Climate Advisers Trust

Climate Advisers Trust is a policy, research and advocacy organization working to deliver the post-carbon economy. In the United States and around the world, Climate Advisers Trust creates and implements large-scale, cost-effective strategies to strengthen climate action and improve lives. The organization conducts this work in partnership with leading philanthropies, think tanks, advocacy groups, international institutions, companies and governments.  Climate Advisers Trust offers an award-winning culture and beautiful office environment that emphasizes transparency, risk taking and collaboration. The organization’s work to reduce emissions from deforestation is its largest practice area.  Communicating to investors, financial analysts and asset managers the material risks associated with climate change is the organization’s fastest growing area of work.  Climate Advisers Trust's traditional core competency and international reputation stems from expertise in climate diplomacy. The organization works in many other areas as well, including aviation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon pricing, supply chains, advocacy campaigns and more. 

Climate Advisers Trust Washington, DC, USA
Jul 03, 2019
Supply Chain Financial Analyst Summary Climate Advisers Trust—a respected research and public policy group dedicated to strengthening climate action in the United States and around the world—seeks a Supply Chain Financial Analyst to join our growing team. The Analyst will perform investment research and publish mainstream Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) financial analysis with a geographic focus on Asia Pacific and Latin America.  This position is a full-time salaried position based in Washington, D.C with approximately 10 percent international and domestic travel required. Responsibilities Perform financial analysis to inform investment research and form investment conclusions, including establishing correlations across financial indicators. Create and interpret financial datasets and translate into knowledge products. Publish research notes regarding market news, company reports, industry reports, podcasts and interviews regarding capital markets. Create and manage relationships with financial database providers. Engage with the financial community in diverse geographies around the world (i.e. South East Asia, Latin America, North America). Provide day-to-day oversight on work streams and deliverables for associated projects, working with and managing external contractors. Qualifications The Supply Chain Financial Analyst should possess the following set of professional qualifications and personal attributes: Professional Qualifications: 5-8 years’ experience in financial analysis. Experience / education in global capital markets required and land-use and climate change knowledge strongly desired. Bachelor's degree required. Masters, MBA, and/or CFA preferred. Demonstrate strong numerical, analytical, and communication skills with ability to research publication ideas, publishing weekly and timely investment news under tight deadlines. Strong evidence of an ability to interpret data and information to form an investment conclusion related to forests and other land-uses and climate change. Demonstrated ability to write and communicate to a broad audience who are unfamiliar with financial terminology. Strong network and knowledge of the financial services sector. Ability to conduct independent corporate engagement. Experience sourcing ESG data (i.e. including use of Bloomberg Terminal) and demonstrated financial modeling skills. Knowledge of other relevant systems, tools or coding languages an advantage. Working proficiency with Spanish, Portuguese, or Bahasa preferred. Personal Attributes: Articulate, high energy, possessing integrity and an ability to inspire trust. Comfort working collegially in a small, dynamic organization. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability and flexibility in problem-solving and implementing solutions. Ability to manage, prioritize, and multi-task on multiple projects and ability to surge when projects demand to meet deadlines. Must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated passion for agriculture and other soft commodity supply chains and climate change mitigation.
