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The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) seeks to hire students to support the Center’s research, educational and entrepreneurial programming.

Students will provide between 5 to 10 hours per week during the 2018-19 academic year to support the various programs and initiatives offered by CBEY. These positions are open to Yale undergraduate and graduate students only.

Resumes and statements of interest will inform selections for in-person interviews. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

- First round deadline: 11:59pm on August 16, 2018

- Second round deadline: 11:59pm on August 27, 2018

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Blueprint for Clean Energy – Webinar Host

The Blueprint for Clean Energy webinar series is entering its ninth year and focuses on new developments and trends, developments and opportunities in clean energy and energy efficiency.

The Blueprint for Clean Energy webinar series is entering its ninth year and focuses on new developments and trends, developments and opportunities in clean energy and energy efficiency. Through presentations from leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and public-private arenas, we will explore clean energy (energy efficiency, solar, storage, etc) through the lenses of behavior, policy, finance, and technology.  This team will work in close coordination with the Clean Energy Finance Forum team to explore topics in clean energy finance related to energy efficiency and solar.

The Blueprint for Clean Energy series will run from October 2018 through May 2019 with monthly online webinars that are free and open to the public. The series is entirely student-run, with a small team responsible for developing the overall content of the series in addition to conducting outreach for speakers, hosting and managing the webinars. Work on the webinar teams will include

  • Attending meetings with other CBEY RAs working on webinars
  • Coordinating with CEFF editor on topics and themes planned for the series
  • Reaching out to potential presenters
  • Reading through any necessary background materials associated with the webinar theme and pick out some key questions/findings to guide the conversation
  • Taking the lead to post and promote upcoming webinars (through the CBEY website, newsletter and through the Clean Energy Finance Forum)
  • Moderate the actual webinar (introduce the presenter, take questions from audience, etc.)
  • (When applicable) Write follow up articles for the Clean Energy Finance Forum

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

 

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Clean Energy Finance Forum – Writer

Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) is a digital news publication that is produced twice a month, is read by 7,000 subscribers, and is the top-ranked English-language news source for professionals in

Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) is a digital news publication that is produced twice a month, is read by 7,000 subscribers, and is the top-ranked English-language news source for professionals interested in learning more about energy efficiency and solar finance.

The main objectives of the publication are the following:

  • Inform finance professionals in the public and private sectors on the most important developments and news in energy efficiency and solar finance
  • Provide journalists with an in-depth source of the most relevant issues to cover in the popular press and trade publications
  • Accelerate the adoption of new or existing financial products developed to spur investment in the clean energy economy
  • Train graduate students to become experts in energy efficiency finance and solar finance and offer them a professional opportunity to learn how to communicate the nuances of environmental finance to a large and diverse audience

Yale students write for CEFF on a wide range of topics from distributed generation to property-assessed clean energy. We focus on news and interviews rather than opinion pieces. Students typically contribute one or two articles per semester, with the opportunity to write more if they are able. Some students also have key roles on our team involving project management, board recruitment, marketing and social media.

The student writing team researches material for the newsletter, works with the editor to develop original content for the publication, attends conferences to make industry contacts and report on new developments, creates profiles of featured thought leaders in the field and identify new trends and activities in energy efficiency and solar finance. 

Benefits of participating in the CEFF writing team can include:

  • Improving your online visibility and Google searchability
  • Establishing professional expertise
  • Learning about clean energy finance
  • Exploring potential research topics
  • Networking and meeting potential employers

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Conservation Finance Network – Writer

CBEY is a key partner of the Conservation Finance Network (CFN), and is actively enhancing and expanding the online presence of CFN through building a robust website and insightful original content.

CBEY is a key partner of the Conservation Finance Network (CFN), and is actively enhancing and expanding the online presence of CFN through building a robust website and insightful original content. Redesigned and invigorated in January 2016, the CFN website is the place to go for cutting-edge content on new for-profit models of investment in conservation, along with blended models that combine more traditional public or charitable sources with for-profit investment.

The main objectives of the publication are the following:

  • Inform finance professionals in the public and private sectors on the most important developments and news in conservation finance
  • Provide journalists with an in-depth source of the most relevant issues to cover in the popular press and trade publications
  • Accelerate the adoption of new or existing financial products developed to spur investment in the conservation economy
  • Train graduate students to become experts in conservation finance and offer them a professional opportunity to learn how to communicate the nuances of environmental finance to a large and diverse audience

The student writing team will research material for the newsletter, work with the writer/editor to develop original content for the publication, attend conferences to make industry contacts and report on new developments, create profiles of featured thought leaders in the field and identify new trends and activities in conservation finance. 

