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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.
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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