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Deputy General Manager, CR & Sustainability Consulting, Shanghai

  • 06 August 2021

Carnstone Asia is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility, based in Shanghai.

Working closely with our UK parent company Carnstone Partners Ltd, we work with the world’s leading companies and international institutions at the forefront of sustainability, developing strategies, and implementing on the ground projects that drive real change across sectors including: automotive, pharmaceutical, fashion and retail, and media.

We are looking for a sustainability professional who can bring existing project and client management experience to our growing Shanghai office, and who can help us to grow the business and develop our staff.

About us - Carnstone

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. We have been in business for over 15 years, establishing a reputation for being great at what we do. Our work covers a huge range of interrelated topics: from governance to human rights, to supply chain sustainability, to climate change.

Our Shanghai office was established in 2014 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The team has been growing steadily, and we are looking for an individual with experience in one or more aspects of sustainability, be it social or environmental, to join and grow with the team.

The vacancy

The job is at our ‘Partner’ level but with additional responsibilities for management of staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing projects and client relationships, often in a lead-role with support from colleagues in London and Shanghai. They will also have responsibility for managing junior staff in the China team to support their career development and growth. In addition they will be expected to contribute to the marketing and development of the business, primarily within existing accounts.

Expectations of the role:

  • Provide high quality advice and outputs: based on sound business judgement and deep sustainability knowledge, and by leading/coordinating project teams; overseeing the quality of output from those project teams.
  • Maintain and develop client accounts: contributing to the growth of existing accounts and also helping to secure new business by contributing to proposals and developing opportunities through personal networks.
  • Develop junior members of staff: managing junior members of staff, actively supporting their development.

Projects will include:

  • The Book Chain Project, a global multi-brands initiative in the publishing sector, covering responsible forest sourcing, chemical safety, and labour standards & environmental performance.
  • The Promising Futures project, tackling the social insurance enrolment issues in Chinese factories.
  • The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative, a global pharmaceutical initiative building responsible supply chains around business ethics, management systems, labour and human rights, health & safety, and environment.
  • A project on job quality improvements for Chinese factory workers with a UK retailer.

What we are looking for

Experience:

  • Good general understanding of sustainability/CR and, ideally, some specialised knowledge in one or more specific areas;
  • An interest in and understanding of global business, and supply chains;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in one or more aspects of sustainability / CR;
  • Experience with managing client accounts or projects and the ability to manage client relationships; and
  • Experience of growing and developing young staff.

Character:

  • An easy, winning manner and the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload;
  • A team player who takes responsibilities and motivates team members;
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly and solve problems;
  • Patient and willing to support the development and growth of junior staff;
  • Real willingness to learn, share and be challenged; and
  • Confident networker.

Skills:

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, adapting your style as required for different audiences;
  • Active listening skills and be able to use it in internal and external communication;
  • Keen eyes on quality (both for own output and those of team)
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • First-rate IT skills and an ability to use technical skills to best effect for the clients;
  • We appreciate commercial aptitude and consultancy experience would be a distinct advantage; and
  • Native Chinese speaker; fluent in English (writing and speaking)

The package

We offer a fun working environment, interesting projects, great clients to work with, flexible working arrangements and a competitive package consisting of:

  • A competitive salary within the local sustainability consultancy market;
  • Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
  • A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
  • 20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice; and
  • Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (life and critical illness insurance covered).

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to the Carnstone Asia General Manager Maggie Zhang at maggie.zhang@carnstone.com. Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment.

Interviews will be arranged as applications arrive. The target start date is early October, but we can be flexible for the right candidate.

Junior Partner job opening, Shanghai

  • 06 August 2021

We are looking for a new team member to join our growing management consultancy in Shanghai. This is a development role for people at the beginning of their career in sustainability consulting.

With offices in London and Shanghai, we are 30 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us – Carnstone

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We have been in business for over 15 years, establishing a reputation for being great at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work.

Our work covers a huge range of interrelated topics: from governance to human rights, to supply chain sustainability, to climate change.

Our Shanghai office was established in 2014 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The team has been growing steadily, and we are looking for someone who has a true passion for the sector, who is interested in growing with the company, and can deliver high quality work on a consistent basis.

The vacancy

The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. Usually fresh to the industry, Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone. JPs will be responsible for specific tasks, some behind the scenes, but in return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about sectors and topics in a short amount of time. It’s a role that offers a lot of opportunities for professional development. As a JP, you will be working directly with clients and senior colleagues on a daily basis, both within China and overseas.

You will be based in our Shanghai office but work closely with colleagues in London and with client teams. We work on a wide variety of projects, from forestry to climate change, from labour standards to community development; and across multiple sectors, including: media, automotive, fashion and pharmaceutical. That makes our work incredibly varied and interesting, and it means we are always learning.