Benefits of participating in the CFN writing team include:

  • Improving your online visibility and Google searchability
  • Establishing professional expertise
  • Learning about conservation finance
  • Exploring potential research topics
  • Networking and meeting potential employers

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

 

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Climate Change Innovation Coordinator

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions and engages students across the campus at ever

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions and engages students across the campus at every level of social and environmental entrepreneurship through a variety of opportunities.

The student team works with CBEY staff to collaborate with organizations across campus to engage students across the board in social and environmental entrepreneurial activities. We support a wide range of students – from those who want to learn about innovative thinking; to those developing new ventures that create balanced social, environmental and economic value through integrating sustainability more fully into their core operations and mission.


CBEY Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Climate Change Innovation Coordinator

This role will work with the existing coordinator to lead a focused effort on Climate Change Innovation at CBEY to provide opportunities for students to explore, experiment, and implement innovative solutions on the local and global level. Through the Climate Change Innovation program, we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge, resources, and pathways to create high-impact, actionable solutions to climate change. This includes: creating transformative experiences (events, programs, workshops, accelerators) that advance students’ leadership potential, inspire new ideas, and move ideas into action; connecting students with existing climate change- and entrepreneurship-related resources across Yale’s campus and beyond; convening leaders across the public and private sector to serve as mentors, role models, and collaborators; and communicating compelling ideas and content that establishes CBEY as a leading voice in driving climate change innovation.

This student assistant will assist in the co-management and further development of this initiative, including identifying and recruiting speakers, working with campus partners to offer seed-stage funding for innovative climate change solutions, writing articles, and contributing to strategy.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Sophie.Janaskie@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Environmental Data Innovation Coordinator

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at eve

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at every level of social and environmental entrepreneurship through a variety of opportunities.

The student team works with CBEY staff to collaborate with organizations across campus to engage students across the board in social and environmental entrepreneurial activities. We support a wide range of students – from those who want to learn about innovative thinking; to those developing new ventures that create balanced social, environmental and economic value through integrating sustainability more fully into their core operations and mission.


CBEY Entrepreneurship & Innovation-Environmental Data Innovation Coordinator

This role will help lead an effort at CBEY to provide opportunities for students to explore how data science and emerging technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality, can be used to address environmental problems.

Through this program, we aim to: introduce students to the latest emerging technologies and their potential connections to environmental solutions; equip students with hard skills that enable them to build innovative solutions with these tools; provide students with a space to work with interdisciplinary groups to apply this knowledge to real-world environmental problems; and connect students to mentors, role models, and existing campus resources related to environmental data science and technology.

This student will assist in the development of this new program, including identifying & recruiting speakers and workshop leaders, working with campus partners to host events, workshops, and hackathons, supporting projects related to sustainable blockchain, writing articles, and contributing to strategy.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Sophie.Janaskie@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

 
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Consultancy Coordinator

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at eve

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at every level of social and environmental entrepreneurship through a variety of opportunities.

The student team works with CBEY staff to collaborate with organizations across campus to engage students across the board in social and environmental entrepreneurial activities. We support a wide range of students – from those who want to learn about innovative thinking; to those developing new ventures that create balanced social, environmental and economic value through integrating sustainability more fully into their core operations and mission.


CBEY Entrepreneurship & Innovation-Sustainable Entrepreneurship Consultancy Coordinator

Now in its third iteration, the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Consultancy 2-credit independent study course occupies a unique niche in Yale’s entrepreneurial landscape. The consultancy brings together teams of graduate students to spend the Spring semester collaborating with a student entrepreneur to tackle a sustainability challenge.

SEC gives entrepreneurs access to a dedicated team of skilled individuals who are passionate about solving sustainability problems. Through SEC, entrepreneurs can step outside of their day-to-day management of their ventures to tackle complex problems critical to their ventures’ future success. Consultants receive hands-on consulting experience with a mission-driven startup. Through SEC, students learn frameworks to successfully navigate the client-consultant relationship while solving complex problems in a team setting.

This student assistant will act as the “teaching assistant” for SEC, leading the curriculum design, course facilitation, course evaluation, and support for both consultants and entrepreneurs.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Sophie.Janaskie@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

 

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Workshop / Speaker Series Coordinator

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at eve

CBEY’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at every level of social and environmental entrepreneurship through a variety of opportunities.

The student team works with CBEY staff to collaborate with organizations across campus to engage students across the board in social and environmental entrepreneurial activities. We support a wide range of students – from those who want to learn about innovative thinking; to those developing new ventures that create balanced social, environmental and economic value through integrating sustainability more fully into their core operations and mission.


