Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Corporate GHG Accounting Associate

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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30 days ago

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 GHG Accounting Associate II, you will develop updates or additional guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol set of corporate accounting standards, which may include the Corporate Standard, Scope 3 Standard and/or Scope 3 Calculation Guidance depending on specific needs identified through an upcoming global scoping survey. The Associate II will coordinate the development of the standards updates through an inclusive multi-stakeholder process. The Associate II 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 Deputy Director of GHG Protocol.


What you will do:


Develop new Greenhouse Gas Protocol guidance on scope 1 and scope 3 (80% time)


  • Develop updates and/or additional guidance to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard and/or Scope 3 Standard through a multi-stakeholder process (involving representatives from businesses, civil society, academia and government). Updates or new guidance may pertain to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, Scope 3 Standard or Scope 3 Calculation Guidance, depending on specific needs identified through the global scoping survey
  • Draft issue briefs or other materials as needed as part of the guidance development process and for the GHG Protocol website
  • Conduct research and interviews with stakeholders on corporate GHG accounting and reporting, including scope 1 and scope 3 emissions, to identify topics for updates or new guidance and develop proposals for GHG Protocol guidance
  • Engage and manage relationships with wide range of stakeholders from business, government, NGOs, and academia as part of global multi-stakeholder process
  • Coordinate, synthesize, and summarize stakeholder feedback



Review External Guidance for alignment with GHG Protocol (10% time)


  • Review guidance on scope 1 and scope 3 accounting developed by external organizations as part of “Built on GHG Protocol” review service


Other (10% time)

  • Support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise


What you will need:

  • Education: You have a completed Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s degree preferred in environmental science/policy or a related field.
  • Experience: You have 7+ 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, scope 3 accounting, financial accounting and reporting, life cycle assessment (LCA), or related subjects
  • 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:
Salary is determined by experience and other compensable factors.


How to Apply:


Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of December 7, 2022 You must apply 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, 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.

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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.

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