One day you may be conducting research on deforestation in South East Asia, the next visiting a garment factory to talk to workers, and the next working with a project team to help a client understand their greenhouse gas emissions across their supply chain.

What we are looking for

Experience

  • Good general understanding and proven interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability;
  • Minimum one-year relevant experience in one or more aspects of sustainability; or experience in general business but with proven interest in sustainability.

Character

  • Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
  • Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
  • Has good attention to detail and can deliver work to a high standard;
  • Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • Confident and engaging;
  • Empathy, a good listener, and able to put themselves into other peoples’ shoes.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate well when presenting, writing and speaking;
  • Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
  • Has a quick mind, able to assimilate and process information;
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients and;
  • Fluency in English and native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

The package

We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A competitive salary within the local sustainability consultancy market;
  • Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
  • A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
  • 20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice;
  • Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (life and critical illness insurance covered).

Why work at Carnstone?
Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are energetic and smart. We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

We know that our employees are the most productive when they have a work-life balance. That’s why we embrace flexibility as a company and support our team in making the most of their careers with us through our flexible working arrangements.

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Partner Manager and General Manager, Maggie Zhang maggie.zhang@carnstone.com. Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment. The deadline for application is 3 September 2021.

Telephone interviews will be arranged, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to face-to-face interviews at our Shanghai office with GM (and one of our Senior Partners joining online).

John Lewis Partnership Better Jobs

John Lewis Partnership Better Jobs

The John Lewis Partnership Better Jobs Programme was designed to support JLP suppliers to build better jobs for the people that make their products.

The Better Jobs Programme consists of two parts: a framework that helps suppliers think about the ways they support, engage and reward their employees, and the World of Work Survey that captures the views of the employees themselves.

2020 was the second year of the programme and 45 suppliers took part, with over 1,800 responses to the World of Work Survey. This means that since inception, 52 suppliers have taken part in the framework and over 2,600 survey responses have been collected.

The programme was also piloted with 15 suppliers in China this year. Those 15 suppliers had an excellent response rate to the survey, with almost 3,000 employees taking part.

We are extremely proud to have supported the John Lewis Partnership with the Better Jobs Programme since the beginning.

To find out some of the key findings from the Better Jobs Programme in both the UK and China this year, please click here.

Project Co-Ordinator Opening, PSCI

  • 25 June 2021

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a rapidly growing industry collaboration to improve environmental and social conditions in pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chains. It has more than 50 member companies who work together to train suppliers, share audits and organise events.

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to take responsibility for the organisation of the PSCI’s work.

Working as part of a team of consultants at Carnstone, the Project Coordinator will oversee, plan, and organise the PSCI’s activities. You will coordinate and support the Board and committees of varying sizes from across the organisation and provide critical administrative support, including a high proportion of events management.

You will be employed by Carnstone Partners Ltd but dedicate your time solely to the PSCI.

Carnstone is based in Central London (Charing Cross) and has a flexible location policy. The PSCI members are global and much of the work is virtual, so the location of your work is flexible (within the UK) and could be substantially from home.

Although sustainability consulting is Carnstone’s main business, this is not a consulting role; the ideal candidate will be someone whose enthusiasm is for organisation, member liaison, events management, and business finance. Sustainability experience is not required.

The role is initially for a one-year fixed-term contract to start in early September, with the potential for this to turn into permanent employment.

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative

The PSCI is a group of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies who share a vision of better social, health, safety, and environmental outcomes in the communities where they buy. The members have joined forces to promote responsible supply chain management and better business conditions across the industry. There are currently 52 PSCI member companies including all 20 of the top 20 healthcare companies in the world. The PSCI was formed as a non-profit business membership organisation in 2006 and is legally established in the United States.

Carnstone Partners Ltd

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai, we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We are big enough to work as trusted advisors to blue chip companies across all sectors yet small enough to operate without too much bureaucracy and to pursue the challenges we find interesting. We have been in business for 20 years, growing steadily and establishing a reputation for being good at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work. Our employees are our biggest asset; we invest in them and they tend to stay with us for a long time. Those who do leave move on to do great things in a variety of industries.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, a flexible location policy, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

The Role

The Programme Coordinator will:

  • Lead on member liaison (this includes managing the PSCI mailbox and fielding enquiries), building relationships with key contacts among the PSCI’s members
  • Coordinate calls, meetings, and webinars including scheduling, setting agendas, taking minutes
  • Run the member mentoring programme
  • Manage the budget, coordinate the annual tax filing
  • Liaise with accountants, lawyers, and other service providers on an ad hoc basis
  • Act as the main coordinator of content on the PSCI website (psci.org)
  • Liaise with and bring onboard new members (but there are no ‘sales’ targets)
  • Organise two 3-4 day conferences per year, one in the US and the other in Europe supported by Carnstone’s consultants on the content. You will need to be available to attend these events in person when travel restrictions allow.

