Job Opportunities

Role :  Head of Communications                               

       Location:   Central London (London Bridge Office) 

        Position:  Permanent

 Closing date:  Applications considered on a rolling basis

 

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Communications to join a global effort to influence investors, governments and banks to shift capital to climate change solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for communications and marketing activities that support:

  • increased institutional investor engagement
  • continuing rapid growth in global green bond issuance
  • fast take-up of Climate Bonds certification
  • public sector adoption of prescriptions for mobilising capital

 

Key Tasks

  • Planning, co-ordinating, executing and tracking the performance of marketing and communication campaigns
  • Managing the communications team
  • Working with the wider team to ensure consistent messaging across all channels
  • Leading traditional and social media efforts including:
  • Managing media activity: media stories; press enquiries, the expansion of the journalist network, pitches to journalists, nurturing of media relationships and reporting on media coverage via a monthly media digest
  • Supervising social media: the management of Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, the regular production and update of website content, and managing technical team to deliver website enhancements
  • Providing actionable insights and sharing these with the wider team
  • Managing the internal communications pipeline
  • Contributing to CBI’s programmes by delivering fit-for-purpose communications, including co-ordination of speaking engagements
  • Acting as the brand guardian and making sure the brand is represented well in all externally facing communications.

 

Requirements

Essential

  • Extensive experience in planning and execution of communications and marketing plans
  • Confidence in managing a global team, and building relationships with colleagues in other countries
  • B2B experience, ideally within the institutional investor segment
  • Ability to turn complex scientific and financial subject matter into accessible and interesting content.
  • Experience creating engaging social media content
  • Ability to communicate concepts to a range of target audiences
  • Ability to spot data trends and articulate key findings
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent English communication skills, written and verbal
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Useful

  • Interest in and knowledge of finance and of climate change issues.
  • Ideally experience of working in an international, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficiency in a second key language, such as Chinese, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesian or Japanese

 

 

 

Next Steps

Download the job description here.

Applications or enquiries to recruitment@climatebonds.net

 

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Role :  Research Analyst, Standards Team                                 

       Location:   Central London (London Bridge Office) 

           Salary:  £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience

        Position:  Fixed term contract, ending 28 December 2019 

 Closing date:  Applications considered on a rolling basis. 

 

The Role

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. 

Underpinning the Certification Scheme is a set of clear ‘green definitions’ and green Criteria that assets need to meet to be eligible for inclusion in a Certified Climate Bond. 

We are seeking a Research Analyst to join our Standards Team to support the development of further green definitions and green Criteria across sectors of a green economy. Expertise in agriculture, green buildings, and/or energy efficiency are highly desirable. This role reports to the Standards Manager.

 

Responsibilities & key functions 

  • Drive the development of green definitions in a few specified sectors. Sectors of immediate focus are likely to include green buildings, industrial efficiency, light industry and manufacturing. Tasks include:

 

  • 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 projects in the Standards Team.  This includes: 
    • Supporting the drafting 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.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • 2:1 or above in geography, environmental science or other related discipline
  • At least three years of work experience in a similar role 
  • Experience of maintaining and managing a network of professional relationships
  • Knowledge of climate change and climate change solutions across a variety of sectors
  • Ability and willingness to work both with quantitative as well as qualitative methods and to explore new approaches and methods
  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and prioritise across multiple projects and timeframes 
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, organised and a self-starter
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to interact with a diverse array of people.
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills 
  • High aptitude and attention to detail 
  • Proficient researcher and report writer who enjoys distilling detailed technical information into easily digestible material for the layperson. 
  • Enjoys working with both internal and external colleagues to push forwards various agendas- simultaneously under ambitious time constraints. 
  • Self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual with initiative.
  • Previous experience in a rapidly growing and evolving organisation. 
  • 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. 

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge of bond markets 
  • Knowledge of the buildings sector and energy efficiency  
  • Masters’ degree in geography, environmental science or a related discipline
  • Other languages

 

Next steps

More information on the Climate Bonds Initiative can be found at www.climatebonds.net

Send your CV and cover letter as a PDF file to emma.platt@climatebonds.netquoting reference ‘Standards Research Analyst’ in subject line. 

Download job description from link below:

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         Role: Climate Standards Manager 

      Location:  London Bridge Office

          Salary:  Competitive

       Position:  Full time 

Posting date:  27 July 2018

Closing date:  24th August 2018

             

Key Responsibilities

  • Use your knowledge of climate science and green economy to support the development of green definitions in specified sectors, which involves:
  1. Chairing Technical Working Group (TWG) and Industry Working Group (IWG) meetings through which green definitions and Criteria will be determined.

  2. Working with research staff to develop technical documents to facilitate and advance Criteria development and communication, and communications materials to engage the finance community to use these Criteria.

  3. Managing relationships with external scientific and research partners to engage them in this process and raise understanding of climate-compatible investments.

  4. Working with bond issuers to develop case studies to test draft green definitions.  

  • Work closely with the Head of Standards to shape the future development of the green definitions programme.
  • Develop and support junior Standards Team members.
  • 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.
  • Present the Climate Bonds Standard at industry and financial sector events to raise awareness of green definitions and the latest climate science, and, in particular, how these can feed into investment decision making

 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

 

  • Minimum Masters’ degree in environmental science or climate science
  • Proven seasoned professional with several years’ work experience  
  • Proven success in international project delivery within climate resilient infrastructure and green economy 
  • Deep technical knowledge of climate science and latest solutions for a low carbon, climate resilient economy across a variety of sectors 
  • Experience of conducting research, producing reports and contributing to specialist publications 
  • Experience of developing and managing professional relationships and expert networks 
  • Ability to produce engaging thought leadership pieces for different audiences
  • Team management and budget management skills
  • Presentation skills 
  • Excellent command of English
  • Fluency in another language will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of financial markets, especially fixed income instruments, will be an advantage

 

Next Steps 

Applications or inquiries to recruitment@climatebonds.net

Candidates invited for an interview will be required to undertake a writing test.

