Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
Its team of financial market, energy and legal experts apply groundbreaking research to map both risk and opportunity for investors on the path to a low-carbon future.
It has cemented the terms “carbon bubble”, “unburnable carbon” and “stranded assets” into the financial and environmental lexicon.
This is an exciting time for Carbon Tracker as they are building their team and a new workstream that is going to have a major impact.
Carbon Tracker's research is grounded in conventional financial analysis, and focuses on forward-looking material issues. As a not-for-profit research house they are free from the constraints that would be imposed by a commercial financial research business model. This allows them to challenge business-as-usual approaches that they consider to be unsustainable in the face of the unprecedented challenge posed by climate change.
Carbon Tracker's Recent Research
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Carbon Tracker has changed the financial language of climate change.
Carbon Tracker Current Opportunities
Below you can find the first two roles of an ongoing team build for Carbon Tracker in 2021. If the following roles aren't suitable, then please get in touch with Andrew Mullins via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their other upcoming opportunities.
This role will produce analysis on the effective wind down and financially secure transition plans for companies. Part of a team build for Carbon Tracker’s Power & Utilities team and wider company expansion.
Part of Carbon Tracker’s continued expansion in North America, this role will produce analysis on companies within the oil, gas, and mining sectors across the US and Canada. Creating effective transition plans for companies which will in turn provide investors with tools and data for impactful engagements with management teams.
This role will produce innovative research and analysis on companies within the power and utilities sectors across North America, part of Carbon Tracker’s expansion in North America. Creating effective transition plans for companies which will in turn provide investors with tools and data for impactful engagements with management teams.
Carbon Tracker's Mission
Carbon Tracker recognises that there is a limited global ‘carbon budget’ of cumulative emissions that must be respected to avoid overshooting 2˚C and destabilising the global climate. Their view is that capital markets are failing to align the capital allocation process, exposing the owners of fossil fuel companies to potential lost value, as has already been witnessed in the EU utilities and US coal mining sectors. They further believe that companies have not sufficiently factored in the possibility that future demand could be significantly reduced by technological advances and changing policy.
Their role is to help markets understand and quantify these implied risks.
Emissions of greenhouse gases will need to fall severely if they are to avoid catastrophic levels of warming. Such constraints will have profound effects on the supply of and demand for fossil fuels, which account for the largest human source of greenhouse emissions.
They carry out scenario analysis to examine and understand how potential changes to supply and demand will impact the future of fossil fuel-exposed companies and projects. This analysis helps the investment community better understand the financial implications of tackling climate change;
Their analytical research identifies the highest cost, riskiest investments enabling greater scrutiny by analysts, asset owners, investors, policy makers and financial regulators.
Their regulatory research builds the case for reform of the financial regulatory system in order to improve transparency of climate-related financial risks and articulates the key changes to be made.
They provide expert insight for those engaging with energy companies around future strategy and capital expenditure.