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

Trimble Inc.
Trimble Inc. www.trimble.com

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com. Trimble products are used in over 141 countries around the world. Employees in more than 30 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners serve and support customers worldwide. As the market leader in most of our businesses, we offer a compelling value proposition to our customers based on productivity, return on investment and environmental stewardship. Come position yourself with an innovative industry leader and position yourself for success. Career opportunities here: http://fb.trmb.co/jobslkdFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrimbleCorpNewsJoin us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/trimblecorporateSee us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD5r7hBRwI6NFc4izfm-ocg

ecomedes
ecomedes www.ecomedes.com

ecomedes is the leader in building product transparency for building owners, designers, and manufacturers. Out solution helps reduce costs, carbon, and a broad range of impacts from PFAS to circularity and conflict minerals. We are an essential part of building product manufacturers' digital and sustainability strategy driving online evaluation and revenue.

The TJX Companies, Inc. www.tjx.com
VertueLab www.goodcitizen.com

Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, VertueLab is a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic entrepreneurial support to climate tech startups. With the acceleration of climate change, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions. VertueLab’s mission is to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship that will solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity. With over a decade of work, they have built a strong reputation for integrity and partnership and proven that their model can accelerate climate solutions that are key to reversing the climate crisis.The President and Executive Director will oversee a growing organization, which currently stands at a $4M annual budget and a staff of 16. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the new leader will steer an organization-wide strategy, including implementation of the organization’s 3-year strategic plan; build external relationships in support of fulfilling VertueLab’s mission; and ensure financial resources are secured and responsibly managed through fundraising efforts and sound financial stewardship.First and foremost, we seek candidates who are true believers in solving the climate crisis with a commitment to equity and funding innovative, technology-based solutions. We seek a respected leader with credibility in the entrepreneurial, climate tech ecosystems where we operate. Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest culture and climate environment or a desire to bring their national reputation to the region is important. This is a visionary and outward facing role. The President and Executive Director is the key spokesperson for VertueLab and needs the ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to partners and funders. Regional, national and/or international visibility and thought leadership in climate technology and/or established relationships in the philanthropic and investor community would set candidates up for success.The compensation range for this full-time position is an annual salary of $182,000 - $210,000, accompanied by a competitive benefits package.To view the full position profile and apply for the role visit:https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/vertuelab_president-executive-director/  

Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc.
Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. www.carbonupcycling.com

Carbon Upcycling is a waste and carbon utilization company unlocking a new frontier of circular materials. We’re tackling the biggest problems on the planet—like climate change and industrial waste. Applying our novel technology platform, we enable hard-to-decarbonize industry to transform local industrial byproducts and natural materials into superior additives.Our first massive market is concrete, the source of eight percent of global CO2 emissions and growing. Our novel technology reduces the carbon footprint of cement, sequesters carbon, and  improves concrete performance. We do this by opening up a new class of locally available, carbon-sequestering cement replacements. With Carbon Upcycling, cement producers can now create a superior product using local industrial byproducts and natural materials and save the planet at the same time.

Green Jobs Board
Green Jobs Board www.browngirlgreen.com
Green America greenamerica.org
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation www.mott.org

Established in 1926, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. We support nonprofit activities throughout the U.S. and internationally focused in four programs: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and the Flint Area. In addition to the home office in Flint, Michigan, offices are located in suburban Detroit, London and Johannesburg. In 2021, the Foundation made more than 380 grants totaling approximately $167 million.

Optimus Technologies www.optimustec.com

Optimus Technologies is a clean energy technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Optimus manufactures the Vector System, an advanced fuel system technology that enables diesel engines to operate on 100% biodiesel. The Vector System is designed for medium and heavy-duty fleet applications, where emissions reductions are challenging or impossible to achieve in a cost-effective manner through other means. The Vector System integrates into existing operations to facilitate a seamless transition to low-carbon fuels.Optimus’ Vector System is in use with leading municipal and private fleets throughout the country enabling them to achieve near-zero carbon emissions while reducing their fuel and fleet operating costs.