Download job descriptipon from link below:

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         Role:  Internship/Fellowship, Climate Bonds Standard & Certifications Scheme                      

      Location:   London Bridge office

          Salary:   Transport and food for first month, followed by London Living Wage thereafter

       Position:   Full Time OR Fixed Term Contract (3 months minimum) 

Closing date:  24th August 2018

 

About the Climate Bonds Initiative

The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit organization whose goal is to promote large-scale investments through green bonds and other debt instruments to accelerate a global transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.

 

Activating the mainstream debt capital markets to finance and refinance climate-aligned projects and assets is critical to achieving international climate goals, and robust labelling of green bonds is a key requirement for that mainstream participation. Trust in the green label and transparency to the underlying assets are essential for this market to reach scale but investor capacity to assess green credentials is limited. Therefore, the Climate Bonds Initiative created the Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme, which aims to provide the green bond market with the trust and assurance that it needs to achieve scale. To date, US$ 43.5bn worth of issuances have been successfully certified against the Climate Bonds Standard and issued in the market. 

 

The Standard encompasses general requirements for all certified assets under issuance, plus specific Sector Criteria. Sector Criteria establish specific benchmarks that assets and projects in different sectors need to meet to be compliant with a 2°C decarbonisation scenario, deliver a climate resilient economy, and thus be eligible for certification. 

 

The Standard and associated Sector Criteria are developed through an international consultative process in which a wide range of investors, issuers, corporates and technical experts from academia, international institutions and NGOs participate through the formation of Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and Industry Working Groups (IWGs). This process is supervised and approved by the Climate Bonds Standards Board, which reports to the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Advisory Board, and whose members represent US$34 trillion of assets under management.[1]

 

Sector Criteria have already been published for Wind, Solar, Geothermal Energy, Low Carbon Buildings, Low Carbon Transport, Marine Renewable Energy, and Water. Criteria for further sectors are under development: Hydropower, Electrical Grids, Forestry, Bioenergy, Fisheries & Aquaculture and Waste Management. 

 

The Role

We are seeking an intern to join our Standards Team to support the development of definitions and Criteria across sectors of a green economy, including a focus on green buildings, industrial efficiency, materials and mining, shipping, aviation, adaptation and resilience, and agriculture. Expertise in any one of the areas is desirable but not essential. The role requires more general technical aptitude and analytical capability as well as familiarity with climate change issues and low carbon pathways. 

Reporting to the Standards Manager 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 various sectors. 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 functions 

  • Support team members in driving 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.
    • Producing slides and meeting minutes for consultative meetings with groups of experts and helping to facilitate calls.
    • Supporting the development of 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 projects in the Standards Team. This includes: 
    • Supporting the drafting of the quarterly Standards Newsletter
    • Supporting the writing of think pieces and white papers
    • Participation in webinars and industry events to discuss green definitions and the latest climate science, and how these can feed into investment decision making.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

 

  • Minimum three-month commitment 
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • At least one year of work experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of climate change and climate change solutions across a variety of sectors
  • Comfort with energy and emission statistics
  • Ability and willingness to work both with quantitative as well as qualitative methods and to explore new approaches and methods
  • Knowledge of the financial sector including elementary understanding of green finance
  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and prioritise across multiple projects and timeframes 
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, organised and a self-starter
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to interact with a diverse array of people.
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills 
  • High aptitude and attention to detail

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge of bond markets 
  • Knowledge of one of the following specific sectors: green buildings, industrial efficiency, adaptation and resilience, and/or agriculture
  • Masters’ degree in geography, climate change, environmental science or a related discipline
  • Other languages

 

Next steps

 

Send your CV and cover letter as a PDF file to emma.platt@climatebonds.net, quoting reference ‘Standards Internship’ in subject line.

Download job description from link below:

[1]Standards Board members are: the California State Teachers Retirement Service (CalSTRS); California State Treasurer John Chiang; Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC); The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF); Investor Group on Climate Change; Investor Network on Climate Risk; and the Natural Resources Defence Council. 

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          Role: Data and Research Intern - China, Market Analysis Team 

       Location:  London Bridge

           Salary:  Competitive

        Position:  Three to six months 

Closing Date:  Applicants will be considered on rolling basis

            Hours:  Full or part time (at least 20 hours per week)

 

The Role

Climate Bonds is looking for an enthusiastic intern to support the Market Analysis Team for at least three months, with a possibility of an extension depending on work flow. This is a paid internship.

 

Responsibilities & Key Tasks

  • Green bond data entry and processing
  • Analysing green/environmental projects or assets
  • Collecting green bond information and sourcing green bond issuer information
  • Translating English market blog posts into Chinese 
  • Drafting commentary on new Chinese green bond issuance, market developments and trends
  • Assisting the China-focused thematic green bond research and reporting

 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

 

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Excellent English and Mandarin Chinese communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to manage, analyse and interpret large data sets
  • University degree in a relevant subject 
  • Motivated and a self-starter; able to work independently
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Flexible, and able to multi-task, prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Passionate about climate finance

 

Desirable

  • Work experience in investment or finance, particularly bond markets
  • Experience using a Bloomberg terminal

 

Next Steps

 

More information on the Climate Bonds Initiative can be found at www.climatebonds.net

Please send your CV and Cover Letter as a PDF file to recruitment@climatebonds.netquoting reference ‘Markets Intern’ in the subject line.

Download job description from link below:

August 2018