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
Jun 11, 2019
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 create 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
Business for Social Responsibility New York, NY, USA
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
The Manager, Infrastructure and Climate Change, will be a key team member driving forward BSR’s infrastructure and climate change work, which includes advisory services work with companies, thought leadership and research, collaborative initiatives, and overall practice management. On infrastructure, BSR works broadly with a variety of companies in the energy, extractives, industrials, utilities, transportation, and logistics industries. The Manager will be expected to work across all infrastructure industries to lead on business development activities, project execution, and membership services, primarily in the U.S. but also globally when needed. More specific focuses of the position will depend on the successful candidate’s particular infrastructure expertise.  On climate change, BSR works with our member companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to unavoidable climate impacts, advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Manager will work closely with BSR’s global climate team to build, align, and execute our portfolio of work. More specific focuses of the position will depend on the successful candidate’s particular climate expertise.  This position is full-time, based in either San Francisco (preferred) or New York, and reports to both the Managing Director, Infrastructure and Finance, and the Director, Climate Change. BSR will not consider candidates who will not be based in one of these two cities and would like to work remotely.  Responsibilities Member Services : The Manager will work with BSR members on an individual and collective basis to ensure the membership value proposition is met. This requires close cooperation with other BSR departments, areas of expertise, and regions around the world. Typical member services activities include quarterly and annual member meetings, short-answer research, and on-demand advisory support. Project Implementation : The Manager will play a key role in BSR’s delivery of consulting services, collaborative initiatives, and applied research on infrastructure and climate change. The successful candidate will design and manage infrastructure and climate projects for individual companies, and manage complex grant-funded projects with multiple workstreams. In addition, the Manager will align and operationalize synergies between infrastructure and climate streams of work. Thought Leadership and External Representation : The Manager will keep up with the latest developments on private sector sustainable infrastructure and climate action, identify leading topics, and contribute to   BSR’s published thought leadership   in the area. He or she will represent the infrastructure and climate practice to external audiences, including at   BSR Conference . Business Development : The Manager will pursue business development opportunities in collaboration with BSR’s industry and area of expertise directors. He or she will also contribute to the recruitment of member companies to BSR and to our climate-related collaborative initiatives. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in business, law, public affairs, or other relevant discipline required. Master’s preferred. 7-10 years of relevant professional experience from a top-tier consulting firm, NGO working with business, or within the private sector, e.g. a CSR/sustainability department, corporate affairs, or business development. Significant infrastructure experience (at least 3 years) required.  Demonstrated expertise in the infrastructure industries and the range of material issues to corporations in these industries. It is likely that the successful candidate will not be an expert in all infrastructure industries (defined by BSR as energy, extractives, industrials, utilities, transportation, and logistics industries), but would be expected to have deep expertise in at least one, and preferably more than one. Significant climate experience (at least 3 years) required.  Demonstrated expertise on how the private sector addresses climate change, as well as on the landscape of other climate stakeholders. Specialist climate expertise on corporate procurement of renewable energy, transportation fuels, and/or climate risk assessment and management, is a plus.  Outstanding project management skills required, including the demonstrated ability to manage long-term consulting projects, to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to deliver for clients and funders. Leadership and management skills, including the ability to mentor other team members. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and excellent presentation and facilitation skills. Willingness to undertake business travel (up to 20% of time). Language skills: Fluent in English, with an additional language from a region in which BSR is based a plus. Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment. Collaborative mindset and the intellectual agility to work with companies across various industries, and with colleagues who are expert on other sustainability issues. 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
Business for Social Responsibility Paris, France
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
Position Overview  The Director,  Sustainability  Consulting , EMEA  will  be   responsib le  for building and leading BSR’s work with companies headquartered in  EMEA , with a particular emphasis on  French  companies.  This role  may include a focus  on  working with  companies in the following industries:  financial services ,  industrial and utilities, manufacturing ,  and energy and extractives .   The work will span across   focus areas  such as sustainability  strategy, human  rights ,  and inclusive economy.     The  Director   will  be  part of  BSR’s  global Sustainability Management   practice  and work clo sely with the team to  develop business opportunities and  to  deliver consulting projects that provide high value to BSR members  a s well as  non-member  companies interested in improving their sustainability performance.    This position is full-time, based in  Paris .   Responsibilities  Consulting  Services  and Project Directorship:  The Director will play a leading role in delivering consulting services to member and non-member companies across a range of sectors in EMEA, with a particular focus on the French market. The Director will provide oversight—and often hands-on support—for the delivery of best-in-class consulting services to  companies .  The  Director will typically oversee 7-10 ongoing projects at any one time, working actively with project teams, and providing thought partnership to project managers.   Business Development and Member Engagement:  The Director will be responsible for recruiting new member companies, deepening relationships with business leaders in EMEA-based companies, and developing new business opportunities across the region. The Director will be responsible for driving revenue generation in partnership with BSR’s global  industry  and  area of expertise  leaders. The Director will draw from an established set of BSR tools and cases to facilitate these business development activities. In addition, the Director will serve as an account relationship manager for 5-8 global companies  headquartered in EMEA, most likely in the financial services, industrial and utilities, manufacturing, transportation, and/or energy and extractives sectors.    The Director may also be required to provide services to companies in other sectors/locations according to business needs.   External Representation:  The Director will represent BSR to external audiences in EMEA, particularly in France, by presenting at  relevant  industry conferences;  demonstrating thought leadership through writing and publishing blogs, reports, etc. ; forming beneficial external relationships and partnerships; and  proactively working to  creat e   opportunities to raise the profile of BSR more broadly.   Qualifications   Note: ONLY candidates with these specific requirements will be considered:   Master’s degree in business, law, public policy, environmental management ,  or other relevant discipline required.   Track record of success in business development, client/relationship management ,  and exercising influence with senior leaders .   Significant business   /  consulting  experience (at least 1 2 - 15  years) required to perform the key functions of a consulting leader, including: developing and maintaining senior-level client relationships; pursuing and creating business opportunities; and overseeing multiple projects under tight deadlines.   Significant experience working with, or in,  at least one of the following sectors: financial services, industrial and utilities,  manufacturing  and /or  energy and extractives .     Proven e xperience working with  the  French market ,  knowledge and understanding of French and European  relevant regulation (e.g. Devoir de Vigilance) ,  existing network of contacts .   Deep knowledge and experience   in key sustainability content areas, such as:  sustainability management and strategy,  human rights, or inclusive economy .   Knowledge and experience related to business processes such as strategic planning, organizational development, training programs, performance management, change management, etc.   Proven leadership and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor  other team members  to improve  skills and  effectiveness .   Outstanding verbal, written, and facilitation skills.   Willingness to undertake business travel (~  3 0% time).   Language skills:  Bilingual  English  and French . Other European language s  a plus .   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 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