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.

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Webinar Coordinator - Internal Carbon Pricing

Yale University is collaborating with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the World Economic Forum to host a series of

Yale University is collaborating with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the World Economic Forum to host a series of interactive webinars featuring executives and practitioners from companies pushing the envelope on carbon pricing.

This webinar series aims to use leading edge examples to facilitate and stimulate an open dialogue around best practices, aimed at a global audience of business leaders, policy makers, and academic experts. 

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)
  • Write follow up articles on the content
  • (When applicable) Attending professional development meetings with other CBEY RA’s working on webinars

 

To apply for this position, email a resume and statement of interest to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

 

 


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Yale partners with the World Economic Forum and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition in a series of webinars aimed at starting a conversation about internal carbon pricing.

At the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, political and corporate leaders endorsed carbon pricing as a cornerstone of effective climate change mitigation. Today over 60 national and subnational jurisdictions currently regulate 13% of global emissions with carbon pricing policies, setting the stage for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Governments, businesses, and academic institutions are thinking about creative ways to put a price on carbon, as a “means to an end” - which goes beyond driving down greenhouse gas emissions and supports a global transition to a sustainable economy.

Internal carbon pricing has been gaining momentum recently, with over 1,000 companies reporting the use of a carbon price in their operations, or plans to do so by 2017. Executives are seeing carbon pricing as a key opportunity to advance corporate responsibility, as well as a powerful financial tool for managing risk, identifying revenue opportunities from low-carbon investment, and sending a signal to policymakers. 

The private sector has a momentous opportunity to take the lead on carbon pricing. But what does it take to convince an executive team and operationalize a price? What companies are shedding light on the carbon pricing pathway? How does industry apply lessons--from success and failure--to improve and expand the state of internal carbon pricing?

Yale University is the first university in the world to introduce an internal carbon pricing 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 looking to engage others on this topic and support the exchange of best practices.

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Webinar Host - Blueprint for Clean Energy

The Blueprint for Clean Energy webinar series is entering its ninth year.  This year’s series will continue our focus on energy efficiency with an emphasis on the

The Blueprint for Clean Energy webinar series is entering its ninth year.  This year’s series will continue our focus on energy efficiency with an emphasis on the latest developments and opportunities. 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 and with the Nature’s Returns webinar team to coordinate scheduling and professional development.

The Blueprint for Clean Energy series will run from October 2017 through May 2018 with bi-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 weekly meetings with other CBEY RA’s 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, and organizing other students to do marketing (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

To apply for this position, email a resume and statement of interest to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

 

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Webinar Host - Nature's Returns

Started in 2012, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services has presented nearly 40 webinars to date.  The series explores the questi

Started in 2012, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services has presented nearly 40 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 2017 through May 2018 with bi-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

 

To apply for this position, email a resume and statement of interest to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

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Writer - Clean Energy Finance Forum

The Center is looking to hire research assistants to coordinate and support all research and writing of original content for the Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF).

The Center is looking to hire research assistants to coordinate and support all research and writing of original content for the Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF).

The student 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 convene regular discussions with a panel of experts to identify new trends and activities in energy efficiency and solar finance. 

Benefits of participating in the CEFF 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
  • Expanding your knowledge of web design, marketing, and/or social media

To apply for this position, email a resume and statement of interest to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

 


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Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) includes three components: 1) a news update that is produced twice a month, is read by 6,000 subscribers, and is the top-ranked English-language news source for professionals interested in learning more about energy efficiency and solar finance; 2) a webinar series that focuses on clean energy finance and is produced in partnership with leading organizations in the field; and 3) research reports on clean energy finance topics that are produced by Yale graduate students a few times a year and promoted by CBEY and Yale.

Yale graduate students and recent alumni 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. Some students also have key roles on our team involving project management, marketing, board recruitment, and social media.

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
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Writer - Conservation Finance Network

The Center is looking to hire research assistants to coordinate and support all research and writing of original content for the Conservation Finance Network (CFN).

The Center is looking to hire research assistants to coordinate and support all research and writing of original content for the Conservation Finance Network (CFN).

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 convene regular discussions with a panel of experts to identify new trends and activities in conservation finance. 

Benefits of participating in the CFN team can include:

  • Improving your online visibility and Google searchability
  • Establishing professional expertise
  • Learning about conservation finance
  • Exploring potential research topics
  • Networking and meeting potential employers
  • Expanding your knowledge of web design, marketing, and/or social media

 

To apply for this position, email a resume and statement of interest to heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu

 

 


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CBEY is a key partner of the Conservation Finance Network (CFN), and is actively enhancing and expanding the online presence of CFN through the following initiatives

  1. The Website – 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. Redesigned and invigorated in January 2016, the CFN website posts 3 to 5 original articles monthly and is rapidly building momentum among conservation finance professionals
  2. The Newsletter – A curated e-newsletter designed to showcase original content and information developed by content partners. Feature articles cover pressing topics with insights drawn from conversation with global experts in the field of conservation finance, as well as from webinars, boot camps and conferences.
  3. Webinars – The CFN features webinars from CBEY’s series “Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services – A dynamic webinar series addressing the growing importance of ecosystem service valuation and investment. This webinar highlights novel ecosystem services projects, identifies practitioners and shares success stories.

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
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