Corporate Sustainability Consultant

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Environment and Natural Resources
  • Deadline:



Post of duty: Washington, DC

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment.

About this position:

The Administrative Services Division (ACP) of the Budget and Administrative Services Department (BDA) is responsible for managing IDB’s corporate real estate portfolio, providing workplace services including travel, security, and general services, managing physical and digital records, and leading the Corporate Sustainability Program (CSP) of the IDB Group. CSP promotes environmental responsibility within the Bank community by aligning practices in day-to-day operations with the Bank’s overall goals and objectives for sustainable development in Latin America; also measures and reports on the Bank’s institutional environmental footprint, develops and manages projects to reduce and offset that footprint, and provides ongoing education, awareness, and engagement activities for Bank employees at Headquarters and across the Bank’s Country Office network.

The CSP Team is looking for a highly motivated individual to lead a project to systematize the data collection, management, and reporting on the Bank’s footprint and to serve as a sustainability professional supporting other CSP activities and projects, including efforts to reduce the Bank’s environmental impact and to engage Bank personnel in sustainability efforts.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead project to develop, structure, and systematize internal analytics capacity, collecting and analyzing data to calculate a greenhouse gas inventory and other components of the Bank’s environmental footprint, consistent with the Bank’s Inventory Management Plan. Liaise with Country Office and Headquarters data providers as necessary, developing clear communications regarding data requests and submittal procedures and troubleshooting doubts where necessary.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact on sustainability data management system. Liaise with software provider on technical support, training, or updates as necessary and facilitate training of other IDB staff as appropriate.
  • Produce clear, compelling, and relevant visual and written materials (including graphs, charts, presentations, reports, and web articles) to communicate the Bank’s footprint and efforts to reduce it.
  • Provide input on setting goals for reducing the bank’s environmental footprint, and effective strategies/projects for achieving those goals.
  • Stay abreast of – and brief management on, as necessary – changes in international greenhouse gas standards and reporting protocols that may affect the Bank’s reporting efforts or investments in carbon offsets.

Other Support Tasks

  • Assist with corporate climate-related risk evaluation, opportunities, and disclosure. Liaise with the Finance and Climate Change teams, and other working groups.
  • Support the “Green Ambassadors” network by helping organize regular gatherings of departmental representatives and sharing relevant content to enhance engagement and action across the Bank community.
  • Support the organization and delivery of awareness programs, special day events, and engagement activities to increase sustainability knowledge and commitment of Bank employees.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, natural resources economics, or related field (Master’s is a plus).
  • Experience: At least two years of experience in sustainability and climate change, corporate sustainability, climate finance, environmental or energy management, or quantitative research methods in climate or related topics.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English.

Key skills:

  • Learn continuously.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Focus on clients.
  • Communicate and influence.
  • Innovate and try new things.


  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.

Type of contract and duration:

  • Type of contract: International Consultant Full-Time.
  • Length of contract: 12 months.
  • Work Location: On site.

What we offer:

The IDB group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation packages.
  • Leaves and vacations: 2 days per month of contract + gender- neutral parental leave.
  • Health Insurance: the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  • Savings plan: ​​​​​​​The IDB Group cares about your future, depending on the length of the contract, you will receive a monthly savings plan allowance.
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family when it applies.
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.
  • Health and wellbeing: Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, and others.

Our culture:

At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try new approaches without fear, and where they are accountable and rewarded for their actions.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

Our Human Resources Team reviews carefully every application.

About the IDB Group:

The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

About IDB:

We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

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