Location London, England
Job-type Contract
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH9239_1580990003

A highly respected and impactful investment organisation has partnered with Acre to appoint a Director of Climate Change Policy to work at European level with policy makers and regulators, and also collaboratively on a global level with counterpart organisations.

This is a unique opportunity to work with an extensive range of high-profile asset managers and asset owners across Europe and play a key role in the transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy.

Priorities for the remit will be the oversight and delivery of the strategy to support COP26 in Glasgow in November 2020. At a global level, supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement by driving greater ambition within the UNFCCC's multilateral climate negotiations.

This can be a one or two year fixed term contract with anticipation that the position can be extended beyond that as the team grows.

Responsibilities in leading the climate change policy programme include:

  • Working with investors in identifying priority policy issues at country level, EU and global levels in building consensus to develop agreed positions

  • Enabling investors' understanding of priority policy issues and the policy environment relating to climate change to support their contribution and expertise to the policy and legislation development process

  • Undertaking engagement with policymakers to ensure that the investor perspective is effectively communicated and understood

We welcome applications from a variety of backgrounds and experience that includes solid understanding of climate change policy and broadly how it is applied to sustainable finance and capital markets. This is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a truly impactful and meaningful part in the transformation of the financial system.

Please apply as soon as possible as we would ideally like to have the successful person appointed by April 2020.

This search is lead by Helen Pradas-Page.

Ceri Kenyon, Senior Researcher, is managing the initial application and conversations.