CBEY Entrepreneurship & Innovation-Workshop / Speaker Series Coordinator

This role will support the development and execution of a workshop or speaker series that 1) inspires students to develop creative solutions to environmental and social challenges, and 2) equips them with the skills to transform them into scalable commercial solutions. Potential topics for the series might include exploring innovative sustainable business models, designing sustainable physical products, or constructing a sustainable supply chain, though the research assistant will have substantial freedom in shaping the series’ ultimate direction.

This student assistant will assist in the development of this workshop or speaker series by contributing to the shaping of the series’ theme, identifying & recruiting speakers and workshop leaders, coordinating with campus partners to host each event, and writing articles.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Sophie.Janaskie@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Financing and Deploying Clean Energy – Online Education Coordinator

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management, led by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, is developing a new model for online education at Yale.

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management, led by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, is developing a new model for online education at Yale. This program will train current leaders and decision makers how to finance and deploy clean energy at scale. The format of this program will be analyzed an as a model for additional graduate certificate programs at the university.

Roles for this opportunity include assisting with curriculum development/energy systems analysis (2 positions)

Description: Two research assistants will support the development and implementation of a series of online courses, interactive course materials and webinars on clean energy finance and deployment.​

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Research and analysis on the course topic
  • Identify and prioritize the best existing resources (articles, PowerPoints, animations, simulations, videos, etc) for teaching energy systems analysis and modeling
  • Review of existing course content and materials at Yale on Clean Energy Financing
  • Development of new online materials
  • Identification and outreach to relevant guest speakers

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to stuart.decew@yale.edu

To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Internal Carbon Pricing – Student coordinator

Yale partners with the World Economic Forum and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition in this series of webinars about internal carbon pricing.

Yale partners with the World Economic Forum and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition in this series of webinars about internal carbon pricing. Now in its third year, this series is focusing on how organizations and governments are using carbon pricing to gain a competitive edge in a climate-constrained world. We feature leading examples to facilitate and stimulate an open dialogue around best practices, aimed at a global audience of business leaders, policy makers, and academic experts. 

Additionally, Yale University is the first university in the world to introduce a financially impactful internal carbon fee scheme, and the first academic partner of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Building on its first-hand experience of implementing a carbon charge on campus, Yale is engaging others on this topic to exchange best practices.  To this end, Yale’s Carbon Charge Director is working with the CPLC and other universities to build a repository of materials to help inform and inspire other academic institutions to create their own carbon pricing mechanisms. 

In this role, the student will work with the team from Yale as well as WEF and CPLC to organize and execute 3 to 5 webinars in the 2018-2019 season.  This student will also assist Yale’s Carbon Charge Director to build out resources for the repository that will house tools, templates and examples of materials used by academic institutions to develop carbon pricing schemes. 

Student responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with CBEY, WEF and CPLC Staff on topics and themes planned for the series
  • Reaching out to potential presenters/moderators
  • Reading through any necessary background materials associated with the webinar theme and pick out some key questions/findings to guide the conversation
  • Crafting communications to promote the event (through the CBEY website, newsletter and other channels)
  • Writing follow up articles on the content
  • Helping to craft and post materials for the carbon pricing toolkit
  • Liaising with CPLC and other universities to gather information for the carbon pricing toolkit
  • (When applicable) Attending professional development meetings with other CBEY RA’s working on webinars

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Natural Capital – Materials Case Study Writer

Yale’s first online course on business and the environment entitled, Natural Capital – Managing Risks and Opportunities in Global Re

Yale’s first online course on business and the environment entitled, Natural Capital – Managing Risks and Opportunities in Global Resource Systems” explores the ways in which businesses are dependent on resources (materials, energy, food, water, climate, land and biodiversity), the risks facing them, and the accompanying opportunities for innovation.  It is geared toward graduate-level business students with no prior background in sustainability or natural resources. 

Students will work directly with Professor Todd Cort on updates to the course’s online presence and case studies.  These updated materials will be used to teach a global audience of business school students. 

