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Carbon Originator

Role: Carbon Originator

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands but remote working is also possible

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key responsibilities:

  • Commercial hunting for and structuring of carbon projects
  • Grow (existing) networks and develop (long-term) partnerships
  • Follow developments in this industry and identifying new opportunities
  • Perform the role as an arranger and take responsibility for the different tasks at hand, both individual as well as in a team.

About Climate Neutral Group and Anthesis Group

Climate Neutral Group (CNG) is a fast-growing organization with a clear purpose: to enhance the Net Zero journey to combat climate change. Since its foundation in 2002, Climate Neutral Group has been stimulating organizations in Climate-Neutral entrepreneurship: from A to Zero CO2 emissions. CNG recently merged with Anthesis Group.

CNG helps organizations to get insight in their CO2 emissions, to reduce their emissions and to offset their residual emissions and to substantiate their climate neutral claims through our Climate Neutral Certification Program. Climate Neutral Group has grown strongly in recent years. More information can be found at:

In 2022 Climate Neutral Group became part of Anthesis, the sustainability activator!

Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early-stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 1100+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis Group, we are truly committed to putting people and our planet at the heart of all we do.

We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to help us create an inclusive and equitable workplace. By embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities, we believe we can drive innovation, foster creativity, and achieve our shared goals. So, if you’re ready to be a part of something truly extraordinary, then we want you! Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identify, national origin, age, pregnancy, martial status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Together, we can continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.

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Summary of role:

Carbon Project Development Team

Carbon credits form a critical role to provide (private) financing to project developers all over the world, which are not able to attract finance in another way.

CNGs Carbon Project Development Team is at the forefront of developing and managing carbon offset projects. Priority is given to natural sequestration through agricultural and Nature-Based Solutions (such as mangrove restauration). In addition CNG also focusses on renewable energy and waste management as these are critical for short term GHG emission reduction. The team guides project owners and developers from project inception to the issuing of carbon credits in line with official carbon standards, mainly Gold Standard for the Global Goals and Verra’s Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS).

As the Carbon originator you will assess, identify and contract carbon sequestration and emission reduction opportunities in the best geographies (focus on Southern & Eastern Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe) and segments (agriculture, methane capture/ reduction, Nature Based Solutions, mangrove/ forest rehabilitation). You will build partnerships, co-design, and formalize collaborations through agreements (LOI, MOU, partnership agreements etc.), then guide the handover to the carbon project development team who can then develop projects that result in carbon credits.


Key requirements:

  • You hold a relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree with at least 5 years of experience in business development, origination, consultative selling or similar
  • You have experience and interest in one or more of the following sectors: (regenerative) agriculture, (re)forestation, waste management
  • Experience in carbon credit development is beneficial, but not essential
  • You are an empathic person, a team player, and have a proven track record in developing authentic relationships and building win-win partnerships, and then developing and implementing innovative solutions to problems
  • You are entrepreneurial and self-propelling and have a hands-on approach with the ability to adapt to different teams, stakeholders and ways of working
  • You are analytical and structured, and project management minded
  • You can translate complex partner issues into practical solutions and contracts
  • You speak English fluently, and mastering another language is a plus (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese or other).


  • Passion for delivering value to clients and solving messy real-world problems
  • The ability to organize yourself and others in an unstructured environment
  • Preference to operating in an open/honest work environment
  • A love of learning
  • A desire to have a positive impact on something greater than you can achieve alone, being a part of the team, which is changing the world

Your benefits:

The CNG team consists of colleagues who, based on their intrinsic motivation and expertise, are committed to reducing the climate problem. With this passionate and result-oriented team, we know how to create an inspiring, dynamic and challenging working environment. An environment in which you can continue to develop as a person and as a professional.

As a certified B-corp, CNG pays employees competitively to the market. Salary is one component of CNG’s total compensation package which also includes:

  • Employee retirement plan
  • Funds to support professional development
  • Possibility to purchase additional vacation days
  • Flexible working hours and (partly) working from home
  • MS Surface computer and mobile phone
  • An informal working atmosphere, periodic knowledge sessions and company outings.