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At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one.

As a member-owned cooperative, we’re helping our members with their real goals and real challenges so they can live the real life they want. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 80 years, and it’s why today we stand almost 600,000 members strong. Plus, we invest 10% of our budgeted profits back into our community – almost $90 million since 2000 alone – because when our members do well, we believe our communities should do well too.  

Climate Action Manager

Location: Help Headquarters 

Job Type: Full Time 

myWork Options: In-person, Remote, Hybrid


What's the job?
As the Climate Action Manager, you will lead the Coast Capital's Climate Strategy Implementation, Thought Leadership and Knowledge Sharing Facilitation, and Disclosure & Impact Measurement. Acting as a climate change subject matter expert, you will provide advice and guidance to leadership and business teams to help integrate climate responsibility and leadership into all areas of the credit union. As a member of the Social Purpose Office, you will work closely with key stakeholders to advance Coast Capital's goals and measure our impact and alignment toward driving our social purpose. You will support Coast Capital in meeting our net zero commitments, including developing operational and financed greenhouse gas emission reduction plans and managing climate risks and opportunities.


What you'll get to do:

  • Lead the execution of Coast Capital's climate strategy as it aligns with Coast Capital's Social Purpose Impact plan and de-carbonization strategy.
  • Coordinate the assessment of the physical and transition risk and opportunities for sectors in Coast Capital's financing portfolios. 
  • Lead climate action activities that meet all Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) and B Corp commitments and ensure Coast Capital complies with regulators. 
  • Support the development of policies and programs to facilitate implementation, such as building innovative approaches to client engagement materials, internal training, toolkits and dashboards for embedding climate considerations across financing activities.
  • Advise on the strategic development of low-carbon and resilient products and services.
  • Explore opportunities to invest in sustainability projects and partnerships that drive Coast Capital's impact strategy and goals.
  • Chairs the organization's internal Climate Action Working Group
  • Act as the key liaison with NZBA, UNEP FI, PCAF, and climate consultants, actively participate in regular meetings/working groups, and ensure all NZBA and climate reporting needs are met. 
  • Acts as an expert, advising on climate trends, best practices, regulatory impacts, etc.
  • Assesses societal trends related to our social purpose and climate, including risks, opportunities, and best practices and follows market trends in ESG/Social Purpose impact valuation, transparency and disclosures, and ensures Coast follows relevant best practices
  • Leads employee engagement activities and education related to sustainability (i.e. Earth Day, sustainable commuter campaigns, partners with MODO co-op, paper-reduction campaigns, etc.)
  • Plays a key role in the delivery of the annual climate disclosures
  • Work collaboratively with the business to collect, track and monitor data related to climate reporting and disclosure (including Scope 1, 2, and 2 GHG emissions)
  • Monitors and reports on climate risk measures and how Coast Capital identifies assesses, and mitigates climate risks (aligned to OSFI B15 Climate Risk Management Guidelines)
  • Implements systems and practices to track emissions in alignment with emission reduction targets and acts as product owner and day-to-day contact of climate software and tools


Who are we looking for?

  • Post-Secondary or bachelor's degree with a particular focus on ESG, climate action, policy, sustainability, environmental management, business administration or a related field
  • 7 - 9 years of professional experience and at least 5 years of experience in sustainability, ESG or climate-related role
  • In-depth knowledge of reporting frameworks and methodologies, including GRI, SASB, CDP, GHG Protocol, TCFD, PCAF
  • Strong understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aligning activity/reporting strategy
  • Experience with environmental management systems, ESG reporting and development of emission reduction targets and de-carbonization strategies 
  • Outstanding communicator with excellent presentation skills, strong verbal and written skills, and keen attention to detail
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills, ability to navigate a large number of stakeholders, manage simultaneous projects and drive to completion 
  • Understanding of evolving stakeholder expectations and experience engaging with a variety of stakeholders, as well as ESG rating/evaluation systems

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Coast Capital


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Coast Capital, we believe everyone has potential. We are committed to building better, brighter, more inclusive futures for everyone – including our employees. We see the potential in our employees to achieve amazing things and want to invest in your future. If you’re excited about this career opportunity and your experience may not perfectly align with every qualification in this job posting, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Coast Capital.


At Coast Capital, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black, and racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people of diverse sexual and gender identities and women. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise benefit of our employees, our members, and our community.


We strive to provide an accessible candidate experience for our candidates with different abilities. If you require any accommodations, please contact We will work with you to meet your needs.  

Why join Coast Capital?

Purpose is our North Star.  We look at everything through our purpose. It informs the advice we provide our members, the experiences and products we create, and the programs we build to support our employees and communities.

Committed to inclusion and engagement. We have an ongoing focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion and routinely track how we’re doing, and what we need to do to keep improving. We foster a culture where everyone can feel safe to be who they really are and thrive.

A career that grows with you. We believe in developing our people and promoting from within. Many employees have spent decades, and sometimes their entire careers, with Coast Capital and have progressed from the frontlines to senior leadership.

Work where you’re most effective. In 2020 the world changed, and that includes how we work. In response to COVID-19 we launched myWork, which gives employees flexibility in where they work based on the nature of their role.

Benefits that flex to the needs of you and your family.  We offer comprehensive, customizable benefits for you and your family, so you can choose what fits best for you and your lifestyle.

Retirement options. We also take care of our employees once they retire. That’s why we offer the choice of a defined contribution or defined benefit pension plan or RSP’s.

Mortgage and auto financing benefits. Employees save thousands on their mortgages and auto loans with best-in-category benefits.

Real recognition. We recognize excellence throughout the year, through an online community that lets employees give kudos and thanks throughout the year.  We’re human, which means we like to have fun with events, celebrations, and recognition throughout the year.

An award winning culture. We’re a Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and are regularly recognized by Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and the BC Top Employers Awards.

We reinvest 10% back into the community. When we do well, our communities do well. That’s why since 2000 we’ve invested over $90 million into our member’s communities. 

Double your impact. Through our employee volunteer program, Coast Capital donates $10 for every hour you volunteer to a Canadian charity or non-profit of your choice.

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