global response to climate change is creating a $50 trillion market opportunity. Founded in 2019, Aligned is a dynamic and mission-driven firm that invests exclusively in the companies and real assets that are decarbonizing the global economy. It is seeking experienced candidates who are self-motivated, innovative, and committed to using financial tools to address climate change.
Bubbly Dynamics LLC is a social enterprise whose mission is to create replicable models for ecologically responsible and sustainable urban industrial development. We incubate small businesses in formerly vacant, industrial buildings located in disinvested communities, while implementing creative approaches to resource and energy efficiencies. Bubbly Dynamics is the owner/operator and design team of two buildings, The Plant (1400 W. 46th St.) and Bubbly (1048 W. 37th St.), both on the South Side of Chicago.
ISeeChange is a global civic tech data and engagement to help cities combat climate change. Our data platform empowers communities to report and track real-life climate change impact. Our AI-enabled models cross-reference community-reported events with real-time data, enabling sustainable, equitable and efficient infrastructure and public works projects in municipalities across North America. Cities, engineers, utilities, and researchers use our software as a service to site, design, build, and monitor climate solutions that work best for communities. ISeeChange is a social benefit corporation that has been recognized by Morgan Stanley, Verizon, TechStars, MIT Solve, Echoing Green, Grist 50 Fixers, the White House, NASA, and the UN’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change.
Is this you? You have demonstrated work history that includes advanced knowledge of adaptation planning in California and possess expert-level assessment skills (e.g., use of analytical tools, data interpretation, and presentation). Assisting communities and/or government organizations with being more resilient to the effects of climate change (e.g., preparing for increased wildfires, flooding, extreme heat days) in equitable ways is exhilarating for you. You have an encyclopedic knowledge of the ABCs and 123s of the body of legislation and guidance regulating and directing this type of work in California (e.g., SB 379, California Adaptation Planning Guide, Safeguarding California Plan). You are curious, caring, collegial, collaborative, career-oriented, and committed to quality and continued learning to keep up to date with changing requirements. Here's what you would do:Ascent is seeking a Senior Adaptation Analyst to join our practice based in the Bay Area, Sacramento, or San Diego. You will be working as part of the Climate Action and Adaptation Planning team. For a typical week in this position, you might: Be responsible for and lead data collection and review for the purposes of preparing vulnerability assessments Review and assist with the development of adaptation measures for local communitiesLead staff and clients through the 4 phases of the Adaptation Planning Process (Phase 1, “Explore, Define, and Initiate”; Phase 2, “Assess Vulnerability”; Phase 3, “Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies”; and Phase 4, “Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust)Train staff on how to use Cal-Adapt and other tools to determine future projections regarding extreme heat, flooding, fire, and other risksWork with clients and other Ascentians to determine the exposure, sensitivity and potential impacts, adaptive capacity, and vulnerability scoring for local communitiesManage projects and plans, as well as prepare scopes, schedules, budgets, and invoicingCultivate client and agency relationshipsTeam up with project managers, principals, and other expert colleagues on all your projectsSupervise, mentor, and advise staff on technical mattersDiscuss technical approaches with recognized statewide leaders in climate change and adaptationAdvance equity in the adaptation planning processPosition for work and lead proposal efforts Attend internal and external training opportunitiesWork with State agencies; regional air, water, and transportation districts and agencies; cities and counties; and many othersAssist with organizing and conducting community workshops and public outreach events Tackle a broad range of climate and adaptation issues, including leading-edge thinking and how these topics cut across planning for housing, vulnerable communities, and safety with the teamStay up to date on the current state of the science and practice by reviewing resources from expert agencies (e.g., OPR, ICARP) and organizations (e.g., local climate collaboratives, ARCCA)Enjoy social and community service events, and the camaraderie of being an AscentianRequirements:Ascent is seeking a qualified individual that possesses advanced knowledge of the adaptation planning process in California and expert-level skills in using associated analytical tools, preparing vulnerability assessments, interpreting data, and presenting results that inform new policies and actions to enhance community resiliency. The ideal candidate would have 6-8years of relevant work experience assisting communities and/or government organizations with preparing climate vulnerability assessments, hazard reduction/mitigation plans, and/or climate adaptation plans. The individual should have experience managing projects, plans, and tasks related to adaptation planning and responding to requests for proposals and positions for future work. A deep understanding of adaptation planning and its relationship to hazard mitigation planning and comprehensive planning (e.g., General Plan Safety Elements) is desirable. The candidate should