Climate Associates and Finance Associates

  • Business for Social Responsibility
  • Oct 01, 2021
Business Development Climate Change/ Resiliency Management Sustainability

Job Description

New York, San Francisco, or Remote in the USA

Position Overview

Associates are responsible for conducting research and analysis, creating written documents and presentations, and executing projects. Associates support Project Managers and Directors in advancing BSR’s mission. This will include participating in business consulting, training work, and personal development as required. 

  • Support BSR teams in research, writing, knowledge management, tool creation and presentation design to enable improved project execution and effective business development.
  • Create client-ready deliverables; workshop content; and other materials—including tools, business development pitches, and case studies—in a variety of formats.​
  • Conduct research and analysis on sustainability leadership practices and emerging issues and trends in a range of industry sectors utilizing a wide range of sources.
  • Support senior colleagues in the development of work plans, schedules, and budgets for the delivery of projects. 
  • Contribute to the content and design of working group meetings, training, and workshops, and ensure the accuracy of all materials. 
  • Provide assistance on special projects and assignments as requested to help BSR accomplish its mission and goals. 


  • Master’s degree with 1-3 years of experience in finance or climate change or equivalent education and experience.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills. Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • High degree of fluency in English, with fluency in a second language a plus. 
  • Self-motivated with a capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced environment. 
  • Willingness to undertake up to 15% business travel post COVID.
  • 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. 


BSR is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a global organization, BSR strives to represent a culmination of different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and ideas. BSR encourages employees to be themselves and share their unique stories, as these initiatives foster a global environment of creativity, forward thinking, and open-mindedness.  These values drive the innovative work of our staff and support BSR’s overarching mission to build a just and sustainable world.

At  BSR, discrimination  because  of  age,  race,  religious  creed,  color,  national  origin, ancestry,  physical  disability,  mental  disability,  medical  condition,  genetic  information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions),  gender  identity,  gender  expression,  sexual  orientation,  military  or  veteran status, or any other status protected by regional laws, is not condoned. BSR strives to maintain a fair and inclusive working environment. Thus, these factors do not influence recruitment, performance management processes, and project assignments. BSR aims to support necessary accommodations and has a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior and retaliation in response to the needs of our employees.


Nonprofit- NGO