Green Finance Campaign Officer

Paris, , FR

Under the direct supervision of the deputy director in charge of international relations and development (IRD), working closely with WWF France’s director general and in close coordination with WWF’s international finance practice, you will be in charge of WWF France’s advocacy work in the area of green finance.
WWF’s green finance strategy in support of WWF’s global goals seeks to achieve (a) a measurable increase in public and private financial flows towards sustainable development and away from unsustainable activities; and (b) that public and private financial institutions catalyse change in government and business policies and practices to reduce threats to nature, by integrating and reporting on environmental and social safeguards in investment frameworks.

Main responsibilities :

More specifically, you will be in charge of the coordination and execution of WWF-France’s advocacy campaign on green finance. In close coordination with WWF’s finance practitioners in other European countries and in Brussels you will conduct advocacy work in France in areas including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Voluntary commitments. Monitor the effective implementation of voluntary commitments made by private and public sector finance institutions under the Global Climate-Action Agenda (GCAA) at COP-21;
  • Standardization of practices. Promote robust, credible, fully-developed and widely accepted  standards for green bonds in close collaboration with the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) whether for corporate or sovereign bonds;
  • Regulatory frameworks. Promote and develop credible arguments for robust climate-related corporate disclosure requirements and climate-stress testing of financial institutions (Article 173 of the French Law for the Energy Transition and Green Growth; Task Force on Climate-related disclosure convened by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Green finance working group convened by the Chinese presidency of the G20, EU regulatory initiatives, etc.).
  • Disclosure of climate-related risks. Lead WWF-France’s assessment of the implementation of the article 173 by French financial institutions.
  • Promotion of green finance. Contribute to all the activities of WWF France to promote green finance through participation in collective action (Paris Europlace green financial centre, science based targets, etc.), bilateral exchanges with financial institutions, media work, events dedicated to WWF donors community… 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies :

  • Master’s / MBA degree or PhD. in business management, economics and/or finance, engineering or political science
  • At least 3-5 years of practical experience in the area of sustainable finance, preferably acquired in the private or public sector financial institution or as advisor in a ministerial cabinet 
  • Excellent knowledge of the global financial systems, its regulatory environment and market players;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of global financial markets and mainstream investment strategies pursued by global asset owners and asset managers;
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Networking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in standard desktop IT tools
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and French
  • Personal commitment to WWF’s mission and goals 

Terms & conditions :

Permanent contract– starting early October 2016
Competitive NGO compensation package, according to WWF-France’s salary grid.

The position is based in the WWF France Office in Paris located: Paris 16th Arrondissement (bus stop: Suresnes-Longchamp – bus 244, T2) and Pré Saint Gervais, east of Paris (93) from summer 2017.

How to apply :

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English or French to [email protected]  indicating « chargé de campagne finance verte 2016 ».
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.