Internship: Blue Carbon Analyst Note
Role is remote. 8 weeks
CREO is a NYC-headquartered 501(c)3 think-and-do tank with a mission to leverage investmentas a tool to build and scale climate and sustainability solutions that support the decarbonizationof industries and amore sustainable future for the benefit of all.We have less than 10 years to activate financial and capital markets to support the necessarydecarbonization transition and meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Family offices, familyfoundations, and other asset owners have a critical role to play and CREO is helping them buildthe knowledge, relationships, and pipeline of investment opportunities to accelerate thedeployment of capital.CREO is seekingup to three individuals for internships. The CREO Intern program matchesselected applicants to specific projects in climate and sustainableinvesting for a period of 4-8weeks, typically in the late spring and/or summer. Interns deliver sector-specific research, dataanalysis, or market intelligence toeducate and informCREO’s membership, whichincludessome of the most active family office investors pursuing climate-related investments. Theprojects vary and CREO works collaboratively to create a project that matches the talentsandinterestsofselected applicants, while producing a deliverable that serves immediateinvestingneeds of the membership. Past projects have included a primer on carbon dioxide removal,segmentation of aquaculture investment opportunities, andanalysis of sustainable materials forapparel, among others.CREO’s sector experts provide guidance,mentoring and support for direct connections withinvestors.Each intern works closely day-to-day withthe sponsoring project leader for theproject. Interns should anticipate working remotely on their projects
2022 CREO Internship Projects
Project 1:Blue Carbon Analyst Note(8 weeks)The goal of this project is the support investor decisions around allocations and particularopportunitiesfor investment in Blue Carbonby cataloguing diligence resourcesandcollecting up-to-date market information.CREOdeeply engaged with leading Blue Carbonstakeholders and this project offers the chance participate in defining a new vertical forclimate investing.The intern will:
oAuthor a literature review ofblue carbon, including pastblue carbon projects,characteristics of each, known carbon sequestration of each/needed research todetermine carbon sequestration,and thetechnology status;
oSpeak to experts to determine the potential timeline for development of blue carbonprojects in each category, barriers to development, what is needed to developmarkets for these projects;
oSpeak to investors to identify what is driving interest in blue carbon credits, mostinvestor-ready projects, first-hand experience on supply/demand imbalance, howinvestors might evaluate the investable of projects
oIdentify, research, and write analysis for 2 complete case studies as outlined below
This project is led by theHead of the Oceans and Aquaculture Investor Coalition.
•Coursework orrelevantworkexperiencearoundclimate related investing.This shouldinclude an understandingof finance, sustainability metrics, and climate.•Skill in writing for a financial audience. Comfort with writing on deadline, includingstructuring analysis from scratch, developing coherentarguments, and constructing clear,concise prose.•Experience with quantitative analysis, especially statistics and financial calculations.•Meticulous attention to detail•Comfort working in a multi-time-zone setting that leverages cloud-basedplatforms for workactivities and communications, including Outlookand Slack.•Demonstration of the ability to handle confidential information with integrity and discretion•Fluency in Englishrequired,fluency in other languages desirable•Experience with climate, sustainability, and/or non-profit organizations preferred
CREO compensates interns at a rate of $25/hr. CREO offers flexible schedules to accommodatepersonal obligations. Authorization to work in the U.S., U.K., or Canada is required
More About CREO
To achieve our mission, CREO works with an ecosystem of global stakeholders, includingMembers (wealth owners, family offices and family enterprises), Affiliate Members (selectinstitutional and corporate investors), and Partners (aligned investors such as pension funds,university endowments, or private equity; government; not-for-profit organizations; andacademia).
CREO core activities include:
•Building Community: build meaningfulrelationships and foster collaboration among theglobal pool of active climate and sustainability investors;•Building Investor Competence: deliver programs, research products, and services to apply aclimate and sustainability lens to all investment strategies;•Data Aggregation, Research and Analysis: leverage CREO’s unique access to practitioners’expertise to develop research products and build a global center of knowledge for appliedclimate and sustainability finance;•Facilitating Investment: Originate, review, share, and facilitate aligned investmentopportunities across asset class, sectors and geographies that achieve carbon mitigation,carbon removal, improved management of our ecological systems and resources, andsupports circular approaches;•Active Leadership: Partner with other leading organizations and increase information flowto optimize coordination between investors, corporations, and institutions.
CREO leads with the intensity of an investment bank and the heart of a foundation. We applythe following organizational values to all facets of our work:1.Do the right thing: we use good judgement, lead with humility, and act with integrity2.Never stop exploring: we seek new ideas, people, places, and ways of doing things3.Act with discipline: we commit to our work, team members and timelines4.Think big: together, we can do more5.NoBS6.Be kind
Interested candidates may send a note expressing interest and their resume firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREO strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. As an EqualOpportunity Employer, we are committedto providing employees with a workenvironment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisionsare based on business needs and job requirements. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.📷