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Natural Climate Solutions Strategy & Sustainability Lead

Natural Climate Solutions Strategy & Sustainability Lead

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - London, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Strategic Planning & Business Development Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137048BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The NCS Strategy Lead’s primary purpose is to lead the strategic direction and reporting on aim 18 (Championing Nature-based Solutions) objective 2 in the sustainability frame. They will support evolving bp’s strategy on Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) as well as collaborating across multiple entities in bp to ensure a consistent approach to NCS across the group. This role will also lead group-wide areas to execute the strategy including oversight and assurance of delivery within the prescribed boundaries once the strategy is defined.

A dynamic and collaborative approach across Strategy & Sustainability, Trading & Shipping, Customers & Products and bp Launchpad will be required for this role to be successful.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Lead on the strategic direction for the NCS part of Aim 18 (Championing Nature-based solutions) within the sustainability frame. Co-ordinate activity across the group in support of defining and delivering the aim and lead on reporting for the aim as required by corporate reporting.
• Provide sustainability oversight on the execution of the NCS strategy.
• Support evolution of bp’s strategy for Nature Climate Solutions from both a commercial and sustainability perspective and including principles on use of standards and environmental and social co-benefits. Gain endorsement from relevant senior and executive business leaders.
• Work closely with Trading & Shipping, other Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures teams, Customers & Products and other relevant bp entities to ensure a joined-up approach to NCS across the group.
• Support execution of the NCS strategy once defined for areas that require group-level action such as strategic partnerships and assurance against agreed principles.
• Represent bp externally on NCS. Foster external relationships with relevant NCS organisations such as NGOs and standard setting bodies.
• Support wider delivery of bp’s sustainability frame and aims as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or sustainability topic

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & JOB REQUIREMENTS
• In depth knowledge of NCS including environmental and/or social topics, e.g. biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods
• Understanding and experience in business strategy, ideally as it relates to NCS
• Strong collaboration skills and ability to deliver in complex environments
• Experience in developing external stakeholder relationships and partnerships

DESIRABLE CRITERIA
• Masters degree in sustainability, environment or related topic
• In depth knowledge and experience in carbon markets
• Experience in delivering NCS strategy and/or programmes & projects

AN INCLUSIVE PLACE TO WORK
At bp, we provide great environment & benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life & health insurance, medical care package, and many others benefits! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!

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