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Research Fellow – Sustainable Finance

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 24/09/2018
Company Name Stockholm Environment Institute
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Directory Entry : Climate and Environmental Jobs with SEI. SEI was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and celebrated its 25th anniversary in October 2014. Our goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy. We do this by providing integrated analysis that supports decision-makers. The institute has built a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development.
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SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow with a strong research background in finance and/or economics, preferably with a good understanding of sustainability, development, and climate change.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Deadline: 24 September 2018, 23:59 CEST

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Join our international non-profit research organization and help create a sustainable future for all. SEI Stockholm is a dynamic, expanding workplace that employs around 90 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen).

The role

SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow with a strong research background in finance and/or economics, preferably with a good understanding of sustainability, development, and climate change. The successful candidate will contribute to developing and executing research on sustainable finance within the newly started Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre. The Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre aims to accelerate and promote the shift in capital investments required to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate targets. The Centre is a unique collaboration between Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). This brings together a leading research university in financial markets and economics, and a highly ranked institute working on environmental impact and broader sustainable development issues. The successful candidate will be employed at SEI but fully integrated into the collaboration with SSE and other SSFC partners. The position may also involve work with related SEI projects such as SEI’s Global Finance Initiative or SEI’s initiative on fossil fuels and climate change.

Main responsibilities

  • Together with the SSFC team, identify and design research projects on sustainable finance that advance the core mission of the SSFC. In particular, the center will engage in research aiming to scale up the capital available in developing countries to achieve the SDGs and the capital available to meet the Paris targets in both developed and developing country contexts
  • Participate in sustainable finance networks domestically and internationally, presenting SSFC research, communicating the SSFC’s mandate and activities, and representing the SSFC
  • Combine qualitative with quantitative research methods to generate innovative and rigorous research findings pertaining to sustainable finance
  • Contribute to, and over time, lead the development of proposals in the field of sustainable finance
  • Help to communicate insights from our work to a range of audiences, with support from SEI’s communications team

Who you are

We are looking for a person with a strong interest and proven track record in designing and executing research projects. You have excellent writing skills and are able to communicate with a variety of actors.

  • Master’s degree or PhD in economics or a related field, or an extensive experience from the finance sector
  • Solid knowledge of financial markets
  • Strong motivation for developing innovative approaches to helping the finance sector to drive the transition to sustainability globally
  • Knowledge of development, sustainability, and climate change is an advantage
  • Good understanding of finance challenges in low-income countries is an advantage
  • Track record in project management; delivery of research programmes is an advantage
  • Written and spoken Swedish is an asset; fluent English is a requirement

To succeed in this role, you can work both in teams and independently in a highly flexible and exciting research environment. You are able to combine theoretical knowledge with practical, people-based skills.

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on a ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than the Sep 24, 23:59 CEST. As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, online using the button below and include:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
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