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Policy Associate



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Sylvera as they are looking for a Policy Associate


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London, England

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Expires at anytime

What is Sylvera anyway? ‍👩‍👨🌳

Sylvera provides carbon data for genuine climate impact. 

Purchasing credits through the carbon markets is one of the most established and scalable ways to channel finance from the private sector to effective climate solutions and work toward societal net zero. Unfortunately, the voluntary carbon markets have been plagued with mistrust and a lack of effectiveness since they’ve emerged – until Sylvera. 

We produce the most accurate and trusted data about the carbon markets so that businesses and governments can confidently invest in, deliver, and report on real climate impact. Some of the world’s largest corporations, consultancies, and financial services institutions rely on Sylvera for their climate investment decisions. 

Our team is made up of the leading minds in climate change from scientists to academics. We work in partnership with scientific organisations, universities, governments and think tanks to develop and test rigorous and holistic ratings methodologies, leveraging the latest technology. Founded in 2020, Sylvera has 150+ employees across the world with offices in London and Belgrade. We’ve raised over $35m from leading VCs like Index Ventures and Insight Partners to date. 

What will I be doing? ‍‍👩‍💻👨‍💻

We’re looking for a mission-driven, experienced and dynamic Policy Associate to join our policy team, ideally based in London. Your mission will be twofold: (i) understand the shifting currents of the climate policy and carbon markets landscape that bear on Sylvera’s mission and its clients, and (ii) translate them into useful intel through expanding and building new products and tools.

Specific responsibilities will include:

- Researching, analysing and summarising key developments in the climate policy and carbon markets landscape

- Keeping up to date with the latest news and trends within the specific topics assigned to you

- Identify opportunities to expand Sylvera’s offering

- Broaden and develop new products and tools for internal and external purposes

- Be an active member of a highly collaborative, supportive team - ideating on the big issues, brainstorming solutions to complex challenges, asking incisive questions, and contributing to a high-performance culture

We’re looking for someone who: 🧠💚

- Has a university degree, ideally at a Master’s level

- Has early-stage working experience (2-3 years) in carbon markets, climate policy and/or related fields

- Has excellent organisational and research skills and a proven ability to navigate complex policy landscapes

- Has great attention to detail

- Has strong written and verbal communication skills in English

- Is a quick learner and team player, with the ability to work autonomously

- Cares deeply about the climate and ecosystems of the earth

We’d like someone highly ambitious, motivated and eager to propel their career forward. We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description

Benefits 💰

- Equity in a rapidly growing startup

- No corners cut in having the best tech to do your job

- Unlimited annual leave - and encouragement to actually use it!

- Half Day Fridays - 2pm finish every Friday

- Enhanced parental leave 

- Up to 20 days paid sick leave 

- £500 WFH allowance 

- Access to Mental Health support via Spill

- Monthly team socials

Location 🌍 

UK (with access to an office in London if you wanted to come in) 

Our Values 🙌

Own it: We believe in giving people the autonomy to own their impact.

Stay curious: Our business is built on transparency and debunking misperceptions.

Do what’s right - even when it’s hard: The right path isn’t always easy or obvious.

Collaborate with kindness: Great teams are built on open communication and respect.

What if you’re a partial fit? 🌱

We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description. 

Equal employment opportunity 🌈

Sylvera is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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