Energy Analyst, EDF+Business

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Environmental Defense Fund

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New York City, NY, United States

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30+ days ago

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.

EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our
Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity .
Responsibilities :
Boston, MA, New York, NY, Washington, DC and Remote - US East Coast

About EDF+Business: we are a cross-cutting program within EDF that engages the business community on driving large-scale environmental change. We believe companies, communities and the environment can thrive in unison - and we're making it happen by leveraging the power of the marketplace. For 25 years, we've combined cutting-edge science, economic expertise and unexpected partnerships to help high-impact companies transform business as usual in their products, operations, supply chains and advocacy. Our world needs healthy environments and healthy businesses to truly thrive - EDF+Business is forging solutions that benefit both. For more information on our work, visit

Overall Function
EDF+Business seeks a highly motivated, analytically rigorous Analyst to join our team focused on energy system decarbonization. The Analyst will be a key member of the team, conducting research and analysis on a breadth of environmental topics and supporting industry, the financial community and regulators with the independent analysis and tools needed to manage climate risk, assess opportunities, and accelerate urgent action
You will be a key team player in providing research and analysis to drive engagement with corporate partners, and developing thought leadership for EDF's new investor insights platform, which intends to equip the financial community with the independent analysis and tools needed to manage climate risk, assess opportunities, and accelerate urgent action in the sectors that matter most.
This role will guide, manage, and grow our work catalyzing technology-driven solutions to reduce and prevent emissions from the oil and gas value chain, as well as execute a strategy, in coordination with the Energy Program, to leverage data procured from MethaneSAT to secure meaningful emissions reductions from those with the power to act.

Key Responsibilities
The Energy Analyst will work with the Director, Energy Transition. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct original research and publish thought leadership that expands EDF's presence, voice, and expertise in topics such as industry trends, satellites, and oil and gas innovation
  • Perform literature reviews and research, analyzing and synthesizing information on a variety of topics to inform and support EDF's oil and gas industry decarbonization advocacy efforts globally
  • Leveraging analysis to develop actionable insights and recommendations that stakeholders can use in evaluating and engaging with companies in the energy sector
  • Developing and presenting findings to industry and investors through briefing calls, webinars, workshops and conferences
  • Prepare information to respond to inquiries from a variety of stakeholders
  • Support project management efforts helping to coordinate team activities and meetings as needed
  • Communicate project results to EDF staff, corporate partners, donors, the media and various stakeholders through reports, presentations, blogs, and other methods that build EDF thought leadership
  • Participates in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values
  • Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned
  • Undergraduate degree in environmental science, economics, public policy or related fields and at least three years of related professional experience or a Master's degree in a related field with 1-2 years professional experience
  • Experience in an analyst role, scientific, industry, and/or financial analysis experience, is required
  • General knowledge of the global oil and gas industry - priority geographies, critical stakeholders, operational practices and key news and trends is desirable
  • Experience in project management and exceptional personal organization and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to continued self-assessment, learning and growth to increase and broaden culturally competent skillsets that produce effective interactions with People across diverse cultures and backgrounds. This includes the ability to adapt to cultural change.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience
  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to structure and test hypotheses to innovate new solutions for persistent, challenging issues
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work
  • An ability to work both independently and as a member of small teams on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment
  • Proficiency in the use of PCs and the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
EEO Information:
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.