Sustainable Debt Director, NatureVest (Arlington, VA or NYC)

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive

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NatureVest, TNC’s impact investment unit, is part of its Impact Finance & Markets (IFM) division. NatureVest’s mission is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. Our vision is based on the conviction that capital markets, businesses and governments must invest in nature as the long-term capital stock of a sustainable, equitable and more efficient economy. To achieve our mission, we source and structure investment products that support TNC’s global strategies, raise capital for these investments, and share our knowledge and experience with the investment and conservation communities to amplify our efforts in this emerging area. To learn more, visit:

The Sustainable Debt Director will lead multidisciplinary (conservation science, policy, legal, local, etc.) transaction deal teams working to develop and implement sovereign debt transactions focused on conservation outcomes. They will be responsible and accountable for the complete transaction process cycle, including all aspects of deal origination, structuring, and negotiation, as well as internal approvals, capital raising, and investor relations through to financial close. Key responsibilities shall also include overseeing the development of flexible and transparent financial models (including the incorporation of credit enhancements and blended finance), performing due diligence and risk assessments, developing internal and external information memoranda, and structuring and closing  sovereign debt deals. The Director may also be responsible for training and overseeing the work of Associate(s).

Location is Arlington, VA, or New York, New York with the opportunity to work from home some of the time.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 – 10 years’ relevant experience in a private sector environment, such as investment or commercial banking, debt investment management, management consulting or in business-facing activities at a conservation organization or government/multilateral entity.
  • Experience developing and implementing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience leading diverse groups in a matrixed environment and some experience making leadership-level strategic decisions.
  • Must have led a debt capital markets transaction through closing, including negotiations, internal approvals, and capital raising.
  • Experience negotiating complex legal agreements from a business/financial perspective.

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