Climate & Energy Fellow

  • As You Sow
  • Berkeley, CA (Remote due to Covid)
  • Oct 18, 2021
Contractor Other

Job Description

Consultant, Full-Time, Remote



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 who promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We believe that the way to a safe, just, and sustainable world can be only achievable by enlisting the support of corporations, either through advocacies, scorecards, shareholder engagements, and other innovative methods. Moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations, is our primary goal and our actions have produced results for 29 years.


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.


This year-long fellowship supports As You Sow’s Energy & Climate program in working to embed climate action throughout the full range of companies’ operational planning and disclosures. Work will include research on corporate policies and practices, climate regulations, corporate governance and risk management, and company financials. Issue areas include oil and gas emissions, financed emissions in the banking and industry sectors, offsets, low carbon technologies, and greenhouse gas measurement and management, among others. The Fellow will also participate in company dialogues, report drafting, press release drafting, etc. Through this fellowship, you will gain insight into the nexus of climate and business and obtain a greater understanding of shareholder advocacy. 

Position Type: 1.0 FTE. Consultant

Start date: Position will be open until filled

Reports to: President and Chief Counsel, and Climate and Energy Program Manager


  • Research and writing of memos, briefs, reports, blogs, and press releases on topics relating to climate change and energy issues, from both a financial and sustainability lens.
  • Assess company practices and disclosures (financial and sustainability).
  • Collaborate with NGOs, faith-based investors, and institutional investors.
  • Monitor media, analyst reports, online postings, and other information sources.
  • Prepare for and participate in company dialogues and negotiations.
  • Assist with shareholder resolution process as needed, including research and writing of resolutions, proxy memos, responses to company no-action requests.
  • Potential opportunities to speak at conferences and corporate annual meetings.


  • Must demonstrate strong commitment to corporate responsibility issues.
  • Prefer significant experience in ESG issues.
  • Strong interpersonal engagement and communication skills.
  • Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as to take individual initiative.
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with databases and online research.
  • Organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Personal commitment to progressive social and environmental change.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and commitment to excellence.
  • Sense of humor appreciated.


Berkeley, CA (remote during COVID-19)



  • Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience.
  • 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.


As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. As You Sow makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. As You Sow does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about As You Sow, go to:



Negotiable depending upon experience.