Salary: NGO Competitive
Position: Full Time
Closing Date: 30th June 2021
Climate Bonds Initiative is fast growing, dynamic and driven by a big mission. An investor-focused NGO, we work to mobilise global capital for climate action. We are at the forefront of advances in green finance, working with global stakeholders: governments, investors, banks and large companies.
We lead the market with the only certification scheme for green bonds globally, provide up to the minute green bond data and market analysis and policy advice, advise on green capital market development, and advocate for ambitious change in the financial industry.
The Climate Bonds Standards Team works with external experts to deliver robust and credible science-based criteria and metrics for assessing green and transition investments across the economy. It also supports the development of green and sustainability taxonomies globally from the EU to China to Latin America.
These criteria are the backbone to the Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme – where we have just hit the major milestone of certifying $100bn of green bonds to date. They also guide the assessment methodology we use to assess bonds eligibility for green bond indices globally, and our advisory services to governments and policy makers on the changes needed to achieve the Paris Agreement.
We are looking to build upon our success in green bonds and expand our work to criteria for i) the assessment of a broader variety of financial instruments, and companies and their investment plans, and ii) a fuller range of sustainability investments incorporating the range of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Head of Standards is responsible for the direction and deliverables of the Standards Team; defining the strategy of the team, overseeing and guiding delivery of its programme of work, establishing internal and external partnerships to guide it, and helping to secure funding to resource it.
This is a fantastic opportunity to affect real change and facilitate the financial flows that are essential to enabling all sectors of the economy to transition to a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future.