Greenhouse Gas Protocol – Corporate Standard Manager

Data Analysis & Technical Research Washington, DC, United States

This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position. 

About the Program:

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is the world’s leading authority and international standard setter on corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting. Over 92% of Fortune 500 companies that report emissions data to CDP use the GHG Protocol to do so. Building on a 20-year partnership between World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), GHG Protocol works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses and other organizations. In 2016, 92% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP used GHG Protocol to account for their emissions. The GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

Job Highlight:

As the Corporate Standard Manager, you will manage the process to revise and develop additional guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard. The scope of updates is dependent on needs identified through a global scoping survey currently underway. You will manage the development of the standards updates through a global multi-stakeholder process. You will work as part of a dynamic Greenhouse Gas Protocol team and support the work of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol more generally as needs arise. You will report to the GHG Protocol Director.

What will you do:

Manage revision of Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard and develop supporting guidance (80% time)

  • Lead the development of revisions to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard through a global multi-stakeholder process
  • Working with the GHG Protocol leadership team, define GHG Protocol Corporate Standard update objectives, scope, and plan, building on results from global scoping survey now underway
  • Draft Corporate Standard chapter revisions and additional guidance, as well as presentations, issue briefs, proposals, or other materials as needed as part of the standard development process
  • Conduct research and interviews with stakeholders on corporate GHG accounting and reporting to identify topics and proposed solutions for updates or new guidance for GHG Protocol Corporate Standard
  • Engage and manage relationships with wide range of stakeholders from business, government, civil society, and academia as part of global multi-stakeholder process
  • Fundraising, including developing funding ideas, drafting concept notes, and fundraising proposals, and presenting funding proposals to donors
  • Hire and manage new staff to implement strategies and research projects
  • Coordinate closely with the Science Based Targets initiative and other programs to ensure harmonization across initiatives globally

Promote adoption and effective use of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard by businesses and other organizations through outreach, supporting resources, technical support, training resources, and external guidance (20% time):

  • Engage with key stakeholders and target audiences through outreach, presentations, stakeholder workshops, and webinars
  • Oversee, maintain, and update GHG Protocol tools and resources to help companies implement Corporate Standard, including calculation tools and other resources
  • Contribute to developing/updates Corporate Standard training materials and e-learning courses
  • Provide technical advice to users of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard
  • Provide leadership to reviews of corporate GHG accounting guidance and tools developed by external organizations as part of “Built on GHG Protocol” review service
  • Support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise

What will you need:

  • Education: You have a completed Master’s degree preferred in environmental science, environmental policy, or a related field.
  • Experience: You have 8+ years full-time relevant work experience in greenhouse gas accounting, climate change mitigation, or related field.
  • You have familiarity and knowledge of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, corporate GHG accounting and reporting for scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3, financial accounting and reporting, or related subjects.
  • You have experience in project management and in leading and managing a multi-stakeholders process and proven ability to build partnerships and consensus with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Languages: You will have written and spoken proficiency in English.
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.

Potential Salary: 

116,000 USD – 139,ooo USD. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. 


How to Apply:  

Please submit a resume and a cover letter by 15 February 2023. You mustapply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. 

What we offer: 

  • A competitive salary  
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.  
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.  
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.  
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.  
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.   


About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, aswell as a growing presence in other countries and regions.    

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.


Our mission and values: 

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. 

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.   


Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification. 

Our Human Resources team carefully reviews all applications.