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Aquaculture Investment Summer Fellow

at CREO Syndicate in Remote -- US

About the Job

About the Oceans, Seafood, and Aquaculture Investor Consortium (OSAIC)
In November of 2019, CREO convened a group of investors, industry experts, and thought leaders to discuss the investment opportunity in sustainable aquaculture. The interest and input from attendees to be part of such an initiative led CREO to create the Oceans, Seafood, and Aquaculture Investor Consortium.

The Consortium’s sustainability and climate objectives will include, but may be expanded beyond: Improving ocean health, reducing the impact of aquaculture on surrounding ecosystems, increasing consumption of sustainable protein sources, and reducing global emissions. To achieve these objectives, the Consortium of 40 investors will commit to and collaborate on mobilizing at least $250 million in capital across the capital stack to build a robust, sustainable Blue Economy in the Americas and Europe. By collaborating to overcome key existing barriers to investment on both the demand and supply-sides, the Consortium aims to catalyze over $2 billion in institutional capital investment by 2025.

About the Summer Fellow Position
The selected Summer Fellow will support knowledge development for the OSAIC membership and partners. In collaboration with the Head of the OSAIC and an external consultant with aquaculture investment expertise, the Fellow will research and write a series of materials on actors, investment opportunities, and asset classes in the sustainable aquaculture sector in the Americas and Europe. These products will be used to further develop investors’ sector knowledge, as well as explore possible trends and potential futures for investment in the sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sector Landscape and Deal Origination Strategy: Locate and organize data, which may include interviewing topic experts, on the key actors within the aquaculture sectors in the U.S. and Europe. Draw on this data to contribute to industry landscapes and deal origination strategies.
  • Market Research and Investment Potential: Locate and organize data around the existing or potential opportunity sets across the aquaculture supply chain and across asset class. Identify potential areas with potential for financial returns and environmental impact.
  • Scientific and Technical Research: Finding and analyzing up to date research in the aquaculture sector to understand the sophistication of technologies, environmental or impact results, and future potential of tools and approaches.
  • Writing and Editing: The Fellow will be responsible for organizing, writing and editing final content for several knowledge products. The Fellow may be working on the product in collaboration with the Head of OSAIC and the aforementioned consultant, or solo.

Additional Details

  • Internship dates: 6 or 10 weeks, Summer 2020, Preferred start date by June 22nd
  • Hours per week: Full time, 40 hours
  • Paid per weekly stipend
  • Reports To: Maggie Fried, Head of Oceans and Aquaculture Investor Consortium
  • Location: Remote, United States

Qualifications

  • MBA or MEM student preferred; graduate student focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship or impact investing may be considered; open to candidates with business, finance, and oceans or aquaculture sector experience
  • Experience or interest in environmental studies, sustainability, oceans and/or aquaculture
  • Experience or interest in impact investing, venture capital, and/or real assets
  • Ability to quickly grasp sector fundamentals of research topics, including technical complexities and market trends
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity with a strong interest in environmental systems
  • Strong writer with understanding of how to write for scientific, investment or general audiences
  • Good communicator with an ability to succinctly present findings, excellent listener
  • High level of maturity, ability to collaborate remotely with a team and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated use of good judgement and discretion in managing and protecting highly confidential information
  • Experience with a venture capital firm, private equity firm, investment bank, financial manager, or strategic consulting firm preferred

To apply

Please send a resume to mfried@creosyndicate.org. In the email, please briefly explain your interest in the role and why you are a good fit (max 150 words).

CREO Syndicate

The CREO Syndicate (“CREO”) is a 501c3 public charity founded by wealth owners and family offices with a mission to address the most pressing environmental challenges of our time affecting communities across the globe – climate change and resource scarcity. By catalyzing private capital and scaling innovative solutions, CREO is contributing to protecting and preserving the environment and accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy for the benefit of the public.

CREO works closely with a broad set of global stakeholders, including Members (wealth owners, family offices, and family-owned enterprises), Friends (aligned investors such as pension funds), and Partners (government, not-for-profit organizations and academia), who collaboratively develop and invest in solutions across sectors, asset classes and geographies.

CREO’s primary activities include 1) knowledge building; 2) relationship building among like-minded, values-aligned, long-term investors; 3) conducting select research to support the advancement of its mission; and 4) deal origination.