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Carbon Consultant

Role: Carbon Consultant

Location: Belgium

This role is flexibly remote from our office in Leuven, Belgium. It will also require travel to the Netherlands.

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for assignments with CNG customers (focus BE but also international), within your own domain/expertise.
  • You know how to translate complex customer issues into solutions and how to fulfil the customer’s ambitions .
  • You know how to guide an assignment from start to finish for CNG’s clients with passion and knowledge.
  • You maintain contacts with existing customers and you are able to acquire follow-up projects from the customer by further developing the customer relationship.
  • You will be the expert on a specific topic and convey this expertise both inside and outside CNG.
  • You proactively inform the manager Consultancy about the progress of the trajectories and the potential bottlenecks.
  • You will develop proposals on climate strategies and carbon reduction for clients.
  • From A to Z, you will supervise projects at clients: initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, control and closure.
  • You actively contribute to the further growth of CNG BE and are willing to participate in industry networking events.

About Anthesis and CNG

Anthesis is 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.

Anthesis has clients across all industry sectors and supports some of the world’s largest multinationals such as Reckitt, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face, and Target. The company brings together 1,100+ 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, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

Climate Neutral Group Belgium, the Belgian branch of CNG Netherlands, has existed for two years and is looking for reinforcements. Climate Neutral Group is a scale-up with a clear mission: guiding companies from A to Zero CO2. Our employees are strongly and intrinsically driven to support as many companies as possible and in this way, really make a big impact. We are growing fast, which is one of the reasons why it is possible to shape your position and responsibilities according to your own insights and in line with CNG’s strategy.

Since 2021, CNG has merged with Anthesis. Anthesis is particularly strong in several areas notably circularity, biodiversity, water, supply chain, SBT and CDP. CNG Belgium has in recent years worked for clients in the diamond sector (Taché Diamonds, Samir Gems), construction & manufacturing (Willy Naessens, Brands On, TrafiRoad, Sports&Leisure Group…) and nonprofit sector (Verso-Maatwerkbedrijven).


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 identify, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital 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.

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Summary of role:

The Carbon Consultant is responsible for the rollout and development of the Net Zero strategy among CNG Belgium’s customers, helping customers to achieve climate targets with the ambition of being climate neutral by 2050. You will help CNG to gain even more of a foothold in BE, building on the project together.

The aim of the consultant is to guide organisations in Belgium on their climate journey by advising on their carbon footprint, drawing up plans for reducing greenhouse gases and setting targets according to the Paris Climate Agreement. This includes a variety of tasks such as finding and analysing data,writing reports and proposals, organising and participating in workshops and presenting the results to the client.

You play an important role throughout the entire process: from determining the approach, estimating the time investment on the CNG side and that of the client, drawing up a schedule, executing the assignment, monitoring quality and progress to delivering the assignment. You also actively look for opportunities within your projects and network and actively create your network in Belgium – you should be familiar with the term Consultative Selling and feel comfortable with it.

You will also have thorough knowledge of Climate Neutral Group’s total proposition (insight, reduction,compensation and certification) and know how to translate this knowledge into advice (strategy and implementation) tailored to the client.

You will report into the Manager Consultancy (Netherlands) based and you work from the Belgian office in De Hoorn, Leuven but are willing to travel to NL regularly for team meetings and consultations. You will join a team of 2 people in Belgium but sit within the wider CNG team which is approximately 15 people. CNG has been around for more than 20 years, which translates into solid expertise on sustainability in the company. We find it important that everyone feels good in their job and offer many opportunities to learn and share knowledge.


Key requirements:

  • You hold a bachelor/master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in an engineering, environmental science, economics or other sustainability-related discipline.
  • Knowledge of climate impact and drive for sustainability
  • Min 4-5 years’ experience as Consultant, CSR responsible, or similar position
  • Experience in realising CSR/sustainability trajectories, consultative selling, advisory trajectories.
  • Able to easily interact with different departments and levels within organisations up toboard level.
  • Experience with (setting up) sustainability reporting and/or Carbon Reporting is a plus.
  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors is a plus: food, build, banking & finance
  • Tactical and analytical strength combined with a commercial and entrepreneurial feel
  • Passionate about topics such as: climate change, circular economy, energy transition, sustainability, etc.
  • Team player within a growing team, able to work independently
  • Ability to function in a small organisation with big ambitions
  • Excellent verbal and written command of Dutch
  • A professional command of French and/or English are a plus
  • Is willing to travel by public transport. A pool car is available for business appointments.
  • You are willing to travel to NL regularly for consultant consultations (in consultation and possibly combined with overnight stay)
  • Time management, pro-activeness, reliability and collegiality characterise your working attitude.


Your benefits:

  • An attractive industry salary package, including meal vouchers, group insurance, health insurance, bonus based on company results
  • Annual salary (incl 8% holiday pay, excl bonus)
  • 20 days’ holiday based on 38h week
  • Commuting based on public transport – 100% reimbursement based on 2e class
  • Mobile phone + laptop
  • Annual training budget
  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team
  • Work solely on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients
  • Opportunity to work with, collaborate with and learn from sustainability SME’s who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects on a global basis
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.