Closing Date:

Jul 17, 2017


Commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

How to apply:
Closing Date: Mon, 2017-07-17

Job Description:


BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more
than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its
offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business
strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector
collaboration. Visit for more information about BSR’s more than
20 years of leadership in sustainability.

We are proud to have a team of some of the industry’s most talented and
motivated people working on sustainability in our global offices in
Copenhagen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai,
and Tokyo.

BSR partners with leading international organizations and companies to
advance our major priorities, which include creating a climate-compatible
world, building an inclusive economy, and increasing corporate leadership on
sustainability. We catalyze business action through translation, solutions,
and collaborations.


Over the past several years BSR has built a strong foundation to support
business action on climate change. The Associate Director, Climate Change
will play a leading role in BSR’s climate area of expertise, which
catalyzes climate action by helping companies reduce their greenhouse gas
emissions, build resilience to inevitable climate impacts, and engage with
inbound climate regulation. This includes advisory services work with
companies and other stakeholders, company collaborations and convening, and
thought leadership and research.

The Associate Director, Climate Change will work closely with BSR colleagues
from multiple industries and areas of expertise to develop business
opportunities, deliver consulting and grant-funded projects that provide high
value to BSR members and other leading companies interested in taking climate
action, and generate thought leadership which undergirds these activities.

This position is full-time, based in New York, San Francisco or Paris.


Business Development: The Associate Director will have significant
responsibility for developing opportunities to work with BSR’s 250 member
companies on climate action. This will require the successful candidate to
effectively partner and co-create with BSR’s industry directors. He or she
will also have additional responsibility for business development with
private foundations, public sector funders, and other partners.

Project Implementation: The Associate Director will play a key role in
BSR’s delivery of consulting services, collaborative initiatives, and
applied research on climate change. The successful candidate will oversee
several projects at any one time, working actively with project teams and
providing thought partnership to project managers.

Thought Leadership and External Representation: The Associate Director will
represent both BSR and our climate change practice to external audiences by
presenting at industry conferences, writing publications, forming beneficial
external partnerships, and creating other opportunities to raise the profile
of BSR more broadly.

Internal Management: The Associate Director will contribute to the management
of BSR’s global climate team, working closely with team leadership.


-Degree in business, law, public policy, or other relevant discipline
required, with a strong preference for a graduate degree.
-Demonstrated expertise in one or more specific areas relevant to climate
-Demonstrated expertise on how the private sector addresses climate change
and on how the landscape of private sector action is evolving.
-Significant experience in the private sector or other relevant institutions
(7-10 years) required, including the ability to generate business
opportunities, to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to
deliver for internal or external clients.
-Proven track record in developing financial support from business, private
foundations, and other funders to enable project implementation.
-Proven leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor other
team members.
-Collaborative mindset and the intellectual agility to work with companies in
various industries.
-Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
-Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
-Willingness to undertake business travel (approximately 20% of work time).
-Fluent in English, with an additional major language strongly preferred.
-Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial
-High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership,
respect, and integrity.


BSR is committed to developing an inclusive work environment where diversity
of thought, style, culture, and skill and is valued in support of individual
performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission.