VP, Environmental Sustainability

Disney Burbank, CA

The Enterprise Social Responsibility team is responsible for defining The Walt Disney Company’s global CSR and ESG philosophy, strategy, and priorities. The team works closely with our businesses and other corporate groups (including Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Global Public Policy, etc.) to develop and drive through the enterprise social responsibility and ESG initiatives that drive business value, social good and maintain our reputation with the public, investors, shareholders and employees/cast members.

  • Oversee enterprise-wide development and implementation of plans to meet TWDC’s environmental sustainability goals and ensure compliance to related policies
  • Responsible for environmental sustainability reporting strategy and related data collection needs
  • Develop and oversee implementation of an enterprise-wide integrated energy plan to assess most cost-effective and environmentally sound strategy to meet net zero emission and zero carbon energy goals and business needs
  • Participate as a thought leader in the ongoing development of environmental sustainability goals and policies for the enterprise, including supporting the work to:
  • Oversee the company’s Commuter Assistance programs
  • Responsible for strategy and implementation plan for employee engagement on environmental sustainability at TWDC including communicating our environmental sustainability goals and how individual employees play a role in achieving them
  • Oversee Disney’s conservation philanthropy work, in close collaboration with our Animal Sciences team
  • Partner with Global Public Policy, Government Relations, Investor Relations and Communications teams across The Walt Disney Company to develop a communications strategy and plan about Disney’s commitment to environmental sustainability and conservation

Basic Qualifications:
  • 10-12+ years of experience in Environmental Sustainability work, including leading an environmental sustainability team of an organization with a meaningful and multi-faceted operational environmental footprint to address across emissions, waste, water, materials and sustainable design
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing an environmental sustainability plan across emissions, waste, water, materials and sustainable design and across Scopes 1, 2 and 3
  • Experience leading and implementing a renewable energy plan to bring an organization to zero carbon electricity, including negotiation of PPA and VPPA deals
  • Experience leading and implementing natural climate solutions, including due diligence and negotiation of deals
  • Extensive experience working with a range of stakeholders (NGOs, Governments, industry groups, international organizations) on environmental matters
  • Experience working in a large, complex corporate environmental and pulling together environmental sustainability plans and providing oversight across multiple divisions and regions. Strong influence skills and comfort leading cross-functionally, including at times without direct authority
  • Experience developing a robust environmental sustainability metrics and reporting plan, including expertise with relevant toolsets and frameworks and specific experience reporting through CDP and TFCD
  • Financial savvy in environmental space, including experience developing bottoms up estimate for implementation costs for an environmental sustainability plan
  • Strong network across public and private sector in the environmental sustainability space
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Top notch project management capabilities
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to translate complex environmental matters into clear, easy to understand communications for leaders beyond the sustainability space
  • Results oriented, with a track record of delivering against sustainability goals, including interim targets
  • Highly effective at balancing business needs and realities with sustainability objectives in order to deliver an ambitious yet feasible strategy and plan
  • Adept at integrating multiple perspectives on complex topics to drive to a recommendation

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences or highly related field

Preferred Education

Advanced degree (Master’s, PhD) in Environmental Sciences or highly related field or a combination of equivalent skills, experience and education required

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