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Stakeholder Engagement and Project Coordinator, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Published 17 July 2023
Location London, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Category Fixed-term  
Job Type Associate  


Deadline for application: 31 July 2023

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (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 share a vision of a world in which more than 9 billion people are able to live well, within planetary boundaries, by 2050. To achieve this vision, we must collectively accelerate the required transformation of businesses, their value chains, and the systems in which they operate to limit the impact of the climate crisis, restore nature and tackle inequality.

How our community works

Our community leads positive change through our imperatives work by building the infrastructure of a better world through climate, nature and equity action. In our distinct pathways, we outline the critical transitions required in some of the significant areas of business activity to profoundly shift the systems we work in and transform them towards a better future. Together we succeed when our collective effort is rewarded through a lower cost of capital, which is the scope of our redefining value work; helping companies measure and manage risk, gain competitive advantage and seize new opportunities by understanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) information.

WBCSD’s contribution

WBCSD stimulates progress by ideating & level-setting new best practices and trends from different expertise & sectors. By improving performance, we enable standards and protocols supported by tools and technology to solidify businesses’ sustainability competence. We build partnerships by bringing together members and external partners to create coalitions and partnerships and build scale into change. Finally, we drive the policy agenda by amplifying the voice of positive business and shaping policies collaboratively to transform the systems we work in.

Our work aims to empower business leaders to raise their ambition to achieve a better world, deliver action at speed and scale in their operations and value chains, and sharpen the accountability of their performance.

About the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is the world’s leading authority and international standard setter on corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting. Over 92% of Fortune 500 companies that report emissions data to CDP use the GHG Protocol to do so. Building on a 20-year partnership between World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), GHG Protocol works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses and other organizations. In 2016, 92% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP used GHG Protocol to account for their emissions. The GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

Job Overview

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards are developed through global, inclusive, multi-stakeholder processes, which include convening, and collaborating with, hundreds of representatives from multiple stakeholder groups. As Stakeholder Engagement and Project Coordinator, you will support the team in stakeholder engagement, communication, and additional administrative tasks, as part of the GHG Protocol standards updates process and other GHG Protocol workstreams as needed.  

Responsibilities and duties

  • Support designing and overseeing a stakeholder management plan for GHG Protocol workstreams and projects, including plans for engagement with different stakeholder groups as well as maintaining a CRM database
  • Identify, actively engage with and maintain fruitful relationships with relevant stakeholder groups as part of GHG Protocol standards development and other activities
  • Develop written materials and communications to share with stakeholder groups, including key process updates, blogs, emails, invitations, process memos, PowerPoints, etc.
  • Schedule and coordinate stakeholder meetings, take meeting notes and produce meeting summaries, maintain online repository of stakeholder meeting documents and summaries
  • Online event management (logistics, invites, tracking participants, follow-up) and occasional in-person events.
  • Provide communication, administrative and agenda management support to the rest of GHG Protocol team

Qualifications Skills and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor's or Master’s degree, or sufficient work experience to demonstrate equivalent professional competency.
  • Experience: A minimum of 2-5 years of full-time work experience in similar role, experience working on projects related climate change or environmental policy is preferred.
  • Skills:
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, eye for detail, and ability to run multi-tasks in parallel and to prioritize own work in a fast-moving environment
  • Proven communication skills with multiple levels and types of stakeholder groups in and outside the organization, including C-Suite contacts
  • Overall computer and digital literacy and good knowledge marketing platforms and CRM software (ex. Pardot and Salesforce)
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder processes and supporting management of multiple, complex workplans
  • Languages:  written and spoken proficiency in English; other languages are nice to have

Knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting and reporting is not required for success in this position.

WBCSD is hiring for this position. The individual will be seconded into the virtual GHG P Center, hosted by WRI and WBCSD.

The position is full-time for an initial period of 2 years and is based in either WBCSD’s Amsterdam or London offices and may require international travel.

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 Amsterdam, Beijing, 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
  • International relocation support
  • Sustainable commuting incentives

By applying to this position, the candidates consent that the information they provide (e.g. personal information, cover letter, CV) will be shared with WRI.