Working Student/ Internship ACTIAM Sustainability & Strategy (ESG Research)
Are you ready for a challenging internship at ACTIAM? Are you eager to deal with data on impact and environmental, social & governance issues? Are you the one to help us measuring real impact and to improve our impact reporting? We offer you the opportunity to develop yourself as an Impact data specialist. If you are accurate, enthusiastic and result-driven, you may be the perfect match for this role!
As a working student or intern, you will be part of the Sustainability & Strategy team and have your own responsibilities. Your work will entail data collection and doing research on measuring the impact of investments of our impact fund (e.g. related to the Sustainable Development Goals). Conducting high-quality company analyses and summarising these findings in professional reports is key. Furthermore, you will help with structuring data for our databases and translating this data into our dashboards. You may also support the team with other ad-hoc tasks or with smaller projects that can be very diverse. In your role as, you will report to the director sustainability & strategy; on a daily basis, you will be guided by our Responsible Investment Officers.
Your academic studies should relate to economics/ finance and investments (like Business Administration, (Business) Economics, Finance, Investment Analysis, Investment Management) and/or ESG issues (e.g. development economics, environmental economics, environmental sciences, social geography, etc.). You should be in the later stages (late bachelor’s or master’s) of your studies.
Clear knowledge of/ affinity with sustainability/ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in general and with responsible investing in particular is preferred
Strong analytical skills
A drive for results, balanced with accuracy
Self-sufficiency and a fast-learner
Knowledge of Excel and possibly programming in e.g. Python, R, SQL
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent English (spoken and written)
ACTIAM offers competitive internship remuneration. The internship will have a duration of at least three months. You will work 16 to 40 hours per week, from home in line with prevailing COVID-19 regulations and a regular day at our office in Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena.
About sustainability at ACTIAM
ACTIAM is the responsible and impact asset manager with € 21.5 billion in assets under management (September 2021). We offer a comprehensive range of investment funds and investment solutions that extends from index investing all the way to impact investing. Core to our strategy is the central role of sustainability in every investment we do. ACTIAM has a leading position in this field. To maintain this position we are working on various projects. Firstly, we are measuring the social and environmental impact of ACTIAM’s investments, for example through the carbon and water footprint. Also, we measure the effect of our engagements on the sustainable performance of companies. Engagements are the dialogues we have with the companies we invest in on sustainability topics, with the aim to achieve actual sustainable behavioural change. Secondly, we are further improving our data and reporting infrastructure for clients. Thirdly, we are developing new impact models and analyses that provide insights in the sustainable performance of the investments we do, for example in the form of scenario analysis.
Interested? To apply directly for the position or for further information, please contact Kees Ouboter and/or Mitchell Boer, Responsible Investment Officers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For more information about the department, visit our website at www.actiam.nl.