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Carbon Accountant

at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in New York, New York

About the Job

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment is preparing a job opening on its Mining and Energy Transition team soon. CCSI is searching for a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional with strong knowledge and experience in greenhouse gas (GHG) / carbon accounting to support research and writing for the COMET initiative, seeking to harmonize carbon accounting methods in the industrial value chains to enable decision making and investment in line with the Paris Agreement. The professional will also be involved in other related energy transition projects. The position involves research and writing responsibilities such as conducting literature reviews, gathering data, doing interviews, and conducting policy analysis; collaborating with external leaders, practitioners and scholars, including Government partners of CCSI and designing and organizing research-oriented conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops.


  • PhD or Masters’ degree in Energy, Economics, Development, or other related field, and relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, the ability to do carbon accounting and understand mining value chains and energy systems, among other domains related to the Center’s work.
  • This position also requires willingness to learn new areas and to work in a highly interdisciplinary, flexible, and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, research and communication skills required as well as initiative, motivation and ability to think strategically.

To apply

If interested, please reach out to and keep an eye on CCSI’s job opening’s page, where the official position will be posted soon!

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

An applied research center, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is a leading convenor and contributor to high-level global dialogue among scholars, community advocates, practitioners, the business community, and government concerning international investment and sustainable development. We contribute thought leadership and legal tools to influential global policymaking arenas focused on solving complex global challenges. We are regularly asked to present our cutting-edge research and activities in international fora. We train policymakers, government negotiators, development practitioners, and civil society leaders. And we host several substantial global conferences each year, often with oversubscribed demand. In addition to rigorous research and policy analysis, CCSI’s work takes the form of teaching and training, providing advisory services, developing tools and resources, and fostering multi-stakeholder dialogue and knowledge-sharing among policymakers, development advocates, scholars, business leaders, and community stakeholders.