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Analyst Job Description, January 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience
Benefits include: 25 days annual leave, health insurance

Job Description
Established in 1987, SustainAbility is a think tank and strategy consultancy working with corporate decision makers to achieve transformative leadership on the sustainability agenda. Our small, diverse team works globally from offices in London, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. We are looking for an exceptional candidate with passion for and experience in sustainability consulting to join our team in the San Francisco Bay Area as an Analyst. This is an outstanding opportunity to work for a dynamic and passionate organization. 

The Analyst’s Primary Responsibilities are:
• Provide research, analysis and advice for consulting and research projects
• Contribute to teamwork and innovation to ensure that we make significant and measurable change in moving corporations toward sustainable business models
• Play a role in business development activity in our consulting and think tank work 
 
Key Skills and Competencies

Research, Analysis and Advice
• Demonstrate strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills and a mastery of PowerPoint
• Conduct corporate sustainability benchmarks for clients and help facilitate and lead on interviews with client companies and stakeholders
• Possess an ability to think critically and strategically, and to influence decision-makers and outcomes
• Assist with the facilitation of workshops, client meetings and stakeholder engagement Business Development Activities
• Conduct background research on potential clients
• Support development of proposals by conducting research and creating presentation slides
• Identify opportunities for expanding relationships with existing clients
• Create proposals in response to requests from clients and potential clients Teamwork and Innovation
• Contribute to SustainAbility’s intellectual capital through research and writing
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational objectives Take initiative on identifying and pursuing internal and external opportunities
• Work with remote teams across different time zones and cultures
• Demonstrate commitment to SustainAbility’s Mission, Vision and Values in a way that is modeled in behaviors

Minimum Selection Criteria
1. Bachelor’s degree (preference will be given for candidates with degrees in environmental studies, public policy, international relations, economics, business or a related field)
2. Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills
3. Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the sustainable development agenda and how it interfaces with business, as demonstrated by an internship or other experience
4. Ability to present analytic findings to clients and co-facilitate client meetings
5. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure, and to manage projects to deadlines
6. Enthusiastic team player with a positive and proactive attitude, showing proven initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
For more information, visit http://www.sustainability.com/

Contact I
nformation
Interested and qualified candidates who meet these criteria should submit a cover letter, analytic writing sample, and one-page résumé to Human Resources via leitch@sustainability.com. The writing sample may be from a professional setting or from academic work. SustainAbility believes that diversity adds value to our business. We hire team members who reflect the rich array of diverse cultures, ideologies, and values that are part of the broad global workforce. SustainAbility does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious beliefs, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, political beliefs/affiliation, disability, or social or cultural background.

 
Chris Guenther
Research Director, SustainAbility
guenther@sustainability.com

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Cleantech Group has an immediate opening for a junior Research Analyst. This role will primarily involve data work and database management, as well as sector-focused research and analysis of company information for inclusion in our i3 research platform. Additional responsibilities can include working closely with web-development team toward product enhancements. Working as part of a small, entrepreneurial, dynamic team, candidate must be flexible and willing to quickly take on new responsibilities across all areas of the business.
About Cleantech Group and GreenOrder
Cleantech Group’s market intelligence, events, and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. In October 2012, Cleantech Group merged with GreenOrder, a leading sustainability strategy and management consulting firm that helps companies gain competitive advantage through environmental innovation. Since 2000, GreenOrder has partnered with senior executives at more than 100 global enterprises, including DuPont, General Electric, General Motors, HP, JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, and several of the largest U.S. electric utilities.  Details at http://www.cleantech.com.
Responsibilities
Ensuring that new cleantech investment transactions and company partnership announcements on our i3 platform are accurate and up to date
Working to manage i3 content input, including investments, relationships, cleantech start-ups, investors and large corporations
Contributing to more in-depth research as needed, such as a leading quarterly investment report or custom research projects
Supporting business development efforts
Contributing towards our annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco and other events
Qualifications
Strong quantitative analysis and data skills
Demonstrated interest in clean technology and sustainability
Experience and/or interest in technology start-ups
Excellent research and writing skills, including rockstar web research skills
Undergraduate degree from a top university
Fluency in written and oral English, additional languages a bonus
Strong ability with Excel, Powerpoint, and additional office productivity tools
Self-starter with effective organization and time management skills
Flexible and eager to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, entrepreneurial environment
Comfortable cold calling and interacting with industry leaders
Previous work experience or internship in the cleantech sector is a big plus
Please take a look at our website and then email a cover letter and resume letting us know why you’d be a great fit for our team to amanda.faulkner@cleantech.com – no phone calls please. For more information on Cleantech Group please visit our website at www.cleantech.com.

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