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Climate Bonds Initiative

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Join Climate Bonds Initiative as a Trustee and Drive Global Climate Finance Solutions

Overview

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No salary declared 馃様

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Brazil

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100% Remote- Brazil

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Climate Bonds Initiative is an influential NGO at the forefront of developing climate finance solutions worldwide. As a respected authority in the field, the organisation collaborates with governments, businesses, and financial institutions to shape green bond standards and policies. With a strong commitment to diversity and sustainability, Climate Bonds is expanding its board and invites experienced professionals to contribute to its mission during an exciting period of strategic growth.

Role Summary

  • Provide governance and strategic direction.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Uphold a governance structure that reflects the organisation's stage and diversity.
  • Apply personal skills and experience towards the NGO's efficiency and success.
  • Identify and secure funding opportunities.
  • Develop strategy, policy and evaluate performance.
  • Conduct risk assessments for organisational activities.

Role Requirements

  • Proven success in fundraising and securing major gifts for non-profits.
  • Commitment to and understanding of the mission, ideally with relevant experience.
  • Strong commercial and growth experience in corporations or NGOs.
  • Knowledgeable in risk, opportunity, and governance management.
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and relationship-building capabilities.
  • Integrity, credibility, and passion for climate change solutions through finance.

About Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate Bonds is a fast growing, dynamic NGO driven by a big mission, to lead the development of innovative international climate finance solutions.

As a respected sector expert, we are regularly called upon by governments, other not-for-profit organisations, businesses, and financial service institutes to provide thought leadership, insight and advise on green bond standards, certification, taxonomy, and policy. We work extensively with our funders and partners to deliver programmes that examine a variety of sectors such as agri-foods, buildings, and carbon zero.

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we embark on our new strategy and develop the organisation into the next phase of its ambitious growth.

We are currently looking for a new Trustee to join the Climate Bonds Initiative Board to expand the breath of its skills and diversity. Between them, out trustees cover a range of expertise including technical, financial, operational leadership, legal, climate resilience and sustainability. To complement the existing board, we are particularly keen to connect with someone experienced in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector, donor stewardship and philanthropy. Additionally applicants who have emerging markets experience would be beneficial.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and making sure we best reflect the global nature of our work and regions that we serve. 聽For this reason, we would particularly welcome applications from:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Applicants from Black, Asian, or Hispanic backgrounds

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Applicants from South America and the Caribbean

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Purpose

Act as a member of the Board of Trustees in guiding the organisation towards increasing its impact whilst ensuring its continual financial stability and security.

Duties & Responsibilities

The board is collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation, including its financial health, the integrity of its activities and the development of its strategic direction in line with our mission.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Trustees must ensure that the Climate Bonds complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ensure the organisation has a governance structure that is appropriate to its size/complexity and stage of development, and its objects, and reflects the diversity of its stakeholders.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Use reasonable care and skill in their work as Trustee, using their personal skills, knowledge and experience as needed to ensure that the organisation is well run and efficient.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Leverage existing relationships and as a conduit for potential sponsorship and funding opportunities.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 To develop strategy and overall policy and evaluate performance against these.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ensure risk assessments for all aspects of the organisation鈥檚 activities are carried out and monitored.

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Accountable to

Legally accountable to Funders/Foundations/Philanthropic Institutes, Charity Commission and Companies House

Generally accountable to Funders/Foundations/Philanthropic Institutes and climate NGO peers

Time Commitment

Preparation for and attendance at board meetings and if required committee meetings and ad hoc meetings. Expected time commitment is one a day per month.

Please note as a global and fully remote organisation our Trustees are all based remotely and the board meets online.

Term

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, as is the case for all trustees, with the option of re-election by mutual agreement for one further three-year term

Service on Climate Bonds Initiative board of directors is without remuneration, except in exceptional cases for travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members鈥 duties

Requirements

About you

Candidates will have the following experience:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a non-profit

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 A commitment to and understanding of Climate Bonds Initiative beneficiaries and mission, preferably based on experience

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Strong commercial skills - experience of growing a corporation or NGO

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 An understanding of managing risks, opportunities and governance in an organisation

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for driving climate change through financial solutions

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