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Tauck, Inc.
Tauck, Inc. www.tauck.com

Tauck is recognized as a world leader in deluxe escorted vacation tours; a fast growing company in a thriving industry. We offer more than 150 intriguing, all-inclusive vacations to the most popular worldwide destinations. These creative itineraries, with spectacular sightseeing and premium accommodations, are carefully choreographed to create enriching experiences and enlighten travelers interested in high quality, cultural vacations.

Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. bit.ly

Job DescriptionOur Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world, while maintaining worker health and safety as our number one priority. Position Description:The Senior Specialist will report to the Director, Environmental Sustainability Center of Excellence (CoE) within Global Safety & Environment (GSE). Actionable data is critical to the success of corporate sustainability programs.This position is responsible for helping to develop environmental sustainability strategies, programs, and initiatives through the tracking of progress against, and reporting on, the company’s sustainability targets - including our climate change commitments. The role will provide essential support to sites and the business by tracking environmental performance data, developing/implementing sustainability tools, following external reporting trends, and supporting internal and external communications regarding our company’s programs and performance. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supports global efforts to achieve corporate environmental sustainability goals by serving as the focal point for the collection, quantification, and analysis of critical environmental data, including company energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) data. Collaborates with stakeholders in various business units.Supports external reporting and disclosures regarding the company’s environmental sustainability programs and performance via the company’s ESG Progress Report, CDP Reports, and other country-specific reports. Supports internal reporting of progress versus metrics through scorecards.Develops understanding of the environmental footprint of the company’s operations, supply chain, products, and packaging by developing and implementing sustainability collection, quantification, evaluation, and reporting systems and tools, such as enterprise data systems, economic input/output modeling, carbon foot-printing evaluations, etc. Benchmarks with peer pharmaceutical companies, other industries, and non-governmental organizations to identify external trends with respect to environmental sustainability data reporting best practices. Represents the company at external sustainability meetings and forums.Recognizes and responds to evolving environmental sustainability trends, market conditions, regulatory requirements, etc. Evaluates and integrates the information to proactively identify actions needed to address any potential impacts on company reporting.Participate and/or lead cross-functional projects as assigned. Complete all milestones and assigned action items by established deadlines. Adhere to all financial commitments and processes.Position Qualifications:Education Minimum Requirement:Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Engineering or ScienceRequired Experience and Skills: At least 3 years of sustainability and/or EHS program implementation experienceKnowledge of global sustainability trendsStrong data analysis and project management skills with a track record of successful cross-functional collaborationExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to simultaneously balance and adjust to multiple changing priorities and make decisions with speed and accuracyPreferred Experience and Skills:Experience with development or implementation of sustainability data reporting systems Experience performing corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting using the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting StandardOur Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.Current Employees apply HERECurrent Contingent Workers apply HEREUS and Puerto Rico Residents Only:Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:EEOC Know Your RightsEEOC GINA Supplement​Pay Transparency NondiscriminationWe are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.Expected salary range:$97,680.00 - $153,700.00Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.  For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.Learn more about your rights, including under California, Colorado and other US State ActsSearch Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

The Biomimicry Institute
The Biomimicry Institute biomimicry.org
Farnsworth Group Inc f-w.com
GreenWaveHire
GreenWaveHire www.greenwavehire.com

Finding The Best Talent For Sustainable Enterprises.We connect passionate talent with job opportunities in the green industry. Working exclusively with companies dedicated to renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, ocean preservation, carbon-free solutions and climate change mitigation.

SB Energy sbenergy.com

Building a Better Future, NowSoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son started SB Energy to deploy renewable energy at the scale required to combat climate change and end our reliance on nuclear power and fossil fuels.Today, SB Energy is a leading utility scale solar, energy storage, and technology platform. We develop, construct, and own and operate some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States. Our experienced team and deep partnerships across development, financing, construction, and operations bring strong execution and innovation to each of our projects and have enabled SB Energy to rapidly scale.SB Energy is committed to helping build strong, diverse, and inclusive teams and communities.

Harvard University
Harvard University salatainstitute.harvard.edu
Rainforest Alliance accountability-framework.org

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes. Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people. As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production. At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.Why To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers. How Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

Green Building Initiative
Green Building Initiative thegbi.org

Organization The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to reduce climate impacts by improving the built environment. We deliver education, standards, assessments, and certifications developed by an inclusive and collaborative global network. GBI makes aspirational goals achievable through user-friendly tools built upon comprehensive standards and supported by outstanding staff and expert assessors. As a nonprofit community, we are educators and coaches first, supporting performance improvement of all buildings. 

