Job Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer, Green Finance Institute

Job Details

  • Job title: Chief Executive of the Green Finance Institute
  • Job reference: OOTC671
  • Date posted: 02/01/2019
  • Application closing date: 10/02/2019
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive

The GFI is recruiting a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Green Finance Institute, due to launch in summer 2019 following its announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in June 2018 as part of his vision for the future of the UK’s world-leading financial services sector.

The Institute is a high-profile venture led by the City Corporation working in partnership with HM Government. It will be dedicated to greening the global financial system. In its infancy, the Institute has the ambition to set the international green and sustainable finance agenda. Its work will build on the Accelerating Green Finance report and the City of London’s status as an international finance hub.

The Green Finance Institute will accelerate green finance across a range of thematic areas, including data and risk analysis, green fintech solutions, advancing international partnerships, supporting green finance policy and enhancing communications and branding.

The role

This is an exciting role for a candidate with the right skills to lead the Green Finance Institute. The successful candidate, working to a governance board of experts, will have responsibility for the formal establishment of the Institute and its workstreams.

The Institute is jointly funded by Government and the City of London Corporation. It builds on considerable momentum generated by the Green Finance Initiative, Green Finance Taskforce, the Government’s work on Green Finance, and the strong buy-in of the private sector and academia.

Please see Job description and person Job Description and Person Specification here.

To apply, please supply the following by email to

Deadline for receipt of applications is 23:59 on Sunday 10 February 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place in early March at a central London venue.

For further enquiries about the role please contact us at or call 020 7332 1268.

The Institute is committed to being an inclusive employer and is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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