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Senior Associate, Sustainability

Job Location

Santa Monica, CA

On-Site

Type of Job

Full-Time

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Published Date

Nov 17, 2021

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ABOUT US

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling.

Our rapidly growing team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Associate of Sustainability at Inspire will be key in supporting Inspire’s mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate a net-zero carbon future. This role will help to drive business emission reduction goals, impact reporting, and our B Corp Certification through strong cross-functional collaboration and data management. They will also be key in improving mission engagement with key business stakeholders such as our employees, consumers, and community partners.

 

THE SENIOR ASSOCIATE, SUSTAINABILITY HAS 5 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Business Emissions: Collects, calculates, aggregates, and validates sustainability data including energy, water, waste inputs for reporting and internal improvements; Support in driving continual improvement against climate goals
  • Reporting: Collaborate with ESG and related functional areas across organization to maintain database of key data inputs needed for reporting and continual improvement; develop and maintain standardized templates for external reporting and communication requirements
  • B Corp Certification: Coordinate recertification process, and support in driving year-over-year B Corp Impact Assessment score improvements
  • Existing and New Partnership Development: Support Director of Sustainability in operational components of impact partnership development and management including background research, vetting, pre-application discussions, communication strategy, grant/fund allocation and leadership approval
  • Impact Marketing and Culture: Evolve and deepen the presence of Inspire’s Impact story across all Marketing touchpoints through development of messaging and proper socialization of that messaging across organization

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Collect, calculate, aggregate, and validate 2021/2022 corporate emissions data
  • Advance emission reductions in line with climate action plans
  • Maintain and optimize standardized template/dashboard for impact reporting and continual improvement
  • Increase B Corp Impact Assessment score
  • Support launch of first corporate sustainability report
  • Deepen impact marketing opportunities across all consumer touchpoints and socialize across organization

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Corporate GHG emission reduction
  • B Corp Impact Assessment Score
  • Brand Awareness as a leading sustainability brand
  • Employee engagement

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Strong ability to think critically and analyze data and insights
  • Naturally a self-starter and results oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability and driving actionable solutions for sustained change
  • Excellent writing skills, a plus

EXPERIENCE

 

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or equivalent plus 3-4 years of relevant work experience in sustainability OR 5-7 years of experience in sustainability
Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing large volumes of data and translating it to stakeholders
Experience engaging internal and external stakeholders across teams and levels
Understanding and background of voluntary environmental reporting protocols, like GHG Protocol and Scope 3 Protocol
Knowledge in the sustainability industry, innovation, and insights

Nice to Have

Experience with environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting frameworks like GRI, SASB, CDP
Experience managing B Corp Certification with cross-functional stakeholders
Excellent proficiency with Google Workspace (particularly sheets and slides)

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