Climate Finance Policy Specialist, GFANZ
Posted Jun 24, 2022 - Requisition No. 104775
The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) is a coalition of leading financial institutions committed to accelerating the decarbonisation of the global economy. Our members currently include over 500 financial firms responsible for assets in excess of $130 trillion across over 45 countries. Members must use science-based guidelines to gain net-zero emissions, cover all emission scopes, include 2030 interim targets and commit to visible reporting and accounting.
Working with our partners who supervise the United Nations Race to Zero Campaign, we’re passionate about broadening, deepening and raising net-zero ambitions across the financial system and demonstrating firms’ collective commitments to supporting companies and countries to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Learn more about GFANZ at www.gfanzero.com.
We are looking for a Climate Finance Policy Specialist to join our team and support GFANZ’s Executive Director of Public Policy. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and executing on critical research, briefing, partner management, and program facilitation efforts that support the growth and success of the GFANZ secretariat, with a focus on supporting our workstream on net-zero public policy.
We’ll trust you to:
- Conduct in-depth research on high-priority policy developments covering major global jurisdictions and supra-national efforts – particularly relating to net-zero transition plan regulation, climate disclosure regulation, and other areas relevant to GFANZ workstreams
- Organise and execute on an external outreach program to facilitate dialogue and knowledge exchange between the GFANZ Secretariat and relevant external bodies (e.g., policymakers, regulators, international organisations, standard-setters, etc.)
- Draft other internal and external research documents as needed including backgrounders, policy evaluations, and global policy stocktakes
- Project manage the “net-zero public policy workstream” for GFANZ’s Executive Director of Public Policy, including setting workstream deadlines, timelines, drafting workstream meeting materials and agendas, and managing participation from workstream members
- Support administrative tasks for GFANZ’s Executive Director of Public Policy and public policy workstream including calendar management and scheduling meetings
- Coordinate external engagement for the Executive Director of Public Policy including coordination of logistics (travel, meeting times, etc.) and content (e.g., Q&A drafting, pre-event briefing, etc.); use judgment to determine which engagements to prioritise over others
- Organise and coordinate onsite and offsite meetings and gatherings related to GFANZ public policy priorities
- Execute on any other tasks related to GFANZ public policy work and other general Secretariat activities as needed
You’ll need to have:
- 3-6 years* relevant work experience with a focus on climate finance and climate related financial risk and an understanding of leading financial sector disclosure and net zero frameworks
- Experience assessing governmental regulations, laws, and frameworks related to climate and finance
- Experience drafting research documents for external audiences (e.g., consultation responses)
- Exceptional writing skills
- Ability to synthesize complex policy topics into short, easy-to-understand summaries and evaluations
- Experience with presenting on complex policy areas to senior staff and stakeholders, and distilling the subject matter in a way that is easy for others to understand
- Excellent time management and process management skills including ability to draft, socialise, and update on detailed workplans and milestones
- Excellent organisational abilities and can handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
* Please note we use years of experience as a guide, but we certainly will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for the role
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