Researcher, Sustainable Finance

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29 Jan 2022

This post based in E3G’s Brussels office will contribute to E3G’s work to ensure that European policies for sustainable finance support a resilient, fair, and inclusive climate transition and are replicated internationally.​ 


E3G is an independent European climate change think tank with a global outlook. We are world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all.  

 We work on the frontier of the climate landscape tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action. 

E3G is consistently ranked as one of the top-ten most influential environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index.  

E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Tracking policy developmentsinterpreting them in the context of E3G’s work, and communicating them to internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Delivery of research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, to support a portfolio of projects on sustainable finance.  This will involve working under the direction of project managers who may be based in the same office or remotely; 
  • Organising and participating in stakeholder discussions; 
  • Producing internal and external communications materials and undertaking short pieces of wider analysis; 
  • International travel may be required from time to time. 

Experience and Skills  

The successful candidate will:  

  • A good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required) and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable); 
  • At least 2 years work experience, and more than this would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working on finance topics would be an advantage. 
  • A track record of problem solving and research including quantitative analysis, an ability to quickly familiarise yourself with a new topic through self-led research including conversations with experts, assessing legislation or policy statements, and analysis of data sources. 
  • A good working understanding of the implications of the low carbon transition on the finance sector and of the role of finance in sustainable development. Specific knowledge of past and current European sustainable finance policy developments, as this will be the primary focus of this role. 
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and be positive, organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time.  
  • Attention to detail combined with the ability to work effectively to support shared team outcomes.  
  • Very strong English written and verbal communication skills. A good working knowledge of at least one major language besides English would be an advantage. 

The expected salary range for full-time working will be between €35,000 and €40,000 per annum. 

Please email your application in English to 

Please include: 

  • A CV of maximum two pages 
  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining why you are applying for this role and when you would be able to start 

Candidates must have the right to work in Brussels. 

The deadline for applications is midnight CET on Sunday 16th January 2022.  

We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion. 


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