The Vita Coco Company, created in 2004 by Co-CEO Michael Kirban and Ira Liran, produces the leading brand of coconut water in the United States with a growing presence around the world. The Vita Coco Company’s brands include the leading coconut water, Vita Coco; clean energy drink Runa; premium canned water, Ever & Ever; and protein-infused water, PWR LIFT.

In 2021, The Vita Coco Company became a publicly traded, Public Benefit Corporation. With a growing portfolio of natural products, The Vita Coco Company has identified its public benefit purpose as creating ethical, sustainable products that uplift communities and do right by our planet by harnessing and protecting nature’s resources. 

In 2022, The Vita Coco Company was certified as a B Corporation™ furthering the Company’s commitment toward operating its business as a force for good, while delivering better-for-you products.

Vita Coco is headquartered in New York City with international offices in London and Singapore. The Company is Nasdaq-listed under the ticker symbol COCO.

The ESG Manager will manage critical relationships and work closely with a network of cross-functional partners to drive Vita Coco’s ESG Strategy. The role will own, create, and track Vita Coco’s progress against its impact goals and help the company build a rigorous infrastructure in reporting and environmental management. The role will also work with a global network of nonprofit organizations focused on The Vita Coco Project® -- the Company’s social and environmental impact program based in its farming communities. The ESG manager will work with a wide array of stakeholders and will report to the Social Impact & Sustainability Program Director, based out of our NYC HQ.

This role is based out of our NYC HQ  reporting to the  Social Impact & Sustainability Program Director. The role requires up to 10% travel. We currently have a 2-to 3 day-per-week in-office requirement, to work from our Manhattan office.


ESG Project Management & Reporting

  • Responsible for B Corp re-certification and working with internal stakeholders to develop a governance infrastructure to improve B Impact score.
  • Develop the environmental reporting framework for Vita Coco’s footprint across co-manufacturing and logistics partners, especially for energy and water usage, carbon accounting, and circularity of packaging.
  • Work closely with operations and technical services teams to manage capital projects for environmental and social initiatives in collaboration with co-manufacturing partners, including renewable energy, water conservation, and waste reduction projects.
  • Manage and create Vita Coco’s Annual Impact Report and ESG Scorecard as well as various investor surveys including CDP and Sustainalytics.

Partnerships & Purpose Lead Collaborations

  • Own the partnerships between international and domestic nonprofit organizations focused on Vita Coco’s ESG strategy pillars—Protecting Natural Resources, Building Thriving Communities, and Championing Health & Wellness.
  • Manage the Vita Coco Project® partnership network and become the subject matter expert on regenerative agriculture, biodiversity, and social determinants of health for farming communities across the globe.
  • Manage product donations and charitable contributions to partners aligned to Vita Coco’s ESG strategy.
  • Support in the rollout of Vita Coco’s Seedlings for Sustainability program to distribute 10 million seedlings and trees globally by 2030.
  • Work closely with Marketing & Sales functions to develop a strong storytelling narrative for ESG in line with Vita Coco’s tone of voice.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Champion

  • Partner closely with the HR team on all things DEI related as well as project and community managing Vita Coco’s affinity groups—Culture & Belonging communities.
  • Support in the tracking and reporting of Vita Coco representation data.
  • Manage volunteering events and partnerships.


  • 4-6 years of Environmental Sustainability experience, with experience in carbon accounting and reporting preferred.
  • Knowledge of CPG industry and beverage experience preferred.
  • Experience managing others – this role will manage a Program Analyst and interns.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to speak to different stakeholders with varying degrees of sustainability and social impact understanding.
  • Understanding of best-in-class ESG strategies and practices.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for the environmental impacts of supply chains, agricultural communities, and key social issues in society.
  • Must exhibit a willingness to take initiative and perform duties with limited direction.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong time-management, decision-making, and prioritization skills.

The Vita Coco Company is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

At The Vita Coco Company, compensation decisions are dependent upon a variety of factors, which may include, but are not limited to: skill set, experience, education, training, licensure and certifications, knowledge and abilities of the applicant, alignment with market data, and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current pay range for this position is $100,000-$115,000. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at 10% of base salary. This range may vary for positions that will be performed outside of California, Colorado, Nevada, New York City, Westchester County, NY, Rhode Island, or Washington.