Engagement Manager, Net-Zero Technologies


£35,364 - £45,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.cdp.net [email protected]

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Tuesday, 11th May 2021   1 day left

Job purpose and background

Are you passionate about driving corporate ambition and action in order to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change and reach a net-zero emissions economy?

With COP26 to be held in Glasgow this year, 2021 marks a critical year for the UK, and CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Corporate Relations and Commit to Action teams in London for a 10 months fixed term contract.

This is a role would specifically be to work on the project partnership with Breakthrough Energy, Bill Gates-founded coalition of private investors that supports the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero emissions.

One of the key project goals it to define a framework that articulates the impact of investing in emerging climate technologies. This framework will align with existing standards and protocols, including the SBTi Net-Zero framework. More information on the project can be found on the project website.

Key responsibilities include:

The Engagement Manager, Net-zero technologies will work to successfully deliver the following outputs:

  • Engage with companies to help test and refine the emissions reduction framework during its development phase.
  • Liase with the Global Head of Value Chains and the project team on the development of the corporate engagement plan.
  • Support the creation of a mechanism to validate corporate claims for investment into emerging climate technologies and incentivise companies to make investments that align with the framework developed in the project.
  • Build a commitment mechanism which will allow corporate leaders to commit using the framework to invest in emerging technologies (potentially via the We Mean Business Coalition platform).
  • Engage We Mean Business Coalition partners to support efforts via their own memberships.
  • Conduct outreach to gain buy-in and first commitments from companies with an aim for 10 – 20 companies to commit by end of October 2021.
  • Help manage internal engagement with the aim to explore how the framework can leverage on the engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders via CDP programmes and initiatives.
  • Support in the official launch of the commitment platform and engagement and visibility-raising around COP2.
  • Manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including with commitment/ initiative partners, regional partners and collaborators, industry groups, and consumer groups to advance on corporate engagement strategy
  • Talk about the initiative in public capacity at events, workshops, roundtables and corporate meetings;
  • Coordinate closely with colleagues in CDP Corporates and Supply Chains teams and contribute to the development of key engagement materials
  • Support the project team, especially CDP’s communications team on initiatives and campaign related communications and marketing efforts;
  • Utilizing internal client relationship management systems (CRM and Excel) to keep records and track progress;
  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks as required

Required skills and experience:

We are looking for someone with experience in engaging high profile with hard to abate sectors before or worked on innovation or supply chains.

  • At least five years’ prior professional experience;
  • Ability to interact with high-level stakeholders with confidence and fluency on key campaign messages and goals;
  • Knowledge of environmental sustainability topics, particularly GHGs, climate change and renewables
  • Demonstrated experience in campaign work, sales, and/or event management preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and organization skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of teams and external stakeholders, liaising as needed across different time zones, teams, and cultures within the organization;
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, as well as a passionate desire to drive forward the mission of CDP;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make complex technical subjects accessible to non-expert audiences
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a culturally and geographically diverse professional environment

This is a full-time role based at CDP’s Central London office reporting to the Global Head of Value Chains.

Salary and benefits: £35,364 - £45,000 per annum, 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, Training and development, Flexible working opportunities and other benefits.

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than a page, to [email protected] with ‘Engagement Manager, Net-zero technologies – First name Last name’ in the subject line.

The deadline is 11 May 2021 COB.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

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