Salesforce.com, Inc Director, Climate Finance Innovation in Topeka, Kansas
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At Salesforce, we believe that business is the greatest platform for change. Our vision is to accelerate the world's largest businesses to net zero, conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees, protect our oceans, and energize the ecopreneur revolution. The climate emergency requires an unprecedented amount of change at incredible speed and scale. We are proud of the work we’ve done so far, and we know we have a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to do more.
The Sustainability team helps guide Salesforce’s climate action journey and go to market strategy. We are looking for a climate finance expert with knowledge of the corporate environment who can help us tap into the full power of Salesforce for the benefit of our planet. The right candidate will be a passionate, driven, expert on climate change, climate finance, and carbon markets. Their responsibility will be to play a leading role in defining and executing Salesforce’s blended capital approach to scaling climate solutions, with a focus on meeting Salesforce’s carbon credit needs.
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Key responsibilities include:
Play a leading role in defining Salesforce’s blended capital approach to scaling climate solutions, with a focus on carbon markets
Be Salesforce’s subject matter expert on climate finance, and carbon market trends
Manage the carbon credit procurement life cycle from purchase/funding through ongoing monitoring and reporting, including inputs and decisions from internal energy transition and nature based solutions teams, as well as external partners and consultants
Lead the development of new climate solutions funding models that maximize impact, while minimizing cost and risk (such as advanced market commitments, carbon credit forward purchases agreements, debt/equity, participation in funds, etc.)
Advise on the product roadmap and inventory management strategy for the Net Zero Cloud marketplace
Represent Salesforce’s climate finance work with customers, and at key internal and external events
About you (skills & experience):
You’re a passionate, driven, climate change expert
You’re an expert on the overall process for developing and financing carbon projects
You’re extremely organized, and comfortable executing multiple large complex projects with matrixed teams
You have a strong understanding of the key commercial terms in climate finance/carbon credit contracts, and experience negotiating them in developed and developing nations
You’re familiar with the ways public companies interact with global financial markets, and how those interactions contribute to climate change
Benefits & perks:
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For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $146,000. You may also be entitled to receive bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits.
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