Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you have experience creating a vision and managing a large team?
We are looking for a Global Director, ESG Disclosure Content that will lead the Disclosure teams, translate environmental standards into disclosure questionnaires and guidance, and maintain ways of working that will improve the entire disclosure cycle all the while delivering more value to our customers and CDP. The successful candidate will need to have or develop an in-depth knowledge of the entire disclosure cycle and be able to think creatively on how to improve said cycle. The candidate will work closely with the Senior Managers and will report to the Global Director of Environmental Standards and Thought Leadership.
This role requires significant work experience in sustainability, especially corporate sustainability but also a good understanding of how environmental issues can affect, and are affected by, businesses, cities, states, and regions. The successful candidate must have working knowledge in the field of ESG and how sustainability metrics can drive decision making. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate capability to work and communicate effectively with others, including stakeholders and thematic teams, to ensure processes are created to facilitate clarity and are followed. The candidate will also need to produce plans for how disclosure can evolve to ensure CDP remains at the forefront of its field.
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The world’s economy looks to CDP as the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action. In 2021 we launched our new five-year strategy: Accelerating the Rate of Change - find out more here. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.
Key responsibilities include:
Manage efficiently and effectively CDP’s disclosure cycle. This includes:
- Propose and implement improvements to CDP's disclosure framework.
- Create an inspiring environment for all staff in Disclosure Content.
- Manage a large team working on various workstreams including questionnaire and guidance, questionnaire and scoring evolution, low carbon transition, and cities, states and regions disclosure.
- Establish ways of working within the different Disclosure teams to ensure that the entire workload can be delivered on time and to quality.
- Provide pragmatic guidance on the day-to-day operations all the while taking into consideration the impact of decisions on the rest of the organisation.
- Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure Disclosure Content is meeting their requirements and expectations and review these regularly with them.
- Maintain and produce key deliverables on time, to high quality and to budget in CDP’s systems, tests passed and ready for release to our stakeholders, supporting communications of questionnaires and guidance
- Maintain and improve the quality of questionnaire and guidance outputs through training, quality assurance and good management
- Maintain a close working relationship with the wider Information and Operations teams to ensure that handovers and deliveries of evolution projects are managed into the Disclosure operations teams.
- Work closely with Environmental Practice Directors to evolve content and create plans for CDP to remain at the forefront of sustainability disclosure.
- Implement plans with internal and external stakeholders to advance CDP’s work to different realms of sustainability and ESG.
- Contribute and lead on the creation of revenue generating opportunities for CDP.
- Manage the Disclosure Content budget and find cost-saving opportunities.
- Be an ambassador for CDP’s theory of change by delivering presentations that communicate the value of CDP’s Disclosure work to senior management and stakeholder audiences.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- The ability to develop an in-depth understanding of a complex multi-tier cycle with various dependencies
- The ability to identify and analyze the impact of adjustments and changes to a multi-tier cycle with various dependencies
- Qualified to postgraduate level in a sustainability-related subject
- A strong sustainability background with in-depth subject matter expertise on environmental issues especially as they relate to the use of sustainability metrics for decision-making.
- Good knowledge of the interdependencies of environmental issues with social realities and parameters.
- Good communication & presentation skills in English and the ability to present complex issues to a wide group of audiences.
- Be able to lead a virtual team in a matrix environment.
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
Desirable criteria (optional)
- Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environment
- Ability to deliver work against tight timelines
- Experience in building consensus
- Experience working in an agile environment and implementing lean processes
- Experience coaching individuals and teams towards excellence
- Knowledge of the financial system and capital markets.
This is a full time role based at CDP’s London office reporting to the Director Environmental Impact and Thought Leadership
Salary and benefits: £70,000 - £80,000 per annum, 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and other benefits.
Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK. We cannot sponsor this role.
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How to apply:
Please upload your CV in the application form along with a covering letter as an additional document setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages. The deadline is midnight on Tuesday 28th June.