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This is a term limited position expected to go through 12/31/2020.
NRDC is seeking a Sustainable Finance Strategist with the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) in NRDC’s Resilient Communities program. The ACCC is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The Sustainable Finance Strategist brings a strong background in city-focused, sustainable financing to build, integrate, implement and support practical and comprehensive financing strategies in cities to ensure ACCC policy and program successes achieve maximum investment uptake and long-term impact. We are looking for individuals with the creativity to use the policy, regulatory and financial tools available to cities to unlock private capital flows in support of clean energy and transportation and other carbon reduction strategies. The Sustainable Finance Strategist will understand the constraints of city government and recognize opportunities to shift those municipal dynamics, within the context of public/private partnerships or markets created by new policy and regulatory opportunities. As an integral part of the ACCC project team, the Sustainable Finance Strategist will coordinate and oversee research and partner with ACCC city advisors to support development and expansion of financing strategies that align with carbon reduction priorities.
Learn more about the ACCC at: https://www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge/
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