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Sustainable Business Officer – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Primary Location: London, England, GB

Sustainable Business Officer- Thomson Reuters Foundation

This 2-year FTC will be based at our office in Canary Wharf, London with hybrid working available.

About the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Are you passionate about sustainable business? Interested in the ways in which technology can change society? Are you keen to make a difference to societies on a global scale? If so, this may be the role for you.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. We believe that societies around the world should be free, fair, and informed. We work to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique services to drive systemic change.

We're seeking a Responsible and Sustainable Business Officer to sit within our Inclusive Economies team, a dynamic and growing team within the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This team forms the hub of expertise on responsible and sustainable business practices as well as the impact of technology on society for the Foundation. Additionally, the team leads on engaging and convening key stakeholders, bringing together thought leaders across sectors to create a collaborative ecosystem. We work across the Foundation teams employing a unique blend of our expertise in journalism, media development, legal research and convenings. We seek to foster responsible and sustainable business practices, raise awareness of the impact of technology on society, data privacy and data-led discrimination.

About the Role

As Sustainable Business Officer at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, you will:

  • Work closely with the Foundation’s project managers to deliver and manage the ‘responsible and sustainable business model’ pillar. To do this, you'll focus on projects addressing labour rights, just transition and the 'S' in ESG in countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Colombia.

  • Oversee the content and strategic delivery of multi-stakeholder and private sector convenings. Here, you'll research and map trends to deliver outstanding and relevant content for programmes and convenings.

  • Develop and oversee the drafting of papers for convenings and thought leadership activities.

  • Identify key speakers and prepare briefings and questions for panels and convenings.

  • Develop private sector engagement strategies for different projects and across the Foundation.

  • Build excellent relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including expanding our network of responsible businesses and expert NGOs.

  • Feed into global initiatives such as our Trust Conference as well as other global convenings and outputs, in addition to project design and fundraising proposals.

  • Feed into the development of the Inclusive Economies team’s private sector engagement strategy, templates, and map processes to build successful relationships with the private sector.

About You

As Sustainable Business Officer you may have experience in the following areas:

  • Knowledge and enthusiasm about business and human rights (fair labour practices, inequality, sustainability, and just transition). Understanding of international standards on business and human rights and climate.

  • Excellent programme design and organisational skills including the ability to manage effectively multiple matters and projects in a fast-paced environment, with a high degree of creative and flexible thinking

  • Experience in researching topics, speakers and key issues on business and human rights and responsible and sustainable business. Ability to scope research and delivery partners and oversee their work providing timely and strategic feedback.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (including report writing, brief writing and editing skills) with excellent attention to detail.

  • Extensive experience in scoping and developing opportunities and partnerships with the private sector, engaging them in multi-stakeholder convenings around good practices to implement change.

  • Experience in ESG with a focus on social issues.

Please Note: Completed applications must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 11th December 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

What’s in it For You?

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Perspective and Impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.

  • A Unique Approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.

  • Our Relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.

  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.

  • Learning & Development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.


Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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Req #: JREQ162150
Locations: London-England-GB
Job Function: Project Management

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