Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. CPI supports decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. CPI works in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brasil, Europe, India, Indonesia, Kenya and the United States. Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. CPI is a small but dynamic organization, with a global reach and an entrepreneurial culture. We work hard to maintain an idea-driven, collaborative environment across all our teams.

Center for Sustainable Finance (CSF) is a knowledge and networking hub designed to align India’s financial sector towards a more sustainable future. A first-of-its-kind initiative in India, CSF aims to build an ecosystem through knowledge sharing and networking with various stakeholders, that would reorient the financial intermediation provided by banks and capital markets towards sustainable development. CSF aims to make the financial system resilient to increased financial risks while enabling a Just transition to a low-carbon economy.

CSF offers support to policymakers and regulators to make this integral shift in capital allocation by developing a common platform for engagement, enabling dialogue between stakeholders; sharing of best practices, research and analysis; delivering capacity-building workshops for banks and financial institutions; as well as providing inputs for policy-making and financial sector regulation. CSF is managed by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).

Position Summary

The Analyst role, reporting directly to the Head of CSF, would be responsible for providing essential support in the planning and execution of research initiatives, capacity building activities, collaborative forums, and engagement with stakeholders. Additionally, the incumbent will be an active contributor to various ongoing projects and programs undertaken by CPI in India.

The ideal candidate will bring prior experience related to climate policy, finance, or regulation. Furthermore, a demonstrated focus on specific issues such as social and governance will be hugely valuable in this role.

At the heart of this role is the opportunity to contribute to sustainable finance strategies, foster impactful policy interventions, and actively participate in initiatives that drive positive change at the intersection of climate action and economic development.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Conduct research and analysis on topics related to sustainable finance, including policy and regulation, market practices, reporting and disclosure, taxonomy, and innovative financial mechanisms.
  • Analyze interactions between public and private actors and resources in the context of sustainable finance.
  • Co-author, review, and contribute to the development of long research reports, issue briefs, and blogs.
  • Curriculum development for capacity development programs on sustainable finance for various stakeholders, including banks, financial institutions, policymakers, and regulators.
  • Support in the delivery of capacity building programs.
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other dissemination activities.
  • Engage with clients, policymakers, and investors to provide advice on the implications of research findings.
  • Represent CPI/CSF and present research findings at high-level events and conferences.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders, existing clients, and potential partners in the field of sustainable finance.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A commitment to CPI’s mission and values and a passion for addressing climate change related policy and finance issues.
  • Post Graduate degree in Finance/Economics/Engineering /Management/CFA and demonstrable post qualification experience in field.
  • Significant professional experience in financial services, management consulting/advisory/research, international non-profit, government, and/or a multi-lateral institution.
  • Independent, analytical mind with an excellent track record of applying sound financial judgment to complex issues.
  • Flexibility, professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and an ability to interact with a diverse array of people.
  • An ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English.


  • Demonstrated research capability – Publication of research papers /working papers on finance or climate/sustainable/green finance/ESG in referred journals or reputed publishers (Reputed Think-tank, business schools/universities, international institutions, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of time series financial econometrics, and asset pricing
  • Exposure /Experience in sustainable finance and clean energy and other climate mitigation and adaptation sectors
  • Exposure/Experience in working with the Government, Financial Regulators, domestic and international philanthropy, and DFIs.

Competencies & Personal Attributes 

  • You are a team player and a self-starter and can survive and thrive with minimum guidance.
  • You have an independent, analytical mind with a track record of applying sound strategic judgment to complex issues.
  • You have strong quantitative, data management, data analysis, and critical thinking.
  • You are an advanced user of MS Office suite, in particular Excel, and able to learn and adapt to new systems; candidates who have proficiency in R and Python will be preferred.
  • You are willing to travel domestically.

Location and compensation

CPI is hiring for one permanent/fixed term, full-time Analyst position based in Delhi/NCR.

CPI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be dependent on experience.

To apply

Visit this link to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV no longer than 2 pages (2) a compelling cover letter no longer than 1 page setting out how you meet the requirements of the role and your motivations for wanting to work at CPI. 

Applications are open until May 2nd, 23:59 PM. Apply early.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

CPI Commitment

Climate Policy Initiative is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we are working to embed DEI across every facet of our organization. We seek to establish a working environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and contractors feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We want to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are openly valued as critical to the success of our organization and the achievement of our mission and vision.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.


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