Business Sustainability Manager, Green Economy New Brunswick

Green Economy Canada

New Brunswick, Canada Remote

Full time



Jul 14

At Green Economy Canada we envision an economy where environmental sustainability,human well-being, and business success are synonymous.

Green Economy Canada is a national non-profit accelerating Canada’s transition to a vibrant and inclusive net-zero future. We lead a network of Green Economy Hubs across the country that bring together, support and celebrate businesses in taking action on climate change and building sustainability into their operations. Green Economy New Brunswick (GENB) is our first Hub in Atlantic Canada, and launched in January 2022 to accelerate the net-zero transition in New Brunswick. To date, over 500 businesses have been supported through Hubs like GENB to collectively reduce over 200,000 tonnes of GHG emissions -- the equivalent of removing over 60,000 cars off the road each year. Join us in making business better, together!

The Opportunity

We are looking for a stellar Business Sustainability Manager to support GENB’s members to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make the transition to a net-zero future. As an ideal candidate, you are a technically-minded sustainability professional excited by the prospect of supporting individual and collective business action to build New Brunswick’s low-carbon economy. You value and are skilled at creating a strong customer experience, and are highly organized and detail-oriented.

Ideal Start Date: Immediate

Term: Full-time, permanent position

Salary: $67,000 / year


● Health and dental benefits package, including access to the TELUS Health Employee Assistance Program

● $60 / month home office stipend

● 3 weeks of paid vacation + 2 weeks shutdown over December holidays and Summer Fridays (every other Friday off in July & August), and eligibility for Green Economy Canada’s statutory holiday policy which provides 12 stat holidays per year

● Flexible work arrangements to maintain a healthy work life balance

● Strong collaborative culture, meaningful work and awesome teammates!

Location: Remote work opportunity, but the candidate must be based in Atlantic Canada, with preference for New Brunswick-based candidates

Language: Bilingual proficiency in French and English (oral and written) is considered a major asset

Reports to: Network Director

What Does the Business Sustainability Manager Do?

Lead all aspects of GENB member support (70%)

● Act as the first point of contact for GENB’s members to support and guide their sustainability journey using Green Economy Canada’s tools, templates, and established process.

● Lead member kick-off meetings and on-going check-ins to understand member successes and challenges, and connect members to the guidance and resources needed to keep progressing towards their goals.

● Support members to measure their carbon footprint by scoping what data to collect, supporting their data collection activities, conducting data quality assurance, and working with Green Economy Canada’s data team to generate GHG inventories.

● Deliver standardized foundational training sessions on topics including developing an effective action plan, setting ambitious but achievable sustainability targets, and communicating sustainability work.

● Providing individualized support to members to develop practical action plans, set meaningful reduction targets, and make progress towards their goals.

● Conduct technical research, make connections to external experts and funding sources, and deliver ad hoc support to members as required based on emerging member needs.

● Collaborate with GENB’s Events and Communications Coordinator to inform GENB’s events and recognition efforts. Examples include: sharing member needs to inform topic selection of capacity-building workshops and identifying member sustainability projects to highlight in case studies and public communications channels.

Identify resource and process improvements (15%)

● Identify the need for new resources, guidance or processes to support members, and proactively bring forward recommendations for those improvements.

● Adapt Green Economy Canada resources for use in New Brunswick, and lead the development of new training, resources and processes where identified.

● Share learnings about delivering member support with other Hubs across Green Economy Canada’s network, and integrate best practices to increase the effectiveness of GENB’s support.

Manage member administration and assess member impact (15%)

● Ensure member information and progress is kept up-to-date, and manage member renewals.

● Lead data collection and impact measurement activities to assess member satisfaction and progression.

What We Hope You Will Bring

We recognize that potential candidates may not apply for a position if they don’t hit every single criteria included in the job description—particularly members of underrepresented groups. Even if your experience doesn’t necessarily check off all the boxes below, we still encourage you to apply, and promise that your application will receive a review from our team. We also know that a resume can only show so much at this stage, so we encourage you to share more about yourself.

