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President New York, NY

CDP North America seeks an inspired leader as its next President to lead a highly capable and financially strong organization to greater growth and impact. CDP provides the only global system that tracks how companies and cities measure, disclose, manage, and act upon vital environmental information. CDP’s annual request for information from public companies is sent on behalf of its investor signatory base, which includes approximately 700 key financial service sector enterprises. By securing quantitative and qualitative information on environmental performance, CDP analysts and researchers can then transform that data into detailed analyses on critical environmental risks, opportunities, and impacts for investors, policymakers, and other constituents worldwide.  CDP maintains and makes public the largest collection of global climate change, water, and forest risk data to better inform sustainable strategic business, investment, and policy decisions.

CDP’s work has never been more urgent. A recent United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a landmark report illustrating how much more dire and immediate the consequences of climate change are. According to the report, if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the atmosphere will warm up by as much 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit by 2040. The world could be much closer than previously thought to a situation of mass food shortages, wildfires, die-off of coral reefs, coastal flooding, and drought. To avoid the most serious effects, a major transformation of the world economy must occur.

CDP North America has an urgent mission to convene and collaborate with a diverse array of private sector, government, and subnational actors to initiate important changes where others have not. It has a unique model based on the comprehensive gathering of information and its strategic application, as well as its significant multiplier effect given its extensive user community. Given that North America is home to the largest concentration of companies and capital, and in turn has the largest impact on the environment, the President of CDP North America has an opportunity to accelerate and help reshape the direction of sustainability issues throughout the world. To achieve this, the next President will expand and deepen partnerships with investors, private companies, NGOs, and governments; increase CDP North America’s revenue through fundraising and fees; raise visibility through an effective program for strategic communications; and work effectively and collaboratively with the larger CDP global organization.

The President reports to the Board of CDP North America and CDP’s Global Leadership. The President will be responsible for leading a staff of 50 in New York City and deliver on a $10 million budget for 2018/2019.

Andrew Lee is leading this search with Kahn Lee.

CDP North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

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