Cervest is building the world’s first open access AI-powered Climate Intelligence platform.

We’re a certified B-Corp with a vision to democratize access to Climate Intelligence driving a shared responsibility to protect the world’s critical assets — including our greatest shared asset, the planet.

It’s an exciting time to join us. We’ve just raised $30m in Series A investment. Our inaugural product, EarthScan™, will launch in 2021. EarthScan™ enables organizations to de-risk business decisions, meet financial disclosure guidelines, improve resilience, and uncover new opportunities to accelerate low-carbon growth.

We’re backed by leading venture capital firms, including Draper Esprit, Future Positive, Lowercarbon Capital, and Astanor Ventures. We are now building up our team in all areas: sales, marketing, science, engineering, and people operations.


As a company, we are a pro-diversity, highly inclusive organization, committed to bringing together people of all backgrounds and enabling them to succeed. We know that a richly diverse team will help us achieve our mission sooner.

The Role

Cervest is looking for a Transitional Risk Analyst to work within the Transitional Risk Team which reports to the Chief Climate Risk Officer. As a Transitional Risk Analyst at Cervest, you will be:

  • Researching the TCFD and other relevant ESG Frameworks with respect to TR for the financial and non-financial sectors
  • Benchmarking Cervest's competitors for how they are addressing the topic of TR - establishing what currently is seen as 'best in class'
  • Working with the Carbon Accounting Specialist to build Cervest’s Carbon Accounting Module focusing on Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  • Researching data sources and predictive methods for disaggregating carbon accounting to the asset-level
  • Developing a methodology for decarbonisation target setting using for example a ‘science-based targets’ approach and working with Cervest’s engineers, product designers etc to turn this into a product on the EarthScan Platform
  • Working with the Head of Product Innovation, Climate Scientists and other relevant internal stakeholders to build out the TR Disclosure Framework template into the TR product

We are looking for people who have:

  • Transitional Risk (TR) expertise - someone who has knowledge of the TR component of the TCFD framework
  • Knowledge of science based targets methodology
  • Knowledge of carbon accounting methodology including the GHG Protocol, emission factors
  • Knowledge of building decarbonisation strategies and pathways for companies
  • Worked in a corporate, consultancy, emissions trading house or NGO on delivering against the skills outlined above
  • Minimum MSc requirement in a relevant degree
  • Knowledge of TCFD Framework and ideally other frameworks such as GREESB, CDSB, etc
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Looking for a self-starter who is perceptive, numerate, curious and energetic
  • Needs to be good communicator - excellent command of English in written and spoken form
  • Well versed with preparing presentations, briefs, proposals etc
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced start-up environment and working with uncertainty
  • Experience working with external stakeholders (research, science, academia, civil society orgs etc)

Benefits 

As a rapidly scaling company on a mission, we are committed to ensuring that we support our team in developing in line with their aspirations and talents as well as continuing to develop our culture in line with our values.

We are a remote first company and are hiring across Europe, the USA and beyond. We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable working in a remote setting and with a diverse team distributed across multiple time zones. This job requires minimum travel for occasional regional or global team retreats only, using more sustainable transport methods (we’ll help with that) so generally within one time zone of the UK.

  • 22 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 UK public holidays or local equivalent)
  • The company closes between December 24th and January 1st, which gives an extra 3-4 days off each year (on top of your 22 days entitlement)
  • Remote first company culture with flexible working hours
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave policies
  • Every employee is given a plant of their choice
  • £1000 a year learning budget towards personal and professional development
  • 10% of your time can be used for projects that help us meet Cervest’s mission outside your day-to-day responsibilities
  • £500 stipend to spend on your work from home setup (we’ll cover your laptop and peripherals such as a screen and keyboard - you will be able to choose between a Mac or PC)
  • Paid sick leave for physical and mental health with access to Spill
  • Virtual team and company activities such as pastry-making classes, mindfulness classes, coffee masterclasses and murder mysteries
  • £1500 loan towards a bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme (available for UK employees)

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