Full-Time, Remote, Exempt Position





As You Sow seeks to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies.


Our vision is a safe, just, and sustainable world in which protecting the environment and human rights is central to corporate decision-making.


As You Sow is a Berkeley-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 that promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We believe that the path to a safe, just, and sustainable world for all, can be achieved by compelling corporations to take greater responsibility for the impacts of their environmental, social, and governance policies and practices. We achieve this goal through direct engagement, shareholder advocacy, research, publishing scorecards, and other innovative and legal actions. Here is such an example.

COMMITMENT TO JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)

As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation.



As You Sow climate and energy program works to make a positive change in the world by moving companies to make progress on climate change. In this role, you will have an opportunity to work with As You Sow on these critical issues as a climate and shareholder advocacy researcher.


This position will provide research support primarily for As You Sow’s climate and energy program, which moves companies to develop and set science-based greenhouse gas emissions targets, establish net zero by 2050 goals, disclose climate transition plans, and achieve aligned emissions reductions. The Climate Research Associate will support scoring and benchmarking company climate performance, including updating the Road to Zero Emissions and Pay for Climate Performance reports, as well as conducting other research to support shareholder engagements and dialogues. Work will include researching a range of corporate policies and practices, including emission reduction targets, executive incentives for climate performance, climate and environmental justice, corporate governance, climate risk management, and climate regulations. The Climate Research Associate may, from time to time, assist with other program initiatives or research projects.


Position Type: 1.0 FTE. Exempt

Start date: Position will be open until filled.

Reports to: Say on Climate Initiative Manager



Monitor and assess company reporting (sustainability reports, 10-Ks, company presentations), analyst reports, academic journals, media reports, and other relevant information sources.
Provide supporting research for shareholder resolutions, proxy memos, and responses to company no-action requests.
Research and work with team to score companies on topics relating to climate change and other relevant issue areas, including updating As You Sow reports and scorecards.
Preparing research briefs on climate related topics, which can include emissions reduction standards (including Science-Based Targets initiative, CA100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark, TCFD, etc.), carbon offsets, executive compensation and climate, deforestations impact, use of liquified natural gas, and other topics as needed.

2+ years of experience in climate, energy, and/or corporate responsibility
Demonstrated research, analysis, and writing skills.
Strong data communication skills, including data visualization and ability to effectively summarize key information.
Excellent attention to detail
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to act independently, communicate frequently, and ask questions when needed.
Demonstrated commitment to progressive social and environmental change.
Experience in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience with project management tools a plus.
Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and commitment to excellence.
Sense of humor appreciated.

Salary: Range of $65,000 to $69,000. Negotiable depending upon experience.
Benefits: Healthcare, dental, vision insurance, Life, LTD, Voluntary Life, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, parental leave, phone stipend, 18 holidays, 1 volunteer day, 9 sick days, and 10 vacation days in first year of employment, 15 vacation days the second year, and 20 vacation days the third year and beyond.
A team with passion and fun
A low-ego, high-performance culture and flexible work environment

Please apply through our job site. Applications will be accepted until a great candidate is found. We thank all applicants for your interest.



BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other people from communities traditionally underrepresented in the environmental and energy efficiency sectors, are encouraged to apply.

As You Sow is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

For more information about As You Sow, go to: www.asyousow.org


To apply for this job email your details to taleah@asyousow.org