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Senior Policy Manager

Job:

Senior Policy Manager

Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time - Permanent
Closing Date:         17 April 2017
Salary: £45-50,000 depending on experience

 

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Policy Manager to join us in our London office. Responsibilities of the role include developing and managing relationships with public sector stakeholders; promoting our policy work at external events and driving the policy research programme. 

We seek a self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual, ideally with previous experience in small organisations. The Senior Policy Manager will lead a small team of policy analysts, and report to the CEO as a member of the Management Team.

You will be working within a fast-growing organisation that is leading, at a global level, the development of international capital markets solutions for low-carbon and climate resilient investments.

 

Key Tasks

  • Develop the existing research programme around policy and regulatory reforms to scale up green bond markets in emerging markets and developed economies
  • Liaise with governments, regulators, central banks, development banks and other public sector stakeholders to promote policy directions in line with Climate Bonds objectives to mobilise green finance
  • Liaise with relevant private sector organisations and NGOs on specific policy projects and initiatives
  • Present and advocate for implementation of research findings and report recommendations to by relevant public sector actors at a national and international levels
  • Manage multiple policy development streams, tracking and staff reviews  
  • Liaise with Communications on report production, public exposure and awareness of reports, research findings and analysis
  • Coordinate with other senior management on long-term planning and strategy around mobilising capital for climate change solutions
  • Provide input into business planning and organisational strategy for development of the organisation

 

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Africa Project & Relationship Manager

Job:

Africa Project & Relationship Manager

Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time - Permanent
Closing Date:         14 April 2017
Salary: Competitive international NGO rate

 

The Role
 

We are looking for a Project & Relationship Manager for our African operations, with a focus on Kenya and Nigeria. The role will be reporting to the Director of Market Development on the delivery of the following key objectives:

  • Develop and manage relationships with investors, potential issuers of green bonds, government agencies, regulators, investment banks, asset managers (both domestic and foreign), industry bodies, NGOs and the press.
  • Manage the delivery of the Kenya and Nigeria Green Bond Programmes, specifically:
    • Working with local partners to grow a vibrant green bonds market in the country
    • Engaging with potential issuers, investors, verifiers, banks and regulators to explore the green bond market potential and potential market barriers
    • Organise roundtables and investor forums to promote deal flow
    • Liaising with the project manager and funders to monitor project deliverables
  • Support potential issuers of green bonds, including banks, state-owned enterprises, municipalities, and large corporates with green bond issuance and Climate Bonds certification.
  • Support verifiers on the verification process as part of Climate Bonds certification.
  • Support CBI projects and business in Africa with oversight from London and frequent visits from the Director of Market Development.

Key Tasks

  • Manage the Kenya and Nigeria Green Bond programmes, including content creation and support for workshops, conferences, bilateral meetings, etc.
  • Liaise with regulators, banks, potential green bond issuers, partners, verifiers and other stakeholders in Kenya and Nigeria.
  • Provide support for the Climate Bonds Initiative team in developing new projects and/or partnership in Africa.
  • Monitor and respond to incoming online/email information and external media requests.
  • Manage relationships with local partners and funders.

 

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Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Standard & Certifications Scheme

Job:

Research Analyst

Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time - Permanent
Closing Date:         26 March 2017
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 depending on experience

The role

Investor demand for Green Bonds & Climate Bonds is strong, and will increase in line with the delivery of quality products into the market. However, investor concerns about the credibility of green labelling are also growing. Standards, assurance & certification will be essential to improve confidence and transparency, and further strong growth in the market. The Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme (‘Standard & Certification Scheme’) delivers this.

The Standard & Certification Scheme is an easy-to-use tool that allows investors and intermediaries to assess the environmental integrity of bonds. Approved verifiers use it to check the environmental credentials of green bonds in order to recommend them for Certification. The Standard & Certification Scheme is backed by the Climate Bonds Standard Board of investor representatives, which collectively represents $34 trillion of assets under management.

Underpinning the Certification Scheme is a set of clear ‘green definitions’ and green Criteria that assets need to meet in order to be eligible for inclusion in a Certified Climate Bond. To date, we have certified over $9 billion of bonds under the green definitions already developed, for buildings, transport, water infrastructure and various renewable energy.

We are seeking a Research Analyst to join our Standards team to support the development of further green definitions and green Criteria across all other sectors of a green economy.

The ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone who is keenly interested in the technologies, infrastructure and processes that will rapidly transition the global economy onto a 2C warming trajectory and has been following developments across all sectors for several years. They are a proficient researcher and report writer but also enjoy distilling detailed technical information into easily digestible material for the layman. They must enjoy working with both internal and external colleagues to push forwards various agendas simultaneously under ambitious time constraints.

We are seeking a self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual with initiative and ideally previous experience in a rapidly growing and evolving organisation. 

Responsibilities & key tasks

  • Drive the development of green definitions in a few specified sectors. This includes:
    • Identifying and collaborating with external experts to engage their participation in the green definitions process.
    • Setting the agenda for Technical Working Group (TWG) and Industry Working Group (IWG) meetings and helping to facilitate working group calls.
    • Driving the development of background papers summarising the state of the science on climate impacts and mitigation opportunities, and options for potential assessment criteria for determining whether assets are climate-compatible.
    • Creating associated FAQs, guidance documents, templates and forms for the resulting green definitions.
    • Working with bond issuers to develop case studies to test draft green definitions.
  • Support the Certifications team by participating in discussions with bond issuers and verifiers to understand the nature of the assets they wish to be certified, and how the green definitions apply to those assets.
  • Support other research and communications initiatives in the Standards Team. This includes:
    • Supporting the writing of the quarterly Standards Newsletter.
    • Participation in webinars and industry events to discuss green definitions and the latest climate science, and how these can feed into investment decision making.

 

See full job description here

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Internships

We often have projects and workstreams on which interns [with some experience] can make a valuable contribution, whilst learning a great deal about climate advocacy and finance. 

If you're interested in joining us in our London office for 3 to 6 months, please email info@climatebonds.net with a short CV and cover letter explaining why you'd like to gain some experience with Climate Bonds and which aspects of our work most interest you.