Communications & Events Manager, CDSB Secretariat

(Berlin-based, 1 year fixed-term contract with possibility of extension)

Applications for this role are now closed.

The CDSB Secretariat team is ambitious, dynamic and works to ensure that companies disclose climate and environmental information to their investors, contributing to financially resilient capital markets worldwide.

As a Communications & Events Manager, you will contribute to driving CDSB’s ambitious communications activities. Specifically, you will be the communications and events lead within an international project team working to improve the European market’s understanding of climate change and environmental reporting to support a climate-resilient economy.

CDSB is an international award-winning initiative and this position in the global Secretariat provides the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to gain experience and make your mark on the corporate reporting landscape, helping to ensure the crucial interface between financial and non-financial information related to climate and the environment.

The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification, analytical and writing skills, and experience in planning and executing communications campaigns and events in business and finance sectors.

CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based in CDP Europe’s offices in Berlin.

Communications & Events Manager responsibilities include:

Maximising awareness of CDSB’s publications, events and other outputs throughout the project within a corporate audience through:

  • Delivery of an extensive series of workshops, events and webinars across Europe;
  • Providing editorial support to colleagues to communicate technical content effectively;
  • Liaising with designers to create visually engaging reports, handbooks and online content;
  • Contributing to the CDSB website’s content;
  • Liaising with press to maximise media coverage of the project’s outputs by creating compelling news stories and promotion of CDSB’s thought leadership;
  • Raising CDSB’s profile with key audiences to drive adoption of the CDSB Framework;
  • Developing content for media articles, blogs and marketing collateral;
  • Contributing to social media and other digital content (infographics, etc);
  • Generating and developing ad-hoc creative ideas for raising CDSB’s profile in the marketplace; and
  • Coordinating with partners in Europe and globally.

Please note that some international travel may be required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills with an ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Relevant experience in event management and planning;
  • Ability to process complex information and create compelling content and stories;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Excellent written and oral knowledge of English;
  • At least 3 years’ experience communicating to a business audience, ideally with a particular focus on the accounting community, finance teams, the investor community and C-suite;
  • Lots of creative ideas for impactful communications;
  • An understanding of and desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability; and
  • Good MS Office software skills.


  • Knowledge of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure’s recommendations.
  • Working knowledge of a European language other than English highly desirable though not essential;
  • Experience communicating to policymakers, regulators and governments; and
  • Knowledge of InDesign and managing content on Drupal.

Please note that some international travel may be required.

What we offer:

  • Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated team;
  • Working with many dedicated and passionate people for a good cause;
  • Competitive NGO salary and annual bonus (depending on company results);
  • Company pension with Allianz;
  • 30 days annual holidays;
  • Monthly contribution to public transport ticket;

The successful candidate will work five days per week and must be able to work legally in Germany. This full-time role will preferably be located at our office in Berlin, Germany. The successful candidate will work closely with global CDSB Secretariat and report to the Head of Communications, based in London.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 19th July 2019. 

Start date: As soon as possible. 


Interested candidates should submit their complete application documents (motivation letter addressed to Lesley McKenna, CV, references/certificates and salary expectations) in English, as a single PDF file and via email to with “Communications & Events Manager – First name Last name” in the subject line.

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