At Klimate, we are devoted to accelerating the development and adoption of technologies that can help fight climate change by actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere. We empower companies to compensate for unavoidable emissions through portfolios of carbon removal projects. Klimate’s portfolios aggregate and broker the best suppliers and projects ranging from forestry and soil sequestration to biochar and direct air capture.
We are looking for someone to lead our sustainability analysis and be part of an ambitious start-up that strives to be the leading broker of carbon removal solutions. We are looking for someone with a solid grasp of climate change and strong analytical skills coupled with strategic foresight.
The science is clear: We are emitting 50 Gigatons of CO2 every year, and we need to reduce that by at least 80%. Doing this still leaves 10 Gigatons of CO2 emitted annually, and we need to get all the way to net-zero. At Klimate, we’re working hard to solve this problem.
Trees are great, but we need many more solutions if we are to get to net-zero by 2050. Currently, most of these are too expensive (and limited in capacity) for companies to use. We've developed a platform that combines different projects and methods, making carbon removal solutions available to all companies wanting to remove their unavoidable emissions.
We already have amazing suppliers and clients who are early adopters and true pioneers. We constantly add suppliers and grow our customer base. To remove more carbon, we need to advance our assessment and offering of suppliers and portfolios. At the same time, we constantly work to provide better insights to and about our customers and suppliers. We have an experienced sustainability professional (Simon) on the founding team, but time is scarce and we need someone to develop and improve upon the analytical setup of our carbon removal projects, portfolios, suppliers and customers.
Klimate’s portfolios allow companies to counterbalance their hard-to-abate residual emissions in order to achieve Net Zero. This is only realised if the carbon credits purchased from project operators are of high-quality. Carbon removal projects will have to be sourced and vetted to ensure this.
As our Carbon Removal Specialist, you will be responsible for further developing our Supplier Analysis Framework and Due Diligence process. You will provide data-based insights and develop reports, research and dashboards on our suppliers and customers, the net-zero market, and Klimate’s overall business. Together with our Chief Impact Officer, you will lead our sourcing and analysis of high-quality carbon removal (CDR) credits and liaise closely with our current and future suppliers. You will also be contributing to our work with other stakeholders in this space, most important standards, registries, and other verification partners.
Your main task will be to turn data, science and knowledge into actionable insights that can help us grow the company and provide more value for our suppliers and customers.
Carbon Removal Markets
Identify, research, and analyse new and existing carbon removal suppliers
Liaise with carbon removal suppliers and secure access to carbon removal/CDR credits
Keep up to date with the latest advancements in the Voluntary Carbon Market, including technologies, key actors, legislation and policy, and research and innovation
Carbon Removal Technologies & Projects Analysis
Set up meetings with new carbon removal suppliers and maintain a positive working relationship with current carbon removal suppliers
Support our other company functions with ad-hoc data analysis, strategic advice and reporting requests
Write commentary, summary, conclusions and recommendations, as well as blog posts and newsletters
Research & Innovation
Develop our analytical setup for analysing carbon removal suppliers
Develop our technical due diligence process
Project Management & Organization
Organize and manage our data flow and analysis processes
Develop and manage projects within the scope of Impact department of Klimate
Have a relevant master’s education, for example, in environmental science, environmental engineering, climate change, natural resource management, etc.
Have good general knowledge of sustainability and climate change issues
Demonstrated ability to analyse and synthesise sustainability-related information
Be structured and able to multi-task across projects, set clear goals, and ensure that we are on track - either individually or as a team.
Be able to work professionally in English, additional languages are a plus
It would be great if you are/have:
Knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts, primarily, Net Zero, SBTi, and the voluntary carbon market
Experience with carbon removal technologies, for example, soil sequestration, forestry, blue carbon, biochar, bio-oil, direct air capture, and/or enhanced weathering
An effective collaborator
Self-motivated and with a “can-do” attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
What we offer
The chance to be part of a young, dynamic team in a growing company
Flexible (work) hours and vacation
Impact: We help remove carbon to avoid disastrous climate change.
Social events and great colleagues
Office space in the very centre of Copenhagen
All the free coffee and tea you can drink
You will be working directly with our Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer, Simon, and if you have any questions regarding the post just ask via this posting and he will get back to you.
The process from here
If you think this sounds like something for you, we’d love to hear from you.
You send us an application outlining why you are perfect for this job.
Simon holds short introductory interviews with shortlisted candidates.
You conduct a small assignment.
Second interview round with Simon (CSO) and one of the other co-founders.
You have a final interview with Katja (CEO), Mads (CCO) and Simon (CSO).
You accept our offer and we start solving climate change together.
Klimate is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Come join us and be part of building an impact-focused company, where we're all proud to do our part.
Doubt about skills and experience can sometimes hold great candidates back from applying for a job. As a growing company, we’ll let you in on a little secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Klimate wants everyone to grow. So whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this position makes you excited to come into work every day.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
We want to take you from good to great.
Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.