(Green) Finance and Economic Experts
Finance is increasingly intertwined with efforts to tackle climate change and protect the environment, according to Peter Otis at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. As emissions trading systems, such as “cap and trade,” rise in importance, the demand grows for environmentalists with some specialized knowledge of finance and economics, Otis says. Such experts might work for government entities or NGOs involved in administering trading systems, or for private firms trying to value a company’s carbon emissions or engage in their trade, for example.
There are several types of organizations that hire financial experts for environmental work including NGOs, governmental organizations, local land use organizations, the private sector, the nonprofit sector, and academic institutions. For more in-depth info, see "The Different Types of Environmental Organizations for a Green Career."