September 07, 2022
🐪 Happy Wednesday! These short weeks fly by, so let's get right to it. Lots of deals today.
1 big thing: CZI doubles down on climate science
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is doubling down on its climate investments and is looking to hire a special projects manager dedicated to building out a climate tech investment thesis, Megan has learned.
Why it matters: CZI is among the largest philanthropic groups investing in climate science, and it seeks to become even more active with a dedicated initiative.
Details: A job posting for a special projects manager appeared on the CZI website Tuesday.
- The role's responsibilities include creating CZI's broader climate investing and grant thesis in what the organization calls a "new knowledge base" for the group.
- The role is also tasked with managing CZI's current portfolio of grant recipients and investments, including an ongoing ag-tech project that wants to apply CRISPR technology to rice crops.
- CZI hasn't returned Axios' request for comment and clarification about the role.
Of note: By hiring a dedicated climate manager, the multibillion-dollar organization is indicating its commitment to expanding its reach beyond its biotech roots into the world of climate science.