Carbon Financing Consultant (m/f/d)

Your Role & Tasks

As the Carbon Financing Consultant (m/f/d), you will be part of YSB’s mission to support our portfolio companies working on environmental themes on the topic of accessing the carbon offsets market. You will have the opportunity to continue the development of Carbon Financing projects for YSB portfolio companies (GS, VCs in Waste, Forestry, Fuel Switching and more).

Your tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Building partnerships with carbon project developers, retailers and other intermediaries to responsibly manage the project portfolio
  • Developing business plans for Carbon Projects
  • Financial due diligence
  • Environmental and social governance and reporting
  • Identification of new opportunities to originate projects for voluntary carbon schemes as well as related markets, including an initial assessment
  • Optimizing tools and processes in coordination with the company‘s management
  • Gathering intelligence about market trends, relevant regulation and policies

What you bring to the table

  • Proven experience in project management and implementation of processes
  • Strong international communication skills
  • Confident in building successful partnerships, including the ability to negotiate mutually beneficial terms
  • Background in business, economics, resource management, forestry, sustainability or related fields; experience in a consulting/investment/financing role is preferred
  • Fluent English
  • Flexible for calls, from Colombia to CET to India time zone

Additionally, we will strongly favour profiles with:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the fields of climate change mitigation, value chain management, and carbon markets
  • Financial modelling skills; experience in the preparation of business and financial models for carbon projects or similar fields (e.g. renewable energy)
  • Experience in developing countries; professional experience working with SMEs in Latin America, Africa, or South Asia is an advantage

Other important traits - from a culture & values perspective:

  • A high level of personal integrity and teamwork spirit
  • Alignment with our company values (Deep Impact, Entrepreneurial and Aligned, Bold and Humble, Respect and CARE, Joyful Excellence)
  • Excellent relationship builder with an independent work style
  • Passion for the social business and the ventures we invest in

About Yunus Social Business

Yunus Social Business (YSB) is a philanthropic fund for social businesses and venture builder for corporate social businesses. Co-founded in 2011 by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, our mission is to promote social business as a sustainable alternative to long-term aid, bridging the gap between business and philanthropy.

YSB is headquartered in Berlin, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, Colombia, India, Kenya and Uganda. Today, our social businesses already serve over 13 million people in emerging and developing countries.

We are currently a global team of 50+ people with experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, venture capital, business incubation, finance and international development. We also work with an amazing community of freelance impact and business consultants, design thinking experts, startup catalysts and mentors for our projects

How to apply

Please apply in English by 15 July 2022. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Contact Person: Eliane Knobbe, HR Manager

It is our commitment that every qualified person will be evaluated according to skills, regardless of age, gender, identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status or religion. Please refrain from including your picture and age with the application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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