The Value Balancing Alliance (VBA) is an association of multinational companies, consulted by Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, and supported by organizations such as the OECD, World Bank, the EU, and a widespread multi-stakeholder network with our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.
Well-known companies such as Anglo American, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, DPDHL, Dräger, Holcim, Kering, L’Oréal, Michelin, Mitsubishi Chemical, Novartis, Otto, Porsche, POSCO, Sana Kliniken, SAP, Schaeffler, Shinhan Financial Group, SK, and ZF have come together to create a standardized way to measure and compare the value of contributions made by businesses to society, the economy and the environment – a metric that is currently neither reflected in a company's accounting systems, nor in existing ESG reporting methods.
Our aim is to make the world a better place by enabling corporate decision-makers to arrive at more conscious and sounder decisions for people and the environment by quantifying and valuing non-financial impacts, while leading their businesses competitively into the future. This means comprehensively rethinking the way we achieve and measure success.
The EU commissioned us to develop a Green Accounting Standard as part of the EU Green Deal and has nominated us to the Platform Sustainable Finance (PSF) for the EU Taxonomy – a first step towards anchoring our novel approach to impact valuation in the broader economy. Our pioneering work aims to establish a uniform, internationally recognised valuation methodology for calculating reliable sustainability metrics. This non-financial impact measurement and valuation (IMV) method would be integrated into corporate accounting systems, supplementing, and further developing existing ESG reporting methods. Companies confirm the relevance of our approach, as new members are joining our ever-growing Alliance every month.
To support this work, we are currently seeking to hire a
Senior Manager External Relations & Engagement
This position serves as the primary program manager for all External Relations and Engagement activities with a specific focus on Marketing & Communication. The Senior Manager External Relations & Engagement will play a pivotal role in helping to grow VBA’s brand presence and reputation to drive growth, which is to significantly enlarge VBA’s member base.
In this role, you will:
This is an exciting opportunity for a natural relationship builder with the capability to engage and influence stakeholders, both internal and external, while driving standardization and consistency of the VBA methodology, across multiple complex projects. The ideal candidate will have high levels of autonomy, integrity and judgment and be comfortable supporting and driving complex cross functional projects involving multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will be highly analytical and detail-oriented, exhibit interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic climate. The candidate excels at strategy and tactics, working collaboratively.
Personality and soft skills
Portfolio of work samples required.
We want you to support our mission
As part of our international team, you can expect highly motivated colleagues, an interesting work environment and plenty of opportunities to learn new things as well as flexible working hours. If you want to help us make the world a better place, send us your application in English or German, stating your earliest starting date, to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention to Katharina Horst, Senior Manager Governance.