Research Assistant (Transition Pathway Initiative)

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

London, , GB

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics is pleased to invite applications to the above post.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to provide high-quality analysis in support of the Transition Pathway Initiative. The Research Assistant will carry out research to maintain and enhance the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) database and tool, contribute to TPI outputs, including briefing and research papers and presentations and help to ensure that the Institute remains abreast of and responsive to the latest developments in sustainable finance policy and practice.

The Transition Pathway Initiative is an asset owner-led initiative, supported by asset managers and owners with over £5/$6.8 trillion of assets under management. The initiative assesses how companies are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy. It:

  • Evaluates and tracks the quality of companies’ management of their greenhouse gas emissions and of risks and opportunities related to the low-carbon transition.
  • Evaluates how companies’ future carbon performance would compare to the international targets and national pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement.
  • Publishes the results of this analysis through a free and open online tool.

We are the academic partner to the initiative and we collaborate with investors, the data provider FTSE Russell, and the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment.

Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in environmental economics/finance, environmental/energy policy, corporate sustainability, economics, finance, management, or a related field. They should have strong analytical and quantitative skills, and be able to demonstrate some experience of producing high-quality research and research analysis, aimed at decision-makers.

Further information about the Institute and its related centres/programmes can be found at

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.