Climate Advisers Trust
Jul 03, 2019
Full time
Senior Communications Associate Summary Climate Advisers Trust is seeking a Senior Communications Associate to join the growing communications team and take a senior role in developing and executing the organization’s communications strategies. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in using traditional media, social media and other communications tools to achieve measurable results, as well as  experience in climate-related campaigns . The candidate must have the capability to operate successfully with a high degree of autonomy. The position offers significant opportunities for growth and professional development, working with a highly-motivated and collaborative team of experts. This position is a full-time salaried position based in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities Working closely with the Director of Communications, develop and execute communications strategies that further the aims of the organizations, its projects and its clients. This includes media outreach, website management, social media management, email marketing and event coordination Help manage junior team members to ensure tasks are completed in a timely fashion and to a suitable standard. Manage the suite of Climate Advisers Trust’s social media accounts by developing engaging content for relevant target audiences and designing targeted advertising campaigns. Oversee the development of media lists, pitch the Climate Advisers Trust’s content to media outlets and track coverage. Write and edit public-facing material including blog posts, press releases, media advisories, press statements, website content, presentations, talking points and other compelling communications that serve to translate technical material for various audiences. Serve as liaison with third parties, including web developers, graphic designers, customer relationship management (“CRM”) vendor and other software providers. Coordinate CRM process, ensuring distribution lists are kept up-to-date and are used effectively to share Climate Advisers’ communications . Oversee Climate Advisers’ brand guidelines to ensure all outgoing products are in appropriate style and format. Develop and execute creative ways to translate analysis and policy recommendations into compelling storylines, including through multimedia online content, such as videos, photos, and infographics. Perform other tasks as needed.   Qualifications The Senior Communications Associate should possess the following set of professional qualifications and personal attributes:   Professional Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field required (e.g. international relations, development or environmental studies). Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 4 years full-time professional experience working in communications, with a link to international sustainable development, environmental governance or broader environmental issues. Deep commitment to Climate Advisers Trust’s mission: strengthening climate action in the United States and around the world. Experience with the planning, coordination and execution of communications products, influence strategies and audience targeting. Experience in leading a small team to successful outcomes. Strong computer skills, including a high level of proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with website content management systems (WordPress in particular) strongly preferred. Excellent design sense and visual storytelling ability. Some experience with graphic design preferred.  Experience working with reporters or members of the media preferred. International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred. Personal Attributes Articulate, versatile and highly skilled writer, comfortable working within a high-paced, deadline-driven environment. Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in conversation and in writing. Critical thinker who can analyze complex and technical content and convey it in an engaging and accessible manner to diverse audiences. Strong organizational, coordination, and project management skills.
Climate Advisers Trust Washington, DC, USA
Jul 02, 2019
Full time
Web Product Manager Summary Climate Advisers Trust —a respected research and public policy group dedicated to strengthening climate action in the United States and around the world—seeks a Web Product Manager to join our growing team.  The Web Product Manager will serve a critical role in the new Radical Transparency (RT) Partnership within Climate Advisers Trust by overseeing the development and long-term success of a new platform and related applications. Radical Transparency aims to provide unprecedented insights into how companies, financiers, and individuals are linked to deforestation and unsustainable land use and illuminate wrong-doing by these economic actors. Based on a ground-breaking database created by the RT Partnership, the platforms will surface compelling information on the linkages among companies and financiers using dynamic visualizations, interactive modules, and user-driven story case studies. The Product Manager will lead the strategy for the design, use, and delivery of the central global platform, in addition to custom applets for target audiences, likely within the Global South.  Responsibilities Develop platform strategy Conduct ongoing user engagement and user testing to determine design, functionality, and features Establish delivery timeline to meet internal and external deadlines Create platform work plan for team feedback and contribution Craft overall strategy for creation, launch, and future of the platform Manage and support platform vendors Manage working relationships with website developers Establish and monitor progress of scopes of work for website developers Communicate overall RT Partnership strategy to website developers to inform development Liaise with additional vendors as needed, such as translators and graphic designers Manage overall delivery and success of the platforms Serve as project manager of the platforms and related content Work closely with communications staff to curate platform content Solicit platform content from all involved participants Conduct user analysis and data analytics to measure successes and failures of the platforms  Represent the platform and partnership publicly Support raising the awareness of the RT Partnership by presenting the platforms at key meetings, international fora, and to network partners Demo the beta platform(s) to interested parties, including representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society Contribute to high-level presentations by the Partnership Director and other Climate Advisers staff Qualifications Three years of experience in product management, project management, strategic online communications, or a related field Advanced proficiency in managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects including vendor and partner management Experience translating complex ideas to non-expert audiences Skilled in user exploration, user testing, and qualitative research methods Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of agricultural supply chains Understanding of graph databases and relationship mapping Experience in data-driven online products Understanding of corporate sustainability related to land use Familiarity with innovative data visualization techniques Spanish or Bahasa language skills Highly adaptive with a strong ability to balance a diverse set of competing needs Strong communication skills and public speaking