For example, if you've made career transitions, you’re self taught in a new role, or you have skills/experience you’d like to highlight, we want to hear more about what you could bring to this role, and to our organisation.

● Based in Atlantic Canada with relevant work experience or formal education in sustainability / climate change, energy or environmental management, business, or a related field.

● Bilingual proficiency in French and English (oral and written) is considered a major asset.

● Experience working with businesses to measure, manage and report on their climate impact is considered a major asset (potential examples include: experience with greenhouse gas accounting, facility walkthroughs, energy retrofit projects, sustainability frameworks like Science-Based Targets Initiative, B Corp, Global Reporting Initiative).

● Strong project management and organisational skills. You have an ability to effectively plan and manage multiple priorities, manage significant projects on time and on budget, and coordinate a variety of stakeholders to achieve project success.

● Strong research, analytical and critical-thinking skills. You are skilled at analysing data, asking probing questions, extracting key insights, and drawing data-driven conclusions / recommendations.

● Proactive, conscientious and detail-oriented. You are proactive in identifying what needs to get done and where there might be road blocks, actively communicate and close the loop, and ultimately build trust that work is completed with quality and care.

● Effective interpersonal and communication skills. You are comfortable working both independently and remotely, with an ability to form strong collaborative relationships with co-workers and GENB members. You are a skilled listener, and have strong verbal and written communication skills to convey information clearly and succinctly.

● Continuous improvement mindset. You help find creative solutions to challenges, and have a strong learning mindset to grow your knowledge and skills. You are receptive to feedback, strive to learn from mistakes and experiences, and integrate those learnings in a thoughtful way to achieve stronger outcomes in the future.

● Integrity, authenticity and a passion for creating transformative impact. You believe in the work we’re trying to achieve, and will act as a professional ambassador for Green Economy New Brunswick and Green Economy Canada. You model values of trust, vulnerability and integrity to foster a psychologically safe, enriching and high performing work culture to help us achieve our big, hairy audacious goals.

How To Apply

Please tell us a bit about your interest in this role and send a resume to Emma Murphy, Network Director, at Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting the week of July 31 and will continue until the position is filled. We sincerely thank all applicants, however, we will only be able to personally contact those selected for an interview. Please advise if you have any accommodation needs - we are committed to ensuring you can participate fully in the recruitment process.

Green Economy Canada is an equal opportunity employer where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work because of, not in spite of, our differences. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, volunteers, members, subcontractors, and vendors in all our activities and operations, regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), dis/ability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

What’s it Like Working at Green Economy Canada?

At Green Economy Canada, we seek to blend the nimbleness and autonomy of a small team with the influence and opportunities afforded to a national network.

● We are bold, ambitious and optimistic. Our vision is for an economy that makes environmental sustainability, human well-being, and business success synonymous.

● We care about what we each accomplish, not where we work from or how many hours we put in.

● We want working together to feel effortless and the ways we work together to be intuitive.

● We embrace innovation: we’re willing to take risks, we know we’ll make mistakes along the way, and we push ourselves to apply what we learn each time. At Green Economy Canada, it’s okay to fail.

● We have fun, enjoy working together, and laugh often.

● We’re not satisfied with the status quo: we don’t think “because that’s how it’s always been done” justifies a course of action. We challenge each other, think critically, and strive for objective decision-making.

Our Manifesto:

Now is the time to transform business-as-usual. From the climate crisis to social inequalities, we know the status quo isn’t working. Together, we can change this.

It takes all of us — every business and organization across Canada — to seize this moment. It’s a matter of rethinking what we do and how we do it, and working together to make it a reality.

Green Economy Canada sees what’s possible.

Our network is a place for leaders who are ready to challenge the status quo and make the transition to a vibrant and inclusive net-zero future.

It’s a journey we will take with you.

It starts with listening and understanding what can be done differently. It means providing the guidance, tools, and connections to help you succeed. It accelerates when businesses, non-profits and governments join forces. And it ends with seeing how we can do more together than alone. So, join us, and let’s make business better, together.

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