Job: Climate Philanthropy Senior Research Fellow, Drawdown Labs
"Project Drawdown has identified a widespread need among climate-conscious investors, funders, and philanthropies seeking guidance on how best to scale high-impact climate solutions. Philanthropic investors in particular are uniquely positioned to fund climate solutions that may have difficulty accessing traditional capital due to political constraints, profit mandates, and other hurdles to securing funds from conventional sources—and this presents an opportunity to fill a critical financing gap in the climate space. But due to an incredibly large quantity and variety of climate projects, as well as the level of expert knowledge needed to decipher the impact of these projects, many foundations struggle with understanding these options, and thus have difficulty developing effective long-term climate funding strategies. Building on Project Drawdown’s comprehensive assessment of global climate solutions, the Climate Philanthropy Senior Fellow will help draw connections between key climate solutions and the most effective philanthropic strategies to scale them. This research will identify the key sectors, geographies, solutions, and accelerators with high potential for climate action but with little access to conventional financing. Additionally, this position will research the barriers to scaling climate solutions through conventional funding and philanthropic funding; driving factors of current philanthropic funding strategies; opportunities for attracting philanthropies historically absent from the climate solutions space; and how grantmakers can be connected to those implementing climate solutions to direct funds where they are most needed."
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