The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF), a joint initiative of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Sustainable Finance.
The successful candidate will play a leading role in YISF’s ongoing research projects under the supervision of YISF Co-Directors Todd Cort and Dan Esty – as well as having an opportunity to pursue his or her own research.
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. from a management school, economics program, or an environmental policy program (with strong economics/finance skills), and will have focused on topics related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics and reporting or on sustainable finance more broadly. They will have exceptional research, writing, and verbal communication skills, as well as an inclusive and flexible approach to collaborating with a diverse team of people and organizations.
This position offers a one-year opportunity with a possibility of reappointment for a second year upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until April 1, 2021 – or until the position is filled. The start date of the position is negotiable with an expectation that the Associate will begin in the June – August 2021 timeframe.
To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to Tyler Yeargain, Associate Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance
The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF) aims to produce fresh thinking and cutting-edge research on the challenges to integrating sustainability concerns into financial markets and investment decisions.
YISF functions as a knowledge hub and provides space for intellectual exchange among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. YISF sponsors research and dialogue on the relationship between capital flows and a more sustainable future. YISF also produces conceptual frameworks, empirical analyses, market guidance, and policy recommendations related to the integration of sustainability concerns into financial markets and capital allocation processes.
YISF research is academically rigorous, theoretically grounded, and action-oriented. It focuses on illuminating barriers to and identifying incentives for, steering the flow of capital toward more sustainable enterprises and projects. YISF also aspires to help refine the legal rules and procedures required to enhance the focus on sustainability in financial markets and the world of investment more broadly.
As a joint initiative between the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Yale Center for Bus...iness and the Environment (CBEY), YISF research benefits from the knowledge of a wide range of faculty across Yale University and addresses sustainable finance from a variety of fields, including economics, finance, accounting, environmental sciences, social sciences, and law.
The Initiative aims to create a knowledge hub that provides a space for robust conversations on sustainable finance issues by organizing workshops, conferences, and online interactions in which research findings and policy perspectives can be shared and debated.