Fields: sustainability, climate change, environmental justice, finance, business
Location: Boston Massachusetts
Details and Requirements: Are you ready to change investor and company practices on climate change and other sustainability challenges? Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
Ceres’ Capital Market Systems (CMS) team consolidates Ceres’ work on critical market levers that will help scale the transition to sustainable capital markets. The program works to (1) promote sustainable governance by corporate boards, and (2) press stock exchanges, securities regulators and other supranational bodies to mandate or otherwise encourage sustainability disclosure. Capital Market Systems team focuses on opportunities to achieve robust corporate disclosure and thoughtful decision-making that capitalizes on sustainability opportunities and tackles risks, by working with investors, companies, and key influencers, such as corporate directors, stock exchanges and securities regulators. The CMS team is seeking an Assistant to support the program broadly, as well as support key projects on the governance and disclosure initiatives. We are looking for candidates with strong organizational and an interest in sustainability governance and disclosure. Bachelor’s degree required; One to two years of work experience or internships, preferably direct experience working on sustainability-related issues; Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, motivation.