Communications Manager – Climate Action 100+

The Role

We are looking for a motivated and proactive communications manager, with experience in climate change, ESG or sustainability. The role focuses on content creation, digital comms and issues management. This would therefore suit a comms all-rounder, able to hit the ground running.

This position will serve the initiative at a global level (working with all five investor networks) and will therefore involve some work across time zones. The successful candidate will be hosted by IIGCC, and report into IIGCC’s Communications Director, who is Co-Chair of the Communications Working Group (CWG) of the Climate Action 100+ initiative. This is one of five Climate Action 100+ working groups that support the global co-ordination of the initiative and common projects (with the networks being responsible for co-ordinating the engagement with companies in their regions and the communications about those engagements).

The appointed candidate will work closely with other comms professionals drawn from across the five investor networks. This means that some evening calls may be required.

About Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ is an investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. Through the initiative more than 700 investors with over USD 68 trillion in assets collectively under management are engaging 166 companies to: curb emissions, improve governance and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures.

Launched in December 2017, the initiative is unprecedented in terms of its scale and impact achieved to date. Climate Action 100+ is coordinated by five investor network organisations: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC); Ceres; Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC); Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Responsibilities

Content creation and editorial guidance:
  • Drafting joint press releases for the initiative (e.g. to launch the annual progress report), circulating and coordinating approval from the five networks.
  • Ensuring brand/style guidelines are used consistently across all initiative communications.
  • Supporting the CWG co-chairs in in reactively managing reputational challenges faced by the initiative.
  • Drafting comment and opinion led editorial content for placement and supporting other joint written output, including proofreading the annual report.
Digital communications:
  • Creating and updating website content.
  • Content creation for the Climate Action 100+ Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
Initiative-wide communications coordination:
  • Organising and contributing to CWG calls and meetings, distributing materials and taking notes.
  • Media monitoring and analysis – tracking and capturing key media coverage worldwide and providing the CWG with relevant analysis and insight.
  • Ensuring visibility across the networks of network-led engagement related communications.

Skills and Capabilities

Essential:
  • Communications/PR background with solid experience covering at least one of the following areas: climate change, ESG or sustainability.
  • Exceptional prioritisation, planning and organisational skills.
  • An excellent writer with close attention to detail.
  • A motivated and proactive self-starter, and confident team player.
  • Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written), other languages a plus.
  • A genuine interest in the mission and values of the initiative.
  • Willingness and ability to work across time zones outside standard office hours.
Desirable:
  • Experience working with investors and/or climate related campaigns experience.
  • Digital communications experience.
  • Issues management experience.

Applications

Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and experience for the role to vacancy@iigcc.org

Full Communications Manager – Climate Action 100+ job spec can be found here.