Climate Finance Research Analyst

over 1 year ago
Full time role
Remote · London, England, GB... more
Remote · London, England, GB... more

Job Description

Arc’s Research & Knowledge Centre

Arc believes that every financing decision must be aligned with climate goals, and equally every climate action has a financing dimension. Arc will establish a comprehensive Research & Knowledge Centre that will develop materials and tools stakeholders need to make climate-aligned financing decisions and enable them to understand how they can support problem solving in the wider ecosystem.

The tools Arc will build are anchored in our mapping work, which continuously monitor the evolving ecosystem of climate and finance - the relevant organizations, initiatives, data flows and capacity needs. These outputs will present a common baseline that stakeholders and practitioners can use to identify gaps and solutions and will show how the specific areas they are working on is contributing to the big picture.

These tools will be supplemented by research and analysis carried out by in-house analysts with backgrounds and expertise in financial decision making. The team will support all other areas of Arc’s activities to ensure our work is anchored in research and evidence.

The opportunity

Climate Arc is now looking for Climate Finance Research Analysts to join the team and work with the Head of Strategic Research to implement our research program.

What you will be doing

  • Develop, manage and implement research assignments and analytical projects
  • Co-author, review and contribute to the development of reports, issue briefs and articles
  • Produce high-quality materials such as quantitative and qualitative analysis, written documents and presentations
  • Support collaborative relationships with our partners and grantees – engaging and advising on research and analysis findings
  • Build and maintain a range of relevant sectoral knowledge and information resources
  • Identify trends and developments in global climate finance and net zero transition finance in and across asset classes and industry sectors


You will have the following skills, knowledge and attributes to be successful:

  • A commitment to Climate Arc’s vision and mission
  • Experience writing research-based reports with a focus on analytical research
  • Knowledge of and experience in the finance (private and/or public/developmental) sector
  • Ability to communicate methods, results and recommendations from complex qualitative and quantitative analysis to expert and non-technical audiences
  • Understanding of trends in the wider political economy and implications for ambition on climate change and relevant strategies
  • An understanding of key scientific, policy, and market developments related to climate that shape corporate action and investment decisions (desirable but not required)
  • Experience across policy, politics, diplomacy, public engagement and/or the wider private sector (desirable but not required)
  • The ability to manage priorities to competing deadlines, thriving on diversity in the role and the opportunity to contribute to the development of a start-up organisation
  • Solid technical literacy with knowledge of quantitative modelling, statistical analysis, and programming (desirable but not required)
  • Outstanding English writing and presentation skills
  • Intermediate or expert knowledge of MS Excel. Experience in other programmes including Python, SQL, R, Stata and cloud based databases desirable but not required


  • 28 days' holiday plus public holidays (flexible)
  • Health insurance for you and your dependents
  • Life assurance 4x basic salary
  • 9% company pension contribution
  • Enhanced family pay and leave policies
  • Professional development program
  • Professional membership paid (if applicable)

As well as the tangible items above, we are building a culture of trust and collaboration where we have confidence our team members will get the job done and meet deadlines and expectations of their roles. As such we offer a flexible and open work environment with fully remote and hybrid working options that work for you and the wider team.


Depending on experience and demonstrated capability, the salary range for this role in the UK is £50,000 - £70,000. For other regions, we will set salary in line with our compensation structure compared to similar roles in similar organizations within that particular geography.

To apply

Please complete the Application Form including attaching an up-to-date CV as well as a Cover Letter (both in English) outlining how your skills and experience align with the above requirements and what motivates you to work with Climate Arc in this particular role.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until we find the right person/s for the role so we encourage you to submit your application sooner than later.

The application and assessment process will involve the following:

  • Application review
  • Initial MS Teams call with People & Culture Lead (30-45 minutes)
  • Offline task (1-2 hours)
  • Formal interview (in person or MS Teams) with Head of Research with prepared questions (1 hour)

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