EDHEC seeks a Director for its new Climate Finance Institute

EDHEC, one of the leading European business schools, recognised for the quality of its research in finance, is recruiting a Director for its new climate finance research institute, the EDHEC Risk Climate Impact Institute (ERCII).

EDHEC’s ambition is to make the EDHEC Risk Climate Impact Institute an international centre of reference in the area of fundamental and applied research on measuring the impact of climate change on asset prices and on the financial industry’s participation in mitigating climate change.

Drawing on the reputation that EDHEC Risk Institute has built up over the past 20 years, the EDHEC Risk Climate Impact Institute intends to develop its activities in close cooperation with the investment industry.

Responsibilities and missions

In close cooperation with ERCII’s Scientific Director, the institute’s Director will manage the institute, which has been provided with a budget of 25 million euros for the first five years. The Director will participate in building a team of researchers and development support staff of around 15 people.

The director will have direct responsibility for the implementation of the institute’s outreach, whether it involves organising presentation events and promoting the research to the industry or scientific cooperation with the industry.

A climate-investing specialist, the institute’s director will have direct responsibility for the research & development focus on the financial industry’s participation in mitigating the risk of climate change. With very good knowledge of the industry, the director will develop and coordinate industry relationships, whether to fund research initiatives or implement joint research ventures.

A good communicator, the ERCII Director will be the institute’s spokesperson and its institutional representative.


This position is reserved for a high-level professional who has exercised research responsibilities in the area of climate finance for at least five years and has more than ten years of professional experience in the finance sector.

Ideally a PhD holder, the Director will have dual expertise on both technological and financial matters relating to climate change.

Apart from their scientific qualities, the Director will need to have genuine project leader and communication qualities to fully cover the representation and development of the institute.

The institute’s working language is English, so the Director will need to be bilingual if their first language is not English.


The institute will have staff on EDHEC’s campuses in London, Paris and Nice, so it is entirely possible for the director to exercise their responsibilities from one of these locations.

The director is expected to be highly geographically mobile in carrying out their missions.


The remuneration will be in line with the institute’s ambitions and EDHEC implements an active talent recognition and management policy by associating its talent with the success of the initiatives that they develop.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@edhec-dbd.com.

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