Scope 3 Associate

Data Analysis & Technical Research Washington, DC, United States


This is a hybrid position which requires 8 days per month in the office. You can be based in our office in Washington DC; WRI Global Office (US). Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission as WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position. To be eligible for this position, you must be a resident of DC, Maryland or Virginia at the start of employment.

 

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 rely on the GHG Protocol standards and guidance. Building on a twenty-year partnership between World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses, and other organizations. The GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

 

Job Highlight:

 

Reporting to the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Manager, you will work with technical experts on other GHG Protocol teams. You will support development of updates and additional guidance and resources for the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard and Scope 3 Technical Guidance. The scope of potential updates and additional guidance will be identified based on the results of a recent global survey and multi-stakeholder Technical Working Group (TWG) consultation. You will support the development process for the updates and additional guidance, which will involve engaging with members of the global, multi-stakeholder Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Scope 3 Standard and Technical Guidance. You will also develop technical support resources, guidance, and tools based on the existing GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard and Scope 3 Technical Guidance, to facilitate continued use and adoption of the current Scope 3 Standard. You will work as part of a dynamic team and support the work of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol more generally as needs arise.

 

What will you do:

 

Support the updates process and develop additional guidance for the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard and Scope 3 Calculation Guidance (75%):

 

  • Support the development of updates, and additional guidance for the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard and Scope 3 Calculation Guidance through a multi-stakeholder process
  • Coordinate engagement with Technical Working Group (TWG) members, including business, government, civil society, academic stakeholders, as part of the updates process
  • Draft issue briefs on scope 3 accounting topics to facilitate Technical Working Group review and discussion on proposed updates to the Scope 3 Standard and Scope 3 Calculation Guidance
  • Research and review scope 3 related guidelines developed by other initiatives, industry-specific guidance documents, and other mandatory and voluntary programs and standards
  • Prepare presentations, issue briefs, proposals, or other materials where needed as part of the standard and guidance development process, collate content for GHG Protocol management and stakeholders, and prepare meeting summaries of and deliverables from the updates process for public distribution

 

Support developing and maintaining GHG Protocol support, guidance, calculation tools, and resources for the Scope 3 Standard and Calculation Guidance to promote adoption and effective use by organizations (25%):

 

  • Review external methodologies and scope 3 GHG accounting guidance and tools developed by external organizations, e.g., as part of the “Built on GHG Protocol” review service, and internal GHG Protocol standards and guidance, including researching and reviewing the implications of potential revisions
  • Identify, specify, and develop new tools, templates, and resources (e.g., calculation tools/templates, emission factor databases, data transfer templates, reporting templates, etc.) to support more widespread, robust, and effective scope 3 accounting and reporting (tools can be developed in-house or contracted out via RFPs and detailed scopes of work)
  • Contribute to scope 3 training materials and e-learning courses led by the Technical Support & Training team and Learning Program at GHG Protocol
  • Provide technical advice to current users of the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard as needs arise
  • Support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities during the updates process as needs arise

 

What will you need:

 

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree preferably in environmental science, environmental policy, or a related field
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of relevant, full-time work experience, knowledge, and skills in greenhouse gas accounting, climate change mitigation, life cycle assessment, or related field
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, corporate GHG accounting and reporting, scope 3 accounting for various scope 3 categories and sectors, life cycle assessment (LCA), financial accounting and reporting, or related subjects preferred
  • Experience with one or more of the following topics is preferred: treatment of waste generated in operations (category 5), end-of-life treatment of sold products (category 12), upstream or downstream transportation and distribution (category 4 and category 9), business travel and employee commuting (category 7 and category 8), and/or upstream and downstream leased assets (category 8 and category 13)
  • Experience in project management, including engaging a variety of stakeholders through dynamic work processes, preparing documentation and technical content for review by TWG members, documenting and reviewing technical content produced by TWG members, including preparing presentations, matrices, and other summary documentation
  • Ability to collaborate and build consensus with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Languages: 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: US salary range is between 96,000 and 110,000 USD. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

 

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with a required cover letter by the date of 31 July 2024. We are unable to consider your application without a cover letter.

 

You mustapply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

 

What we offer:

 

  • 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
  • Commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure
  • Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, retirement plan access and employer contribution, Paid Time Off

 

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, as well 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 and 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 team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.