Our client, a F500 leader in Sustainability products, technologies, and services, is actively seeking a dedicated and experienced Nature Director to lead and drive critical initiatives related to biodiversity, water, and carbon removals. As the Nature Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing our global strategies, aiming for net-zero GHG emissions and biodiversity loss while promoting regenerative practices.
Strategy Development: Define and implement the organization's biodiversity and water strategy and targets on a global scale, encompassing both operational and value-chain aspects.
Carbon Removal Strategy: Lead the development of the carbon removal strategy and portfolio approach to align with the organization's net-zero Science-Based Targets.
Assessment and Program Implementation: Oversee the assessment of the organization's impact on biodiversity and water. Develop and implement programs that mitigate negative impacts and maximize positive contributions.
Governance and Stakeholder Coordination: Structure the governance and deployment of these strategies in close coordination with various stakeholders, including business units, the global supply chain, procurement, and sales channels.
Innovative Projects: Identify and initiate innovative pilot projects related to biodiversity and water, potentially envisioning regenerative manufacturing sites.
Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed about biodiversity and water-related regulations in various regions, such as the EU, US, China, India, and others. Monitor external initiatives and frameworks to further develop the organization's approach to biodiversity and water.
Progress Tracking: Track progress towards objectives and quantify the overall impact of carbon credits and removals.
Stakeholder Engagement: Maintain and develop stakeholder relationships, including relevant authorities, to advance scientific understanding, support deployment efforts, and enable regenerative businesses.
Reporting Compliance: Lead the organization's alignment with reporting regulatory requirements, ensuring compliance with standards like the Corporate Sustainability reporting directive (ESRS 3 and 4), GRI, TNFD, and others.
Master's degree in environmental sciences, biology, ecology, business, or a related field preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in sustainability, biodiversity, water, consulting, or engineering roles.
Familiarity with Corporate Sustainability reporting directive (ESRS 3 and 4), GRI, TNFD, etc. is essential.
Previous experience in leading programs related to biodiversity, water, or carbon removal in industry, consulting, non-governmental organizations, or multicultural environments is highly desirable.
Knowledge of environmental law and awareness of upcoming regulations at the EU and US levels
Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
Innovative thinking and a strategic mindset.
Ability to thrive in multicultural settings and complex environments.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to manage key stakeholder relationships.
Comfort with data, complex problem-solving, and quick learning.
Self-motivated with a high level of initiative.
Some travel is expected, approximately 30 days per year, within Europe and/or the US, to engage with teams and stakeholders.
This is a unique opportunity to lead and contribute to an organization's vital sustainability initiatives. If you have the required qualifications and the drive to make a difference in the fields of biodiversity, water, and carbon removal, we encourage you to apply.