Head of Carbon - Paris

💡 Transition partners
Long-term contract
Localisation Paris, France
Agriculture
Full remote
Posted on 07-10-2024

PUR

Leader in supply chain sustainability. We work with local communities to develop regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation and landscape restoration projects worldwide.

💡 Transition partners

The mission of this structure is to help companies and citizens improve their environmental and social impact. For example, CSR consulting, training, raising awareness of transition issues, media, etc.

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Global Carbon Lead

“Shaping the future of the Voluntary Carbon Market”

Beginning: ASAP 2024

Full-time position

Based in France

Travels : 20%

          PUR Description

PUR is a global, impact-focused B-Corp specializing in supply chain sustainability. We design, develop, and implement nature-based solutions projects to help our corporate partners reduce their environmental footprint and meet their ESG targets. Many of PUR's projects fall within the categories of insetting, regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation, and landscape restoration.

These projects aim to introduce more sustainable agricultural practices, regenerate and preserve ecosystems, and socially and economically empower local communities. Today, we employ 200 staff across 16 countries, with key offices in Paris (HQ) and Toronto.

www.pur.co

          Industry Description

PUR operates within the dynamic and rapidly evolving sector of environmental consultancy services and nature-based solutions (NbS) markets. The NbS market has recently gained traction as society recognizes the invaluable services provided by nature and the need to preserve, restore and harness these services to mitigate and adapt to environmental challenges. To be considered a nature-based solution, projects must address real societal challenges and offer strong environmental, economic and social benefits for local communities.

Market KPIs:

  • If combined with deep decarbonisation efforts, NbS projects could provide up to 30% of the mitigation needed to limit global warming to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2030 (World Economic Forum, 2023)

  • NbS project credits make up the largest volumes of carbon credits available in the VCM (voluntary carbon markets ) with $9bn invested between 2020 and 2022 (Sylvera, 2023)

  • 5,307 companies have set science-based targets - a 4.2x increase since 2022 – and a significant driver of demand within the NbS and VCM markets (SBTi, 2024)


         Responsibilities description 

                 PUR is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as a Global Carbon Lead. In this fast-paced scale-up environment, the successful candidate will streamline internal carbon management processes, ensure compliance with client and certification requirements, and drive innovation in carbon forecasts using technology and data-driven decision-making.

As the Global Carbon Lead, you will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer based in Paris and your Key Responsibilities will be :

  • Formulate and implement a comprehensive carbon strategy aligned with business goals and regulatory compliance.

  • Oversee carbon-related project activities to ensure high-quality execution, accurate monitoring, and transparent reporting of carbon credits.

  • Drive innovation in carbon forecasts through technology and data-driven decision-making.

  • Uphold integrity and equity as core principles of our carbon ethos.


          PUR is a leader in the Nature-Based Solutions market, pioneering insetting practices and leveraging cutting-edge technologies for long-term project success. This ambitious role offers a unique opportunity to help drive PUR's growth as the Nature-Based Solutions market continues to expand.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact and are keen on ecosystem regeneration, we invite you to join our team and be a driving force in the future of sustainable solutions.

Summary of Responsibilities

Operational responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of carbon-related activities on our projects.

  • Ensure activities are executed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

  • Deliver, prioritize, and optimize the efficiency of our carbon roadmap, particularly in validations and verifications for agroforestry, conservation, and mangrove restoration projects.

Regulatory compliance responsibilities

  • Ensure all projects comply with national and international carbon regulations and standards.

Technical responsibilities

  • Promote research and innovation in agroforestry techniques and carbon sequestration methods.

  • Stay updated on technological advancements and integrate relevant innovations into projects.

  • Implement advanced data analytics to enhance project performance and carbon credit validation.

  • Utilize data to drive continuous improvement in project outcomes.

Management 
  • Manage a team of 6+ individuals across our main geographies

Risk management responsibilities

  • Identify potential risks related to carbon implementation, carbon market price fluctuations, and carbon-related regulatory changes.

  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to safeguard project and financial integrity.

Reporting responsibilities

  • Ensure transparent and regular reporting on project progress, carbon sequestration results, and financial performance.

Innovation

  • Support the Product team in developing impact metrics beyond carbon through new credits and certification schemes (biodiversity, nature, livelihoods).

  • Contribute to PUR’s innovation efforts toward new ecosystem assets.

Profile

         This role requires carbon technical expertise, a strategic mindset, strong analytical skills, and the ability to drive transformative initiatives. As a key player in our organization, you will significantly contribute to our market leadership and revenue growth

Desired qualifications & persona characteristics

  • Passion for nature regeneration & transforming businesses

  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in carbon or project management

  • Experience in a fast international growing environment (scale-up environment)

  • Some experience with large Corporations is a plus

  • Great people management & change management skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Analysis mindset and solution oriented

  • Fluent in French and English, Spanish would be a strong asset