You will be expected to:

  • Deliver client satisfaction – understanding client needs, developing a strong rapport with key individuals, deliver high-quality work;
  • Provide high quality coordination, project management and administration

The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a similar role.

Personal attributes and skills required

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Experience:

  • Organisation and management of meetings and events
  • Proven experience in administration and organisation of a busy team or project

Skills:

  • Exceptional project management and organisational skills combined with a strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a wide range of people and audiences at all levels
  • Solid writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Diplomatic, able to negotiate and apply judgement during complex situations
  • Effective decision-making
  • Proven team building and motivational skills, not necessarily in a direct line-management capacity perhaps instead organising cross-functional teams
  • Time management, prioritisation, and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Resilience and calmness under pressure
  • First-rate IT skills (Microsoft Office environment)

Unsure? Please apply! Carnstone has a great team, and we have a great team because we’re all different. We don’t always know what we’re looking for in colleagues until we see it and it could well be you. We welcome applications from everybody.

Job ads like these are always pretty daunting, so if it leaves you feeling: I like the sound of that, but I’m not sure I’m ‘their sort of person’ please do have a go. You could well be!

This is a substantially full-time role, but we can be flexible in hours to some degree. If you need a shortened week, please indicate that in your application.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary for this role is in the range £35,000 - £38,000 FTE depending on experience.

We offer a competitive package of other benefits including:

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave arrangements well above the statutory minimums;
  • Excellent additional benefits including a group personal pension scheme with 10% annual company pension contribution, private medical insurance, and life and critical illness insurance.
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity or community organisation of your choice;
  • A great central London HQ, combined with an innovative flexible working package.

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Yasmin Day at careers@carnstone.com.
Virtual interviews will be arranged as applications arrive. The target start date is early September, but we can be flexible for the right candidate.

Junior Partner opening, Shanghai

  • 10 May 2021

We are looking for a new team member to join our growing management consultancy in Shanghai. This is a development role for people at the beginning of their career in sustainability consulting.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us – Carnstone
Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability with offices in London and Shanghai. We have been in business for over 15 years, establishing a reputation for being great at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work.

Our Shanghai office was established in 2015 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The team has been growing steadily, and we are looking for someone who has a true passion for the sector, who is interested in growing with the company, and can deliver high quality work on a consistent basis.

The vacancy
The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. Usually with a fresh experience within the industry, Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone. JPs will be responsible for specific tasks, often behind the scenes, but in return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about sectors and topics in a short amount of time. It’s a role that offers a lot of opportunities for professional development. As a JP, you will be working directly with clients and senior colleagues on a daily basis, both within China and overseas.

You will be based in our Shanghai office but work closely with colleagues in London and with client teams. We work on a wide variety of projects, from forestry to climate change, from labour standards to community development; and across multiple sectors, including: media, automotive, fashion and pharmaceutical. That makes our work incredibly varied and interesting, and it means we are always learning.

What we are looking for
Experience

  • Good general understanding and proven interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability;
  • Minimum one-year relevant experience in one or more aspects of sustainability; or experience in general business but with proven interest in sustainability.

Character

  • Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
  • Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
  • Has good attention to detail and can deliver work to a high standard;
  • Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • Confident and engaging;
  • Empathy, a good listener, and able to put themselves into other peoples’ shoes.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate well when presenting, writing and speaking;
  • Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
  • Has a quick mind, able to assimilate and process information;
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients and;
  • Fluency in English and native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

The package
We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A competitive salary within the local sustainability consultancy market;
  • Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
  • A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
  • 20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice;
  • Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (life and critical illness insurance covered).

Why work at Carnstone?
Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are energetic and smart. We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

We know that our employees are the most productive when they have a work-life balance. That’s why we embrace flexibility as a company and support our team in making the most of their careers with us through our flexible working arrangements.

How to apply
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Partner Manager and General Manager, Maggie Zhang maggie.zhang@carnstone.com. Please include your cover letter in the body of your email.

The deadline for application is 31 May 2021.

Telephone interviews will be arranged, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to face-to-face interviews at our Shanghai office with our GM (and one of our Senior Partners joining online).

Opening for a Junior Partner, London

  • 28 March 2021

We are looking for a new team member to join our growing management consultancy in Central London. This is a development role for people at the beginning of their career in sustainability consulting.

