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Agronomist with Climate Change Capital

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/08/2008
Company Name Climate Change Capital
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Climate Change Capital ("CCC") is a leading investment banking group specialising in the investment opportunities created by the low carbon economy. It advises and invests in companies who recognise that combating global warming is both a necessity and an economic opportunity. Its activities, which also include investment management and financing emission reductions, aim to make the world's environment cleaner while delivering attractive financial returns.

CCC operates three transactional teams:

  • Carbon Finance: develops and manages funds that invest in GHG reduction projects and their underlying assets, primarily in the developing world. The funds also invest in companies that provide technologies or services facilitating GHG reductions. The Climate Change Capital Carbon Funds have over €800 million under management.
  • Fund Management: Develops and manages funds that invest in companies, projects and technologies that provide products or services facilitating climate change mitigation or adaptation. Through the Ventus group of listed Venture Capital Trusts and The Climate Change Capital Private Equity Fund, CCC has in excess of €250 million under management for investing in clean technology, clean fuels and renewable energy.
  • Advisory: provides financial, strategic and policy advice to energy-intensive industries, financial institutions, clean technology companies and governments.

CCC Land Fund:

CCC is interested in creating a Land Fund that will invest in agricultural land and forestry around the world. The Fund will either directly acquire land, partnering with local farm/forestry managers, or make equity investments in companies that own and manage land.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a forest economist in the team, reporting to the senior Partners responsible for fund management;
  • Help in assessing economic viability of potential forestry land purchases;
  • Assist in the due diligence of potential forest Fund properties and target management companies;
  • Model potential economic impact of changes in yield, rotation and species for the Fund's commercial hardwood and softwood plantations;
  • Model economics for the Fund's aforestation and reforestation projects as well as those of carbon and other environmental value streams relating to the properties;
  • Analyse economics of integrated systems  - plantation to processing, including biomass energy systems;
  • Work with local CCC office, management company and or investment manager to develop criteria for eligible property;
  • Work with local management company to oversee forest performance;
  • Help develop an analytical matrix for the fund that aggregates individual farm and forest economic flows into a dynamic fund model.

Key competencies and qualifications include:

  • Degree or Masters qualified experience as a forest economist;
  • Experience of practical work in the field and in different forest systems;
  • Experience of investing in forests, either within a fund, TIMO, or company would be preferable;
  • Global investment experience - preferably to have spent some time working in one or more of North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, South America, or other emerging markets;
  • Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues associated with land use;
  • Willingness to travel globally.

Please send CV and cover letter to the HR team at Climate Change Capital, recruitment@c-c-capital.com

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