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Environmental Investment Organisation

Environmental Investment Organisation

Environmental Investment Organisation

The Environmental Investment Organisation is at the forefront of harnessing the power of the financial system to address the climate crisis. It has developed an innovative mainstream financial prod...

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Location:
Global,

Posted:
9 Jan 2014

Deadline:
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Industry:
Financial Services
Investment Management
NGO
Green
Renewables & Environment
CSR
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
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Volunteer Campaigners

Would you like to be part of an exciting movement to tackle climate change?

Global,

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Part-time
Remote Working
Level:
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Exotic
Social Impact
Function:
Generalist
Intern/Volunteer
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We are the Project One Percent movement. Our mission: to tackle climate change.

How? Through Environmental Tracking: a market-mechanism designed to drive the world’s largest companies to lower emissions and improve transparency by talking to them in a language they understand: money.

Approximately a quarter of the money invested in the stock market is invested through indexes like the FTSE [UK], S&P [US], Nikkei [Japan] or your national equivalent. That’s a lot of money. Around $15 trillion in fact.

Picture this. What if we could harness the power of that money so that every time a company pursued an environmentally damaging course of action it also damaged its share price, pushing up the cost of capital for polluting companies? Suddenly companies would be presented with an incentive to cut emissions.

Luckily we can. But we need your help to make it happen. We are joining forces on a local level, all around the world, to demand that financial institutions, and in particular the people managing our pensions [and futures] start supporting Environmental Tracking.

More specifically, we are calling on financial institutions to invest 1% of their funds in Environmental Tracking indexes. This is hardly a radical proposal since most already invest in indexes just like them, only traditional indexes prop up companies that are wrecking the climate.


We are looking for campaigners to form local groups, plan, organise and execute effective campaigns. 


This will involve:

  • Effectively shaping & articulating the narrative around this issue
  • Raising awareness about the campaign & building support locally
  • Turning up the heat on the campaign targets
  • Sustaining the pressure over time
  • And ultimately winning!


In return you will get a chance to:

  • Be part of a global network of smart, passionate and motivated people.
  • Gain experience in the process of building and executing a campaign.
  • Make a real impact by contributing to an initiative focused on tackling climate change, considered by many as the biggest threat to organised human society we have ever faced.


Suggested level of contribution 2-5 hours per week.

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