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Carbon Advisor

Role: Carbon Advisor

Location: Cape Town or Johannesburg

Practice Area: Climate

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • Carbon Footprint Assessment: Calculate and report on scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, with demonstrated experience in key topic areas, including setting inventory boundaries, accounting for renewable energy, and accounting for supply chain emissions using multiple approaches (LCA/Product Carbon Footprint, supplier-specific data)
  • Carbon Reduction Strategy: Develop high-level tailored carbon reduction plans and strategies for clients, taking into account their unique circumstances, goals, and industry requirements. Provide guidance on best practices and innovative solutions to minimize environmental impact.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Track and measure clients’ progress in reducing their carbon footprint, regularly providing performance reports and recommending adjustments to optimise their carbon footprint
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up-to-date with regulations related to the SA carbon tax, national climate policies and GHG measurement best practise. Ensure clients’ compliance with relevant legislation and assist them in understanding and meeting reporting requirements.
  • Training and Education: Deliver training sessions and workshops to educate clients and their employees on sustainable practices, carbon reduction techniques, and environmental awareness.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify trends, customer needs, and competitive positioning.
  • Develop and implement a strategic carbon offset sales plan to achieve revenue targets and maximize the sale of carbon credits.
  • Educate clients on the benefits of carbon offsetting, addressing any concerns or objections they may have.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential clients, providing excellent customer service and support.
  • Negotiate and close sales agreements with clients
  • Stay informed about emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in carbon reduction and carbon markets, and sustainable development
  • Attend conferences, industry events, and networking opportunities to expand professional network and represent the company.

About Climate Neutral Group and Anthesis Group

Climate Neutral Group (CNG) is a fast-growing organization with a clear purpose: to enhance the Net Zero journey to combat climate change. Since its foundation in 2002, Climate Neutral Group has been stimulating organizations in Climate-Neutral entrepreneurship: from A to Zero CO2 emissions. CNG recently merged with Anthesis Group.

CNG helps organizations to get insight in their CO2 emissions, to reduce their emissions and to offset their residual emissions and to substantiate their climate neutral claims through our Climate Neutral Certification Program. Climate Neutral Group has grown strongly in recent years. More information can be found at:

In 2022 Climate Neutral Group became part of Anthesis, the sustainability activator!

Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early-stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 1100+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis Group, we are truly committed to putting people and our planet at the heart of all we do.

We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to help us create an inclusive and equitable workplace. By embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities, we believe we can drive innovation, foster creativity, and achieve our shared goals. So, if you’re ready to be a part of something truly extraordinary, then we want you! Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, martial status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Together, we can continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to your application process, or need this job advert in a different format, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Summary of Role

As a Carbon Advisor (Junior – Mid level), you will play a pivotal role in helping organisations reduce their carbon footprint and transition towards net zero. Your primary focus will be on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, identifying new business opportunities, and effectively closing deals. You will provide expert guidance, advice, and strategic solutions to clients, enabling them to mitigate their climate impact. You will also be responsible for the sales of carbon credits from our diverse portfolio of climate projects. The ideal candidate has a good understanding of carbon emissions, carbon markets and sustainable practises, possesses excellent communication and negotiation skills, and is passionate about sustainability and climate change.

Knowledge, Education, and Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, environmental science, sustainability or a related field. A master’s degree is beneficial
  • 3+ years’ experience in corporate GHG emissions accounting across multiple sectors, acquired either in-house or in a consultancy environment
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting GHG inventories with organizations across multiple sectors (retail, manufacturing, financial, energy, etc.)
  • Familiarity with carbon accounting and reporting standards and programs (e.g., ISO 14064, GHG Protocol, CDP)
  • Knowledgeable about current and emerging policy and regulatory drivers of GHG emissions disclosure and management. Preferred experience includes familiarity with SBTi’s
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement basic carbon reduction strategies
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and closing skills, with a track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets, is beneficial
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and using specialized software for carbon footprint calculations.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Passion for environmental sustainability and a genuine commitment to making a positive impact on the planet.

Compensation at Climate Neutral Group South Africa

To help us attract and retain top talent, CNG pays employees competitively to the market. In return, we expect each employee to, at a minimum:

  • Meet expectations in terms of work effort and performance
  • Take the initiative to build the skills and knowledge needed to do their job effectively; and
  • Embody CNG’s values

Salary is one component of CNG’s total compensation package which also includes:

  • Company medical aid contributions, disability cover and life insurance
  • Funds to support professional development
  • Bonus/Profit Share Scheme

Does this sound like your dream job? If so, go ahead and apply for the position and we’ll be in touch.

We appreciate your interest in Climate Neutral Group.