The Carbon Tracker Initiative is a UK-based not for profit financial think-tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality. "Of all the recent ideas climate change campaigners have come up with to convince the world to do more to curb global warming, none has been as potent as the concept of stranded fossil fuel assets" (Financial Times, Sept 2015). CTI won the Guardian Sustainable Business Award for Innovation in Communicating Sustainability in 2014 and 2015. We have a well-established reputation for producing Wall Street-quality research on the energy transition and the fossil fuel sector, which we are aiming to promote to mainstream decision-makers in the capital markets. We have established a US presence in NYC and are in the process of building our US-based team.
As the Head of Investor Engagement for North America, you will be responsible for building our US capabilities – driving our engagement with capital market practitioners, including senior level analysts/managers as well as C-level executives.
Engage with financial institutions, pensions funds and others to improve their understanding of climate risk and how it might affect the financial case for the energy sector, particularly the risks associated with the shift to a low carbon energy system
Develop and maintain strong relationships with institutional clients
Market Carbon Tracker analyses to current and prospective clients
Lead client and prospect meetings and present CT's work at meetings, events, conferences
Pitch for new work, review and respond to client/prospects energy research needs and develop narratives for using Carbon Tracker research
Work with our UK-based research team to help produce and curate cutting-edge research for the investment community
Business Strategy and Planning: You will work closely with our executive team (CEO, Executive Director, COO and Research Director) on business planning and strategy relating to the needs of institutional investors
Minimum of 10 years' professional work experience in financial services focused on the energy sector, preferably in sell-side or asset management
Thorough understanding of energy markets including oil/gas, coal, renewables both in US and globally.
Adept at building strong relationships and have credibility as an advisor
Established and extensive network of institutional investors/financial institutions, pensions funds, etc. focused on energy sector investments
Adept at marketing research to financial analysts and senior management (including C-suite) on the buy- and sell-side
Articulate and have strong and proven interpersonal and communication skills and can work with investment professionals across multiple levels
Can communicate objectives and their rationale across a range of institutional stakeholders – including C-level
Entrepreneurial spirit and welcome the challenge of using your experience and skills to promote Carbon Tracker's groundbreaking work to US audiences
Highly motivated, can set your own priorities, and have a proven background of delivery, and are results driven
Strong qualitative and quantitative skills, Bachelor's degree (MBA, CFA a plus)