Head of corporate climate initiatives

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced candidate to join our team and play a key role in our organisation’s efforts to finance and scale up nature conservation, restoration and climate change mitigation while delivering corporate sustainability commitments. This senior position will lead the conceptualisation, development and implementation of Lestari Capital’s mechanism to deliver Scope 3 emission avoidance, reduction, and removal targets for agroindustry through collective action Natural Climate Solutions (NCS).

In the first year, the candidate will be tasked with leading the concept development, engagement with the sector, development of the demand-side business case and incentives framework for land holders, project pipeline scoping, financial structuring and on-boarding of front-runner companies. The position holder must cherish working in an evolving market with many unknowns; they will have to take leadership in inspiring and securing corporate buy-in; and they will be motivated motivated by complex challenges.

The position will evolve from concept development; to building of the new mechanism; to deploying and operationalising it. We see the initial focus to be the palm oil sector in Indonesia but have a vision for the concept to ultimately be expanded to other commodities and focal geographies. This is a unique position allowing the holder to take innovative ideas and operationalise them into genuine positive conservation and climate impact.

This is a senior role and will be a key part of Lestari Capital’s Business Development team, reporting directly to the CEO.

Find the detailed job description here and how to apply here.

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