Private Equity Coordinator (Remote)

  • As You Sow
  • Apr 05, 2023
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Job Description

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.

COMMITMENT TO DEI (Diversity, Equity, & 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’s climate and energy program works to make positive change in the world by moving companies to align their actions with global climate goals. As the Private Equity Coordinator, you will have an opportunity with As You Sow to improve Private Equity’s role in reducing climate change. This applies to both publicly traded private equity firms and privately held private equity.

As more and more public companies rely on Private Equity to buy up their high carbon energy assets, while claiming to address climate change, unacceptable levels of emissions continue unabated. One of the main focuses of this position will be tackling the growing issue of Private Equity carbon emission disclosure.

The goal of As You Sow’s work in private equity will be to begin leveling the playing field between public companies and those funded through private equity, shining a light on climate impact and insufficient environmental, social, and governance practices in private equity. We will work to ensure that the private equity industry is required to report on climate impact, the climate and financial risk of its investments, and its environmental and social impacts, giving investors an accurate understanding of the risks of investing in private equity – particularly when they represent pensions that have a responsibility to provide reliable income and a secure future to millions of retirees.

This position will be part of 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 Private Equity Coordinator will work to develop a program to educate investors and change private equity practices related to climate.

Work will include researching a range of private equity company policies and practices, including emission reduction targets, incentives for climate performance, climate and environmental justice considerations, climate risk management, and climate regulations. This is a full-time exempt position.

Position Type: 1.0 FTE. Exempt

Start date: Position will be open until filled

Reports to: President and Chief Counsel


  • Work with President to develop and implement a comprehensive campaign to address climate risk in private equity.
  • Monitor and assess reporting, analyst reports, academic journals, media reports, and other relevant information sources.
  • Conduct independent research and work with colleagues in the investment arena to increase awareness and action related to the risks associated with private equity’s lack of publicly available climate-related reporting, goals, and actions.
  • Research and draft reports or other information pieces; develop other educational materials as appropriate; develop comments to regulatory agencies.

  • Publish benchmarks for reporting from private equity firms and institutional investors and how private equity firms perform on those benchmarks

  • Organize one or more webinars to educate investors, bringing together experts on climate and private equity

  • Research the potential for addressing regulatory policies to strengthen financial and climate reporting by private equity firms; 

  • Convene investors around private equity and climate risks within investor networks (ICCR, Ceres, CA100+)

  • Draft press releases and conduct press around private equity stories or announcements as applicable to drive attention to climate impacts of private equity.


  • 3+ years of experience in ESG, climate, energy, and/or corporate responsibility
  • Experience/understanding of private equity
  • Experience in campaign development
  • 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 $70,000 to $75,000. 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, and 10 vacation days in first year of employment (15 vacation days each subsequent year).
  • A team with passion and fun


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.

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