Earthshot Labs’ is a science and technology company dedicated to planetary-scale land regeneration.

We conduct core ecological research and build technology products that inspire land stewards to restore their land, and easily onboard them to carbon marketplaces. We partner with world leading conservation and restoration organizations around the world to support them to develop, secure finance and certify their nature-based carbon project. Our just partnership model is centered on equitability, with a goal of driving as much money as possible back to the implementing organizations and communities on the ground. 

Earthshot is building two products that enable its vision: LandOS and Biome. LandOS is a platform for enabling landowners to envision and manifest the regeneration of land they have stewardship over and access carbon markets. Our intention is to build a product that inspires our customers to be bold, to delight and engage them while they envision the future possibilities of the land in ways never possible before. Biome is our Unity app that collects nature observations in the most accurate, fun and engaging way using the smartphone’s neural engine, camera, and augmented reality capabilities. The data collected is used to power both fundamental ecological research as well as to underpin our LandOS system for envisioning and manifesting land restoration.

Earthshot believes that people are most effective and happy when they bring their whole selves into their work, so they can unleash their full genius. We take shared breaths together, we discuss subjects that are deeply meaningful and at times vulnerable. We actively maintain a coherent field of deeply held love for nature and restoring humankind’s place within it. Despite our best intentions we are keenly aware of the potential problems inherent in creating a tech platform to engineer large scale land use, and so we are engaging with indigenous leaders, ecological experts, regenerative farmers, and other groups with deep knowledge of the land in order to ensure we have the highest integrity and wisdom infusing our efforts.

The Role:

We're looking for an experienced legal counsel to own the legal process of structuring a nature-based carbon project finance deal, including writing multi-party agreements between investors, Earthshot, and project proponents, and participating in fast-iteration contract negotiations and revisions. This role involves collaboration with the operations and business development teams providing support and guidance on transactional and legal structuring of different agreements. Commercial support will involve managing the execution of transactions in international markets, as well as clearly and concisely communicating business and legal risk analysis to partners, colleagues and leadership. 

Requirements:

  • Experienced senior legal professional with 5+ legal experience drafting commercial agreements preferably involving emerging markets)
  • Ability to draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements associated with carbon offset project development, and the purchase and sale of carbon offsets and project investments
  • Contribute to project due diligence and investor KYC requirements such as reviewing landowner agreements, application regulations, and anti bribery and corruption policies
  • Advise on changing voluntary carbon market and Paris agreement Article 6 policies and initiatives
  • Ability to translate technical and policy concepts specific to carbon markets into clear and concise terms
  • Stay abreast of and advise on modifications to agreements and legal processes resulting from evolving regulations, policies, and standards affecting the development and management of offset projects
  • A deep love for nature and desire to help build a more integrated future for humanity within it

The most competitive candidates will have:

  • A minimum 1 year of contract experience specific to carbon market transactions
  • Based in the US or UK
  • Project finance structuring and contracting experience
  • Experience structuring pre-purchase and forward agreements 
  • Experience with carbon markets, ideally with nature-based carbon related contracts
  • Has a wide network of connections in the reforestation or carbon market industry
  • Experience with international legal structures around jurisdictional regulation of carbon markets and the voluntary carbon market
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Skills you may have:

  • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French is a plus

Culture: The process is the product.

Earthshot believes that people are most effective and happy when they bring their whole selves into their work, so they can unleash their full genius. We take shared breaths together, we discuss subjects that are deeply meaningful and at times vulnerable. We actively maintain a coherent field of deeply held love for nature and restoring humankind’s place within it. Despite our best intentions we are keenly aware of the potential problems inherent in creating a tech platform to engineer large scale land use, and so we are engaging with indigenous leaders, ecological experts, regenerative farmers, and other groups with deep knowledge of the land in order to ensure we have the highest integrity and wisdom infusing our efforts.

By now, you’ll probably have realized that Earthshot is a different type of organization than most other companies you’ve encountered. We’re inherently mission-driven for profound human and ecological impact. Even more important is the way we work together: the quality of communication, team coherence, creating conditions for the genius and creativity of our team members, recognizing the comprehensive lives that we each lead. Our vision for team culture is informed by teal management, a shared love of nature, and the cultivation of healthy human relationships. We are a natively remote organization, which means that people can choose to work from home whenever they would like, and we have team gatherings every 1-3 months to build team coherence, foster deep relationships with each other, and enjoy nature together. In the future, we imagine permanent retreat places for teams to work for weeks or months at a time together in gorgeous natural settings.

Diversity

Earthshot is building a company that honors the awe-inspiring complex diversity of the whole earth. We prioritize hiring team members that expand our team’s representation of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, relationship style, and many other dimensions of diversity. We believe that the genius of diverse peoples and backgrounds is essential to create culture and technology that reflect the world we want to live in.

Benefits and Perks:

Being on the Earthshot team offers a range of benefits including, a competitive salary, flexible PTO (and we truly encourage the team to take time away), 100% cost coverage for employees dental and vision, and 80% cost coverage for employees and dependents medical insurance. Eligible for all full-time US based employees. 

Earthshot Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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