What We Are Building: A climate investment intelligence platform that enables large-scale investors to quickly allocate capital to the most impactful climate solutions on path to net zero and 1.5C while meeting return objectives.
Achieving a 1.5℃ outcome depends on providing the means to exponentially increase the speed of investment in the highest leverage climate solutions. With $50 trillion of private capital currently engaged on climate, there’s no shortage of capital. What capital lacks is an accurate compass and guide to the most important investments. C4C’s open architecture platform will provide financial institutions and public sector investors the landscape, navigational guide and real time intelligence required to confidently deploy capital to scientifically validated, impactful, and immediately investable climate solutions. This work spans energy systems, industrial processes and materials, transportation, agriculture, forests/forestry, natural capital/biodiversity, the built environment/cities and CO2/GHG capture and conversion to value. Our goal is to be an accelerant to climate solution investment in service of reducing emissions 50% by 2030.
We are seeking an experienced systems thinker who likes wicked problems and who wants to change how capital markets work to take on the critical role of Head of Research Integration. A core task will be to knit together a composite climate leverage roadmap integrating the data, outputs and recommendations from leading research efforts including for example ClimateWorks, MissionPossible, Drawdown, Exponential Roadmap, and specialist roadmaps (e.g.:energy storage, DAC, and soil carbon). In addition, the research group will be responsible for integrating existing data and- in the few cases where data is lacking - primary research, on investment activity across the climate solution landscape. This leader will be responsible for building and leading our knowledge integration team, will report to the founding team and become a member of the senior leadership team.
The ideal candidate will have:
What you’ll be doing:
In this position, you will be responsible for the knowledge and research management for the C4C intelligence platform. Leadership responsibilities:
Integrate climate solution pathway research into a complete landscape that also maps to capital flows and gaps at the solution level
Supervise team taking in analysis and data sets directly from other decarbonization pathways research efforts around the world, in order to build a comprehensive map of the highest leverage solutions along each of the sectoral decarbonization pathways. Integrate distributed research outputs into an actionable whole that investors and policy makers worldwide can rely on to guide and target capital to opportunity to accelerate the transition to net zero
Oversee primary research to track capital flow at the solution level to discover which solutions are well supplied with capital and where capital gaps exist that can either be filled by private, blended, or public capital.
Address other research specifications in the intelligence platform’s current design, and contribute to its evolution over time.
In achieving these objectives the research leader will need to:
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Due to volume of applications, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. C4C is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.