Plastic Solutions Fund plasticsolution.org

About Plastic Solutions FundThe Plastic Solutions Fund is an international funder collaborative dedicated to tackling the crisis of plastic pollution, which impacts the health of people and ecosystems all over the planet.Established in 2017, PSF’s giving focuses on systems transforming interventions with a prevention is better than cure mindset, making grants across the plastic supply chain from extraction to disposal. Recognizing that the plastics economy is driven by (and benefits) some of the most powerful vested interests around the world, the PSF is dedicated to building grassroots movement power to catalyze change now and in the future.The PSF believes that greater impact will be achieved if civil society and philanthropy work together in partnership. PSF is proud to have helped establish, and continue to fund the global grassroots movement Break Free From Plastic (BFFP). Over the next five years we seek to work with BFFP to help extend its reach, power and capacity. We also seek to broaden the diversity of civil society organizations and movements that we work with, supporting them to build their power in support of the transformational change we all seek.

Equitable Origin
Equitable Origin www.energystandards.org

Equitable Origin is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization incorporated in the United States with operations throughout North America, South America and Europe. Equitable Origin partners with business, government and communities to support transparent, sustainable and equitable energy development that benefits all stakeholders.Equitable Origin was founded over a decade ago with a vision to leverage market-based mechanisms to recognize and reward responsible energy producers and to empower energy purchasers and users to positively influence upstream impacts. Equitable Origin aims to address the need for certified-responsible development of the energy on which we all rely. The EO System helps to incentivize and promote best practices and better performance within the industry.EO developed the world’s first multi-stakeholder standard and certification system for the energy sector: the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. The EO100™ Standard is the foundation of the Equitable Origin system and provides a framework for implementing and verifying enhanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, greater transparency, more accountability, and better outcomes for local stakeholders in energy projects.Join a ground-breaking, passionate team of change makers at Equitable Origin. Our vision is a just energy transition where energy and natural resource development is carried out responsibly and creates benefits for all stakeholders.

Books of Color booksofcolor.com
Great Lakes Protection Fund glpf.org

The Great Lakes Protection Fund is an impact investor for the Great Lakes.

Conservation X Labs conservationxlabs.com

A Problem of Planetary ProportionsThe planet is headed towards a period of extraordinary change: A sixth mass extinction, the first in Earth’s history driven by the actions of a single species — our own. Conservation is not succeeding fast enough. Extinction and habitat destruction are increasing exponentially, while our solutions increase incrementally. By focusing on drivers — not symptoms — of extinction, we can eliminate threats to species and dramatically improve the protection and health of ecosystems.

Planet Reimagined
Planet Reimagined www.planetreimagined.com

Planet Reimagined is a start-up social impact venture that brings advocacy to life. We work with allies in media, entertainment, politics, business, and activism, to create positive change for the planet and the people who call it home. We are excited to announce two postdoctoral fellowships, exploring new research about outreach at large-scale cultural and entertainment events to bring potential activists into social movements. 

