Business for Social Responsibility

The BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Learn more about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.

Our mission is to work with business to create a just and sustainable world. We envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources.

 

Business for Social Responsibility New York, NY, USA
Sep 29, 2018
Full time
Locations: New York, San Francisco Position Overview The Associate, Climate Change will implement BSR’s climate change work, which includes thought leadership and research, collaborative initiatives, and advisory services work with companies. BSR works with its member companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience to unavoidable climate impacts, following the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The successful candidate will work closely with BSR’s global climate team to build, align, and execute our portfolio of work. Specific focuses will depend on the successful candidate’s specific climate expertise. This position is full-time, preferably based in New York, and reports to the Director, Climate Change. Responsibilities Project Management and Implementation : The Associate will play a key role in BSR’s delivery of consulting services, collaborative initiatives, and applied research on climate change. The successful candidate will design and manage climate projects for individual companies, implement complex grant-funded projects with multiple workstreams, and will discover and operationalize synergies between BSR’s research, collaboration, and advisory services work. He or she will also add value to teams managed by BSR’s industry leads. Thought Leadership : The Associate will keep up with the latest developments on private-sector climate action, identify leading topics, and contribute to BSR’s published thought leadership in the area. Business Development : The Associate will assist with business development opportunities undertaken by the BSR climate team, including opportunities for grant-funded or consulting work and the recruitment of member companies to our climate-facing Collaborative Initiatives. Qualifications Master’s degree in business, law, or other relevant discipline required. Demonstrated expertise on how the private sector addresses climate change, as well as on the landscape of climate stakeholders. Significant climate experience (3-5 years) required. Experience in a relevant industrial sector taking strong climate action such as food, beverage and agriculture; transport; or information and communications technology is a plus.   Outstanding project management skills, including the demonstrated ability to manage long-term grants and shorter consultancy projects, to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to deliver for clients and funders. Collaborative mindset and the intellectual agility to work with companies across various industries, and the Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to undertake business travel (less than 20% of time). Language skills: Fluent in English, with an additional language from a region in which BSR is based preferred. Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment. High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation Diversity As part of our dedication to Diversity, BSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at BSR are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.
Business for Social Responsibility New York, NY, USA
Sep 29, 2018
Full time
Position Overview The Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability will be on the team working with companies in BSR’s area of expertise.  The Manager will partner on BSR’s work across all industries, with a focus on supply chain sustainability primarily in the consumer sector, including consumer products; apparel and fashion; food, beverage and agriculture; and travel and tourism. The Manager will serve BSR efforts globally, but will focus on developing and executing projects in the U.S. The Manager will work closely with BSR directors and staff to deliver consulting and grant-funded projects that provide high value to BSR members and other leading companies that are interested in improving their sustainability performance. The Manager will also ensure high-quality engagement with BSR member companies and support business development efforts. This position is full-time and based in New York. Responsibilities Consulting Services: The Manager will play a key role in delivering supply chain sustainability, transparency, and responsible sourcing-focused consulting services to member and non-member companies, primarily in consumer-facing industries Member Engagement: The Manager will oversee several member relationships and provide member support to drive recruitment and retention. Business Development: The Manager will be responsible for developing new business opportunities in supply chain sustainability and across BSR’s portfolio as applicable. Project Implementation: The Manager will assume responsibility for designing and implementing consulting projects with members and non-members. The role includes scoping and budgeting; client and people management; providing supply chain expertise; conducting primary research, including leading stakeholder interviews; utilizing relevant supply chain/sustainability technology and tools; innovative solution development; and presentation and facilitation skills. The Manager role requires keen analysis and synthesis skills to develop client-specific recommendations. The Manager should expect to allocate up to 70 percent of her/his time to project implementation. Collaborative Action: The Manager will support collaborative initiatives in the U.S. and globally, helping to design, facilitate, and drive innovative approaches to creating business and social value for participating companies. External Representation: The Manager will represent BSR and the supply chain sustainability practice to external audiences, especially in U.S., by presenting at conferences, writing publications, forming beneficial external partnerships, and creating other opportunities to raise the profile of BSR more broadly.  Qualifications The ideal candidate must be able to thrive in an international and entrepreneurial environment, working at the nexus between business and society. The candidate must be able to plan, execute, and continuously improve his/her work independently and/or in close collaboration with colleagues, as appropriate. Specific expectations: Master’s degree in business and/or sustainability/CSR preferred. Subject matter expertise/direct experience in supply chain management and operations, ideally in consumer-facing sectors. Demonstrated business development skills within a sustainability context. Strong project management skills. Subject matter expertise/direct experience in supply chain sustainability, supply chain risk, and/or transparency, with exposure and interest in innovative/technology solutions to drive sustainability goals. Additional expertise in one of BSR’s areas of expertise a clear advantage (i.e., human rights, climate change, inclusive economy, women’s empowerment, sustainability management). 7-10 years of relevant professional experience from a top-tier consulting firm; NGO working with business (implementation role); or a CSR/sustainability, operations, corporate affairs, business development, or similar role in a consumer-facing company. Proven and demonstrated track record of success in working with business in a client/customer-facing position. Experience managing multiple, disparate projects simultaneously.  Fluent in both written and conversational English; fluency in Spanish, French, or other language a plus. Well-developed interpersonal skills for high-level interaction with members and other companies. Excellent presentation and facilitation skills. Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment. Ability to undertake business travel up to 25 percent of the time or more. High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. Diversity As part of our dedication to diversity, BSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at BSR are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com