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Senior Expert Impact & Sustainability (m/f/d)

at Finance in Motion GmbH in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

About the Job

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and implement impact investment and ESG frameworks for new fund mandates with a focus on private equity, venture capital, and fund of funds
  • Ensure alignment of frameworks with relevant sustainable finance and impact management initiatives, regulatory frameworks, and market good practices
  • Work with the investment teams to execute the company’s approach to impact and ESG management throughout the investment cycle, including opportunity scans, due diligence, structuring, value-addition plans, and performance monitoring of investee funds and businesses
  • Contribute to fund-raising presentations and investor reporting and disclosure; contribute to exchanges on impact and sustainability matters with internal and external stakeholders; and support impact/ESG capacity building with investee funds and portfolio companies
  • Support strategic discussions and contribute to further shaping Finance in Motion’s impact and sustainability approach, capabilities, and track record

Qualifications

What we expect:

  • University degree in economics, environmental science, development finance, or a related field
  • Professional experience and track record, preferably gained within impact investment, private equity/venture capital, or consulting organizations in Europe and/or emerging markets
  • In-depth knowledge and applied experience in at least one of the following subjects and good overview knowledge in the others:
    1. Impact management frameworks including the Operating Principles for Impact Management
    2. The EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance and associated technical screening criteria
    3. ESG standards, due diligence, and materiality frameworks, ideally including expertise in one or more of the following aspects: supply chains, human rights, biodiversity, circular economy, and diversity, equality, and inclusion
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail combined with the ability to draw actionable conclusions and pragmatic recommendations for decision-makers
  • Open, engaging, and persuasive communication style, strong writing and presentation skills, and problem-solving/negotiating experience
  • Excellent English language skills; knowledge of other languages of Finance in Motion’s countries of operation is considered a plus
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion´s vision/mission

To apply

Finance in Motion GmbH

Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve.

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics.

What you can expect:

  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who are keenly interested in making a positive difference through their work and who share a collaborative, can-do spirit *A job that allows you to fully utilize and expand your skills within an innovative, hands-on company culture
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees

Our more than 250 employees working from our 17 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through market-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and are seeking an adaptable and motivating work environment, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your application. https://finance-in-motion-portal.rexx-recruitment.com