Project Manager: Corporate Performance and ESG

Global Canopy

£26,000 - £32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 8th March 2021  

Global Canopy is data-drive think tank that targets the market forces destroying nature. Over the last two years, fires raging in the Amazon have focused global attention on this critical issue like never before. In response, 230 investors with USD $16.2 trillion in assets under management publicly demanded corporate action on deforestation in the Amazon and beyond. This project manager role is responsible for effective coordination of resources across the projects under our Corporate Performance and ESG programme, reporting directly to the programme lead. 

This is an important and fast-growing area of work, responding to a growing need among companies, financial institutions and governments for the best possible information on how market actors are tackling their impacts on forests and nature. Our world-leading deforestation data (see, for example, Trase Finance and Forest 500) is used by the private sector and civil society to enable action and improve accountability. This work is now being integrated with data from partners worldwide, to produce aligned common metrics that can significantly improve mainstream ESG metrics in this area and ultimately drive finance away from destructive activities. 

The project manager will support the programme lead to create project plans, manage tasks across teams, report to donors, and manage budgets. They will ensure any issues are escalated in a timely way, and that the projects can achieve their objectives on time and on budget. The project manager will also from time to time carry out research to support Global Canopy’s strategies and engagement.

Above all they will have a deep interest in environmental metrics, the determination and ambition to deliver with excellence, and the maturity and diplomatic skills to work effectively with different teams internally, and leading private, public and third sector partners worldwide.

To be successful in this role, these are the things that will matter the most:

  • Experienced project manager delivering outcomes across a diverse team and multiple projects.
  • Strong judgement and emotional intelligence in balancing and managing trade-offs, while bringing people with you.
  • Relevant sector experience, a drive to contribute to our mission, and a deep understanding of environmental and ESG metrics and issues.

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