have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in planning, disaster/emergency management, recovery, environmental studies, geography, natural resources, physical sciences, or related field, along with 6-8 years of experience. Please note that a master’s degree could count for some amount of experience depending on the program or research/teaching assistant positions held during that time. Ascent offers a supportive, collaborative, and intellectually challenging work environment with excellent benefits. We invest in our employees’ careers and welfare and strive to provide high-quality outcomes for our clients. We offer flexible hours, collegial teamwork, participation in important and challenging projects, opportunities to contribute to and join in-service events for our local communities, and regular performance recognition. Affirmative Action/EEO StatementAscent provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves or absence, compensation, and training.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Salo Sciences is a climate technology company.We work to implement natural climate solutions like forest conservation, restoration and improved land stewardship by helping quantify environmental change, understand climate risks, and adapt for the future. Our Forest Observatory technology is a satellite-based forest monitoring system that delivers precision insights into environmental change. Using cutting-edge satellite constellations combined with AI and ecological modeling, we can map over a dozen quantitative forest metrics like tree height, canopy cover, and aboveground carbon stocks. We use these data to map carbon sequestration in forest projects globally, wildfire risk in vulnerable communities, and much more.Salo Sciences is growing rapidly and expanding our data and product offerings around the world. Our goal is to help scale and validate natural climate solutions so they can truly help keep our world from reaching catastrophic levels of warming.
VisionWe envision a thriving and collaborative pet industry that creates positive impact for the communities and environments where we do businessMissionWe advance business through profitable environmental and social practices.Core ValuesTransparency: As a nonprofit we operate with transparency to our members and to the public so that they can hold us accountable for what we do and how we do it.Collaboration: We value inclusive collaboration with manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, brands and retailers that leverages existing sustainability knowledge and experience as well as innovating solutions for sustainability issues facing the pet industry.Authenticity: We know that sincere sustainability means more than marketing and quick wins; we promote continual sustainable improvement that directly reduces the impact of pet products on the global environment and communities.Implementation Focused: We value genuine sustainability improvement that favors implementation and action-oriented participation by member companies.
Nori is a company on a mission to reverse climate change by removing enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to lower the overall concentration of CO2 below 300 parts per million.Reversing climate change is an achievable goal. It’s not a problem of technology or engineering, but rather a problem of organization and financing. Nori sits in the middle of this space and offers a maximally efficient method of coordinating the financial incentives of all parties to remove carbon dioxide.
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.How we CREATE:We are currently seeking a passionate, engaging and financial team player to join the ESG team. The Director, Global ESG & Sustainability 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 implementation• Support annual risk assessment and materiality reviews including:• Coordinates alignment with Internal Audit for Financial and ESG risk reviews• Supports 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 deadlines• Ensures team resources are aligned to maximize productivity and learning• Supports development of team’s deep ESG expertise and fosters a culture of learning• Identifies team learning opportunities and estimates plan/budgeting to execute• Supports staff to set and track right-size goals with reasonable timeframes and challenge• Develops and deploys hybrid/remote team management best practices• Acknowledges team member contributions and milestone accomplishments• Quickly identifies opportunities for and delivers critical, constructive feedback• Fosters a culture of high integrity, meritocracy, and accountabilityStakeholder Engagement (30%)• Manage Cross-Functional Working Groups:• * Be the first line of support for ESG Working Groups• Manage engagement calendar and agenda• Contribute subject matter expertise to initiatives development• Track working group priorities, KPIs and overall initiative portfolio, mapping the impact and progress to material topics• Develop 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 goals• Raise awareness of ESG commitments and progress to stakeholders, including the investment community• Develop content for the ESG portion of the IR website, working with internal partners to build out and refresh content• Develop content review process for Board and shareholder reporting• Manage External Consultants:• * Evaluate and coordinate consulting efforts to support scope of work execution and reporting• Regularly 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 trends• the ratings agency ecosystem• reporting frameworks and standards• disclosure legislation• and peer/company best practices• Develop 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 frameworks• Proactively