Natural Climate Solutions Strategy \u0026 Sustainability Lead

Employer
BP
Location
Sunbury-On-Thames, South East, GB
Closing date
4 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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About BP STRATEGY & SUSTAINABILITY If you're a sustainability focused strategic thinker, this could be for you: The purpose of strategy & sustainability is to define a value-adding, sustainability-led strategic direction for us to deliver on our ambition of reimagining energy for people and our planet. Working within S &S, you will be embedded in the centre of the organisation bringing together strategy, sustainability and capital allocation into a group-wide framework and promoting ethics and compliance across the organisation. Join us and help us achieve our purpose through: A modern, dynamic and collaborative approach to strategy, sustainability and capital allocation - you will work with the businesses, finance and the broad organisation to support the delivery of our ambition, our aims and our financial aspirations. Together we will help frame and make the optimal trade-offs and choices for us. A lens on sustainability as a competitive advantage - you will drive sustainability to unleash new business opportunities, growth and value to us. Proprietary bp insights - you will focus on developing a distinctive understanding of global economics, energy markets, customer needs and competitors to support our businesses and strategy. Proactive shaping of external policy - you will define where our company stands on matters of public policy - in line with our aims - as well as how we can contribute to proactively shape the external environment across regions. Strategic oversight of our carbon management activities - you will coordinate and drive progress on our net zero ambition and aims. Effective ethics and compliance as a driver of organisational and business sustainability - you will support our bp business groups and other entities in promoting an ethical culture and work environment, and effective compliance risk management. Enabling our company and its businesses to achieve their goals - where our organisation holds expertise, we will use it collaboratively and constructively., Job Family Group Strategic Planning & Business Development Group Legal disclaimer We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations. Job Profile Summary The NCS Strategy Lead's primary purpose is to lead the strategic direction and reporting on aim 18 (Championing Nature-based Solutions) objective 2 in the sustainability frame. They will support evolving bp's strategy on Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) as well as collaborating across multiple entities in bp to ensure a consistent approach to NCS across the group. This role will also lead group-wide areas to execute the strategy including oversight and assurance of delivery within the prescribed boundaries once the strategy is defined. A dynamic and collaborative approach across Strategy & Sustainability, Trading & Shipping, Customers & Products and bp Launchpad will be required for this role to be successful. Country United Kingdom Location United Kingdom - South East - London, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury Job Advert KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Lead on the strategic direction for the NCS part of Aim 18 (Championing Nature-based solutions) within the sustainability frame. Co-ordinate activity across the group in support of defining and delivering the aim and lead on reporting for the aim as required by corporate reporting.
• Provide sustainability oversight on the execution of the NCS strategy.
• Support evolution of bp's strategy for Nature Climate Solutions from both a commercial and sustainability perspective and including principles on use of standards and environmental and social co-benefits. Gain endorsement from relevant senior and executive business leaders.
• Work closely with Trading & Shipping, other Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures teams, Customers & Products and other relevant bp entities to ensure a joined-up approach to NCS across the group.
• Support execution of the NCS strategy once defined for areas that require group-level action such as strategic partnerships and assurance against agreed principles.
• Represent bp externally on NCS. Foster external relationships with relevant NCS organisations such as NGOs and standard setting bodies.
• Support wider delivery of bp's sustainability frame and aims as appropriate. ESSENTIAL EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in an environmental or sustainability topic ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & JOB REQUIREMENTS
• In depth knowledge of NCS including environmental and/or social topics, e.g. biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods
• Understanding and experience in business strategy, ideally as it relates to NCS
• Strong collaboration skills and ability to deliver in complex environments
• Experience in developing external stakeholder relationships and partnerships DESIRABLE CRITERIA
• Masters degree in sustainability, environment or related topic
• In depth knowledge and experience in carbon markets
• Experience in delivering NCS strategy and/or programmes & projects AN INCLUSIVE PLACE TO WORK At bp, we provide great environment & benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life & health insurance, medical care package, and many others benefits We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now Experience Level Senior
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