Consultant sustainable strategies
At Futureproofed we see climate change as one of the greatest threats to humanity — on par with nuclear warfare, in fact — but also as an unprecedented opportunity for people, cities, and businesses to thrive.
We believe our ability to reverse the climate crisis and build a fossil-free, circular and biodiverse society will determine our fate in the coming decades. Either we become the fools who let the climate change tragedy unfold, or we become the superhero generation who speed up and scale the transformation to an attractive fossil-free future.
Companies and cities are central to accelerate the energy transition towards a fossil-free future. That is why we work with both.
At Futureproofed we use an outcome driven innovation approach: we always start from business challenges. Then, backed by data, we guide businesses to reduce their carbon emissions while saving costs, reducing risks, developing new business opportunities, and reinforcing their brand. Time and again, our customers see for themselves that the move towards a fossil-free future helps to bring about very tangible business outcomes, today.
When it comes to climate change, cities are where the action is.
Yet whenever we talk to civil servants responsible for climate in municipalities, we realise it’s the same thing all over Europe: more often than not it’s a one-(wo)man show, with very little time available for helping drive climate action. And every municipality seems to be reinventing the wheel.
FutureproofedCities is a web-app to help solve that. The tool helps cities develop, monitor and manage their climate action plan. Cities can learn from other cities and engage their citizens to better transform their climate plan into action.
Futureproofed business solutions
We know our stuff. That’s why we’re able to provide four types of services that create real value for our customers.
Our interactive carbon and environmental management tools help establish a baseline, set targets, monitor and manage costs and carbon savings, and review performance.
Sustainable business development workshops, programs, or conferences help innovate existing and new businesses, using engaging and interactive co-creation methods.
By raising awareness with motivational speeches, we help customers, stakeholders and coworkers move from a responsibility to an opportunity mindset. Along the same lines, we help craft and tell sustainable success stories.
Throughout the journey, Futureproofed guides on all levels by coaching and challenging teams and acting as a sparring partner in projects and strategic processes.
We launched in early 2017 and have about 65 municipalities on FutureproofedCities now, including Antwerpen, Gent, Kortrijk, Brugge, Hasselt, Oostende, Vilvoorde, Bonheiden. That’s more than one municipality out of five in Flanders.
But we’re just getting started: several cities and regions in Europe have expressed their interest, and we are preparing to scale up in Europe with the help of Climate-KIC.
Our people culture
To grow Futureproofed we are looking for people who are the most talented, curious, dedicated, right across the organisation — from sales to account management, from expert advice and coaching to project management.
We don’t want to be hiring just the smartest people, we are also looking for fun people, eager to share knowledge, to be constructive and flexible team players who can work independently where needed.
If you have skills, knowledge, energy and time, why would you devote these precious resources to Futureproofed? We realise there are many other opportunities to contemplate, but this is what we offer:
You will have to work hard, be creative and adapt to a wide variety of projects and customers. The quid pro quo is that you will have more responsibility, it will be more fun, you will learn and grow more, you will do meaningful work, and if things go well, you might even participate in the upside.
Plan and roll-out the Futureproofed strategic approach
Set-up and manage sustainability strategy programs with our customers
Understand and analyse our customer challenges
Organise and lead workshops, presentations, interviews
Lead customer meetings, conference calls
Report to our customers
Perform projects within deadlines, planning and budget
Maintain sustainable customer relationships with the support of our account manager
Feed yourself with sustainability knowledge
6-10 years of experience with environmental and sustainable strategy projects
Aligned with the Futureproofed mission
Have the drive, resourcefulness and perseverance for implementing change with our customers
Have a client-driven personality with the ability to understand need, worry and motivation
Very good knowledge of:
Climate change and sustainable business models.
Sustainable development goals and how to translate this into business reality
Think on a strategic level with our customers
Guide workshops and present with ease for groups
Master spreadsheets (we’ll do a small skill test during the application)
Write reports and make presentations in a structured way, fluent writing skills.
Excellent communication skills and customer oriented
Speak and write very good Dutch, English, French
Eager to grow and learn
Self-motivated, able to handle responsibility and to work independently
Outspoken and constructive
Bonus points for:
Experience with Carbon Footprint calculations and Life Cycle Assessments
Absolute team player
A salary package that is optimized to your individual needs (iPhone, Brompton foldable bike, MacBook Pro, Public transport subscription, car sharing budget)
Flexibility in working hours and location (we're located literally next to Leuven Station)
Growth and mentoring by experienced colleagues
The opportunity to grow and learn within a fast-growing startup
Have fun doing your job
Be part of a team with a mission and vision that is Futureproofed
Are you the superstar we are looking for? ⚡️
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