Nature-related Finance Analyst

Closing date: 04 March 2024, 09:00 GMT

Location: Oxford with flexible working

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Vacancy type: Permanent

Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide. 

Nature-related Finance: Nature loss poses material risks to financial institutions, as studies show more than half of global GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature. Lack of high-quality nature-related data is one of the biggest obstacles holding financial institutions back from addressing nature-related risks. Global Canopy innovates to increase the scope, quality and accessibility of freely available data. We work to enable investors, lenders, insurers, financial regulators and others in the sector to identify and mitigate their impacts and dependencies on nature – and to seize the opportunity of investing in nature-positive solutions. Our work on nature-related finance centres on three collaborative flagship projects, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), ENCORE and The Little Book of Investing in Nature.

About the role

In this role, you will be part of capacity building efforts to help economic actors explore their exposure to nature-related risk and take the first steps to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature through the development of ENCORE education and training materials and activities.  

In this role, you will support in delivering the ENCORE programme of work, specifically leading on the development of training and capacity building materials as well as assisting with ENCORE-TNFD familiarization. 

Critical to the role is the capacity to understand nature-related finance on a technical level, and be able to translate that expertise into accessible and relevant formats for non-specialist audiences. 

Requirement

To be successful in this role,  these are the things that will matter the most: 

  • Knowledge of market practices of how to locate, evaluate and assess sustainability risks preferably from hands-on experience as a consultant or working within an organisation on sustainability issues. 
  • It is an advantage if you are interested in or have experience in developing training on nature-related risk specifically.
  • Ability to communicate complex nature-related finance concepts to non-expert audiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes. 

Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We welcome applications from people from these regions.

Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.