Managing Director, Climate Finance

Seattle, or New York

Jan 8, 2024

Company Description:

Are you passionate about accelerating the global economic transition to a sustainable future?

Our client, a net zero strategy and climate finance firm, is searching for a Managing Director of Climate Transition Finance.

Our client has a dedicated team of strategists, investors, policy wonks, scientists, and subject matter experts who are committed to identifying and implementing solutions that create a financially viable low-carbon future. They work with companies, non-profit organizations, investors, philanthropists, and governmental agencies to help them accelerate their progress toward net zero. They are a diverse team of talented, like-minded and impact focused people who are passionate about sustainability, committed to creating a better future, and focused on bringing our best selves to this work. From their C-suite to their analysts (and interns!) they are an outlier for diversity demographics and value the different perspectives an international and LGBTQ+ friendly team can bring.



Job Description:

What you’ll do:

  • Accelerate the global energy and climate transition by closing the gap between climate strategy and climate finance.
  • Create climate finance solutions that enable and extend their consulting value proposition and as these solutions gain scale, build, lead, and inspire a team of  climate financing professionals.
  • Build a portfolio of climate finance customers and solutions.
  • Advise team-based climate strategy and project finance consulting projects.
  • Envision, design, and implement novel low-carbon business models, products and services including new finance and advisory solutions that differentiate the firm in the climate and sustainability marketplace.
  • Collaborate with industry experts and serial entrepreneurs with decades of experience in corporate strategy, public policy, energy, sustainability, biotechnology, carbon accounting, and environmental projects and programs.
  • Collaborate with climate and sustainable finance and investing professionals to build revenue accretive business models.

Minimum Requirements:

 Skills you’ll need to be successful in the role:

  • 15+ years of accretive experience in the climate, energy and sustainability, at least 5 years experience building, hiring, and leading a team desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in climate finance and ability to originate a unique book of business.
  • Expertise in energy and climate transition project finance models and the economy and market dynamics of climate transition financing.
  • Experience building and launching new business models.
  • Understanding of Scope 3 CO2e emissions, including Forests, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) emissions.
  • Experience and understanding of existing and emerging global policies and standards including Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), TCFD, TNFD, ISSB, SASB, GRI, PRI, SFDR, CSRD, SEC (proposed) rules, and other related policies and standards.
  • Comfortable with asking “why” in the ambiguity of climate data and business uncertainty.
  • Expertise in financial AND carbon accounting.
  • Experience using financial modeling, data analytics, and visualization to create business cases and calculate return on investment and return on carbon impacts.
  • Clear and direct communication skills, with the ability to distill complex ideas from a variety of disciplines into actionable client take aways in various written and visual formats.
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, start-up environment is a must.
  • Competent and comfortable with the Microsoft Office Suite and Google products.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience, ideally in the fields of business, finance, public affairs, sustainability, environmental management, and related fields.


Neil Farrell
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