Careers with EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute

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Join an international centre of reference on climate change finance

Operating from campuses in Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore, EDHEC Business School is ranked in the top ten of European business schools. With more than 110 nationalities represented in its student body, some 50,000 alumni in 130 countries, and learning partnerships with 290 institutions worldwide, it is truly international.

For over 20 years, EDHEC Business School has been pursuing an ambitious research policy that combines academic excellence with practical relevance.  Spearheaded by EDHEC-Risk Institute, this original research policy aims to make EDHEC Business School an academic institution of reference for decision makers in a small number of areas in which it has reached critical mass in terms of expertise and research results. This ambition is delivered by furthering academic research in these areas while simultaneously highlighting its practical implications and applications to decision makers. The approach may be complemented by strategic partnerships or business ventures that can accelerate the transfer of scientific innovation to the industry and financially benefit the School and its constituencies.

Marking the priority assigned by the School to sustainability issues and building on its research programmes exploring the relationships between climate change and finance, EDHEC-Risk Institute became EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute (EDHEC-Risk Climate) in the Fall of 2022.

The mission of EDHEC-Risk Climate is to help private and public decision makers manage climate-related financial risks and make the best use of financial tools to transition to low-emissions and climate-resilient economies. 

As part of its international development programme and in order to strengthen its research potential, the research centre offers the following opportunities:


Permanent Climate/Climate Finance Faculty Positions for the EDHEC School – Two vacancies (Nice, France)

As part of its Strategic Plan focused on supporting economic transformation in the environmental transition, EDHEC Business School is seeking faculty candidates for its Climate/Finance courses managed by EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute. 

Two permanent positions are offered on the School’s Nice campus and are to be filled at the earliest. The selected candidates will perform their research duties within the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and their pedagogical duties for various EDHEC Business School programmes and the MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance conducted in cooperation with Engineering School Mines Paris – PSL.

The successful candidates will be regularly evaluated on their contribution to pedagogical activities (including at a minimum teaching and student supervision and, where relevant, programme management) and societal impact through the publication of scientific research and the promotion of its implications and applications to practitioners, decision makers, and the media. More...


Senior Research Engineer Position – Empirical Macroeconomist with Climate Change Focus – One vacancy (Flexibility on Location, preferably London)

We are looking for senior research engineer in empirical macroeconomics and/or financial economics to begin as soon as possible (the start date is flexible). The researcher will join the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute (preferably) in London. 

The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of Riccardo Rebonato, Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and Scientific Director of the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute. He/she will join a growing, vibrant team of researchers with a varied academic background (Economics, Physics and Finance). The candidate's work will contribute to inform the decisions of strategic investors and their portfolio construction, financial supervisors and the financial industry on issues related to climate financial risk assessment and management. More...


Programme Director (Full-time, indefinite term) – Impact of Finance on Climate Change – One vacancy in Nice (France)

We are looking for an experienced and recognised senior researcher to spearhead our research programme on the impact of finance on climate change.

This is a unique opportunity to leverage on a track record of high-quality and innovative scientific research to drive an effort to deliver significant impact on the theory and practice of sustainable investment and climate finance as part of a dynamic institution. The Research Programme you will lead should explore the sustainability foot-printing and impact measurement of financial institutions and financial products and the design and evaluation of financial tools and instruments to support climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Institute has secured medium-term funding for core roles to support this programme and is actively recruiting. 

The Programme Director will join the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute (preferably) in Nice, France. The Programme Director will be a member of the Institute’s Research Management Committee and play a key role in shaping the Institute’s research agenda alongside Scientific Director Professor Riccardo Rebonato. More...