Senior Analyst – Value Chains

Climate 44

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies worldwide to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

About the team
The role sits within the Technical Department that leads the development and maintenance of the key resources within the initiative to enable the adoption of climate targets in line with the best available science and following best-practice for standard-setting organisations.

The normative and non-normative resources developed by the Technical Department are the backbone of the SBTi target-setting framework and include, amongst others, the development of standards, criteria, recommendations, sector-specific guidance, topic-specific guidance, and tools, as well as the scientific foundations that underpin all of these, including the curation of scenarios, target-setting methods, though leadership and novel research.

The Standards Team is a key pillar of the Technical Department responsible for developing and maintaining cross-sector standards and guidance. The Standards Team acts as “product owners” for the key cross-sector standards, including coordination across different teams to ensure their successful integration and implementation.

About you
Are you passionate about driving systems change towards a net-zero economy? Do you want to use your creativity and drive towards catalysing value chain decarbonization?

Key responsibilities include

  • Support the development and ongoing implementation of updated SBTi scope 3 target setting methods, target setting tools and target validation criteria
  • Develop guidance documents and support materials to help companies drive value chain decarbonisation through sustainable sourcing (upstream) and revenue generation (downstream) activities
  • Assist in managing an inclusive and balanced stakeholder process to ensure deliverables are aligned with climate science and strike the right balance of credibility and practicality
  • Support engagement and coordination with key partners to drive ecosystem collaboration
  • Help develop communications material related to scope 3 research such as presentations, case studies, blog posts, and other communication documents
  • Use and maintenance of SBTi project management and collaboration tools (e.g. Asana, Slack, Google Drive, MS Teams, etc.), in line with SBTi standard-setting procedures.

Essential skills and experience needed

  • 3-5 years of experience working on climate change mitigation and/or environmental programs
  • Experience in sustainable sourcing, ideally within an NGO or standard-setter, or within a corporate setting focusing on high-impact activities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to conduct independent in-depth research into sustainability-related topics and report findings to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision in a virtual, multicultural environment
  • Highly organised, fast learner, and strong attention to detail
  • Results-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a constantly evolving environment

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in directly developing or implementing sustainable sourcing standards or guidelines especially addressing high impact commodities or activities
  • High proficiency in MS Teams, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of climate action in the corporate and financial sectors
  • Experience working with science-based targets and net-zero climate strategy
  • Experience working with scope 3 accounting, e.g. Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Understanding of existing and emerging sustainability regulations and standards

What we offer

  • Working in one of the most successful and fastest-growing initiatives driving climate action;
  • Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative, and highly motivated team;
  • Salary range of £30,626-£45,940 in the UK and €37,840 – €56,760 in Germany
  • Training and development;
  • Attractive holiday package.

About Climate17
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.
Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We believe there is no solution to climate change without people. We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.
We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.