Location London
Job-type Contract
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH9616_1590139952

 Acre is proud to be partnering with the IIGCC to appoint a Climate Change specialist to join this highly respected and collaborative organisation on a 2-year fixed term contract.



The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors. There are currently over 230 members, including some of the largest pension funds and asset managers across 15 countries, representing over €30 trillion in assets under management. IIGCC’s mission is to mobilise capital for the low carbon transition and to ensure resilience to the impacts of a changing climate by collaborating with business, policy makers and fellow investors. 


IIGCC is a co-founder of the Climate Action 100+ initiative. Climate Action 100+ is an investor initiative launched in 2017 to ensure the world’s 160 largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. More than 450 investors with over $40 trillion in assets collectively under management are engaging companies to curb emissions, improve governance and strengthen climate- related financial disclosures. IIGCC supports investors with their corporate engagement in Europe carried out as part of Climate Action 100+. 


The Role

The Climate Change professional will lead on the Sector workstream, of the corporate programme, to help ensure the success of Climate Action 100+ at a European and global level, plus IIGCC’s wider corporate programme.  


This involves Identifying the pathways, actions and investments required to accelerate the net zero transition overall for critical sectors and technologies.


Through its corporate programme, IIGCC supports investors with engagement and assessment with companies on how they are managing climate risks and supporting the goals of the Paris Agreement. 


Responsibilities Include:

  • Industry sector research and analysis – supporting investors in defining and identifying the pathways for different sectors to achieve net zero emissions. Lead the development of sector level research and analysis to support investor understanding of the technical and technological barriers and opportunities to the energy transition in different sectors.

  • Supporting investor signatories to Climate Action 100+ with the company engagements they are carrying out and providing supporting analysis and updates on progress.

  • Developing research papers for investors on a range of themes.

  • Group webinars and workshops – convening and leading the working groups and members’ events and develop a series of roundtables for investors and companies in different or multiple sectors to develop tools to support sector transitions

  • International collaboration – contributing to the four other Climate Action 100+ partner networks in the global management of Climate Action 100+

  • Working with the communications team to develop materials to promote the activities of the corporate programme and Climate Action 100+ and support uptake of the programme outputs.

  • Collaboration and contribution to other IIGCC initiatives and programmes, such as;

    • Liaise with the policy programme to engage policymakers on the policies required for decarbonisation of different sectors

    • Liaise with the investor practices programme on finance mechanisms required to support these transitions 

Skills and Experience sought:

  • Experience of working in the field of decarbonisation and climate, along with sectoral decarbonisation and climate scenario knowledge

  • Experience of working on climate change within an investment, consulting, or corporate related role

  • Understanding of carbon footprinting, corporate climate target setting (such as Science Based Targets), climate reporting systems (such as CDP or TCFD), carbon budgets and working on different types of client and energy scenarios

  • Excellent writing and report writing skills including demonstrable experience editing and coordinating public reports

  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and influencing skills


This is an excellent career opportunity to join a friendly and rapidly growing organisation that is making a significant contribution to the transition to a low carbon economy. 


Please apply as soon as possible. Deadline 22nd June 2020. We can only accept applicants with the legal right to work in the UK.