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Ratings Scientist, Cookstoves

BeZero Carbon


Posted over 30 days ago...

Advance Climate Action as a Ratings Scientist at BeZero Carbon, the Leading Voluntary Carbon Market Ratings Agency


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Organisation Summary

Join BeZero Carbon, a pioneering ratings agency, on their mission to facilitate the transition to Net-Zero by providing expert analysis and ratings for the Voluntary Carbon Market. With a diverse team of over 150 professionals across four continents, BeZero Carbon leverages expertise in climatic sciences, financial research, and technology to accelerate climate action. Since its inception in April 2020, the company has achieved significant growth, propelled by a major Series B funding round. Discover more at BeZero Carbon.

Role Summary

  • Lead a team of scientists to research and rate cookstove projects within the Voluntary Carbon Market.
  • Enhance the database of evidence and ratings, as well as the sector's content stream.
  • Drive the analytical development of research and refine ratings frameworks for cookstoves.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, requiring excellent communication skills.
  • Contribute to the company's growth by meeting monthly targets in ratings delivery and content production.

Role Requirements

  • Academic background in environmental sciences, global development, environmental finance, or related fields.
  • Professional experience with cookstove projects in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM).
  • Management experience and strong leadership abilities.
  • Exceptional written, presentational, and verbal communication skills.
  • Robust research background with analytical acumen.
  • Deep understanding of the VCM and the associated risks of offset projects.

Ratings Scientist, Cookstoves

About us:

BeZero Carbon is a global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. We distribute our ratings via our SaaS Product, BeZero Carbon Markets, informing all market participants on how to price and manage risk. Our ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors and carbon project developers.

Founded in April 2020, our 150+ strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, earth observation, machine learning, data and technology, engineering, and public policy expertise. We work from four continents.

Having raised a significant Series B funding round in late 2022, we are rapidly growing as a company, accelerating the Net-Zero transition through ratings.

Job Description:

BeZero is looking for an exceptional candidate with sector expertise in cookstove projects to join our carbon credit ratings team. The ideal candidate would have an academic background in environmental sciences, global development, environmental finance, and/or other relevant fields. In addition, their professional experience will bring knowledge of developing cookstove projects on the ground, auditing/reviewing the carbon accountancy parameters of these projects and/or development of sector-relevant methodologies.

In-depth knowledge of the Voluntary Carbon Offset Market is essential. We are looking for a driven, creative and intellectually curious individual excited by the prospect of working at an innovative start-up aiming to rethink the frameworks within which credits from such projects as assessed for quality.

The role will be focused on the management of scientists that research the science and evidence behind different types of projects in the cookstoves sub-sector, and continuing to build our database of evidence and ratings and content stream for the sector. The successful candidate will be expected to drive analytical development, BeZero’s research and refine ratings frameworks for this sub-sector. It will also require interacting with both internal and external stakeholders and consequently, strong written, presentational, and oral communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will bring a depth of knowledge in their area of expertise and the ability to create effective messaging for a diverse audience. The candidate will report to BeZero’s Director of Carbon Ratings and can work remotely or from our London-based office on GMT hours.


  • Management of cookstove rating scientists

  • Research cookstove projects in the voluntary carbon market

  • Expanding and developing our ratings and analytical models for the sector

  • Curating our literature database

  • Writing research reports on market trends and dynamics.

  • Attending conferences and events representing BeZero Carbon

  • Working towards monthly targets through delivery of ratings, reviews and content.

Candidate Requirements

  • Have an academic background in environmental sciences, global development, environmental finance, and/or other relevant fields.

  • Have professional experience related cookstove projects in the VCM

  • Have previous management experience

  • Have strong written and spoken communication skills

  • Have a strong research background and analytical skills

  • Be comfortable speaking to high-level clients and external stakeholders

  • Have a strong understanding of the voluntary carbon market and the risks offset projects face.


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