Sustainability Associate (6 months)

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Expiration Date

15 Apr 2019

Job Description: Sustainability Associate (6 months contract)

We are looking to strengthen our Sustainability department by hiring an energetic and creative self-starter to:

Sustainability Reporting

  • Research and collect company ESG data from annual reports/websites/analyst reports, Bloomberg, SNL, Reuters etc. such as energy consumption, GHG emission, water consumption
  • Support the department head and ESG manager on EPRA sustainability Best Practices Recommendations (sBPR), the main reporting framework for listed real estate
  • Support the team on compliance and assessment related activities.

ESG Database

  • Assist the sustainability and operations team on assimilating data into the database. Help with quality checks and data verification process. Occasional interaction with 3rd party service providers may also be needed.

General

  • Assist the team in scheduling events, preparing PowerPoint presentations for road shows.
  • Assist EPRA on ESG communication tasks
  • Support in organising ESG summits, workshops and conferences
  • Together with the ESG Manager, monitor sustainability related developments together with the public affairs team in relation to the European Commission
  • Assist team on EPRA Sustainability Committee activities
  • Support team for organising yearly Sustainability Summit .

Desired Skills & Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a CSR or sustainability team
  • A degree in Economics or Engineering.  A specialised master in CSR or Sustainability would be advantageous
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Understanding and evidence of working with real estate sustainability frameworks; including GRI, GRESB, CDP, PRI, SASB etc.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with senior industry executives
  • Results driven self-starter, proactive and, able to manage several projects in a fast-paced dynamic finance environment
  • Excellent Excel & PowerPoint skills and some knowledge of databases would be advantageous
  • Team player, showing the ability to support other team members and other areas of the business
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is an asset
  • Based within commuting distance of Brussels.

Contact:

To apply please submit your resume and motivation letter via email until 15th of April 2019 to: barney.coleman@epra.com and sustainability@epra.com

Company Description:

EPRA represents the publicly traded real estate sector in Europe, based in Brussels. EPRA’s members are Europe’s leading property companies, investors and consultants that together own and manage more than EUR 450 billion of real estate assets. With more than 270 members, EPRA is the voice of the European listed real estate sector. We work to encourage greater investment in listed real estate companies in Europe through the provision of better information to investors and stakeholders, active involvement in the public and political debate, improvement of the general operating environment, promotion of best practices and the cohesion and strengthening of the industry.

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