Climate Advisers Trust Washington, DC, USA
Jul 02, 2019
Full time
Financial Economist Summary Climate Advisers Trust—a respected research and public policy group dedicated to strengthening climate action in the United States and around the world—seeks an experienced Financial Economist to join our growing team. The Financial Economist will play a leading role in carrying out analysis, developing reports, creating core messaging as well as building partnerships with investor groups to help them understand the currently undervalued risks associated with responses to climate change in the tropical agriculture sector. The Financial Economist will support the Managing Director of the Moving Markets project and members of the communications team. The Project Moving Markets is an innovative new project by Climate Advisers Trust seeking to assess the climate response risks to tropical soft commodity producers in scenarios in which policies are implemented to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. The core hypothesis of the project is that restrictions on deforestation and/or a high and rising price of carbon will make deforestation-based agriculture impossible or, at a minimum, considerably less attractive. Investors do not currently take these risks into account, which means commodity producers could be overvalued and/or are paying too little for their capital. The Moving Markets project will establish a new center of excellence to create analysis to engage with investors and provide reports, deep dive analysis, infographics and media tools to convince investors to engage with soft commodity producing companies to persuade them to adopt more sustainable strategies and so reduce their exposure to climate response risks. Responsibilities Execute financial and economic analysis. Prepare deep dive reports on key sectors and regions showing climate risk and implications for investors and finances. Contribute to the main Moving Market reports and lead peer review of early drafts. Lead the preparation of regular newsletters targeted at investors in the agricultural sector. Engage with analysts and other key stakeholders to explain the results of Moving Markets research and analysis. Work with the communications team to translate the results of Moving Markets analysis into user friendly materials including blogs, infographics and other forms of information specifically targeted at Asia and Latin America. Support the Managing Director and rest of the Moving Markets team in developing and implementing the project strategy. Qualifications Strongly desired: An advanced degree in a relevant subject (such as Finance, Economics, MBA, or similar) or professional qualifications (e.g. CFA) or equivalent years of experience. Six or more years of relevant professional experience in roles within finance or economics. Experience and knowledge of financial economics, including corporate valuation, risk assessment, project and corporate finance. Strong communication skills particularly in terms of writing reports and notes to the investment and financial community. Understanding of climate and sustainable development policy, with particular reference to tropical agriculture. Preferred: Knowledge of agricultural economics. Knowledge of agricultural supply chains. Understanding of corporate sustainability related to land use. Understanding of risk management tools and their application.  Familiarity with equity or bond evaluation.
Climate Advisers Trust Washington, DC, USA
Jul 02, 2019
Full time
Data Engineer Summary Climate Advisers Trust —a respected research and public policy group dedicated to strengthening climate action in the United States and around the world—seeks a Data Engineer to join our growing team.  The Data Engineer will oversee the development and design of a new, unprecedented database to support Climate Advisers Trust’s Radical Transparency (RT) project. Drawing on financial databases such as Bloomberg and Refinitiv, the database will map important relationships among companies and between companies and financiers to identify the individuals, companies, and investors linked to deforestation. The Data Manager will be responsible for delivering the development of the database by a selected contractor, including establishing set deliverables, monitoring progress, securing necessary data, and contributing to the database strategy. Additionally, the Data Engineer will lead partnerships necessary for the successful creation of the database, including with data vendors such as Bloomberg and data innovators such as Global Forest Watch and Trase. Responsibilities Lead Data Acquisition  Identify the data in financial databases most relevant to the RT project Manage data acquisition from data vendors Identify and procure supplemental data sets from civil society and government agencies Help acquire, clean and process data as needed Provide necessary CAT resources for database creation (such as AWS account) Contribute to Database Strategy Co-create the structure and content of the database with the database contractor Lead the strategy for direct database access Provide input into the strategy for creating the API by the database contractor Manage data contractors and support database creation Oversee scope of work for data contractors, including providing input into database creation decisions Monitor progress of data contractors and report progress to RT Team Manage available budget for data contractors over term of project Serve as point of contact for all inquiries from the data contractors Qualifications Three years of experience in database creation and management Advanced degree and/or certifications in data science or a related field Knowledge of and hands-on experience with financial databases such as Refinitiv, Bloomberg, IIS, or others Understanding of graph databases and relationship mapping, particularly of ownership structures and financial flows Ability to clean, process, and ingest data of different types Project management experience Preferable skills: Knowledge of agricultural supply chains;  Understanding of corporate sustainability related to land use; Advanced knowledge of graph databases