Job Opportunities

 

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Director of Policy

Job:

Director of Policy

Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time - Permanent
Closing Date:         17 April 2017
Salary: Competitive NGO

 

The Role

This is an amazing job: rethinking how we use policy, regulation and every finance sector tool – and capital markets tool – we have to mobilize capital for a rapid global transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.

It will involve looking at:

  • Growing the global market for green financial instruments
  • Capital markets policy proposals for economies around the world
  • What regulators can do to grow green finance

Green bonds are the focus, as an indicator of success and creating momentum for change.

The job is London-based; for this one we’re looking for someone who is eligible to work in the UK

Self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual, etc, and able to work in a small but potent organisation. Reporting to me (lucky person).

They’ll be:

  • Driving the policy development programme
  • Developing and managing relationships with public sector stakeholders
  • Promoting our policy work at external events

There’s a small team to manage, along with a vast agenda. Country-specific policy work includes China, the EU, the US, India, Brazil, Nigeria.

 

Key Tasks

  • Further develop existing research programme around policy and regulation 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, as well as the private sector and NGOs.
  • Present and push for research findings and reports to be put into practice by relevant public sector actors
  • Manage small policy development, tracking and review team
  • Coordinate with senior management on long-term planning and strategy around mobilising capital for climate change solutions
  • Input into strategy for development of the organisation

 

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Media Manager

Job:

Media Manager

Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time - Permanent
Closing Date:         30 April 2017
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience  

The Role

We are looking for a Media Manager to join our Communications Team, based in our London office.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the role will involve generating and developing domestic and international media content and coverage to support our activities and projects in countries including the UK, EU, North America and emerging markets in China, India, LATAM and Africa. That will involve developing and nurturing media relationships and responding to media interest.

Climate Bonds is a small team of people driven by a big mission. This role will involve a mix of creative thinking and hands on media work in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment. We are looking for someone who can prioritise effectively between a large variety of tasks.

We seek an experienced media professional with a strong appreciation of what makes a good story and ability to contribute to the Communications Team in supporting Climate Bonds business objectives.

Key Tasks

  • Contributing to profile of Climate Bonds Initiative and international awareness of green bonds
  • Developing and nurturing media relationships particularly finance and business
  • Support for the Communications Manager, team objectives and broader communications strategy
  • Media profile development, implementation and coordination for designated events
  • Content generation and editorial for various work stream objectives, marketing and announcements
  • Editorial production for online content, blogs, reports, events and associated Climate Bonds collateral
  • Nurturing the media skills of CBI expert spokespeople

 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Proven track record working with mainstream media (e.g. press and TV)
  • Understanding of and ability to integrate with social media strategies
  • Proven written skills across styles and platforms
  • Flexible and able to work hands on in a small team and undertake a variety of roles and projects
  • Proven ability to coordinate and prioritise under pressure across multiple tasks and deadlines

 

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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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Office Manager

Job:

Office Manager

Location: London Bridge
Position: 25 hours per week (potential to increase as needed)
Closing Date:         30 April 2017
Salary:

£25,000 - £ 28,000 per annum full-time equivalent

The Role

We are looking for an IT savvy Office Manager for our London base. Reporting to our global Operations Manager (based in New York), this position’s primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of our London office. A crucial aspect of this role will be overseeing our online and IT platforms, so technological proficiency is required.

Climate Bonds is a small team driven by a big mission. We seek a self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual, ideally with previous experience in small organisations.

You will be working within an organisation that is leading the development of innovative international climate finance solutions with global stakeholders including governments, investors and NGOs.

Key Tasks

·       New starter administration and induction, including to IT platforms such as Drupal Website, Dropbox, Gmail, Webex, SalesForce

·       Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of support services with our IT platforms as main focus

·       Coordination of event logistics, online webinars and meetings

·       Purchasing and equipment acquisition

·       Responding to general email and phone queries

·       Maintaining office records and documentation

·       Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organisation’s mission

·       Support improved management and financial coordination and reporting, information flow and management, business process and organisational planning

·       Play a significant role in long-term planning towards operational excellence

 

 

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Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Standard & Certifications Scheme

Job:

Research Analyst

Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time - Permanent
Closing Date:         Application Closed
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.