Online textbook review and refresh

The Natural Capital online textbook is a comprehensive review of six major natural resource systems. This website contains extensive citations, links to online resources, videos and text. The website has been more or less intact for five years and needs a thorough refresh.  This is an opportunity for a student familiar with natural resource systems to add the latest information, trends, concerns and opportunities to a major teaching resource at the School of Management. Tasks will include review of the website, updating citations and links, editing current text and creating new text based on latest trends in the space.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Todd.Cort@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE

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Natural Capital – Online Textbook Editor

Yale’s first online course on business and the environment entitled, Natural Capital – Managing Risks and Opportunities in Global Re

Yale’s first online course on business and the environment entitled, Natural Capital – Managing Risks and Opportunities in Global Resource Systems” explores the ways in which businesses are dependent on resources (materials, energy, food, water, climate, land and biodiversity), the risks facing them, and the accompanying opportunities for innovation.  It is geared toward graduate-level business students with no prior background in sustainability or natural resources. 

Students will work directly with Professor Todd Cort on updates to the course’s online presence and case studies.  These updated materials will be used to teach a global audience of business school students. 

Online textbook review and refresh

The Natural Capital online textbook is a comprehensive review of six major natural resource systems. This website contains extensive citations, links to online resources, videos and text. The website has been more or less intact for five years and needs a thorough refresh.  This is an opportunity for a student familiar with natural resource systems to add the latest information, trends, concerns and opportunities to a major teaching resource at the School of Management. Tasks will include review of the website, updating citations and links, editing current text and creating new text based on latest trends in the space.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Todd.Cort@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE

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Nature's Returns – Webinar Host

Started in 2012, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services has presented nearly 50 webinars to date.  The series explores

Started in 2012, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services has presented nearly 50 webinars to date.  The series explores the questions: What do Ecosystem Services projects look like? Who are the practitioners involved and what skills are most important in terms of getting into the profession? What obstacles and opportunities does this field face?

The webinar series will run from October 2018 through May 2019 with monthly online webinars that are free and open to the public. The series is entirely student-run, with a small team responsible for developing the overall content of the series in addition to conducting outreach for speakers, hosting and managing the webinars.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly meetings with other CBEY RA’s working on webinars
  • Coordinating with Conservation Finance Network (CFN) editor on topics and themes planned for the series
  • Reaching out to potential presenters
  • Reading through any necessary background materials associated with the webinar theme and pick out some key questions/findings to guide the conversation
  • Taking the lead, and organizing other students to do marketing (through the CBEY website, newsletter and through the Conservation Finance Network)
  • Moderate the actual webinar (introduce the presenter, take questions from audience, etc.)
  • (When applicable) Write follow up articles for the Conservation Finance Network

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Science to Solutions – Research Grant Coordinator

Each year CBEY distributes approximately $50,000 in funding for student and faculty academic research.  The Center is seeking to hire one student with an interest and focus in the development and dissemination of rigorous academic research th

Each year CBEY distributes approximately $50,000 in funding for student and faculty academic research.  The Center is seeking to hire one student with an interest and focus in the development and dissemination of rigorous academic research that addresses a gap in public understanding of business and environment issues.  This student will,

  • Publicize and promote the grant opportunity across Yale to faculty and students.
  • Organize the grant applications for evaluation by a set of reviewers.
  • Manage the communication of grant results to the applicants.
  • Work with the leadership team at the Center to develop updated research profiles on all CBEY sponsored research.
  • Write feature articles on the research of the grantees and identify ways to create earned media opportunities to feature the research outside of academic publications.

About the Weyerhaeuser Research Grant program

The goals of this research grant program are to support interdisciplinary and collaborative student-faculty research, increase scholarly research at the intersection of business and the environment, and advance practical solutions to environmental problems. Examples of suitable topics include, but are not limited to: green consumer marketing, energy, environmental and development economics, corporate environmental management and strategy, environmental markets and finance, green design, sustainable business operations, and resource management.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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SEEDS II (Using Behavioral Science to Target LMI and High-Value Solar Installations) – Research Assistant

Yale Center for Business and Environment is seeking applications for three student research assistants.  These students will join and support a research initiative at CBEY entitled “Using Behavioral Science to Target LMI and High-Value Solar

Yale Center for Business and Environment is seeking applications for three student research assistants.  These students will join and support a research initiative at CBEY entitled “Using Behavioral Science to Target LMI and High-Value Solar Installations.”  This three-year research project is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Evolutions and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) program. The research assistants will join a Yale research team led by Professor Ken Gillingham, in conjunction with project partners from Duke University, MySunBuddy, the Connecticut Green Bank and SmartPower, a non-profit marketing firm.

