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Carbon Project Finance Specialist

Remote
28 days ago
Full time role

Company

Earthshot Labs

Mill Valley, CA, USA

Earthshot Labs is an open-source community and technology company developing tools for planetary-scale ecological regeneration. We are building the first global ...

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Job Description

Earthshot Labs’ is a science and technology company dedicated to planetary-scale land regeneration.

We conduct core ecological research and build technology products that inspire land stewards to restore their land, and easily onboard them to carbon marketplaces. We partner with world leading conservation and restoration organizations around the world to support them to develop, secure finance and certify their nature-based carbon project. Our just partnership model is centered on equitability, with a goal of driving as much money as possible back to the implementing organizations and communities on the ground. 

Earthshot is building two products that enable its vision: LandOS and Biome. LandOS is a platform for enabling landowners to envision and manifest the regeneration of land they have stewardship over and access carbon markets. Our intention is to build a product that inspires our customers to be bold, to delight and engage them while they envision the future possibilities of the land in ways never possible before. Biome is our Unity app that collects nature observations in the most accurate, fun and engaging way using the smartphone’s neural engine, camera, and augmented reality capabilities. The data collected is used to power both fundamental ecological research as well as to underpin our LandOS system for envisioning and manifesting land restoration.

Earthshot believes that people are most effective and happy when they bring their whole selves into their work, so they can unleash their full genius. We take shared breaths together, we discuss subjects that are deeply meaningful and at times vulnerable. We actively maintain a coherent field of deeply held love for nature and restoring humankind’s place within it. Despite our best intentions we are keenly aware of the potential problems inherent in creating a tech platform to engineer large scale land use, and so we are engaging with indigenous leaders, ecological experts, regenerative farmers, and other groups with deep knowledge of the land in order to ensure we have the highest integrity and wisdom infusing our efforts.

The Role

We're looking for a financial analyst that can lead financial modeling of our restoration and conservation nature-based carbon projects and support our go-to-market financial strategy. This is a cross-functional role supporting both the operations team and the business development team. On the operations team, the role will lead the building of the full profit and loss model as well as the investment model for each project. With the business development team, this role will support decision-making regarding which investment structure to pursue for each project and the terms for each investment deal. An ideal candidate has experience with project finance for nature-based projects and ideally experience analyzing structures for carbon finance.

Responsibilities:

  • Build profit and loss models for all forest conservation and restoration projects and blue carbon projects working with the operations team and project partners
  • Develop templates and internal systems working with the product team to provide tools that project leads can use to efficiently provide inputs to models
  • Build investment models for each project and complete analysis of optimal investment structure for each project
  • Develop standardized and scalable investment structures
  • Work with biz dev’t leadership to inform go-to-market strategy for financing projects

Requirements:

  • A passionate and heart-centered professional with a deep love for nature and a desire to build a more integrated future for humanity
  • University degree in finance, economics, resource management, forestry, agriculture, or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience with project finance, both building profit and loss models and also assessing investment structures including debt, equity and forward structures
  • Proven experience working in international contexts
  • Strong Excel skills

The most competitive candidates will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in nature-based carbon project development and finance across the full slate of AFOLU (Agriculture, Forests and Other Land Use) projects including REDD+, reforestation, afforestation, agroforestry, assisted natural regeneration, savannah/grasslands, blue carbon and agriculture. At a minimum, experience with REDD and ARR.
  • At least 5 years of experience building cost models for forestry related projects
  • Graduate degree in a financial or forestry related field
  • Fluent in English, with Spanish, Portuguese, French and additional languages as a strong advantage
  • Professional experience in Latin America, Africa, or South-East Asia

Benefits and Perks:

Being on the Earthshot team offers a range of benefits including, a competitive salary, flexible PTO (and we truly encourage the team to take time away), 100% cost coverage for employees dental and vision, and 80% cost coverage for employees and dependents medical insurance. Eligible for all full-time US based employees. 

Earthshot Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Earthshot Labs

Mill Valley, CA, USA

Earthshot Labs is an open-source community and technology company developing tools for planetary-scale ecological regeneration. We are building the first global ...

View Company Profile