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Associate, Reporting Matters

Published 3 February 2022
Location London UK, Amsterdam Netherlands, Geneva, Switzerland
Category Permanent  
Job Type Associate  


Deadline to apply: 23 February 2022

WBCSD is the premier global, CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net-zero, nature positive, and more equitable future.

We do this by engaging executives and sustainability leaders from business and elsewhere to share practical insights on the obstacles and opportunities faced in tackling the integrated climate, nature and inequality sustainability challenge; by co-developing “how-to” CEO-guides from these insights; by providing science-based target guidance including standards and protocols; and by developing tools and platforms to help leading businesses in sustainability drive integrated actions to tackle climate, nature and inequality challenges across sectors and geographical regions.

Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing combined revenues of more than USD 8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. Since 1995, WBCSD has been uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

Together, we lead the business voice for sustainability with a vision of a world where more than nine billion people live well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.

Job Overview

WBCSD is offering a full-time Associate position within the Member Support and Business Intelligence program to support the Reporting Matters project and the monitoring and engagement process for the recently enhanced WBCSD membership criteria. The role will report directly to the Manager, Reporting Matters who is the technical lead for the Reporting Matters project.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting Matters

  • Assume project management responsibilities of the Reporting Matters project including coordination across WBCSD as well as with project partners;
  • Assist Manager, Reporting Matters in the selection, training and management of the Reporting Matters research team;
  • Systematically analyze WBCSD members’ sustainability, combined or integrated reports against a pre-defined framework;
  • Identify and draft of good practice examples from leading companies for the Reporting Matters publication;
  • Engage with WBCSD member companies through dedicated one-to-one feedback sessions on the effectiveness of their external disclosure; and
  • Engage with WBCSD Global Network Partners to support with the rollout and implementation of national-level Reporting Matters projects and gather best practices from their members.

Membership Criteria

  • Systematically analyze WBCSD members’ adherence to the new membership criteria;
  • Socialize baseline membership criteria monitoring results with teams across WBCSD Programs (e.g. Climate, Nature, People) and support our ability to help members reach a desired level of ambition and performance against the criteria.
  • Refine monitoring process with technical input from internal teams and determine how membership conditions can be integrated into the existing Reporting Matters review process;
  • Coordinate an updated review of 2022 adherence to the new membership criteria; and
  • Develop and implement an engagement plan on providing personalized feedback to members.


Required competencies and qualifications

  • University degree in a discipline related to sustainability or communications – master’s degree is preferred;
  • Fluency – both written and oral – in English;
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and apply our rigorous, pre-defined framework for evaluating sustainability reports in a collaborative atmosphere with other analysts;
  • Ability and willingness to incorporate direct feedback from the technical lead to continue to refine analysis;
  • Flexibility and willingness to take the lead on improving existing project processes and developing procedures and process for new ones;
  • Background in corporate sustainability reporting and different frameworks such as SASB, GRI and <IR> is a plus; and
  • Proven research, analytical, writing and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

The position is full time, permanent, based in Geneva, London or Amsterdam and may also require some international travel. Applicants wishing to work in the London need to have a right to work in the UK. Applicants wishing to work in Amsterdam need to have a right to work in the EU. WBCSD will assist the successful candidate with the application for a Swiss work permit, should they wish to join the Geneva office.

WBCSD is a purpose driven, forward-thinking and action-oriented organization, characterised by diversity of gender, nationalities and work experiences.

The work environment

WBCSD offers a competitive, modern, and flexible working arrangement:

  • Geneva-based organization with offices in London, Amsterdam, New Delhi, Singapore, and New York City.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • State-of-the-art facilities and ICT-enabled working tools
  • Flex-time possible
  • Dynamic working atmosphere
  • Open culture encouraging interaction and sharing of ideas and opinions


Please also note that WBCSD will only respond to candidates selected for the interview process.

Closing date for applications is 23 February 2022. We will be screening and interviewing candidates at the end of the posting period. Interviews will be held via teleconference the week commencing 28 February 2022 and will be accompanied by a pre-interview activity that should take about three hours of time to complete.