(Remote Work) Head of Research – Climate Bonds Initiative

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Job Overview

  • Job Title Head of Research
  • Hiring Organization Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Company Website https://www.climatebonds.net/
  • Remote Locations Europe
  • Job Type  Remote, Full-Time

To ensure the strategic relevance and authoritative market positioning of Climate Bonds’ market intelligence research and publications on green, sustainable, and transition debt finance, working in close collaboration with Director of Technical Development

The Head of Research will manage the Market Intelligence research pipeline to ensure that projects are adequately resourced and delivered on time, whilst maintaining quality assurance and optimising the standard of market research reports and publications. This will include working across the organisation in a coaching role, to assist in upskilling research and report writing skills whilst ensuring time management efficiencies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Using knowledge of the financial markets and sustainable finance, manage, lead and develop the Market Intelligence Research team
  • Overlook all market related research reports from the team to always ensure high quality standards and consistent messaging.
  • Coach and upskill team members across the organisation to improve research, writing and time management skills.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Technical Development to establish and set strategic goals for the team and translate these to individual SMART goals and objectives.
  • Develop new ideas and test them against Climate Bonds and team-level strategic objectives and write the best-fitting ones into concept notes and proposals.
  • Resource allocation of team members, working closely with Project Owners to understand their deliverables and timescales.
  • Together with key stakeholders, including Commercial, PMO, and Communications teams, design and manage the Market Intelligence research pipeline and workflow including: Market surveys, Periodic global and regional market updates and Sector-specific and thematic research (e.g. hard-to-abate sector transitions, use of proceeds and impact, agri- foods)
  • Ensure adequate resourcing and funding for all Market Intelligence research projects, including, as appropriate: Drafting project and programme budgets and involvement in proposal discussion and negotiations with partners/funders
  • Ensure work is delivered according to agreed timelines
  • Contribute views to methodology development for new and existing products.
  • Disseminate key research ideas and findings to internal and external stakeholder groups to maximise the reach and impact of outputs.
  • Help set key success metrics for research outputs (e.g. audience, reach, impact), utilise data from Communications and Commercial teams to assess effectiveness, and recalibrate activities where appropriate.
  • Contribute to analyses of the competitive positioning of Climate Bonds market intelligence; use outputs to contribute to new product development and improvements in existing offerings together with relevant team Heads and other key staff.
  • Represent Climate Bonds in expert groups, events, and other avenues for stakeholder engagement and promotion of Market Intelligence research publications
  • Escalate any issues or technical questions to the Director of Technical Development to funnel to the technical committee or other relevant SLT committees for consideration

Job Requirements


  •  Degree educated in relevant subject or equivalent


  • Knowledge of sustainable debt market development and trends, and relevant instruments
  • Experience in working with a range of fixed income stakeholders, and strong negotiation and engagement skills
  • Knowledge of financial markets
  • Fixed income experience
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • Competent in strategic planning and SMART objective setting
  • Market intelligence research and publications on green, sustainable, and transition finance, with an emphasis on fixed income.

Skills and Competencies

  • Fluent English skills (UK based)
  • Report writing
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic, proven ability to deliver a pipeline of work in the required timeframe
  • Precision/accuracy
  • Strong time management

Employee Benefits

  • Impactful responsibilities from the day you join with responsibility for your own learning curve, the role is what you make of it and the possibilities depend on you.
  • Amazing opportunities for career progression and structured career development – we’ll work with you to explore your learning development and career potential
  • We offer a structured and bespoke induction programme specifically suited to the team you’ll be joining and the specific role you’ll be doing. During your first few months, you’ll be given all the training you need to succeed in your role.
  • Opportunity to attend a series of Lunch and Learns, delivered by internal subject matter experts and external guest speakers
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere
  • The chance to be part of our rapid growth and play a key role in the next exciting phase of Climate Bonds Initiative journey
  • Everyone that joins us is given the opportunity to undertake our signature GSS+ Bonds Training, which is recognised and certified by CPD.

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