Investment Analyst

  • Paris
  • Berlin

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

The Fund Management team is responsible for developing and managing sustainable impact funds, as well as other facilities, vehicles and platforms for investments in climate action. Our scope of expertise covers a variety of topics related to sustainable land-use, low-carbon energy, climate-smart cities and/or clean technology, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!


Job summary:

This is a unique opportunity to work with the market leader in global carbon markets on directing capital at scale towards saving the world from climate change. You will become part of the expert team in climate finance.

Your main focus will be to identify and form opinions on investment opportunities. You will work within the Climate Investment Team on direct investments of all kind. From strategic M&A opportunities to investments in projects or companies.

You will conduct financial analysis and build a deep understanding of specific carbon market sectors (e.g. forestry, biochar or director air capture and storage) in order to build investment cases.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

Your main responsibility will be to form and defend well founded and thoroughly analysed opinions on where, how and how much South Pole and its clients should direct capital. More specifically, you will:

  • Identify investment cases in the climate and carbon space, conduct investment assessments and due diligence, and structure investment deals.
  • Prepare presentation materials to pitch investment opportunities to the board or external funders
  • Assist in the contracting and transactions of investment deals
  • Monitor and control existing investments, and create reports for funders
  • Coordinate business development and implementation with other South Pole units across offices in a dynamic and team-oriented culture

Requirements:

Essential -

  • More than 3 years working experience, ideally in financial markets
  • Worked as analyst in a bank (M&A, capital markets) / venture fund or business analyst in a corporation or analyst in an insurance company. Or, led a start-up and took care of fundraising and financial management. 
  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, business, engineering or economics; or a degree in sustainability-related fields in combination with demonstrated financial modeling/investment skills; Masters degree would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated financial modeling and analysis skills,
  • Methodical approach to work, detail orientation, drive for continuous improvement
  • Proven ability to work across multiple teams and in multi-disciplinary projects
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive mindset, willingness to take initiative 
  • Fluency in English; other language skills (e.g. French, Spanish) are a plus.

Desirable - 

  • Passionate about the climate and sustainability
  • Ambitious
  • Humble, kind, fair

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Locations

Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, Paris and Berlin

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Fred. Roeskestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam Directions jobs@southpole.com View page

London

48 Warwick St
W1B 5NL London Directions +44 20 3980 9560 View page

Stockholm

Kungsgatan 10
111 43 Stockholm Directions View page

Berlin

10178 Berlin Directions View page

Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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