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Sector Lead – Energy & Utilities, CDP Disclosure Services, North America

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Carbon Disclosure Project
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CDP North America is seeking an individual to manage relationships with approximately 200 North American energy and utilities companies. This person will also be responsible for ensuring that company disclosures are aligned with CDP’s guidance and scoring methodologies. Excellent engagement and communication skills, as well as attention to detail, are paramount—as is the ability to understand company needs, identify opportunities, and act on this information. This individual must understand the business implications represented by climate change, and have at least some experience working in or with companies in the energy or utilities sector. Knowledge of, or interest in learning about, water-related risks specific to these companies is also important. This is not a research, analysis or writing role, although there might be limited opportunities to explore these skills in an ad hoc manner.

Internally, the lead will coordinate all communications between CDP and the aforementioned companies. This will include emails, as well as phone and in-person meetings led by themselves or with colleagues such as members of the technical or management teams. He/she will engage with corporate sustainability or investor relations professionals at a range of seniority levels. Objectives will include increasing disclosure from energy and utilities companies, building relationships, communicating and furthering CDP initiatives, securing memberships, and managing Reporter Services accounts. Discussions with companies will focus on a variety of topics including natural resource disclosure, corporate sustainability, socially-responsible investing and carbon accounting.

Reporter Services is a membership program within CDP that provides dedicated support to a limited group of responding companies, helping them build internal expertise in managing issues related to climate change. This includes helping members to improve their CDP disclosures, and to utilize CDP data to benchmark against their peers and learn best practices.

This role is based in CDP's North America office, as part of the Disclosure Services Team. For more context on the work of this team, please visit our webpage and watch the recording from the 2015 experienced responders webinar: https://www.cdp.net/en-US/WhatWeDo/Pages/USA.aspx.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinating all communications between CDP and North American energy and utilities companies;
  • Increasing participation in CDP through phone calls, email support, webinars and speaking engagements;
  • Building relationships with companies, as well as with sector-related associations and research organizations;
  • Securing Reporter Services memberships, as well as renewals with existing members;
  • Facilitating and furthering CDP initiatives that are managed by other groups, such as CDP’s supply chain membership program and Commit to Action platform;
  • Managing Reporter Services deliverables for member accounts (about 20 companies); and
  • Documenting all activity, and tracking deliverables.


  • A university degree in a related subject;
  • At least two years of work experience (this can include internships);
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with resistant parties, and to pitch services; and
  • The ability to come up to speed quickly and independently with technical information (such as CDP's scoring methodology) and apply this information to company responses.

Important skills/ qualities:

  • The ability to accurately communicate technical information in a concise, yet comprehensive manner;
  • The ability to spot trends and opportunities as well as focus on details;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Excel;
  • The drive to take ownership and responsibility for particular areas of work;
  • The desire and ability to improve and streamline processes to better and more efficiently achieve program goals, rather than follow the status quo; and
  • The ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

Benefits: 24 days vacation, generous 401k package

Eligibility requirements: The candidate will be expected to work full time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week) and must be able to work legally in the US. He/she must also be based in the New York City area. The anticipated start date is between mid-December and early January.

How to apply: Interested candidates should email recruitment.usa@cdp.net. Please express your interest and suitability in the body of the email, attach a resume, and use the following subject line: CDP NA DST Energy & Utilities Application – [First Name Last Name]

Resumes will only be reviewed if these specific directions are followed.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through December 18, 2015, or longer if the position is not yet filled.

Please do not inquire if the position has been filled. If you are interested, please submit an application.

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