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Senior Taxonomy Analyst

Climate Bonds
Remotely in an ASEAN country
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Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023

About the Organisation

Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused NGO working to mobilise the $100 trillion global bond market for climate change solutions. We promote investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy. Our main workstreams are green bond standards and certification, data and market analysis, policy and market development, communications and advocacy.

Climate Bonds is a fast growing, dynamic NGO driven by a big mission. You will be working within an organisation that is leading the development of innovative international climate finance solutions.

The Senior Taxonomy Analyst will be part of the Climate Finance Fellowship, a pilot initiative providing pathways for finance professionals to transition to climate finance careers with the goal of accelerating organizations leading the energy transition financing movement in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition to your position at Climate Bonds, as a Fellow you will benefit from climate change, energy finance, and leadership development training, as well as building your global network of likeminded professionals. Some international travel may also be required. IREX, a global non-profit that has supported more than 50,000 Fellows over 50 years, will implement the fellowship and provide ongoing support to you and your host organization.

About the Job

Reporting to the Head of Taxonomies, the Senior Taxonomy Analyst will support the day-to-day coordination of the work of the Taxonomy Team in order to create a centralised hub for all taxonomy-related work at the Climate Bonds Initiative. The Senior Taxomony Analyst will work very closely with regional teams to deliver any work/deliverables relating to taxonomies and indentify any strategic areas be developed in the future.

They will support the capacity-building and knowledge of market stakeholders on taxonomies, as well as influencing public sector policy players and regulators to incentivise the development of domestic and regional taxonomies.

This role requires a high degree of organization, personal initiative, flexibility, and willingness to collaborate and is suited to someone who is comfortable with relationships management, and is experienced in project implementation. The Senior Taxonomy Analyst will contribute to the generation of a work environment that is inclusive, highly productive, team-focused, meritocratic and results-oriented.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Standards Team to develop frameworks and science-based criteria to define credible Taxonomy approaches for climate finance investment

  • Collaborate with the Regional ASEAN Teams in the development of Taxonomy frameworks and approaches for transition

  • Jointly with Market Intelligence and Partnerships Team, support the creation of decision-useful guidance and tools for the application and usability of Taxonomies targeting investors and potential issuers

  • Support the delivery of advisory and capacity bulding activities around Taxonomies with the Technical Assitance Team and Regional Teams

  • Support the generation of thought leadership pieces, blogs, and other communications products to create momentum and raise the profile of Taxonomy Team’s strategic objectives

  • Conduct detailed analysis on the ASEAN taxonomy and those of member states

  • Keep track of all Climate Bonds work relating to taxonomies

  • Support the work of regional teams to deliver core strategic objectives relating to taxonomy development

  • Help develop and enhance the Climate Bonds Taxonomy

  • Make sure that CBI is plugged in prominent initatives on Taxonomies convert these into meaningful partnerships to co-deliver results

  • Work with technical experts to advise the work of the Taxonomy Team in the development of sector-specific criteria and country-specific low carbon parthways


Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Motivation to support CBI’s mission and the development of green capital markets with a passion for climate science

  • Experience with Taxonomy development frameworks, science-based technical criteria and low carbon pathways, familiarity with the current taxonomy universe including the EU Taxonomy and its multi-layered requirements including Do No Significant Harm.

  • Demonstrated capacity to lead cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders, to build relationships across diverse groups, and to facilitate processes within a complex matrix environment

  • Excellent communications skills and ability to summarise complex and multi-layered concepts in a clear and succinct manner and to present them in front of an audience

  • High degree of autonomy and independent, judgement with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills

  • Understanding and/or knowledge of financial capital markets and/or of climate change issues

  • Enthusiastic and natural team player with strong communications skills and the ability to work with cross-functional, virtual, and diverse teams to develop plans and drive results

  • Proficiency working with Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Willingness to travel when required

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • Knowledge of a second language

  • Experience in developing countries preferably with knowledge of green capital markets in South-Est Asia, LatinAmerica and Africa

  • Experience working with a Multi-Lateral Development Bank or Development Fianance Institution

To apply

Must be legally eligible to work full time in your country of residence.

In order to apply, email your application by Monday 23rd October 2023 to

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