City of Elgin
City of Elgin www.cityofelgin.org
Biomimicry Institute biomimicry.org

About:The Biomimicry Institute (“the Institute” or “TBI”) aspires to build a world in which human design creates conditions that are conducive for all life. Since 2006, the Institute has advanced this vision by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology into the design process via its education, inspiration, innovation, and systems change initiatives. Building on a growing national and global recognition of the practice of biomimicry, and its potential for impact (particularly in response to climate change), as well as a strong organizational foundation and reputation, TBI is well-positioned to scale and grow its impact in this next chapter. Given the current momentum for the movement of nature-based solutions, the Institute has the opportunity to play a pivotal role in addressing widespread social and environmental issues at a unique tipping point for society and the globe. Given the ambitious mission of the Institute and the urgency of the moment, the organization’s work will have impact across countries and industries. The Opportunity:In 2023, TBI will welcome its next leader as part of a planned succession for current Executive Director Beth Rattner, who has led the Institute for 11 years. As it enters its next period of evolution, the Institute is seeking a strategic and dynamic leader to serve as its Executive Director and lead the organization as it scales and strengthens its impact.  Read more and express interest here.

Pepper Construction
Pepper Construction www.pepperconstruction.com

With offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio, Pepper Construction is a national general contracting and construction management firm that primarily serves the private sector. Pepper Construction provides clients the experience and resources of a national company, combined with the hands-on approach of a local company.

Shift Project
Shift Project shiftproject.org

About ShiftShift is the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Shift’s global team of experts works across all continents and sectors to challenge assumptions, push boundaries and redefine corporate practice in order to build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity. Shift is a non-profit, mission-driven organization headquartered in New York City. Visit shiftproject.org and follow us at @shiftproject to learn more about our work.

Job Board Fire jobboardfire.com
City of Bainbridge Island
City of Bainbridge Island www.bainbridgewa.gov

Are you a sustainable transportation professional looking for an exciting opportunity to bring a community vision to life? Do you have experience working on bicycling, walking, public transit, electric vehicle, mobility hub, and mode-shift programs? Are you a self-starter with a successful track record developing projects from conception through implementation? The City of Bainbridge Island seeks candidates for a new position to support implementation of the City’s Sustainable Transportation Plan and transportation-related elements of the Climate Action Plan. The Sustainable Transportation Coordinator will develop and implement multi-modal transportation programs and partner with a diverse group of stakeholders in a small, highly-engaged community.The Sustainable Transportation Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of various programs and policies related to implementing the City’s Sustainable Transportation Plan (STP) and other forms of sustainable transportation. The Sustainable Transportation Coordinator is expected to understand the relationship between the STP and the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and will seek to implement programs or projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance environmental sustainability. A key measurement will be the reduction of vehicle miles travelled by fossil fuel powered vehicles and promotion of alternative and active modes of transportation.

San Mateo County Transit District tinyurl.com
Rowan University, School of Earth & Environment
Rowan University, School of Earth & Environment earth.rowan.edu

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Metropolitan Area Planning Council www.mapc.org

MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston. Our strategic priorities are sustainable development, regional collaboration, advancing equity, and fostering a climate resilient region.   We are guided by our regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together. MAPC’s staff includes about 100 full-time employees in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office. MAPC has a hybrid schedule, combining time in the office with remote work. Employees must reside within a commutable distance from MAPC’s Boston office.MAPC strongly supports the professional development of each staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. We encourage all our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC’s planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times.This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future for everyone who lives and works in Greater Boston. For more information about MAPC or MetroCommon2050, please visit www.mapc.org. 

MAA www.maa.com
RMI www.rmi.org

RMI is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization of experts across disciplines working to accelerate the clean energy transition and improve lives. Since our founding in 1982, and with over 700 employees, we continue to grow and have a global reach and reputation.  RMI decarbonizes energy systems through rapid, market-based change in the world’s most critical geographies to align with a 1.5°C future and address the climate crisis. We work with businesses, policymakers, communities and other organizations to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030. For 40 years, RMI has utilized our unique techno-economic expertise and whole-systems thinking to publish groundbreaking research and analysis. We bring together collaborations of rare reach, range and expertise—creating unconventional partnerships and mobilizing action to drive change on the massive scale needed to combat the climate crisis. 

Technimark LLC www.technimark.com

Technimark is a global leader and manufacturer of high-value injection-molded packaging solutions for the world’s most respected companies and admired brands in the healthcare, consumer packaging, and specialty industrial markets.  

