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SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST – POSITIVE LUXURY

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:             Sustainability Analyst

Location:             Hybrid working with office located in Shoreditch, London

Reports To:         Managing Director

To apply, email a covering letter and your CV to: careers@positiveluxury.com

ROLE SUMMARY

Positive Luxury is seeking a Sustainability Analyst who will play a key role creating shared value to our business and our current and future clients. This role sits within the Sustainability team, working in close partnership with Account Management and Marketing teams.  You will use a variety of research methods to analyse, report and provide recommendations for improvements and updates to our ESG+ assessment framework and our insights and knowledge programmes. You will stay abreast of sustainability trends, legislation, and best practice – including but not limited to biodiversity conservation, net-zero strategies, responsible business management and social value creation – and be responsible for supporting clients with coaching & recommendations during the assessment process, ensuring robust and consistent sustainability business advice is provided to Positive Luxury’s clients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Undertake on-going research, data analysis and a range of tasks that will ensure that Positive Luxury remains at the forefront of sustainability practices and delivers improved communications and value to clients

Partner with the Account Management team to support clients through the certification process and, through thorough reviews and Q&A sessions, ensure certified companies understand their assessment results – both risks and opportunities for innovation – so clients can form or improve the sustainability roadmap for their company

Research and report on sustainability (environmental and social) legislation and climate change risk

KEY ATTRIBUTES

Education to a degree level in a natural or environmental science discipline

5 to 8 years of experience of working with large quantities of data and research, and being able to synthesise and interpret these into meaningful and material conclusions and content

Demonstrable interest and passion for sustainability and research, with an analytical mindset and curious nature able to absorb detail and identify actionable insights across both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis

An understanding of corporate sustainability reporting across ESG pillars, including the understanding of GRI and accountability frameworks

An understanding of corporate environmental and social impact, means to establish targets and measure tangible impact, and how these translate into risks and opportunities for businesses

Intermediate to advanced Excel capability and ability to learn new technology platforms, and experience using other Microsoft software to produce reports and other content

Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and proven project management skills

Demonstrable attention-to-detail and the ability to work to a high standard, while balancing a diverse workload effectively to meet key deadlines

A proactive, self-driven, solutions-oriented individual

The role requires an outward-looking personality who, in addition to working with research and data, will be comfortable collaborating with the Positive Luxury team and clients

Capacity to work in a high-growth, fast-paced environment

Language skills in addition to English are a plus

Demonstrable interest in the luxury industry and ideally practical experience in one of the verticals we support: fashion & accessories, jewellery & watches, beauty & fragrance, premium drinks, interiors & living and travel & leisure

COMPENSATION & CULTURE

Base salary £45-50K depending on experience

Enrolment in the company’s annual and long-term incentive schemes

22 days holiday minimum, up to 28 days, plus UK bank holidays

Pension contributions

Cycle to work and electric car schemes

Bi-monthly study halls to further your sustainability knowledge

Monthly town halls & quarterly strategy reviews for transparency on performance and projects

ABOUT US

Positive Luxury’s mission is to shape a sustainable future for luxury by redefining the business model and rebuilding consumer trust. Since 2011 we have been helping luxury businesses adapt to the new climate economy. Our assessment and certification programme is the only one designed for the specific practices and material risks of the luxury industry. The Butterfly Mark, a mark of excellence hard-won by the companies that bear it, is tangible, independent evidence to consumers and other stakeholders that a luxury business is operating in line with the highest standards of sustainability across the entire value chain.

 

OUR FUTURE

When you join Positive Luxury, you join a small but growing team of luxury and sustainability experts working together to create a culture that values purpose, collaboration, excellence, and optimism above all else. Entering a phase of rapid growth and transformation, Positive Luxury is the ideal environment for those who want to work at the forefront of cultural and economic change. We will encourage you to exercise initiative in an environment where your character as well as your ideas are valued.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Positive Luxury is an equal opportunity employer, diverse and inclusive. With ESG at the heart of our business proposition, we are committed to recruiting, employing, training, compensating, and promoting regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, national origin, disability, age, and other protected status. We aim to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people work together to make the greatest possible positive impact on nature and society.

To be considered for this role at Positive Luxury you must have a UK passport or be entitled to work and remain in the UK indefinitely. If you require additional equipment or support to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by contacting careers@positiveluxury.com.

To apply for this role, please email a covering letter and your CV to: careers@positiveluxury.com

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