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Head of Stewardship- Carbon Tracker

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Carbon Tracker Initiative is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of
the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels. We
believe that financial markets, regulators, investors and policymakers all have an urgent role to play in guiding the
world to a climate-secure energy system. Carbon Tracker’s analysis of unburnable carbon, stranded assets, and
wasted capital has reframed the debate around climate change risk.

Role and responsibilities
• Advocates Carbon Tracker’s investor outreach, building productive relationships with key audiences focused
on governance and engagement.
• Establish Carbon Tracker as the trusted go-to provider for strategy, data and analytics powering resolution
filings, with a leading reputation in this space and recognized by target funders.
• 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 for specific corporations
• Market Carbon Tracker company insights and sector analysis to current and prospective governance teams
including independent proxy advisors (i.e., GlassLewis, ISS, and PIRC) and investor corporate governance
• Key player in investor led coalitions such as IIGCC, and UNEPFI and support Carbon Tracker’s outreach work
with CA100+ and its constituent members leading on engagement.
• Support and strategically guide investor groups filing shareholder resolutions including but not limited to
Follow This, As You Sow, ShareAction and Boston Common
• Lead client and prospect meetings of the governance teams and present Carbon Tracker’s work at meetings,
events, conferences focused on shareholder engagement & voting.
• Pitch for new work, review and respond to client or prospects energy research needs and develop narratives
for using Carbon Tracker research.
• Work with both our US and UK-based research team to help produce and curate cutting-edge research
around voting recommendations on Paris aligned business plans for the wider investment community.
• Develop strategic stewardship engagements on key issues consistent with Carbon Tracker research themes
including but not limited to:
o Strategic analysis of climate risk impacting key companies in Carbon Tracker’s universe
o Executive remuneration
o Aligning financial statement assumptions with a low-carbon transition
o Governance reforms
• Business Strategy and Planning: You will work closely with our executive team (US and UK Executive Chair,
CEOs, COO and Research Directors) on business planning and strategy relating to the needs of institutional investors.
• Aiming to measure success through proxy advisory services endorsing shareholder proposals such as
aligning with Paris goals; offering climate-friendly recommendations on votes on the appointment of board
directors; approval of accounts; reappointment of auditors; approval of executive remuneration packages

Required attributes
• Passion for the cause and an advocate for our mission, vision, goals and theory of change.
• 7+ years’ professional work experience in financial services focused on corporate governance, investor
engagement, preferably from a proxy advisory service, corporate governance, sell-side or asset
• Good understanding of governance and proxy guidelines in US and/or UK and understanding of key
differences between US versus UK and EU.
• Demonstrated ability to achieve creative and positive outcomes in engagement with companies.
• Good understanding of key regional differences between US versus UK & EU.
• Thorough understanding of energy markets including oil/gas, coal, P&U renewables both in US and globally.
• Credibility as an advisor around voting recommendations and engagement.
• Adept at building strong relationships; established and extensive network of governance teams at
institutional investors/financial institutions, pensions funds, and/or proxy advisory services, resolution filers.
• Articulate with proven interpersonal and communication skills, confident explaining our research to senior
management (including C-suite)
• Entrepreneurial spirit, welcoming the challenge of using experience and skills to promote and utilise Carbon
Tracker’s ground-breaking work to our target audiences
• Highly motivated, can set priorities, results driven with a proven background of delivery
• Bachelor’s degree (MBA, CFA would be beneficial but not required)

• USD $90,000 – $125,000
• 4% pension contribution
• 18 paid vacation days
• 11 paid holidays
• 10% discretionary bonus (funding and company performance dependent)
• flexible working environment
Applicant information
• Please apply through our Careers page
• Carbon Tracker can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the US.
• We strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at Carbon Tracker are open to all. We welcome
applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression,
race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.
• Carbon Tracker supports flexibility.
• Thank you for your interest in Carbon Tracker and good luck!

GDPR Disclaimer
Carbon Tracker will process any data provided in response to this open role for recruitment purposes only. We will
hold personal data on candidates in our applicant tracking system which is fully compliant with current GDPR
legislation until our open role is filled. We cannot state the exact time period for this because it varies role to role.
The period is over when a candidate accepts our job offer and starts in the new role. When that period is over we will delete your data. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle your data with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or you can contact us directly if you have any concerns you would like to discuss.

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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Head of Stewardship

Job Type: Permanent

Regions: Europe, North America

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