About the Climate Bonds Initiative
The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is an investor-focused NGO working to mobilise global capital for climate action. We lead the development of climate finance solutions by engaging with governments, investors, banks and corporates.
Our strategy is to develop a large and liquid Green and Climate Bonds Market to help lower the cost of capital for climate projects in developed and emerging markets; to grow aggregation mechanisms for fragmented sectors; and to support governments seeking to tap debt capital markets.
CBI has developed a trusted standard and labelling scheme for green bonds. We are also the front runner in tracking the green bond market. The policy team’s role is to analyse and promote the development of financial and environmental policy conducive to green financial markets, and the green bond market in particular. We support the public and private sector with creating the enabling environments and frameworks for green finance market development.
We are seeking two Policy managers to join our Policy Team. Your job will be to research and write about the latest policy developments, trends and ideas shaping the green finance market. You are comfortable talking about the intersection between energy, economics, technology, markets and policy. Whether it is an editorial, policy document, research paper or tweet, you will be efficient and effective in communicating ideas to target audiences.
We are seeking an independent worker and thinker who wants to learn more about green finance. This is a fast-paced environment where you will accumulate knowledge and responsibility quickly.
Reporting to the Head of Policy & Government, the successful candidate will have an educational background in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental policy, finance, energy, engineering, geography, science or economics, ideally at the MSc level.
1-2 years of relevant work experience is desirable. Experience working on central bank or finance ministry related issues is also desirable.
Responsibilities & key functions
- Responsibility for project management, research and stakeholder liaison for policy projects, or strands of larger policy programmes
- Providing ad hoc support for the Head of Policy & Government on department’s or CBI’s projects
- Communications activities such as presenting at meetings, conferences, blogging
- Production of flag-ship policy reports once a year, including material like concept notes to pitch at funders.
- Current projects involve working with different public policy agencies: state governments, central banks and sovereign governments. There is also an ambition to work with multilateral development banks.
- One Policy manger role will focus on the central banks programme.
- One Policy manager will focus on the policy database and central government work.
- The content of the work is highly international, and the PM is expected to have, or develop, a network of contacts in relevant stakeholder groups across different geographies.
- Some international travel within Europe and possibly Asia might be required.
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum one-year commitment
- Eligible to work in the UK
- Masters’ degree in climate change, economics, geography, environmental policy, environmental science, finance or related discipline
- Knowledge of climate change solutions across a variety of industries, sectors and geographies
- Ability and willingness to conduct quantitative and qualitative research
- Knowledge of the financial sector, capital markets and an 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
· At least two years of work experience in a similar role in a financial institution, development bank, public body,
· Excellent knowledge of MS Office
- Knowledge of central banks and climate risk
- Work on government’s green policies
- Knowledge of bond markets
- Knowledge of one of the following specific sectors: environmental policy or finance
- Other languages
Send your CV and cover letter as a Word or PDF file to (link sends e-mail), quoting reference ‘Policy Manager’ in subject line. The closing date is the 15th August. Applicants may be considered on a rolling basis thereafter.