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Head of Regulatory Affairs

BeZero Carbon

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Join the climate action movement as the Head of Regulatory Affairs at BeZero Carbon, a pioneering carbon ratings agency at the forefront of environmental markets.

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New York, US

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Organisation summary: BeZero Carbon is on a mission to catalyze sustainable investment in environmental markets as a leading carbon ratings agency. With a team of over 160 experts, including climate and data scientists, financial analysts, and policy specialists, BeZero Carbon delivers essential ratings and research tools through its SaaS product to inform stakeholders in the Voluntary Carbon Market. Embrace a career where your curiosity and research skills contribute to global climate action, alongside a team that values diversity and innovation.

  • Revolutionary organization in environmental markets
  • Impactful work with a globally recognized carbon ratings leader
  • Collaborative culture with a highly qualified team
  • Opportunities for growth in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Role Summary:

  • Drive the adoption of carbon ratings and risk management tools
  • Develop strategies for global regulatory engagement
  • Lead a high-performing team with growth potential
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders and C-level executives
  • Influence the regulatory landscape in the US and beyond

Role Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of carbon markets and climate policy
  • Extensive network within the climate policy sphere
  • Experience in regulatory or policy roles within the private sector
  • US-based with a willingness to travel

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary with equity options
  • Opportunity for professional growth alongside sector specialists
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and wellness allowances
  • 25 days of leave plus additional time off for special occasions
  • Supportive and inclusive company culture

About us:

BeZero Carbon’s mission is to scale investment in environmental markets that deliver a sustainable future. We are a carbon ratings agency. We equip world-leading organisations with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make better climate decisions. BeZero Carbon is the largest global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. We are driving climate action through carbon ratings.

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 with mission-critical data.

Our 160+ strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, machine learning, technology, and public policy expertise with world-class commercial and operations teams.

Curiosity, technical know-how and a research-first mindset sit at the heart of BeZero. We combine traditional capital markets research practices with expertise in environmental sciences and technology. Our 70+ analytical team of climate and data scientists, geospatial experts and financial market analysts comes with the highest academic credentials, a tenacious approach to scientific inquiry and a dedication to climate action through science.

www.bezerocarbon.com

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Career defining work - come and work on some of the most cutting edge problem sets, and do something you’ll be proud of for the rest of your career
  • World-class analysts - spend your time among the best of the best; 70% of our analytical team have PhDs, and have worked across some of the top global institutions
  • Compensation and benefits - competitive compensation and a broad benefits package
  • Live your life - flexible time off, and opportunity for remote working
  • Room to grow - many of our roles didn’t exist in the market 2 years ago, and there’s plenty of room to chart your own course

Job Description:

The Head of Regulatory Affairs will be integral to core strategic objectives of BeZero Carbon, namely:

  • Driving the adoption of ratings and risk-based tools in carbon markets, including through regulations
  • Developing our strategy for engagement with countries and regulators

This role will report directly to the Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder. You will lead a team of two top-performing direct reports to support this work in London, with the opportunity to grow the team in future. This role will require some flexibility on working hours in order to manage time zone differences.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Identifying opportunities and ongoing engagements with all countries relevant to BeZero
  • Developing BeZero’s strategic engagement agenda for broader carbon markets, engaging with governments and regulators to implement this
  • Providing thought-leading research and advisory to support our strategic goals
  • Collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, up to C level, across the business as required (Research, Policy, Product, Commercial etc.)
  • Directly engage with US and other policymakers to shape emerging regulatory landscape
  • Build a compelling evidence base and argument for appropriate regulation of carbon markets

Candidate profile:

  • Strong knowledge of the carbon markets and climate policy
  • A strong network in the climate policy sphere, both public and private
  • Preferably experienced in a regulatory / policy focused role in a private sector organisation
  • US based with willingness to travel

What we’ll offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity in a rapidly growing VC-backed start-up through share options
  • Ability to learn and develop alongside a range of sector specialists from the worlds of science, economics, business, finance and more
  • 25 days leave (with additional time off between Christmas and New Year, and for your birthday)
  • Benefits package covering private medical insurance, dental, critical illness cover, income protection, life assurance, medical cash plan and cycle to work scheme (or a comparable package if you’re based overseas)
  • Health and wellness cash allowance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Regular social events
  • Nomad working over the summer, allowing you to work from another country

We value diversity at BeZero Carbon. We need a team that brings different perspectives and backgrounds together to build the tools needed to make the voluntary carbon market transparent. We are therefore committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.

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