develops process improvements and efficiencies without sacrificing data integrity and internal control compliance• Maintains deep knowledge of financial reporting systems and their related input requirements for ESG reporting• Maintains deep understanding of audit and internal control practices that support data collection, validation and process integrity• Configuration of reporting framework and indicator measurement methodologies in applicable systems, authoring applications and project management tools including executable, audit-ready validation procedures• Reporting scope determination and validation• Deployment of the mid-year and year-end data collection processes• Framework data aggregation, analysis, validation, synthesis, and reporting• Manage Data Audit, Disclosure and Validation:• * Maintains deep understanding of audit processes and requirements• Ensures delivery of validated data subject to internal control procedures• Support audited territories with pre-audit preparation and perform deep data validation with each audited territory• Prepares process and methodology documentation to support auditor understanding of ESG and reporting system internal controls• Delivers audit-ready raw data for auditor review• Reviews and coordinates audit inquiries/responses and quickly deliver data requests• Serves 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 processes• Manage Annual Report Process:• * Maintains the annual reporting calendar and aligns team and stakeholder deliverables to meet all deadlines• Support development of shareholder engagement plans• Draft all prep materials for management meetings with ESG investors• Prepares template and rolls forward content/tables as applicable• Drafts quality, synthesized and well-supported content and key data for each section• Escalates potential gaps in disclosures• Assigns content deliverables to stakeholders as needed• Obtains documented approval of final deliverables• Prepares draft content and instructions for reading committee• Validates all financial figures and fact checks and third party review• Integrates all reading committee, stakeholder, and third-party feedback well in advance of due dates• Support development of Board level reportingKey People:• Position reports to: Senior Vice President, Global ESG & Sustainability, who reports into the US CEO and EVP Controller• Position indirectly supervises: Team of 3 – Associate Director, Manager and CoordinatorBring your VIBE:Education & Experience:• Bachelor’s degree Finance, Business, Accounting or a related field• 5-10 years relevant experience such as Corporate ESG, Financial Services, Big 4, ESG Advisory• Public Company experience required (preferably listed in European Union or the Netherlands)Proven Skills & Knowledge Required:• Finance, Accounting or Investment skills• Experience working with Audit and Finance teams• Subject 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 reporting• Cross-functional leadership - builds strong team foundation and collegial, reciprocal relationships across the organization• Communication - impeccable business writing acumen and demonstrated experience presenting to large, high-profile audiences• Project Management - proactively resets team course to efficiently deploy team resources against shifting priorities• Risk and materiality assessment and articulation, including gap analysis• Advanced MS Excel & MS WordSkills & Experience Preferred:• Master’s degree in Sustainability or Environmental Science• Big 4 Audit Experience• Knowledge of ESG challenges within the music/media/tech sector• Investor Relations experience• Intermediate to advanced skills with the following applications:• Tableau• UL360, Sphera, Enablon, Workiva, OneTrust or other ESG reporting software• MS PowerPoint, advanced preferred• Adobe Design Suite, preferred• SASB and GRI certified• Experience in sustainable investing or similar field• Thrives 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, Vision• Generous 401k Savings Plan• Life Insurance & Travel Assistance Services• Paid Time Off – 11 Paid Holidays + 18 Personal & Paid time off days, “Winter Break”, Wellness Fridays• Volunteering Time – 16 hours of paid time to give back to your community• Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Scholarship Program• Employee Developmental Support• Annual Gym Reimbursement PackageTo Apply:We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis with no fixed deadline. Please click "Apply" below to email your resume (max 2 pages) and Statement of Interest responses.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:• Why are you applying for this role?(1-2 sentences max)• What of your skills and prior experience are relevant to the job description?(up to 4-5 skills + 3-4 sentences to expand)• Summarize your experience in (1-2 sentences each):• Managing/working with auditors and financial experts• Producing ESG materiality assessments• Measuring greenhouse gas emissions• Drafting annual report disclosures• Developing ESG reports using industry frameworks and standards• Leading cross functional working groups• Where do you see any gaps in your experience in relation to the job description requirements (2 sentences or bullet points)?• What appeals to you most about this role?(2 sentences)• How would you fit the UMG company culture?(2 sentences)• Why should we select you over another qualified candidate?(2 sentences)• What questions do you have about the role or job description at this time, if any? (1-2 sentences)Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity EmployerAll UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated, and boosted, against COVID-19 before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law