The Climate Trust is governed with the assistance of experienced business leaders—a network of specialists who have agreed to provide meaningful advisory services on a regular basis. Board members help The Trust to achieve its mission and objectives through the contribution of their work and wisdom.
The Trust’s Board of Directors oversees all of the organization’s programs and activities, with each member sitting on one or more specialized committees. The Oregon Offset Committee oversees activities that fulfill The Trust’s statutory obligations under the Oregon Carbon Dioxide Standard, the nation’s first legislation to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Other committees include the Risk, Finance, Executive, and Compensation Committees. More about The Trust’s governing structure.
Click to expand the blue bars below for additional information on what we look for. To apply please fill out the abbreviated application at the bottom of the page expressing your interest in joining our Board of Directors.
Board members are asked to attend quarterly meetings and participate in at least one subcommittee. Meetings generally occur during the first week of March, June, September, and December during normal business hours. Members are expected to make an honest effort to attend all regularly scheduled meetings.
All board members are expected to serve the best interest of The Climate Trust and its affiliates with a minimum board term of three (3) years. The Board’s primary responsibilities are to ensure sound business decisions, fiscal responsibility, operational success, and to act as a positive communications agent generating new opportunities for the organization. The board provides governance in the following areas (directly or by way of committees):
– Organizational leadership and direction
– Fiscal controls, budgets, and reporting
– Investment management and approval of annual operating budget
– Risk management
– Partnerships and networking
We are actively seeking board candidates that are committed to the mission of The Climate Trust, and are willing to devote time and energy towards its achievement. Familiarity with carbon markets is helpful, but not required. Specific knowledge and skill sets of interest include:
– Investment fund management
– Impact/institutional fund raising
– Employment law
– Carbon/climate policy
– Organization development
– Media and brand building
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