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Join our team: New opportunities in our Corporate Accountability programme

14 May 2017 at 9:59 pm

The Centre for Environmental Rights’ Corporate Accountability programme is one of our flagship programmes, with groundbreaking projects that include our 2015 and 2016 online reports Full Disclosure: The Truth About Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa.

To support and expand this work, we are looking for a Financial Researcher (CER3/2017): a financial expert with a passion for environmental rights and justice, and a keen interest in the potential for the investment system to hold companies to account and drive social change.

Another new development in 2017 is the incubation of a new activist organisation, FairShareSA, aimed at promoting good corporate citizenship by driving responsible investment in South Africa. FairShareSA’s objective will be to stimulate active ownership and responsible investment by shareholders, to force companies to internalise the values of corporate citizenship, and to end impunity for companies which conduct business in an unlawful, unsustainable or exploitative manner. It will do this by conducting research and analysis of corporate conduct, by collating and consolidating civil society corporate accountability information to support social justice campaigns, and by supporting, facilitating and participating in stakeholder engagement with investors and companies. We are looking for an expert consultant to be the Project Coordinator (CER2/2017) for FairShareSA, working with our Corporate Accountability team, starting as soon as possible.

Finally, we are also looking for a Senior Administrator (CER4/2017) to join the CER team. This person will provide general administrative and events organisation support for our office, as well as assist with the establishment of FairShareSA. We need an energetic, sociable, reliable person with a strong commitment to social and environmental justice, good record-keeping skills and practice, an eye for detail and a sense of responsibility.

For more information, visit our Vacancies page (and please note the detailed requirements for applications at the bottom of that page). The closing date for all three these positions is 5 June 2017.