Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 14363

We're working with an investor-focused NGO working to mobilise the $100 trillion global bond market for climate change solutions. We promote investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient economy.

Their main workstreams are green bond standards and certification, data and market analysis, policy and market development, communications and advocacy.

The Industrial Sustainability Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of sustainability criteria for industrial companies and investments in their operations. This will cover industries such as steel, cement, chemicals, and key enabling activities such as hydrogen and CCS. Primarily, criteria will address climate impacts, setting decarbonisation pathways to net-zero alignment and addressing climate resilience, and broaden out to additional green and social issues over time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a programme schedule to ensure delivery of criteria and supporting papers to time, budget and quality parameters and approved by the Standards Board.

  • Manage and support the internal team of sustainability analysts (currently 3) and external partners and expert advisors responsible for setting the criteria - including chairing technical and industry working groups.

  • Participate in external events and initiatives to advocate, educate and build collaborations, including to position my client at the forefront of the emerging transition finance discussion and keep pace with ongoing developments in taxonomies, regulations and market and investor trends as they relate to industrial sustainability

  • Deliver cross-team training and collaborate within the business to support certifications in industrial sectors

  • Maintain the budget, monitoring expenditure and costs as programme progresses and support the development of funding proposals for additional resources.

Key Requirements:

  • Passionate in addressing climate change and able to express this commitment effectively to all partners and stakeholders

  • Experience working in decarbonisation programmes as they relate to industry and up to speed with key enabling technologies such as green hydrogen

  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and prioritise across simultaneous projects and ambitious timeframes

  • Skilled people person, managing junior team members and a wide variety of external partners and advisors

  • A natural networker, able to bring in partners and collaborators

  • A hands-on, motivated individual with drive and initiative

  • Excellent writing and oral skills

  • Based in an EU aligned timezone

This is a fantastic opportunity to affect real change and facilitate the financial flows that are essential to enable all sectors of the economy to transition to a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future. If you would like to hear more, please apply below or contact Andrew Mullins with any questions at Andrew.Mullins@acre.com.