Practice Lead, Climate Action Platforms

Practice Lead, Climate Action Platforms

South Pole

Berlin, London or Amsterdam

The Fund Management team is responsible for developing and managing sustainable impact funds, as well as other facilities, vehicles and platforms for investments in climate action. Our scope of expertise covers a variety of topics related to sustainable land-use, low-carbon energy, climate-smart cities and/or clean technology, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

As the Practice Lead of Climate Action Platforms you will develop its business strategy, and develop, launch, market, and implement a family of Climate Action Platforms in tight collaboration with the Funds & Platforms Business Line leader and other South Pole teams. You will also define and develop the positioning of Climate Action Platforms in line with South Pole’s overall vision and strategy, including guiding and supervising an international team of Climate Action Platforms managers. You will take accountability for the quality as well as the commercial success of the platforms and help South Pole to become a leading provider of such sustainability solutions.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Lead the structuring and establishment of new Climate Action Platforms in alignment with South Pole’s vision and strategy
  • Raise funding for new and existing Climate Action Platforms by developing, building and nurturing long-term commercial relationships with clients from both the private and public sector
  • Supervise the management on operating Climate Action Platforms, including strategic positioning, technical quality and communications
  • Build and lead the Climate Action Platforms team by:
    • Directly manage a team of Action Platforms managers in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context
    • Provide guidance and technical leadership
  • Establish, manage and control the practise budget



  • University degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability-related field
  • Relevant work experience (7 to 10 years) in technical and/or commercial roles focused within the sustainability or climate field, ideally in an international and multi-stakeholder context, and with a focus on investments and/or finance
  • Profound understanding of climate change, climate finance, climate policy and sustainable development
  • Experience in building, leading, mentoring and developing high-performing teams across geographies and cultures
  • Strategic mindset, with the ability to establish a compelling vision for the growth of our Climate Action Platforms practice, enabling South Pole to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment
  • Strong business acumen and business development skills, with the ability to understand the specific needs of our clients and translate these into effective investments into our funds
  • Demonstrated ability to work towards deadlines and with multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with specific experience in dealing with senior decision makers (such as C-Suite) and external stakeholders
  • Experience in product innovation and product development
  • Proven experience in leading remote teams
  • National or holder of a valid permit


  • Experience with investments in the sustainability space
  • Strong network with corporate and/or public sector clients
  • Practical experience in change management and sustainability strategy development
  • Good working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS Word/Excel.
  • Diligent, reliable and proactive
  • Fully comfortable operating in a fast-paced high-growth international environment
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills

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