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About Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate Bonds is a fast growing, dynamic NGO driven by a big mission, to lead the development of innovative international climate finance solutions.

As a respected sector expert, we are regularly called upon by governments, other not-for-profit organisations, businesses, and financial service institutes to provide thought leadership, insight and advise on green bond standards, certification, taxonomy, and policy. We work extensively with our funders and partners to deliver programmes that examine a variety of sectors such as agri-foods, buildings, and carbon zero.

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we embark on our new strategy and develop the organisation into the next phase of its ambitious growth.

We are currently looking for a new Trustee to join the Climate Bonds Initiative Board to expand the breath of its skills and diversity. Between them, out trustees cover a range of expertise including technical, financial, operational leadership, legal, climate resilience and sustainability. To complement the existing board, we are particularly keen to connect with someone experienced in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector, donor stewardship and philanthropy. Additionally applicants who have emerging markets experience would be beneficial.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and making sure we best reflect the global nature of our work and regions that we serve.  


Act as a member of the Board of Trustees in guiding the organisation towards increasing its impact whilst ensuring its continual financial stability and security.

Duties & Responsibilities

The board is collectively responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation, including its financial health, the integrity of its activities and the development of its strategic direction in line with our mission.

  • Trustees must ensure that the Climate Bonds complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure the organisation has a governance structure that is appropriate to its size/complexity and stage of development, and its objects, and reflects the diversity of its stakeholders.

  • Use reasonable care and skill in their work as Trustee, using their personal skills, knowledge and experience as needed to ensure that the organisation is well run and efficient.

  • Leverage existing relationships and as a conduit for potential sponsorship and funding opportunities.

  • To develop strategy and overall policy and evaluate performance against these.

  • Ensure risk assessments for all aspects of the organisation’s activities are carried out and monitored.

Accountable to

Legally accountable to Funders/Foundations/Philanthropic Institutes, Charity Commission and Companies House

Generally accountable to Funders/Foundations/Philanthropic Institutes and climate NGO peers

Time Commitment

Preparation for and attendance at board meetings and if required committee meetings and ad hoc meetings. Expected time commitment is one a day per month.

Please note as a global and fully remote organisation our Trustees are all based remotely and the board meets online.


The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, as is the case for all trustees, with the option of re-election by mutual agreement for one further three-year term

Service on Climate Bonds Initiative board of directors is without remuneration, except in exceptional cases for travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties


About you

Candidates will have the following experience:

  • Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a non-profit

  • A commitment to and understanding of Climate Bonds Initiative beneficiaries and mission, preferably based on experience

  • Strong commercial skills - experience of growing a corporation or NGO

  • An understanding of managing risks, opportunities and governance in an organisation

  • Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for driving climate change through financial solutions

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