Chair of Trustees

Permanent

£Competitive

London

Posted 5 months ago

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Future-Fit Foundation is seeking an exceptional candidate with a passion for changing the status quo to lead our board of trustees. This is an outstanding opportunity to oversee a dynamic, growing and entrepreneurial organisation that is disrupting the way companies and investors approach sustainability and the SDGs - for the long-term benefit of all.

Who we are and what we do

Future-Fit Foundation is the UK-based non-profit developer, promoter and steward of Future-Fit Benchmarks. Our vision is a future in which everyone has the opportunity to flourish. Given where we are today, this vision can only be realised through a rapid and radical shift in the way the global economy works.

Our mission is to catalyse that shift - by translating systems science into practical, free-to-use tools designed to help business leaders, investors, and policy makers respond authentically and successfully to today's biggest challenges.

You can find out more at our website: www.futurefitbusiness.org.

Our core activities

We are a small team with a wide reach. Our core activities span the following areas:

  • Analysis and research: drawing together best-in-class thinking across social and environmental issues, seeking to present it in ways that offer clarity and guidance to companies and investors.
  • Practical tools and frameworks: developing useful and usable tools that can help companies - and those who invest in them - to measure, manage and report on their true impact.
  • Business collaborations: engaging with companies to catalyse change and facilitate adoption of the Benchmark.
  • Investor engagement: working with investors to accelerate usage of the Benchmark to help quantify and manage systemic risks within portfolios.
  • Partnerships: enabling others to develop products and services that build on the Benchmark in ways that seek to accelerate awareness and the pursuit of future-fitness.
  • Communication: openly sharing tools and information and stimulating dialogue on the need to rethink how we value the impact of business across the socio-economic system.

This role

The role will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Leading the board of trustees and enabling the correct composition of the board at all times.
  • Oversight of all corporate and charity governance requirements.
  • Helping to ensure the long-term success and stability of the organisation through execution of its growth strategy.
  • Line management of the CEO and Executive Director co-founders, including management of any conflicts/overlaps in their roles, and ensuring efficient liaison between the board and executive team.
  • Promotion of the Future-Fit methodology across all potential stakeholder groups.

Required experience

The individual must possess the following competencies and character:

  • Substantial experience of senior management teams and boards, with strong governance understanding and experience of developing and growing new business models.
  • Substantial experience within at least one of the organisation's key stakeholder groups - namely corporate sustainability, financial markets and responsible investment, or sustainability consulting.
  • Demonstrable interest in and passion for driving positive global systemic change in relation to truly sustainable corporate business models and investment management.
  • Strong network of influential potential allies that, where appropriate, will be leveraged to further the aims of the organisation.
  • Ability to effectively guide a small and growing organisation with global ambitions.
  • Sufficient time capacity to fully commit to the role - at least 1hr/month with senior management and quarterly board meetings.




Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Catherine Harris +1 917 475 0465

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