adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 280 strategists, thought leaders and practitioners working at the local and global levels to find solutions to the most urgent political, economic and social challenges of our time. As a policy consultancy, we support a just transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable, liveable societies. Our work is grounded in transdisciplinary research, evidence-based consulting and stakeholder dialogues. With these tools we shape policy agendas, facilitate political communication, inform policy processes and support decision-makers.
Reconciling economic growth with climate protection and resource efficiency requires access to affordable and appropriate financing solutions. In many countries, however, markets and frameworks for green financial products and sustainable investments are underdeveloped. adelphi supports clients from politics, business and the financial sector in designing and implementing green financing instruments, both in Europe and in developing and emerging economies.
The three main projects include SEED, UGEFA (Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator) and the Circular Economy Catalyst. SEED was founded at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg by UN Environment, UNDP and IUCN as a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED is based on the understanding that the promotion of social and environmental entrepreneurship is pivotal for environmentally friendly and socially inclusive development and poverty reduction. At the moment, SEED’s focus countries are South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, India, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator aims to facilitate the flow of green finance into the Ugandan SMEs sector through strengthening green SMEs and improving available financial mechanisms for SME debt financing. The Circular Economy Catalyst harnesses the transformative potential of small and growing enterprises to contribute to circular and inclusive economies. Working in India and Kenya, the project collaborates with partners to support over 220 entrepreneurs to create profitable circular economy business models. This position is open to students currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master programme (preferred starting date: 15 August 2022).
Diversity is important to us. For a sustainable future, we need a diversity of experiences experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.