Sustainability Advisor

Auckland NZ Permanent - Full Time

Bringing a passion for bettering the human experience and the planet in equal measure, Claire brings over 20 years recruitment experience across Engineering, IT and Environmental portfolios to the team at Talent Nation.Claire has spent considerable time recruiting in the Climate Change and Meteorology fields and has a deep understanding of technical and complex role remits, along with a knack of thinking outside the square to source hard to find talent.Committed to ensuring the human experience is positive, fair, and meaningful in all that she does, is a key driver for Claire. She also brings a blend of analytical and human centred design thinking, pragmatism, ethics, and unique problem solving to business and recruitment, along with a collaborative and consultative approach.Having spent the early years of her life living at sea and in remote locations Claire’s passion for the outdoors and remote places started at an early age. In her spare time, she is yoga teacher and you are most likely to find her hiking or exploring the wilderness somewhere around the globe with a yoga mat and her music in tow.Claire has a Diploma in Management and Project Management and is a qualified Yoga and Meditation teacher.

Recruiter :
Claire Black

Claire Black
  • Full time position
  • Based in Auckland
  • Flexibility to work from home 1 day per week
The Company
Our client, Stride Property Group (Stride), is an NZX listed stapled group comprising Stride Property Limited (SPL) and Stride Investment Management Limited (SIML). SPL is a listed Portfolio Investment Entity (PIE) that invests in New Zealand office and town centre property and owns an interest in other entities managed by SIML. SIML is a specialist real estate investment manager.
Stride’s strategy is to create a group of products in specific commercial property sectors to grow its investment management business. Stride’s objective is to ensure that all places they own and manage have enduring demand – meaning places that are in demand in all market conditions.
The Role
The newly created role of Sustainability Advisor is responsible for assisting with the implementation and ongoing management of Stride’s sustainability strategy, policies, procedures, and practices.  The role will be primarily involved in the management of Stride’s greenhouse gas software system, along with internal and external communications and reporting with respect to sustainability across Stride and its managed entities.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Supporting the development of sustainability objectives and actions.
  • Implementing actions to achieve Stride’s sustainability objectives and targets.
  • Implementing sustainability and modern slavery strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Overseeing Stride’s emissions inventory, including recording, verification and reporting.
  • Working with Stride teams to implement sustainability projects and achieve sustainability targets.
  • Preparing Board and Sustainability Committee papers and reports.
  • Leading external compliance reporting for sustainability, including in respect of the Aotearoa New Zealand Climate Standards.
  • Leading external benchmarking submissions, including for the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
  • Implementing an appropriate climate risk assessment process to ensure Stride is monitoring and managing climate risks.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of community investment programs and monitoring the outcome of community investment programs.
  • Integrating sustainability into major projects and key business processes such as procurement.
  • Carrying out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce the organisation’s climate risks and financial costs.
  • Assisting the organisation to remain compliant with statutory requirements regarding sustainability and environmental compliance.
  • Assisting to implement systems for monitoring and managing supplier compliance with Stride’s modern slavery requirements.
  • Promoting internal awareness and continual learning on sustainability issues.
About You
You will be a motivated individual with a deep passion for sustainability, acting as an ESG champion to advance Stride’s sustainability impact. 
Additionally, you will be a versatile performer who transforms challenges into growth opportunities and takes full ownership of their responsibilities. You are a creative thinker who explores innovative approaches beyond current processes. With a disciplined approach, you make well-founded decisions through comprehensive analysis, managing risks while being mindful of both human and business implications. Moreover, you prioritise people, cultivating robust relationships through outstanding service and fostering growth as a trusted partner to stakeholders.
Required Skills and Proficiencies
  • 2 - 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability reporting, particularly in relation to investor ESG reporting.
  • Excellent understanding of sustainability principles and commercial drivers for sustainability.
  • Understanding of greenhouse gas inventory standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop credibility and trust with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of green building requirements preferred but not required.
The Rewards and Culture
Stride aims to deliver the best returns through the best people and the best places. Ensuring health and safety is a core focus for all employees. 
Stride values great outcomes for the environment and people in equal measure and offers a range of flexibility and benefits to support their employees to thrive.  
How to Apply
Apply now by submitting your current CV (in Word format) via our online application process. For a confidential discussion or to review the full PD please contact Claire Black on +61 407 821 086 or via [email protected]
To be eligible to apply, you must have unrestricted rights to work in New Zealand.
Talent Nation encourages applications from people of all cultures, abilities, sex, and genders.
Applicants can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process, please contact us so we can provide adjustments for you.

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