With offices in London and Shanghai, we are 30 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. We serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We are big enough to work as trusted advisors to blue chip companies across all sectors yet small enough to operate without too much bureaucracy and to pursue the challenges we find interesting.

Our work covers a huge range of interrelated topics: from governance, to human rights, to supply chain sustainability, to climate change. We work with client teams in marketing, compliance, procurement and communications as well as their sustainability functions, usually at Executive level. To find out more about our work have a look at our insights page.

The vacancy

The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. Either fresh out of university or changing track from other industries, Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone. Their role is about providing accurate, high quality and reliable support to Partners and Senior Partners. JPs will be responsible for specific tasks, often behind the scenes, but in return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge in a short amount of time. It’s a role that offers a lot of opportunities for professional development.

What are we looking for?

Intellect and energy

  • Curious and unafraid of challenging conventional wisdom;
  • Wants to learn and to be challenged;
  • Has a quick mind, able to assimilate and process information rapidly;
  • Has attention to detail and can deliver work to a high standard;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • Numerate and analytical.

Commercial and entrepreneurial

  • Has an entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Comfortable working at pace;
  • Enjoys business and believes that business can make a real contribution to solving sustainability problems;
  • Thinks profit and growth are positive concepts, not negative ones.

Good with people

  • Empathy, a good listener, and able to put themselves into other peoples’ shoes;
  • Confident and engaging;
  • Ability to communicate well when presenting, writing and speaking;
  • Resilient and persistent; able to handle knock-backs and challenges.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering or a similar subject;
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients.
  • (This is an intentionally short list – you’ll learn the rest on the job!)

Unsure? Please apply! Carnstone has a great team, and we have a great team because we’re all different. We don’t always know what we’re looking for in colleagues until we see it and it could well be you.

Job ads like these are always pretty daunting, so if it leaves you feeling: I like the sound of that, but I’m not sure I’m ‘their sort of person’ please do have a go.

The package

We offer a competitive package including:

  • A starting salary of £26,000 with an annual review and potential for rapid progression depending on performance;
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave arrangements well above the statutory minimums;
  • Excellent additional benefits including a group personal pension scheme with 10% annual company pension contribution, private medical insurance, and life and critical illness insurance;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity or community organisation of your choice;
  • A great central London HQ, combined with an innovative flexible working package.

Why work at Carnstone?

Our working environment is friendly, informal and creative. We are energetic and smart. We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

We know that our employees are the most productive when they have a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities outside work. Through our flexible working arrangements, we support our team in making the most of their careers with us.

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Lydia Elliott at careers@carnstone.com by 16th May 2021. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 7th and 9th June 2021 online. Ideally, the successful candidate will start in July 2021.

Accountability Framework Initiative: Book Chain Project case study

Accountability Framework Initiative: Book Chain Project case study

The Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi) today announced a case study on how the Book Chain Project has applied the AFi methodology to assess paper mills' forest sourcing practices, in our Mill Assessment Framework.

We are proud that the Book Chain Project has been highlighted by the AFi - a coalition of famous NGOs including The Nature Conservancy, Rainforest Alliance, Verité, World Resources Institute and WWF. The case study recognises the Book Chain Project as one of the first sectors that took AFI recommendations and applied them to help improve improve a global commodity supply chain.

The case study describes the scale of the paper supply chain that we engage with through the Book Chain Project (290 mills in 38 countries); the challenge of ensuring forest sourcing is done responsibly and the key role paper mills play in that; and how we developed the Mill Assessment Framework to assess and engage with paper mills on their sourcing practices.

“The outcome of the evaluation helps us to improve our shared best practices and processes at the mill, and see the new opportunities and challenges we face when managing responsible sourcing. We have increased our engagement with business partners to share our best practices and help them build capacity.” Jacek I. Los, Arctic Paper’s Executive Vice President of Procurement.

https://accountability-framework.org/abo…

Looking for Junior Partner, Shanghai

  • 12 March 2021

We are looking for a Junior Partner (consultant) to join our growing management consultancy in Shanghai.

With offices in London and Shanghai, we are 30 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us - Carnstone Partners Ltd

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We have been in business for over 15 years, establishing a reputation for being great at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work. Our employees are our biggest asset; we invest in them and they tend to stay with us for a long time.

Our Shanghai office was established in 2015 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The team has been growing steadily, and we are looking for someone who has a true passion for the sector, who is interested in growing with the company, and can deliver high quality work on a consistent basis.

The vacancy

The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone. JPs are responsible for specific tasks, often behind the scenes, but in return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about sectors and topics in a short amount of time. As a JP, you will be working directly with clients and senior colleagues on a daily basis, both within China and overseas.