This project is a data-driven analysis of novel marketing, financing, and shared or peer-to-peer solar options that builds off of the successful Yale SEEDS I project that assessed the use of novel behavioral strategies and social interactions to accelerate deployment of solar energy. This project involves two waves of randomized field experiments, the first wave involving novel approaches to reaching LMI communities, and second to areas with high potential value to the electricity grid, as determined by an electricity grid model that will be developed by the research team and calibrated to data from utilities and regional transmission organizations. Both waves will be followed by surveys to develop insight into the effectiveness of different approaches. Finally, the project will involve outreach and dissemination of the key findings to relevant stakeholders, including through the writing of a guidebook highlighting the key conclusions on the most effective and cost-effective approaches for deployment of solar energy to LMI communities.

The first objectives of the project are to rigorously test new messaging, financing, and shared solar approaches for enhancing the diffusion of solar energy in low and moderate income (LMI) populations and quantify the benefits to the electricity grid from programs to expedite deployment of solar energy in targeted areas of high potential value to the grid.

In the third year of this project, the main goal of the three research positions will be to contribute to the analysis and dissemination of the research project findings. Work will include:

  • Managing, organizing, and analyzing data on the factors influencing solar adoption in LMI communities in conjunction with the lead faculty investigators.
  • Project managing the coordination of work between the various project partners, facilitating and organizing regular communication (monthly calls and quarterly meetings) with representatives from the project partners: Yale University, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Connecticut Green Bank, MySunBuddy and SmartPower.
  • Quarterly reporting on project progress and research results to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Write a guidebook high-lighting the key conclusions on the most effective approaches to deploy solar energy to LMI communities

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

 

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Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance – Municipal Green Bonds Research Assistant

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Law, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment.

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Law, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment. Our research endeavor provides cutting-edge research on ways to integrate sustainability into all investment decisions. We work directly with large American pension-funds and investors, international scholars and international organizations (OECD).

Municipal green bonds

Under the guidance of Todd Cort (SOM) and Anadi Juahari (Executive Fellow of YISF), we are seeking two students to undertake research into the hurdles of muni green bonds.  Our hypothesis is that one or more of the following factors play a role: lack of a clear market premium for issuers that would cover the cost of issuance; lack of institutional experience in municipalities on how to undertake green bond labeling and/or lack of projects that would qualify as a green bond either labelled or un-labelled.

This research assistant will conduct surveys of the literature and of individual asset owners, asset managers and muni bond issuers to understand the barriers to muni green bond issuance. 

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Diane.Strauss@Yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

 
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Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance – Science Communication Editor

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Law, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment.

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Law, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment. Our research endeavor provides cutting-edge research on ways to integrate sustainability into all investment decisions. We work directly with large American pension-funds and investors, international scholars and international organizations (OECD).

Science communication editor

YISF seeks a student with excellent writing and editing skills to challenge and improve the language of research and communication materials. The student will be trained to understand the field of sustainable finance and critically review outputs to render them sharp (each word has the correct meaning), engaging and accessible to non-specialists. 

This research assistant will:

  • Critically review research outputs and propose edits (native English speakers preferred)
  • Review other communication materials such as grant proposals, website, and invitation emails.
  • Develop a comprehensive and engaging language on the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance.

Requirements: The essential requirement of this role is the ability to review short documents (emails, two-pagers) on short notice. Applicants should have excellent writing and editing skills and an interest in corporate sustainability.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Diane.Strauss@Yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance – Statistical Analyst

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Law, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment.

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Law, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment. Our research endeavor provides cutting-edge research on ways to integrate sustainability into all investment decisions. We work directly with large American pension-funds and investors, international scholars and international organizations (OECD).

Statistical Analyst

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance seeks a project manager with strong statistical, and possibly coding skills, to test correlations between corporate sustainability and financial return. Large companies, in their endeavor to become more sustainable, disclose an increasing amount of environmental, social, or governance (ESG) information. We seek to understand whether ESG disclosure combined with more traditional datasets (R&D, capex) can provide an indication of corporate management quality, and contribute to financial return. Under the guidance of Diane Strauss, the project manager will explore multiple databases (Asset4, Sustainalytics, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse Holt, Vigeo, and Arabesque) and build a statistical model to answer our research question. Conclusive results may lead to the publication of a paper.

The ideal candidate would have strong statistical skills, an interest in corporate finance and sustainability to:

  • Create a statistical model
  • Explore databases and test correlation across multiple databases – check for independent variables
  • Support the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance on a variety of other statistical and non-statistical projects, including a project on artificial intelligence.

Requirements: Applicants should have excellent writing and statistical skills and an interest in corporate sustainability. The essential requirement of this role is the maturity to conduct the work in relative autonomy combined with the ability to produce academically rigorous work.

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Diane.Strauss@Yale.edu.  To apply for this (or any other) position, click HERE.

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