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Intern, Reporting matters & Membership Criteria NDL

Published 22 September 2022
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Category Fixed-term  
Job Type Intern  


Deadline for application: 07 October 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 we currently face 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 a combined revenue 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 are the leading voice of business for sustainability, united by our vision of creating a world in which 9+ billion people are living well, within planetary boundaries, by mid-century. 

Job Overview

WBCSD is offering one full-time internship position from the beginning of November 2022 to carry out a review of the sustainability, integrated or combined report of WBCSD member companies. The reports will be assessed against a pre-defined framework and WBCSD’s Membership Criteria and the findings will be used to provide confidential scoring dashboards with analysis and anonymised peer group data to WBCSD members.  


Key responsibilities include:   

  • Systematically analyze WBCSD member company sustainability, annual or integrated reports against a pre-defined framework and WBCSD’s membership criteria 
  • Identify and write up good reporting practice examples from leading companies; 
  • Identify trends, commonalities and good practice examples by sector and region; 
  • Support the Membership Criteria Support Hub Team in the management of Member responses and queries regarding their WBCSD Membership Criteria assessments; and 
  • Synthesize analysis across reporting and membership criteria assessments in order to generate valuable insights for WBCSD’s Business Intelligence function. 



  • University degree in a discipline related to sustainability, development, international relations, or corporate communications – master’s degree is preferred 
  • English fluency – both written and oral; 
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and apply our rigorous, pre-defined framework for evaluating sustainability reports in a collaborative atmosphere with fellow interns; 
  • Ability and willingness to read and analyze hundreds of pages of English language text each day independently once the training phase is complete; 
  • Ability and willingness to incorporate direct feedback from the technical lead to continue to refine analysis; 
  • Proven research, analytical and organizational skills with strong attention to detail; and 
  • Background in corporate sustainability reporting and different frameworks such as SASB, GRI and <IR> is a plus 

The position is full-time, fixed term for a period of six months – with the possibility of a second 6 month internship starting in May 2023. This position is based at our office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Candidates should be current holders of a valid Dutch residence and Dutch work permit or EU passport. 

The Work Environment

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

  • Geneva-based organization with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Delhi, London, New York and Singapore
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • State-of-the-art facilities and ICT-enabled working tools
  • Flex-time and part-time possibilities
  • Dynamic working atmosphere
  • Open culture encouraging interaction and sharing of ideas and opinions
  • Regional or International relocation support
  • Sustainable commuting incentives

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