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GlobeScan is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where all employees are valued and supported to reach their full potential.

GlobeScan is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where all employees are valued and supported to reach their full potential.

We’re always looking for committed, values-driven social researchers and advisors for future opportunities in our offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, and Toronto. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, where our diversity is a strength.

GlobeScan’s approach to professional development is to ensure that employees receive continuous learning opportunities from onboarding through to regular internal learning sessions, mentoring, external courses, and on-the-job training.

If you have a passion for working with some of the world’s most influential organizations, supporting them to become more effective and trusted leaders, please send us your CV.


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Senior Research Analyst (Permanent, Full-time)


San Francisco, USA

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Senior Research Analyst (Permanent, Full-time)
San Francisco, USA

Key skills: Analysis, desk research, report writing, and communications 
Experience: 2-4 years relevant experience  
Topics include: Sustainability / ESG, reputation and purpose, consumer and stakeholder engagement  
Reporting into:  Director, San Francisco  
Details: Combination of office / remote working (flexible) 
Start date: January 2022

Are you keen to put your research skills to good use and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world? Would you like to be part of a vibrant, global consultancy with a growing team across five continents?

We are looking for a Senior Research Analyst to join our U.S. team, with a focus on supporting our materiality assessments; qualitative studies; and stakeholder engagement projects, while also being involved in the full range of our research and advisory/consulting work, applied to sustainability, reputation, and purpose.

Ideally you will or can be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but we are open to candidates from other US locations.

You will be working on a diverse range of projects to help equip companies, NGOs, and other large organizations with insight on how to take a positive role on social and environmental issues.

About this Role

  • Provide support on studies from design to delivery, guided by collaborative and experienced team members
  • Work alongside experienced consultants to design approaches and build recommendations for leading global brands across a range of sectors, impacting their strategy, communications, and purpose
  • Gain experience of other approaches, including stakeholder research (both qualitative and quantitative), trends analysis, competitor benchmarking, and sustainability consulting
  • Support the team on client reports, briefings and presentations, interpretation of data, charting, data coding, proofing, stakeholder mapping and database management, and landscape reviews
  • Over time, gain increasing ownership of projects and opportunity to manage partner and client relationships
  • You’ll report into the Director of GlobeScan’s San Francisco office, who will guide you with career development and opportunities

Key Requirements

  • Completed university/college degree in a related field (such as social sciences, consumer psychology, sustainability/corporate responsibility, business, marketing, etc.)
  • Between 2-4 years agency or client-side experience in research, analysis or evidence-based consultancy for clients/internal stakeholders is ideal. However, we are open to candidates with different skill sets and comparable experience
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and communicate findings from datasets 
  • Detail oriented and committed to quality 
  • A collaborative and proactive team player
  • Ability to work independently and the ability to take the initiative
  • Comfortable learning on projects in addition to formal training  
  • Clear and concise written communications; comfortable speaking in-person, via video conference and telephone 
  • Strong skills in MS PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Experience of data analysis / data visualisation or statistical analysis would be advantageous 
  • Fluency in English is essential; fluency/good grasp of additional languages is a bonus

About You

We are looking for a team member with a solid grounding in research fundamentals and an inquisitive mindset. You have good attention to detail and can manage multiple tasks and work on a range of projects in tandem. You are comfortable jumping into projects, learning on the go, and working with a diverse global team.

This role will suit someone with a strong interest in social and environmental issues and how business can be a positive force in society, though professional experience in this area is not essential.  

Salary and Benefits 

  • Competitive salary based on experience 
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary and dependent on the profits of the company – eligible after passing your probationary period 
  • Pension plan
  • A commitment to work-life balance and flexible office and remote working 
  • Company-wide, 3-day annual retreat 
  • 15 paid vacation days and company-wide holiday office closure between December 24 and New Year’s Day

About GlobeScan

GlobeScan is an independent, international insights and advisory consultancy. We work at the intersection of sustainability and ESG, brand and purpose, trust, and reputation.

We partner with leading businesses, NGOs, and governmental organizations to deliver insights that guide decision-making and build strategies that contribute to a sustainable and equitable world. Follow this link to see a list of our clients.

Established in 1987, we have offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo and Toronto.  GlobeScan is a participant of the UN Global Compact and a Certified B Corporation.

GlobeScan is a certified B Corp (a global movement of people using business as a force for good), we are part employee-owned and driven by our purpose to build trusted leadership to create a better future. We are also a participant of the United Nations Global Compact.  

GlobeScan is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to age, ethnicity, race, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or disability. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please email to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. 

To Apply

Send your CV and cover letter detailing why you’d like to work for GlobeScan and why you would be a good fit for the role (including examples of how your experience matches the key requirements outlined) to

Please note, we will only consider applications that contain this information.

Deadline to apply: December 17, 2021

Applicants must currently be eligible to work in the United States.

Sustainability Research Consultant



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Sustainability Research Consultant

Would you like to be part of our dynamic, global, and purpose-led team?

GlobeScan is a global insights and strategy consultancy, specializing in purpose, sustainability, and reputation. We work with some of the world’s most influential companies, NGOs, and governmental organizations to help them better become trusted and recognized leaders. Explore our list of clients

GlobeScan is an employee-owned company, a certified B Corp (a global movement of people using business as a force for good), and a participant of the United Nations Global Compact. GlobeScan’s purpose is to co-create a sustainable and equitable future.

GlobeScan has been in business for 30+ years. We are a committed team of experienced researchers and advisors, with offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, and Toronto.

To further our global presence and practice, we are looking to recruit a passionate and motivated Sustainability Research Consultant based in Germany.

As part of the Research and Advisory Services team, you will focus on the delivery of research- based recommendations and advice to corporate and civil society clients. In this newly created role, you will lead on the development of proposals and participate in business development opportunities in collaboration with our European and global team with the intention of building client relationships in Germany and growing a small office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with team members to design research, oversee fieldwork, develop reports, and interpret data
  • Present to senior level clients and lead workshops (e.g., diagnostic and action planning)
  • Lead and manage key global accounts, providing senior counsel and strategic advice to clients
  • Drive organic growth across existing accounts as well as developing new business opportunities in Germany and in other parts of Europe
  • Write proposals
  • Establish thought leadership to build brand awareness and increase visibility of GlobeScan’s unique expertise in the German market.

Your Profile

  • A university level degree in a related field, ideally a Masters level
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience either in a consulting role or in-house sustainability role
  • Specific consultancy experience in:
    • sustainability and corporate risks
    • materiality assessments
    • reputation management
    • strategy and communications development
  • Entrepreneurial commercial skills and practical business knowledge to identify opportunities in a highly competitive market
  • A commitment to the sustainable development agenda
  • Exceptional written and spoken skills in German and English

Key Requirements

  • Previous experience in applying social science techniques (e.g., research design, questionnaire development, analysis of data) specific to client needs, together with working closely with analysts to develop reports and interpret data
  • Proven track record of project management, including oversight of the strategy, deliverable schedule, and budget, as well as providing senior client counsel
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the sustainability landscape including experience in how sustainability drives impact, reputation, and success, what constitutes strong corporate purpose and how to communicate and engage on ESG issues to a wide variety of audiences.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in the opportunity, we’d like to hear from you. Send your CV and cover letter in English detailing why you would like to work for GlobeScan and why you would be a good fit for the role to

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: December 15, 2021