We work on a wide variety of projects across multiple sectors. That makes our work incredibly varied and interesting, and it means we are always learning.

What we are looking for

Experience:

  • Good general understanding and proven interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability;
  • Minimum one-year relevant experience in one or more aspects of sustainability; or experience in general business but with proven interest in sustainability;
  • Experience with projects and external engagement (e.g. suppliers and clients). Clients can be internal clients; previous consultancy experience is not a pre-requisite.

Character:

  • Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
  • Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
  • An outgoing and confident personality, with the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly; and
  • Empathy and attention to detail.

Skills:

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
  • Good listening and understanding skills, able to put themselves in the audience’s shoes and deliver output with thoughts;
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to interact properly with colleagues and clients;
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients and;
  • Fluency in English and native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

The package:

We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A competitive salary within the sustainability consultancy market;
  • Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
  • A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
  • 20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice;
  • Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (life and critical illness insurance covered).

Why work at Carnstone?

Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are flexible and smart (and modest, too). We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to Partner Manager and General Manager, Maggie Zhang (maggie.zhang@carnstone.com). Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment. The deadline for application is 9th April 2021.

Telephone interviews will be arranged during w/c 12th April, with shortlisted candidates invited to face-to-face interviews during w/c 19th and 26th April at our Shanghai office (with one of our Senior Partners joining online).

Major streaming companies join Carnstone’s pioneering initiative

  • Netflix, BT and Cambridge University Press have signed up to fully operational DIMPACT tool.
  • DIMPACT now fully operational, covering digital media streaming, publishing, advertising services and business intelligence.
  • Plans to develop scenarios capability and expand coverage to gaming and music streaming.
  • New DIMPACT participants BT, Cambridge University Press and Netflix, to join our founding participants, with more to join in 2021.
  • White paper to validate the underlying model and establish the carbon impact of media streaming due in the spring.

DIMPACT is a pioneering initiative to help the digital media industry map and manage its carbon impacts. Computer science researchers from the University of Bristol have completed a 12-month pilot phase, working closely with sustainability and technology teams at leading media companies to move the DIMPACT web app beyond proof of concept, with a clear path for further development.

Recent years have seen a surge in companies setting Net Zero targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, including many of the DIMPACT participants. DIMPACT was borne out of this movement as the first serious collaboration to create a tool that takes the complexity out of measuring the carbon emissions of digital products and services.
Launched in 2019 and facilitated by sustainability experts Carnstone, DIMPACT is backed by some of the world’s most innovative media companies and the world-class researchers at the University of Bristol. Three new companies have recently joined the initiative, namely BT, Cambridge University Press and Netflix.

Participating companies now have a working tool to understand their ‘downstream’ carbon impacts, right through to the end-user. DIMPACT has successfully created four modules covering digital video streaming, publishing, advertising services, and business intelligence, with gaming and music streaming modules next on the agenda.

To date, the tool has been used for reporting purposes, helping participants understand where the emissions hotspots are in their digital value chains. The next step is to develop the ability to model different scenarios, enabling technology teams to work with companies across the value chain to lower overall emissions. Such is the promise of DIMPACT that it has been awarded a major research commercialisation grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC).

Recognising that the carbon impact of streaming media content is the subject of competing claims and much discussion, DIMPACT has engaged the Carbon Trust for an independent validation of the model underpinning the tool and to establish the carbon impact of media streaming. The findings will be published in a white paper in the spring.

When we started in 2019, there was some uncertainty about whether it would even be possible to create a web tool for the digital media industry. Fast forward to today and not only do we have a working tool, but we also have an engaged group of companies and big plans for the future,” says Christian Toennesen, DIMPACT’s initiator and product manager.

It is rare to see an initiative that combines cutting-edge academic research with real-world impacts to such a degree as DIMPACT. We have seen our research and modelling skills translated into meaningful results for a whole industry. We expect this technology to go far, as we have only just started. Internationalisation, forecasting, validation and increasing the scope are the focus areas that will drive the next phase of development,” adds Dr Daniel Schien from Bristol’s Department of Computer Science.

BT, Cambridge University Press, and Netflix join our founding DIMPACT participants BBC, dentsu international, Informa, ITV, Pearson, RELX, Schibsted and Sky.

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Forest Risk Tool 2020 update

We have updated our Forest Risk Tool for 2020. The tool assesses forest and transhipment risks in global timber supply chains for 186 countries, and is a core part of our work with the Book Chain Project. This year, we found 116 countries with forest risk and 93 countries with transhipment risk. Take a look at the results here

https://bookchainproject.com/resources?n…