Sustainable Finance Specialist

Location : Living Planet Centre Woking
Closing Date : 05/08/2018
Salary : £35,000 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent

Sustainable Finance & Corporate Risk Specialist – The Role

The finance sector is a key lever for change in the sustainability agenda, and we want you to use your finance industry expertise to encourage capital to be shifted to more sustainable and low-carbon economic sectors.

As a member of the team you will we work with, and challenge, financial institutions to reduce their impact on the natural world as well as influence financial mechanisms which protect and encourage sustainable ecosystems.

You will provide knowledge and support on issues related to sustainable finance and green/blue economy. You will encourage the case for low carbon investment, new product innovation for sustainability, natural capital as well as food and forest finance thinking across relevant biomes. Working with colleagues across the organisation, you will conduct research and engage with external parties to achieve impactful conservation outcomes.

You will also work with our food team to build proficiency in understanding the finance sector levers that we can engage to influence the global food system in a positive direction. You will also have the opportunity to support the Head of Blue Economy in the emerging area of blue economy (ocean) finance.

Sustainable Finance & Corporate Risk Specialist – Requirements

You will have experience in the financial services industry including environmental finance, risk management, ESG, sustainability, corporate responsibility, or a closely related field. You will have a basic understanding of the links between the food system and potential finance sector levers for change, blue economy financing principles, and/or natural capital finance. You will also have good knowledge of the specialism of sustainable and responsible finance as well as knowledge of the relevant frameworks, policies, and external developments that affect it.

Your technical expertise will be complemented by excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills. Capable of working independently and proactively you will be good at researching and analysing data and content reports.

Who are we?

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.

Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

Sustainable Finance & Corporate Risk Specialist – How to Apply

If you have the energy, creativity and enthusiasm to help tackle the biggest challenges facing our planet – from the restoration of nature, to the impact of climate change – then this might just be your dream job.

To apply please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you believe you are suited for the role.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.