Corporate Engagement 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 Corporate Engagement Manager, you will contribute to driving CDSB’s ambitious corporate engagement activities. Specifically, you will be the corporate lead within an international project team working to improve European companies’ 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 and will report to CDSBs Director of Policy & External Affairs.

Corporate Engagement Manager responsibilities include:

Driving and supporting the uptake of CDSB’s work and related material to a primarily corporate audience through:

  • Development and delivery of CDSB’s corporate engagement strategy in Europe, in collaboration with the wider project team;
  • Building relationships with large listed companies to develop a large corporate network in Europe;
  • Running workshops with corporate representatives;
  • Delivery of an extensive series of workshops, events and webinars across Europe in collaboration with the Communications team;
  • Being the interface between companies and CDSB’s technical expertise, advising them on the case for reporting and providing guidance; and
  • Collecting corporate feedback on challenges with reporting, as well as on guidance produced by CDSB and providing structured feedback to the CDSB Technical Team.

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 corporate engagement;
  • Ability to process complex information;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Excellent written and oral knowledge of English;
  • At least 4 years’ experience engaging with a business audience, ideally with a particular focus on accounting community, finance teams, the investor community and C-suite; or experience working within a corporate sustainability, finance or investor relations team; and
  • An understanding of and desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability.


  • Knowledge of ESG reporting and the recommendations of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures; and
  • Working knowledge of a European language other than English highly desirable though not essential;
  • Experience communicating to policymakers, regulators and governments.

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 CDSB’s Policy & External Affairs Director.

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 Michael Zimonyi, CV, references/certificates and salary expectations) in English, as a single PDF file and via email to with “Corporate Engagement Manager – First name Last name” in the subject line.

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