Merck msd.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com

Job Description:The role of Associate Director, ESG Strategic Reporting & Impact is an unique opportunity to join our company as a key contributor to the company’s sustainability reporting efforts, helping to achieve greater environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transparency and disclosure.The candidate selected for this role will work under the guidance of the Director, ESG Strategic Reporting in a fast-paced and changing environment. The ESG Strategy & Engagement team is part of our Company’s Social Business Innovation (SBI) department within Corporate Affairs. In addition to ESG, SBI includes teams focused on health equity, global impact giving, and community engagement. The ESG team works closely with these groups as well as with senior leaders and partners in the business, including Finance, Risk Management, Corporate Strategy, Legal, Treasury, Investor Relations, and others on a day-to-day basis.The role will serve as a key member of a high-performing ESG team, focusing on the company’s commitment to operating responsibly to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for people and communities everywhere.Primary Responsibilities:Manage the ESG report and disclosure processes end-to-end, orchestrating efforts across a cross-functional team of subject matter experts to collect and share data about the Company’s ESG actions; verifying report metrics; collecting, editing and summarizing content; and driving report promotion and distribution.Drive the internal collection of accurate ESG-related data including data validation and assurance processes within critical timelines; manage the ESG reporting platform and metrics database.Partner with the ESG Controller and Audit/Assurance and other functional areas to regularly review and strengthen internal controls for ESG reporting.Effectively develop teams of internal stakeholders, outside partners, consultants and vendors toward outcomes and results as well as train on ESG data reporting requirements and standard operating procedures.Develop and maintain performance dashboards, tools, databases, and other tracking mechanisms to evaluate, track, and report implementation and progress against the company’s ESG goals and key stakeholder requirements and relationships.Coordinate the company's financial planning for ESG, sustainability, and related projects.Respond to external sustainability requests and surveys, track company performance, and help to identify opportunities to enhance scores by developing expertise in ratings methodologies.Support initiatives and workstreams to improve ESG-related reporting processes and tools.Ensure full alignment to established ESG reporting frameworks, including GRI, SASB, UNGC, UN SDGs.Lead and manage responses to key ESG surveys (e.g., MSCI, Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good), understand the ratings drivers, and maintain industry peer comparisons.Manage for the ongoing development, maintenance, and leveraging of the company’s ESG website content to ensure the best user experience.Support ongoing ESG investor engagement by preparing materials for calls/events and maintaining an engagement tracking system.Bring company recognition and drive reputation by identifying, participating in, and applying for awards, surveys and rankings that focus on the company’s ESG initiatives; leverage award and recognition opportunities to internally advocate for business change that will enhance the impact of the company’s commitments.Communicate the organization's ESG performance to internal and external stakeholders through presentations, reports, and other communication materials.Minimum required education:High school diploma or equivalent; BA/BS degree preferred.Required Experience and Skills:Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in Corporate ESG (Sustainability) preferably with a range of experience across different functions and/or businesses.Strong understanding of ESG reporting, sustainability practices, and the relevant regulations and standards.Proficiency with ESG reporting frameworks such as GRI, SASB, UNGC, UN SDGs.Ability to effectively manage responses to key ESG surveys (e.g., MSCI, Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good), understand the ratings drivers, and maintain industry peer comparisons etc.Superior Research & Analytical skills.Excellent writing and verbal presentation skills, with the ability to distill and communicate complex details and data into consumable insights.Proven project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks & competing priorities while working effectively with cross-functional teams.Ability to operate in a high volume, time pressured environment while maintaining a positive focus.Preferred Experience and Skills:Experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or a related industry (hospital, public health, etc.)Agency management experience in marketing, communications, public relations, or corporate responsibilityBudget and KPI managementPosition Location: Rahway, New Jersey (Hybrid model with balance of remote and in-person working days)Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.Who we are … We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.What we look for … Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

Spark Climate Solutions www.sparkclimate.org

Spark Climate Solutions is accelerating progress in emerging climate fields, towards repairing the climate. Spark focuses on high-leverage, under-resourced solution areas and takes a systems approach, collaboratively working with experts and other stakeholders, to accelerate these fields by building strategic roadmaps, providing research funding, seeding new organizations, and communicating with the public. Spark’s first focus area is accelerating solutions for near-term warming management, starting with enteric fermentation mitigation and methane removal. Our team has deep expertise in science, engineering, and climate-focused philanthropy. Spark’s funders include the Grantham Foundation, Quadrature Climate Foundation, Astera Institute, Climate Pathfinders Foundation, and Additional Ventures.

Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) sustain.org