Vice President – Carbon Finance, Climate Change Capital

Vice President, Carbon Finance

About Climate Change Capital

Climate Change Capital Ltd (CCC) is an investment manager and advisor specialising in the opportunities created by the transition to the low carbon economy. Its activities aim to make the world’s environment cleaner while delivering attractive financial returns. CCC has two distinct but complementary business groups:

  • Asset Management: Develops and manages strategies that invest in companies, projects and technologies that provide products or services facilitating climate change mitigation or adaptation. As at 31 December 2009 CCC managed over US $1.5 billion of commitments across the following alternative asset classes:  Carbon Finance, Private Equity, Property and Energy Infrastructure. 

  • Advisory: Provides M&A corporate finance, project finance, strategic and policy advice to energy-intensive industries, financial institutions, clean technology companies and governments.

Through the combined talents of investment professionals, market specialists and thought leaders we reconcile economic gain with environmental benefits without compromising implementation, discipline, client focus and accountability. We call this Creating Wealth Worth Having®. 

Description of the Role

Climate Change Capital’s Carbon Finance team manages €750 million in two funds focussed on the carbon markets, including the largest private sector carbon fund in the world. The team focuses on projects in the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) market created through the Kyoto Protocol, and invests in projects based in China, India, South East Asia, Central Asia, South America, and Africa. Transaction types include equity investment, upfront financing through carbon purchase agreements, pay-on-delivery carbon purchases and physical options.

We are looking for a Vice President to join the team and take responsibility for the management of a group of projects based in companies in Uzbekistan and Georgia focused on eliminating leaks in gas distribution. The successful candidate will spend up to 75% of their time each month in Georgia and Uzbekistan, and will spend the remaining time in CCC’s London office, although this may alter slightly over time.

Responsibilities

  • Managing relationships with project counterparts and technical consultants on the ground in Uzbekistan and Georgia

  • Advising and providing substantial technical input into the development and implementation of project activities

  • Monitoring on the ground project progress identifying problem areas, implementing remedial measures and providing solutions

  • Help to create, update and ensure appropriate progress is made on monthly work plans

  • Work with local counterparties and consultants to ensure compliance with methodological norms of CDM

  • Regularly report activity to senior program staff

  • Prepare monthly management reporting material and risk analysis, and work with the London office to track expenditure and ensure payments are processed


Key competencies and qualifications include

  • Fluency in Russian and English language (verbal and written

  • Previous practical experience in engineering industry

  • Experience working in developing countries

  • MBA or science/mathematical based undergraduate degree

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Deal-management experience

  • Excellent communication skills including report-writing skills

  • An active interest in climate change

Please note that we will only consider applicants who have current eligibility to work in the UK, are fluent in both English and Russian (verbal and written) and have previous practical experience in the engineering industry.

Please also note that CCC will only accept direct applications for this role. Intermediaries (including agencies and headhunters) should be aware that CCC will not pay any fee for introductions.

Please send CV and cover letter to Human Resources, Climate Change Capital, 3 More London, London, SE1 2AQ, or recruitment@c-c-capital.com stating reference: ‘Vice President, Carbon Finance’ in the subject.

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