Chair of Trustee Board



Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Saturday, 31st August 2019   5 days left

Chair of Trustee Board

This is a particularly exciting opportunity to join CDP as we enter an ambitious new strategic phase for the organisation.

I was inspired to join CDP because of my belief in the power of the investment and corporate community to deliver critical change in society. CDP have a vision of a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and that prevents dangerous climate change. We believe that driving environmental disclosure will catalyse a shift in market behaviour that will promote this more sustainable economy. In order to achieve this, CDP’s strategy is focused on engaging institutional investors, companies, cities, states, regions and national governments to develop and implement robust plans to: help reduce emissions and avoid deforestation; improve water security and build resilience to the effects of climate change; and to shift capital to finance this transition.

Founded as a global organisation, back in 2002, CDP’s first climate change request was sent to the world’s largest 500 companies. Since then, CDP has played a critical role in transforming corporate climate risk disclosure from a niche business practice to a business norm. This year, CDP’s investor climate change request is backed by over 600 investors with over US$95 trillion in assets (more than the GDP of the world) and with over 7,000 global companies disclosing. Our reach and impact continues to grow exponentially and our organisation has been growing to match. This year we are forecasting to increase our income by over 10% to £23m and our worldwide team now exceeds 320 people in eight offices across the world.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated, diverse and distinguished Board, presenting considerable breadth of expertise and leadership experience. As part of our ongoing organisational growth, we are now keen to add further capability and experience to this group with a new Board Chair. The role of the Board in helping CDP through this next phase of our development will be critical, both in ensuring that we take full advantage of the opportunities before us and that we navigate the increasingly complex political and socio-economic environment regarding climate change, effectively.

We are looking for an experienced Trustee who can bring particular additional skills to our group. Key to success in this role will be your passion for our global vision, a drive for action and excellence, as well as commitment to our values. You will help facilitate strong relationships for CDP with current and potential stakeholders and partners and will help us ensure that we have a compelling identity. View the full job description.

If you believe that climate change remains an urgent and critical global challenge; that a sustainable economic system can be fostered to address it and that you have the outstanding leadership skills and domain knowledge to make a difference in this exciting role, we would welcome your application.

Thank you for your interest.

Alan Brown
Chair of Trustee Board, CDP Worldwide

Please send your application letter and CV by 31 August to:

Please mention when responding to this ad.