Ceres

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

Our Mission: Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
Assistant, Investor Program   Organization  Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit:  www.ceres.org .  Description & Responsibilities The Assistant, Investor Network plays a key administrative support role to the Program Director in leading the team and managing the CA office.   We are looking for candidates with strong organization skills, communication skills, and an eye to detail.  This full-time position is based in San Francisco, CA, and reports to a Senior Program Director, Investor Network and California Office.  Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:  Coordinate and Support Investor Network Member Activities and Investor Team Staff Assist the Director and Investor Network Program staff with coordination of investor outreach, events and communications, specifically focusing on logistics for various in-person and virtual meetings and conference calls throughout the year and meeting follow-up communications. Assist with planning and coordination for Ceres annual conference and Investor Program Events. Provide support through research, writing and organizing, emails and telephone calls, to investors who are seeking information about Ceres Investor Network programs and activities. Assist the Investor Program staff with researching and writing memos on various topics, and preparing PowerPoint presentations and materials for meetings and events. Provide logistical, materials and tracking assistance in Investor Network recruitment and member engagement efforts. Support the Senior Director in coordination and organization of the Investor Network team activities, weekly team meetings, and other internal meetings; including developing agendas, taking meeting minutes. Assist the Investor Network team on campaign activities such as drafting letters to investors and enlisting investor support for various initiatives Track Ceres Investor Network membership and invoicing. Develop content and draft weekly Investor Network newsletter; assist in developing and writing content for the Ceres website. Serve as the team’s database point person, including database support to team members and some data entry. CA Office Support Assist with running the CA office including setting up space for new staff, ordering office supplies, and serving as receptionist when needed. Calls, preparing materials, taking minutes, and following up on action items with California Team. Coordinate special projects as necessary.  Senior Program Director Support Provide administrative support including processing Visa statements and reimbursements, scheduling meetings and travel, coordinating calls, answering correspondence and assisting with meeting preparation and follow up.  Qualifications  Minimum of one year of relevant work experience and bachelor degree required. Knowledge or experience with energy, climate change or sustainability issues – understanding of the role of business, the investment community, or NGOs, a plus. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation, and a positive can-do attitude. Strong organizational and time management skills. Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. Successful record of organizing and advancing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment. Excellent research capabilities. Strong verbal communication skills. Highly developed writing skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.  How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
Manager, Investor Engagement   Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Climate Action 100+  is a new five-year initiative led by investors to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to improve governance on climate change, curb emissions and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures. To date, 256 investors with more than USD $30 trillion in assets under management have signed on to the initiative. The initiative is designed to implement the investor commitment first set out in the  Global Investor Statement on Climate Change  in the months leading up to the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement in 2015 limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.  Description & Responsibilities   The Manager, Climate Action 100+ Initiative will collaboratively organize and coordinate investor engagements with North America based companies on the focus list in alignment with the goals of the initiative. This position will collaborate, as required, with other relevant Ceres’ initiatives and staff responsible for related campaigns and companies.  The Manager, Climate Action 100+ will staff the Ceres North America Engagement Working Group, one of five working groups charged with driving company-by-company engagements with a subset of focus companies. This is a full-time salaried position, based in the Boston office, and reporting to Director of this initiative.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Serve as cross-organization project manager to organize and manage North American investor engagements as part of the global Climate Action 100+ Initiative, including working closely with U.S, Canadian and international investors that are designated as lead and supporting investors for engagements with North American focus companies. Drive effective engagement campaigns with each focus company, including for example, building/coordinating aligned groups of investors, developing company specific research-based strategies, and ensuring investor accountability through bi-annual reporting. Coordinate with the Director, Climate Action 100+ Investor Engagement to ensure ongoing alignment with global implementation guidelines, timelines and processes. Coordinate meetings of and communications with the Climate Action 100+ North America Engagement Working Group and its members. Compile company-specific data, information and materials from data providers and relevant NGOs supporting the Climate Action 100+ initiative to support individual company engagements, and conduct/oversee company-specific research and develop written materials as necessary to support investor engagement. Work closely with the Directors and staff of other related Ceres initiatives that engage companies on climate-related issues, to ensure alignment and consistency, including the Investor Team, the Carbon Asset Risk initiative; the Oil & Gas, Electric Power and Transportation teams, the Shareholder Initiative on Climate and Sustainability (SICS), and the Corporate Team relationship managers for relevant Ceres Companies. Work closely with Ceres’ membership programs – investors and companies – to assure their engagement and involvement. Oversee the tracking of Climate Action 100+ activities, deliverables, progress and outcomes in North America, and implement appropriate systems for documenting activities. Coordinate with Ceres Communications & Marketing team, and Development team regarding the accomplishments of the Climate Action 100+ Initiative.  Qualifications Bachelor degree, required.  Graduate degree in law or business preferred. 5 years of work experience in investment, finance, shareholder engagement or corporate management, ideally with a focus on climate or environmental matters and a track record of project management and/or campaign leadership. Experience designing and managing campaigns or other significant and complex projects characterized by changing dynamics and myriad relationships. Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants. Experience with developing or implementing systems to track activity, progress and outcomes. Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Experience working on climate, environment, energy, and/or transportation, oil and gas, electric power or related sustainability issues.     Strong organizational, project management, writing, verbal communication and interpersonal and skills. Able to direct and manage multiple projects at the same time. Able to work well independently and as a team member. Comfortable working with different personalities and people. Desire to work in a mission-driven and nonprofit environment. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.