There does not have to be a choice between the economy and the environment to meet our 2020 goal of 17 gigatons of absolute carbon reductions. And we have some pretty good ideas about how to make that happen. But what separates great ideas from action with the potential to change the world are the people who bring them to life. We're a small and efficient staff of 15, and because of our size, every person plays an essential role in the organization. If you are interested in joining us as we implement the entrepreneurial change needed to reduce carbon at speed and scale, apply to the positions below. All Candidates must live in Washington DC - New York City or London to be considered. Relocation is not provided
Over the past four years, the Carbon War Room has established itself for our unique approach to battling climate change. This is a time for action. What we do, or do not do, to address climate change in the next ten years will affect life on earth for centuries.
Project: Ten Island Challenge
Assignment Title: Commercial Advisory Services for renewable energy and waste-to-energy projects under the Ten Island Challenge
Date: May 2014
The below document constitutes the Carbon War Room’s Invitation to Bid for hiring consultants/consulting firms under its budget. This Invitation to Bid will use a quality and cost-based selection (QCBS) selection method.
The document includes a standard Letter of Invitation, standard Information to Consultants, Scope of Work, and a General Conditions of Contract. The standard Information to Consultants and the General Conditions of Contract may not be modified under any circumstances.
Several countries in the Caribbean region will be participating in the Carbon-War-Room-supported Ten Island Challenge. The Carbon War Room and participating countries intend to apply part of project funding (or affiliate funding/financing) proceeds to payments for goods, related services and consulting services. The Ten Island Challenge is funded by the Carbon War Room in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Institute, participating governments and financial investors. The objective of the Ten Island Challenge is to accelerate participating countries’ transition off fossil fuels, and create a blue print for other isolated economies.
The Ten Island Challenge will require the consulting services, goods and related services of firms, consultants and suppliers that have proven experience in all the disciplines of renewable energy (i.e. wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, waste-to-energy, etc.).
Procurement of contracts funded by and through the Carbon War Room will be conducted through internationally accepted standards and procedures such as those issued by the International Organization for Standardization.
Specific procurement notices for Request for Proposals and Invitation to Bids and other bidding documents issued under the auspicious of the Carbon War Room for contracts for consultancy services and goods will be announced, as they become available, on the Carbon War Room website and other advertising mediums.
This request for proposals invites academic researchers to submit a formal proposal that aims to study the relationship between sustainability performance, as measured by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), and financial performance, as measured by both operational and stock performance. The research group will collect financial information on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) through one of many financial data platforms (e.g., Bloomberg, SNL, WRDS) and use state-of-the-art methods for a detailed statistical analysis.
Some potential research questions include:
- Which GRESB metrics have the strongest relationship with adjusted funds from operation (AFFO), risk-adjusted returns on equity (ROE), returns on invested capital (ROIC), and returns on assets (ROA), as well as stock market performance?
- Within the GRESB overall scores, which of the seven aspects (e.g. management, policy & disclosure, etc.) have the strongest relationship to financial metrics like AFFO, ROE, ROIC, and ROA, as well as stock market performance?
There are numerous stakeholders in the market to which this study will be applicable, including:
- Institutional investors
- Building owners and managers
- Valuation industry
- Environmental organizations
- Building occupiers
The primary target audience for the research study is the investment and valuation community, as the area of sustainability in relation to investment returns is seen as a key driver for future decision-making regarding investments in new and existing commercial building stock.
The Project Coordinator provides essential operational and coordination support to the SIE team, ensuring that the operation is able to deliver strategic and operational goals in a timely and efficient manner.