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Economist with a focus on Climate & Biodiversity


What
Economist w/ a focus on Climate & Biodiversity
Start
ASAP
Where
Paris
Duration
Temporary

About 2DII. 2DII is a think-tank specialized in sustainable finance. Our mission is to promote the integration of climate constraints in financial institution’s investment strategies and financial regulation. We focus on first-hand research, policy analysis, data analysis, and the development of new tools. 10 years in the making, we benefit from an international reputation and a track record of influential research projects and impact on public policies. Many of the core concepts we devised have now been integrated into market practices and placed on the regulatory agenda in the EU and beyond.

Leading research.2DII led several EU-funded projects designed to develop both publicly available and IP-rights free 2°C scenario tools for financial portfolios (SEI metrics), risk management tools (ET Risk), target-setting (InvECAT) as well as to better understand retail investors preferences (Level EEI).

Global partnerships with the financial industry.2DII has partnered with over 600 financial institutions on scenario analysis for equity and/or corporate bonds portfolios, three financial supervisory authorities, and two governments on supporting 2°C scenario analysis among financial institutions.

Scenario analysis initiatives.2DII has also led a range of research projects on providing the ‘inputs’ into financial institutions 2°C scenario analyses. 2DII is a founding partner of the Asset Data Initiative (ADI). 2DII also participated in the FSB TCFD scenario working group. 2DII has contributed to the International Energy Agency World Energy Investment Outlook (2014), the IEA Investment report (2016), and the IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report (forthcoming, 2017). We are also co-chairing the ISO 14097 working group on setting science-based targets together with the UNFCCC Secretariat.

Independent research.2DII has a multi-stakeholder and independent governance framework designed to ensure the intellectual integrity of its work and its independence. Thanks to its non-advocacy position and technical emphasis, it enjoys the trust and confidence of central banks, insurance companies, banks, and pension funds.

 

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 – Call for expression of interest 

If you meet the eligibility criteria of the MSCA Programme (https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/actions/postdoctora…), and are interested to respond to our call for expression of interest, we invite you to propose a personal innovative and interdisciplinary postdoc research project that can be deployed over 12 – 24 months on any topic related to finance climate.

The ideal candidate profile would be:

1) Academic background: PhD in Economics or related discipline (e.g., Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics or Public Policy)

2) Professional background: A minimum of two years of relevant research experience covering the intersection of economics and climate and/or diversity.

 

Contact us

Send us your CV, a max 1-page cover letter, and a max 3-page description of a research topic you propose (objectives, approach, methodology and impact).

Send us your application in English at javier@2degrees-investing.org.

The sooner the better!

 

Assistance

2DII will support candidates during the application phase as well as during the fellowship if the application is funded by the European Commission.

 

Requirements

Research Field: Economics/Environmental science
Education Level: PhD or equivalent
Specific Requirements

The ideal candidate profile would be:

1) Academic background: PhD in Economics or related discipline (e.g., Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics or Public Policy)

2) Professional background: A minimum of two years of relevant research experience covering the intersection of economics and climate and/or diversity.

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of the MSCA Programme (https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/actions/postdoctora…)

Language: English (excellent level)

Additional Information

Benefits

We are a small team of dedicated experts working mostly from the Paris center but also from remote locations.

Flexible working pattern.

Family-friendly working environment.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 1
Country: France
City: Paris
Postal Code: 75001
Street: 21 Rue de Clery

2DII today announced it is transferring stewardship of the Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (PACTA) to RMI, formerly Rocky Mountain Institute. PACTA measures financial portfolios' alignment with various climate scenarios, including those consistent with the Paris Agreement. Under RMI’s stewardship, PACTA will remain a free, independent, open-source methodology and tool, and will continue to provide the financial and supervisory community with forward-looking, science-based scenario analysis to help users make climate-aligned financing decisions. RMI will invest in scaling up PACTA’s usability and applicability in day-to-day investment decisions as well as reporting requirements.

Access the full press release here: https://2degrees-investing.org/2-investing-initiative-transfers-stewardship-of-pacta-to-rmi/In the coming weeks, we will update this website with additional information. For now, please note that all contact information remains unchanged.