Head of Sustainability (CDI)

ICC is seeking to recruit a senior regulatory affairs expert to lead the development of its policy engagement on sustainability issues.

About our institution

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – the institutional representative of 45 million businesses worldwide. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services.
We are the only private sector organization with a seat at the table in the United Nations and work to shape global dialogues on a broad range of public policy issues. ICC also serves as the business focal point to the UN’s climate process (UNFCCC) – and has a firm commitment to driving the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with the global private sector.

The role

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is seeking a senior regulatory affairs expert to lead the development of its policy engagement on sustainability issues. This is a full-time position with a commitment based in Paris. The Head of Sustainability, based in ICC’s Global Policy Department, will lead the
development of ICC’s work on sustainability policy – with a particular focus on environmental issues. Key tasks will include:

• Identifying and tracking issues on which ICC’s engagement can deliver meaningful impact for businesses – ensuring the development of a value-add sustainability portfolio for the organisation.

• Lead project teams to drive the development of high-quality content to influence the design and implementation of key public policies – shaping outcomes that work with the real economy to meet global sustainability goals.

• Developing and maintaining relationships with senior business executives and technical experts – including through ICC’s Environment and Energy Commission and related working groups.

• Developing and disseminating insights on sustainability policy developments to drive awareness and understanding among team members – as well as companies engaged in ICC’s work.

• Driving the establishment of collaborative, cross-cutting workstreams leveraging expertise from other policy domains – such as trade and finance.

• Building high-impact campaigns, in conjunction with ICC’s Global Communications Department, in advance of major intergovernmental summits and conferences.

• Building trusted relationships with key international organizations – positioning ICC as the “go to” organisation for business insights on complex sustainability challenges.

• Developing strong, collaborative working relationships with ICC’s global network of national committees.

• Serving as ICC’s in-house expert on sustainability issues, supporting the development of the organization’s top-level positioning and advising on the creation of new products by other departments.

The ideal candidate will have:

• 10+ years of international policy and/or regulatory experience, ideally with a leading corporation or private sector association.

• Experience leading consensus building efforts on technical issues of international significance.

• Knowledge of the sustainability policy ecosystem and ability to explain highly technical subjects to non-experts.

• Understanding of the operational and economic factors which can impact the adoption of sustainable practices by business.

• Experience leading cross-functional project teams in order to reach shared goals.

Terms and conditions

Estimated starting date: as soon as possible

Department: Global Policy, the position will be based in Paris.

Contract type and duration: Permanent contract

How to apply: Please submit a full CV and motivation letter.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until an
appropriate candidate has been identified.

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