Beam Suntory beamsuntory.com

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.  Logistics Sustainability Manager, NA   The following position is open in Clermont Illinois, United States.  What makes this a great opportunity?With two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory is a world leader in premium spirits. As a truly global business, we bring together the best of our culturally diverse heritage. We value both agility and long-term thinking, we share a collective commitment to excellence and a dedication to craftsmanship, and across borders and roles, we collaborate to delight our consumers responsibly, and contribute to a more sustainable society for all of our stakeholders. Our Vision is Growing for Good and our mission is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company. We’re a business that runs on responsibility, integrity, ambition and drive, and we celebrate exceptional performance. We welcome our people to dream big and tenaciously pursue ambitious goals – we call it our Yatte Minahare Spirit. But perhaps most importantly – we value difference, and we appreciate what each of us can contribute. We inspire each other, and challenge ourselves to innovate, improve, advance new ideas and try new things. We create endless opportunities to Unleash Your Spirit every day in a culture that is charged, creative, challenging and fun.  What makes this a great opportunity?  As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker's Mark Bourbon brands, Suntory Whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier Cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's and Legent Bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese Whisky; Teacher's, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch Whisky; Canadian Club Whisky; Hornitos and Sauza Tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle Vodka; and Sipsmith and Roku Gin.  Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. Our culture is anchored deeply in a set of core values, including our East-Meets-West Culture, Yatte Minahare spirit, Giving Back to Society, Delighting Consumers, responsibly and Embracing Diversity & Inclusion. Beam Suntory has recently established its first enterprise-wide sustainability strategy to elevate the company’s commitment to all key elements of sustainability and establish a leadership position in our industry and beyond. Inspired by the philosophy and values of our parent company, Beam Suntory’s Growing for Good sustainability strategy demonstrates our ambitions to make a positive impact on the planet, our consumers and our communities. It’s built on a simple but powerful framework distinctive to Beam Suntory – Nature Positive, Consumer Positive and Community Positive – supported by ambitious goals reflective of our unique Yatte Minahare spirit, and framed by a compelling narrative. The company plans an external announcement of its strategy in Q1 2021. The Role To support our sustainability goals, Beam Suntory is hiring a team of environmental and sustainability professionals. The Logistics Sustainability Manager will be a member of the global environmental & sustainability team but report into the Global Logistics Function. This role will have a key focus on the needs of the Beam Suntory Global Logistics Team and help develop and execute the Supply Chain Sustainability Strategy. Role ResponsibilitiesRole Responsibilities Contribute to and deliver the International Supply Chain Sustainability strategy bringing strategy to life and delivering the key projects that will drive us towards our sustainability targets.Ability to bring our Sustainability agenda to life with our key suppliers and customers and actively engage with them to align our needs with their sustainability agenda.Represent Beam Suntory in meetings with external partners, bringing a solid understanding of customer needs related to environment and sustainability.Compile required information and make strategic inferences from various sources including Commercial, Global Sustainability, Marketing, Operating Units, Procurement and the customer when dealing with in bound queries (such as Valpak, carbon & waste reduction throughout supply chain including logistics, GS1 requirements, ethical standards and practices relating to procurement) from retailers and our internal stakeholders.Participate in and oversee Innovation projects (Seed to Sip) to bring a sustainability lens, particularly on carbon reduction, environmental and packaging waste.Serve as project manager for Global supply chain sustainability program execution, in partnership with established PMO.Serve as North American supply chain subject matter expert in Environment, Sustainability, and ESG reporting for the BSI Nature Pillar: water, CO2, farm, field, and packaging.Develop and implement plan for collecting, storing, validating and distributing Sustainability & ESG data and content for reporting and responding to requests from key stakeholders.Partner with relevant functions and teams to establish process, rhythm and communication methods for data and content coordination, as well as for other key projects and programs.Complete internal and external reports as required.Work consistently and effectively with stakeholders across the enterprise, including Supply Chain, R&D, Brand House/Commercial, Finance, Legal, IT, HR, Diversity & Inclusion, Communications and others on Sustainability & ESG strategy, projects, and actions.Coordinate and support environmental & sustainability communications with Corporate Communications… to ensure alignment with BSI and Suntory Sustainability Strategies. Engage directly with a variety of stakeholders, including third-party auditors, on increasing expectations and trends for material data disclosure, data tracking, reporting, and transparency.Maintain awareness of global Sustainability & ESG trends and tools, metrics and KPIs, and share updates and implications with broader Sustainability & ESG team and beyond.Other duties as assigned. Qualifications & Experience Qualifications & ExperienceA Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, or related program is preferred. Professional experience working in the areas of Environment, Sustainability, and/or Corporate Social Responsibility may substitute for educational background and requirements.3-5 years of experience managing environmental and sustainability needs for customers in the food and beverage industry. Experience in the beverage alcohol business is desired.Must be fluent in English; second language is a plus, but not required. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written, and explain technical concepts or innovations to technical and non-technical employees.Must be proficient with project management methodology (Preferably APM, Prince 2 or agile) and have demonstratable ability to coordinate multiple tasks among different business functions and departments.Advanced computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, online meeting software, web based KPI reporting software) and expert PowerPoint presentation development and delivery.Familiarity with Sustainability issues and trends, and a working knowledge of leading ESG frameworks (SASB, TCFD, CDP, etc.) and ESG rating organizations ranking schemes.External sustainability reporting experience (larger retailers & country-specific requirements), with a successful track record of helping to build strategies and improve scores/rankings.Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to adapt to different formats (press releases, annual reports, website, etc.).Comfortable working in a new department amidst ambiguity and transformational change.All applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the manufacturing site is located. The candidate must be able to travel to (and throughout) countries in which BSI has manufacturing locations (travel <25%). A successful candidate will have a passion for sustainability and strong technical project management skills while working collaboratively with others and bringing a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial spirit to the position.   At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.