Senior Programme Manager, Climate Strategy Implementation

The Role

We are looking for a motivated team player to lead on key areas of work supporting investors to develop and implement net zero investment strategies. The role is central to IIGCC’s ability to continue to shape the net zero agenda within the finance industry, by strengthening investors’ application of the Net Zero Investment Framework and other leading industry guidance.

This role will report to the Head of Climate Strategy Implementation and work very closely with the rest of the team given the cross-cutting nature of this role. You will be responsible for leading and coordinating technical work relating to net zero investment strategies, including working closely with leading investors to develop guidance and tools to support the development and implementation of net zero investment strategies. You will facilitate investor collaboration to tackle prominent net zero challenges. Examples include, measuring financed emissions, target setting across a range of asset classes, integrating scope 3 emissions into net zero targets, and accounting for climate solutions in portfolio alignment approaches.

IIGCC is a small but rapidly growing organisation – you’ll be working with passionate, personable and like-minded colleagues, each of whom is a leader in their areas.


  • Work closely with investors to identify barriers and needs in terms of strengthening and expanding their net zero strategies and develop workplans to address these needs.
  • Undertake relevant research and analysis to inform guidance, case studies and activities to support members to implement the Net Zero Investment Framework.
  • Design and lead investor workshops and other events focused on providing solutions to net zero challenges.
  • Working closely with investors, data vendors, and investment consultations, develop and publish tools, guidance, and thought pieces that provide investors with practical approaches to and insights into measure and increase the alignment of their portfolios.
  • Work closely with team members coordinating Net Zero Asset Managers and Paris Aligned Asset Owners to generate insights and harness expertise to inform IIGCC’s implementation support.
  • Work with IIGCC’s policy team and corporate engagement teams to facilitate alignment between investors’ expectations of investee companies, asks of policymakers and regulators and investors’ own portfolio alignment goals.
  • Represent IIGCC in other investor network collaborations such as GFANZ to ensure IIGCC, its work and the views of its members are effectively represented in these fora.
  • Manage third party consultants to undertake relevant research and analysis where this is not being carried out by IIGCC.
  • Monitor and report on the outputs and impact of IIGCC’s work to funders.
  • Liaise with the communications team as a key point of contact around collating content for communications outputs.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Experience of working on issues relating to climate change, investment and ESG.
  • Technical understanding of sustainable finance areas or ESG in the investment context, such as scenario analysis, emissions accounting, ESG data collection and analysis, scope 3 emissions, offsetting, TCFD reporting, Implied temperature rise metrics.
  • Experience working on issues relating to climate change, investment and ESG ideally with investors or in a private sector context
  • Proven project management, coordination and organisational skills, with evidence of effectively leading projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to concisely translate complex technical topics into digestible and actionable guidance
  • Strong presentation skills with experience presenting to large groups online and in-person
  • Professional communication skills, including interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated, flexible and disciplined
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach, and ability to develop positive relationships with investors and colleagues
  • Fluent in routine IT tools including Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Fluency in English language; other European languages an advantage but not essential
  • Experience with ESG data platforms such as Bloomberg and FactSet an advantage but not required.


Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and experience for the role to

Full Senior Programme Manager, Climate Strategy Implementation job spec can be found here.