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Salary from £39,313 to £47,148 per annum inclusive with potential to progress to £50,614 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is an open-ended appointment initially for 12 months with expectation of extension to two years upon the confirmation of funding.
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment hosts the Institute’s Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) Centre. TPI is an asset owner-led initiative launched in 2017 and supported by more than 130 asset managers and owners with over $50 trillion of assets under management and advice. The TPI Centre assesses, in cooperation with its data partner FTSE Russell, how companies are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Centre assesses 600 companies across 16 sectors on their transition to a low-carbon economy. Within the next three years we plan to increase company coverage to 10,000.
This role is to provide high-quality rigorous analysis by:
- Assessing the banking sector’s transition to a low-carbon economy
- Delivering data, analysis, and engagement in support of the TPI Centre’s various projects
- Contributing to the development of assessment methodologies for new sectors and asset classes
- Engaging with external stakeholders, including companies and investors
In this role, the Analyst will join the Banking project, however, may also be required to provide occasional support to the Carbon Performance team.
Candidates should have:
- Academic or professional experience and an in-depth understanding of:
- the decarbonisation challenges and technologies in one or more key high-emitting sector,
- the role and barriers of climate finance, corporate ESG, and impact investing, or
- the development of climate mitigation/adaptation policy and legislation and the process for national target setting.
- Knowledge of the banking sector; its core activities, and disclosure frameworks such as that of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), and of disclosure frameworks, like that recommended by the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
- A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in environmental economics, environmental policy, corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, or a related field.
- Professional experience in the area of responsible investment and engagement with investors or in the area of climate change.
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to produce high-quality research and analysis in a timely manner, including the ability to analyse and research complex ideas and apply appropriate methods.
- Strong quantitative skills, including proficiency with spreadsheets and spreadsheet-based model.
- Excellent and proficient IT skills, including advanced MS Excel skills as well as Word and PowerPoint, for the creation and development of databases and related publications.
- Working knowledge of R and Python programming languages for data management, analysis, including visual analysis outputs.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
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The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st August 2023 (23.59 UK time).
Regrettably, we are unable to accept late applications.