Senior Analyst – Green Taxonomy

Green Finance Institute

To apply for this job please visit www.greenfinanceinstitute.co.uk.

Location: Homeworking – anywhere in the UK (some travel to London) Start date: As soon as possible

Established in 2019, the Green Finance Institute is an independent, commercially focused organisation, supported by HM Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the City of London Corporation.

As the UK’s principal forum for public and private sector collaboration in green finance, we are uniquely placed to accelerate the domestic and global transition to a zero-carbon and climate-resilient economy through mobilising capital.

We drive forward actions to enact systemic change within the finance sector and convene and lead mission-led coalitions, made up of networks of dynamic decision makers across financial services, policy, business, academia and civil society. We aim to identify and unlock barriers to deploy capital at pace and scale towards impactful, real-economy outcomes.

The UK Green Taxonomy has the potential to transform UK green policy making as well as investing, lending and underwriting in the UK. For the first time the economic activities that will characterise the UK’s future green economy will be defined. We are looking to hire a Senior Analyst to work alongside the Programme Director to deliver our work on the taxonomy.

The Green Finance Institute is scaling its efforts to transform the financial system and the wider economy at pace. With the decade of action upon us, there has never been a better time to engage in the green finance agenda.

What’s the role?

You will work with the Programme Director to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to provide analysis and project support to the GTAG who will, in turn, provide independent expert advice to Government on how to implement a UK taxonomy and related disclosures regime.

Your responsibilities will range from delivering specialist support on key aspects of the GTAG programme – such as research, analysis and drafting papers – as well as co- ordinating activities across a range of workstreams. In this role you will be fully immersed in the GTAG programme but also have the opportunity to contribute more widely to the day-to- day activities of the Institute’s projects and initiatives.

page1image296505392

Role: Fixed Term contract: 2 years, with the possibility of a permanent role (subject to

page1image296515792

funding)

 

Further details of the GTAG membership can be found on our website.
As Senior Analyst you support the work of the GTAG, focusing on four key areas:

  • Advising on market and/or regulatory considerations for operationalising a UK- specific taxonomy;
  • Advising on application of the EU’s taxonomy framework and technical standards to the UK context;
  • Advising on how the taxonomy could be used to align and accelerate the delivery of multiple relevant HMG policy initiatives, including its Net Zero Strategy, Green Finance Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan; and
  • Advising on the role the taxonomy could play in tracking green financial flows.You will work with the Programme Director to develop papers for consideration by the GTAG. These will drive forward GTAG discussion and consensus building, which in turn will feed into and inform the consultation and legislative process. We expect the GTAG to convene for two years and to meet at least quarterly (as well as additional ad hoc meetings on specific subjects).

    This role offers the opportunity for you contribute to significant policy and market reform, and to work closely with GTAG members to help create significant opportunities for decarbonisation, economic transformation and job creation.

    We’re looking for someone who is very organised, analytical and an excellent communicator. You will have previous experience in providing analytical input into projects and experienced at working at pace. As part of a small team you will be required to undertake a number of different tasks, pivoting your focus quickly. It is therefore essential that you are delivery focussed and outcome driven in all that you do.

    We’ll trust you to:

  • Alongside the Programme Director, contribute to the Institute’s work on the UK Taxonomy and delivery of key aspects of the programme.
  • Develop constructive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, providing analytical and research support on the UK Taxonomy.
  • Undertake key research and analysis to support the work of the GTAG and wider green finance agenda.
  • Stay current on the topic of green finance topics and areas of focus, and contribute to supportive policy formation to accelerate the adoption of new products and services.
  • Support project management of the GTAG programme and be willing and flexible to undertake ad-hoc tasks to support the programme.

You need to have:

  • Graduated with a relevant degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience gained in a corporate setting
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the current EU taxonomy situation, as well as UK green policy and financial regulatory developments
  • Previous experience in undertaking research, analysis to support projects and business cases
  • Experience in developing briefings, research papers and summaries for review by senior stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to convey complexinformation clearly
  • A strong independent work ethic in addition to an ability to work as part of an agile and fast-moving team
  • An ability to meet deadlines, logically tackle problems and set priorities
  • A genuine interest in environmental sustainability.

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we’re a good match and we’ll get in touch to let you know the next steps.

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) describing how you meet the specific requirements for the post.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 26 July 2021. Please submit your application to recruitment@gfi.green

Please note:

• If you do not already hold the right to work in the UK and/or require sponsorship in order to continue working here, you should think carefully before applying.

The Green Finance Institute is an equal opportunity employer and we value

page3image292679712

diversity.

Job Overview