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SBTi Investor Engagement Manager

Berlin (Germany) | London | New York City

  • Organization: SBT - Science Based Targets
  • Location: Berlin (Germany) | London | New York City
  • Grade: Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Banking and Finance
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-21

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Job Purpose and Background

Are you passionate about how financial services companies can contribute to a climate resilient, environmentally sustainable future? CDP is looking for a manager to join the SBTi team to provide a critical contribution helping financial institutions align their activities with the Paris Agreement. This is an excellent opportunity to make an impact globally on how banks, insurers, asset managers and owners respond to the key environmental challenges of climate change. You will work to create new relationships, grow and maintain existing relationships globally with the goal of amplifying and accelerating the adoption of SBTs in the financial sector. A core responsibility will be to manage and expand the number of Financial Institutions engaging with the SBTi. The role requires the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within CDP and the SBTi global teams. You will work in close coordination with the SBTi Corporate Engagement team and the Financial Institutions core team.

About you

The ideal candidate is highly motivated to create positive change through financial sector action, thrives in a dynamic, multi-stakeholder environment, enjoys thinking holistically and creatively as well as working on implementation and delivery. The role is flexible and requires an understanding of financial markets, products, as well as sustainability and ESG issues facing the financial sector. You will utilise your skills in project management, research and analysis to help develop the SBTi’s new resources and guidance, gaining understanding of current trends and best practices in target setting and portfolio alignment within the financial sector


Key responsibilities include:

  • Educate internal and external stakeholders about SBTi framework, trends, and best practices for financial sector target setting.
  • Develop communication process, plan, and materials for variety of stakeholders including internal capital markets and corporate engagement teams; financial institutionsregulatory bodies, policy makers, etc.
  • Perform 1:1 engagement with financial institutions to drive participation in the SBTi finance framework.
  • Supports CDP's SBT investor campaign to engage with investors to drive the incorporation of SBTs in capital markets.
  • Collaborate with SBTi FI’s core team to help guide future method and criteria development.
  • Support the SBTi queries management protocol.

You will have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as finance, sustainability, environmental science, engineeringMaster’s degree is preferred;
  • Financial sector experience, particularly with ESG topics;
  • 5+ years professional experience, preferably within a corporate/financial sector sustainability, account management and/or relationship management role;
  • Good knowledge of financial markets, and financial products
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple stakeholders;
  • Be organized and detail oriented with strong communication skills, with the ability to present technical topics to a wide-range of stakeholders and communicate with high-profile clients.

Desirable criteria (optional)

  • Good knowledge of corporate GHGs accounting, climate science and science-based target setting is preferable;
  • Good understanding of science-based target setting.

This is a full-time role reporting to the Senior Technical Manager, SBTs and based in our one of our global offices in Berlin, London or New York but would be temporarily working from home. This role is a fixed term contract for 12 months. Interested applicants must be have a right to work in the country they are applying to work in. We cannot sponsor this role.

What we offer:

  • Working in one of the most successful and fastest growing initiatives driving climate action;
  • Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative and highly motivated team;
  • Competitive NGO salary and annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance);
  • Training and development;
  • Attractive holidays to be determined based on location.

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