Rob Katz

Job: Associate, New Ventures Program, WRI

Position: Associate, New Ventures Program, World Resources Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.Organization: WRI’s New Ventures program is a business accelerator that works toward long-term, sustainable natural resource use by supporting environmentally- and socially-responsible enterprises in emerging economies. We identify profitable small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that generate unique social and environmental benefits and provide them with business advisory services and access to capital. New Ventures identifies transformative business models in critical sectors such as clean energy and water, and we work with partners to scale these business models in emerging market economies. Additionally, we work with local and international investment communities and networks to help further develop capital resources available to these enterprises. In collaboration with local partners, New Ventures operates centers of sustainable entrepreneurship in Brazil, Mexico, China , Indonesia and India.

Description: The Associate will be responsible for research and related activities that influence capital providers to invest in sustainable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies. The Associate will have a lead research role in New Ventures’ Accelerating Clean Energy Markets project, which seeks to increase investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency SMEs in emerging economies such as India. The research focuses on the suite of financial mechanisms currently being used for clean energy SME investments in India and globally, and the work will eventually include piloting innovative financial mechanisms that can help bolster these kinds of investments in India. The Associate will also support the creation of an online global investor network that will serve as a platform for investors interested in sustainable sectors to access valuable business information about New Ventures’ high-growth enterprises.

To read the full job description, and for details on how to apply, please visit the WRI Jobs page.