Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH14084

An incredibly exciting, newly created opportunity has arisen with one of the world's most iconic luxury brands, Chanel.

As Chanel continues to accelerate its sustainable business transformation, Acre is supporting with the expansion of their Global Sustainability Team through the recruitment of a Climate and Biodiversity Lead to drive the strategy underpinning their ambitious 1.5C SBTi aligned climate commitment.

In addition to the release of their Mission 1.5 climate strategy in 2020, Chanel's commitment to decarbonisation and environmental impact reduction has been further advanced by the issuance of sustainability linked-bonds, and a flagship partnership with the University of Cambridge alongside many other initiatives.

Reporting to the Head of Climate and Biodiversity, the Climate and Biodiversity Lead will have the opportunity to support the evolution of the Mission 1.5 strategy considering the external regulatory landscape as well as supporting internal teams to deliver projects that reduce carbon and biodiversity impacts. You will also have the opportunity to support with CHANEL's carbon compensation portfolio as well as representing the company externally in relevant forums.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including business functions, geographic regions and the Corporate Sustainability Team, to track progress towards the company's 1.5 ambitions.

  • Manage the day-to-day work of the project compensation portfolio, including the tracking and analysis of key performance indicators, budget and reporting from project partners.

  • Align with teams responsible for data and content in the identification of gaps and opportunities to improve and support the annual external reporting campaign.

  • Prepare briefs on latest science and regulatory updates concerning climate and biodiversity for internal teams such as GHG Protocol on Carbon Removals and the Net Zero SBTi Standard.

  • Align with the Advocacy team in the evaluation and response to legislative proposals and upcoming requirements that may affect the Group's climate and biodiversity targets.

You will leverage the following:

  • Proven working knowledge on carbon metrics, direct and indirect scope reductions, and climate taxonomy (Net Zero, abatement, neutralisation, compensation, Science Based Targets) which may have been acquired through in-house experience.

  • Familiarity with the current work of international organisations on nature and biodiversity including basic understanding of concepts such as natural capital, risk assessment and double materiality.

  • Strong attention to detail combined with analytical/critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to interact and influence stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to drive SBTi implementation at one of the world's most prestigious brands, offering incredible internal and external exposure as well as learning opportunities that will future-proof your career in sustainability. If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, and you have the technical expertise outlined above, then please apply or contact Liam Goldsworthy via liam.goldsworthy@acre.com.