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Director, Sustainability

Company: Mastercard
Location: Purchase
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Our PurposeWe work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team - one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results. Job TitleDirector, SustainabilityOverview - Sustainability at Mastercard:At Mastercard, we are focused on building an inclusive, sustainable digital economy, where everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential. We see firsthand how our commitment to environmental and social responsibility - and our core value of operating ethically and responsibly and with decency - is directly connected to our continuing success as a business. We recognize that Mastercard cannot succeed in a failing world. We thrive when economies thrive, and a successful economy is sustainable only when it is inclusive and when prosperity is shared. Our teams within Mastercard: The Center for Inclusive Growth is the philanthropic hub at Mastercard. The organization seeks to ensure that the benefits of an expanding economy accrue to all segments of society. Through research, impact data science, programs and strategic engagement, the Center addresses the dual challenges of income and information inequality to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. The Sustainability team oversees execution of Mastercard's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. In partnership with Mastercard's businesses, risk functions and operational teams, the Sustainability team drives development of the company's environmental stewardship initiatives, ESG disclosures and ratings, engagement with key clients, investors and stakeholders, management of sustainability-related reputational risks and other priority efforts. Together, our work is at the heart of Mastercard's objective to be a force for good in the world.We are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all by focusing on the following key areas of impact:Prosperity: Powering an inclusive and secure digital economy that benefits everyone, everywherePeople: Leveraging our core values to make our company the place where the best people choose to bePlanet: Responsibly managing our environmental footprint and activating collective action to preserve the environment through solutionsPrinciples of Governance: Acting responsibly and with integrity, guided by the highest standards of ethical behaviorPosition DescriptionThis position is key to establishing Mastercard as a private sector leader in Sustainability/ESG.As our approach to sustainability matures, we are moving from managing risk to seizing opportunity. Our goals in these areas include expanding beyond compliance and reputation management to innovation and value creation: moving from driving cost efficiencies to growing revenue and from making sure we do no harm to owning our opportunity to lead with purpose.The Director of Sustainability Strategy will work closely with the Chief Sustainability Officer in operationalizing Mastercard's 2025 ESG strategy. This includes the development, integration, and execution of Mastercard's ESG strategy. Delivering on the ESG strategy will require focus on key material ESG issues where Mastercard leads and expanding our leadership as our capacity grows and ensuring acceptable industry standards. There will be a focus on embedding ESG into the wider business to drive it through our culture and magnify our impact. As well as, ensuring public commitments are kept, strengthening communication consistent with our position and continuing to emphasize our differentiation.ROLE: Partner with the Chief Sustainability Officer on the development of ESG strategy Implement Mastercard's ESG strategy to position Mastercard as a leader in Sustainability Build and manage the internal infrastructure to support ESG Strategy (ie. calendar, tools, materials, dashboard to improve for briefings, reporting, communications) while reducing the amount of ad hoc work Manage the operational processes of the ESG strategy designed with a focus on addressing societal problems, such as climate change, financial inclusion, inclusive growth, data responsibility, DEI, supply chain and others. Collaborate with leadership across the business to drive ESG integration, accountability and execution, embedding sustainability into our business units Working across company verticals, work with subject matter experts to develop and execute implementation plans for material ESG issues Collaborate with the controller team in developing a controls framework to support complete, accurate and timely ESG reporting Achieve ambitions for material ESG issues, including meeting internal objectives and public commitments Advance Mastercard's excellence in standards, reporting, ratings, rankings, indices. Strengthen the recognition Mastercard receives for its ESG leadership and performance Develop new and support existing ESG alignment strategies, including internal communications, employee education and engagement, tools, programs, etc. Serve as Sustainability subject matter expert internally and externally Serve as sustainability champion integrating ESG thinking into every department, group and individual within a company Mitigate shareholder proposals, respond to new regulatory requirements and address issues raised by stakeholders Support the company's broader brand and employee engagement objectives through efforts to promote sustainability and pursuit of "doing well by doing good" strategy in order to retain and attract elite talent Elevate our Sustainability brand visually and textually in line with Mastercard's strong brand reputation, identity and value Increase Mastercard's presence through external leadership engagements and industry partnership opportunities in order to play an active role in driving the evolution of the Sustainability industry Represent Mastercard as a leader in key Sustainability Industry Groups Increase awareness of Mastercard's Sustainability Leadership through speaking engagements/panels at industry forumsALL ABOUT YOU: Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in business and/or sustainability or experience implementing similar programs in a corporate environment strongly preferred Experience with ESG reporting frameworks (i.e. SASB, TCFD, GRI and others) Knowledge and understanding of ESG initiatives, standards and trends, especially relevant to technology industry Successful track record in managing sustainability programs and associated processes Excellent people management skills; providing others with a clear direction, motivation and empowerment Ability to synthesize abundant information and offer recommendations/solutions Ability to craft complex communications products with a clear and compelling narrative A creative mindset that can be applied to strategy, marketing and execution while working in a fast-paced, dynamic and sometimes ambiguous work environment Demonstrated experience in owning and independently managing strategic initiatives from conceptualization to execution Team oriented with ability to build positive relationships / collaborations with global multi-cultural teams across a variety of sectors and geographies to achieve results Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage deadlines for multiple initiatives and teamsCOVID-19 Considerations We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.Corporate Security ResponsibilityAll activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;Report any suspected information security violation or breach, andComplete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.PDN-95ee8668-5b06-497c-8344-797cdef6a61d

Keywords: Mastercard, New Rochelle , Director, Sustainability, Executive , Purchase, New York

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