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Senior Sustainability Risk Consultant

at Innpact in Luxembourg

About the Job

Due to an increase in activity, Innpact is hiring a Senior Sustainability Risk Consultant (SSR Consultant) to work across our service lines to lead impact management mandates with a strong focus on ESG and impact risk management. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to leverage their knowledge and experience with ESG and sustainability risk to support a wide range of impact finance initiatives, covering multiple sectors and geographies.

This will be a hands-on role as the SSR Consultant will help our clients company-wide to define and manage their ESG risks, establish and implement robust ESG risk frameworks, and develop policies for newly launched funds and other initiatives. The ideal candidate will have experience with environmental and social management systems and will be able to draw on this experience to develop systems to support the consistent and accurate collection, analysis, and use of data as well as to advise on the resulting risk management actions. The ideal candidate will also have experience in assessing environmental, social, and governance risks in the context of sustainable finance and will have a good understanding of the specific requirements of impact finance funds. The SSR Consultant will work across our service lines, primarily with the Fund Management Services, AIFM, and Advisory teams but also on internal development projects.

The SSR Consultant will be responsible for ESG and impact risk management of our clients including the following duties:

  • Design and implement ESG and Impact Management Policies and tools with a strong focus on ESG Risk Management Systems including policies and operational protocols for collecting data and a system for the consistent and accurate collection, analysis, and use of data as well as clarity on the risk management actions.
  • Track the ESG risks, risk mitigation measures, and impacts of all activities implemented by the funds, and monitor the performance of the fund and the investee companies as defined in the fund’s environmental and social risk policies.
  • Work with Fund Managers to manage the environmental and social aspects of downstream projects commensurate to the capacity and scale of the investee companies in question and the associated E&S risks (e.g., micro enterprises, SMEs, forestry projects).
  • Resolve ESG issues in cases of non-compliance, and where needed, preparing a time-bound ESG action plan with specific follow-up procedures.
  • Carry out data analysis and preparation of periodic and annual regular monthly, quarterly, and annual ESG and Impact reporting.
  • Undertake additional duties as reasonably directed to contribute to the operations and goals of the funds and Innpact
  • Organize ESG and impact risk orientation, awareness, and training for the fund and Innpact stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to align his/her job to deliver sustainable and responsible services and is highly motivated to support the development of the impact finance sector
  • Relevant post-secondary university degree in a relevant discipline — Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Sustainable Development Engineering, and related fields
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience in a role with responsibilities for environmental and/or social risk management, ideally with a previous experience as an E&S risk consultant or an ESMS officer at a development finance institution
  • Practical experience in setting up/designing/managing frameworks related to sustainability (including ESG risk frameworks, ESG assessment and quantification methods, ESG strategies etc.) experience in working with a financial institution and experience in multiple business sectors (forestry, energy, agribusiness, retail, manufacturing etc.).
  • Experience and familiarity with the world bank, ESF, ESS, IFC Performance Standards, World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety [EHS] Guidelines, Governance and Business Integrity (G&BI), SFDR Minimum Safeguards and excellent knowledge of IMM/ESG standards and ESG risks and impact finance
  • Knowledge of an experience with Gender-focused investing is a plus
  • Certifications or relevant trainings in Garp SCR / UNEP FI / PRI / ISO 14001, ISO 26000
  • Proven ability to advise and support project ESG assessment and preparation, contractual and financial elements of development project delivery, and experience of all stages of investment program identification, specific technical sector program design and documentation, and implementation experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills and ability to develop and maintain effective interaction with fund managers, investors, and other stakeholders
  • Solid analytical skills with attention to details, and a structured approach to working and solving problems
  • Good presentation skills and assertiveness
  • Excellent written and spoken English. French is considered a plus

To apply

If you believe your experience and motivations match this job offer, we would appreciate receiving your application, together with a motivation letter and your latest CV at jobs@innpact.com.

Innpact

Innpact is the first certified B Corporation in Luxembourg. We recruit people who believe in finance as a force for good to support sustainable impact finance initiatives aiming to solve social and environmental issues. Our talents are passionate about impact finance and have very high ethical standards.

Based in Luxembourg, we are active globally and provide specialised consulting services in the establishment and management of impact finance initiatives. Innpact has supported the establishment of impact finance vehicles in excess of $ 7 billion, providing significant contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Through our various services, including our third party AIFM in Luxembourg and CIS Manager in Mauritius, Innpact currently supports more than 25 impact funds (existing or in preparation). We work with each of our clients to ensure that the best impact measurement and management practices are implemented.