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Research Associate (Guidance)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City Oxford
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/03/2022
Company Name Global Canopy
Contact Name Zuzka Majcova
Email z.majcova@globalcanopy.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide. 

This role will sit in Global Canopy’s Corporate Performance team and take a lead on developing guidance for financial institutions to eliminate deforestation from their portfolios.

Deforestation-free finance: Global Canopy is working with a broad range of partners to develop guidance for the finance sector on how to eliminate deforestation in their clients’/holdings’ operations and supply chains. Upcoming guidance will be developed for specific types of financial institutions in order to support them on the details of strategies and tools they can use to engage with their clients or holdings. A high-level Roadmap has already been published and guidance for pension funds is under development. 

Finance Sector Roadmap: Global Canopy is a member of the Finance & Deforestation Advisory Group which brings together experts in deforestation, nature-loss and sustainable finance to provide expertise and guidance to financial institutions as they seek to address their deforestation risks. This group has worked together to create the Finance Sector Roadmap for Eliminating Commodity-Driven Deforestationwhich was published in November 2021.

To be successful in this role, these are the things that will matter the most:

  • Experience of developing training or guidance content for the finance sector

  • A strong drive to contribute to our mission, a passion for sustainability and the role that the finance sector can play to drive change

Skills and experience:

  • Professional experience and good knowledge of one or more topics: ESG measurement, environmental disclosure and reporting, supply chains, sustainability, or financial services.

  • Strong written communication skills 

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Time management and organizational skills

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • IT skills and proficient MS Excel user

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes. We strongly encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply and not self-reject based on the listed criteria in the job pack.

Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We would welcome applications from people from these regions.

Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.

To find out more, download the recruitment pack or visit our website.

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