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Associate – ESG and Sustainability (Amsterdam)

About the Group

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, provides expertise and infrastructure support to fund managers, investors and other specialists in the asset management industries. Our services include law, investment advisory, regulatory solutions, ESG and responsible investment consulting, IR & Marketing solutions, benchmarking, transition & trading solutions, corporate services, and fund administration.

This comprehensive range of capabilities, coupled with MJ Hudson’s ability to draw on many industry perspectives, allows the firm to build project teams that are extremely effective at helping clients achieve multiple goals. From its offices across Europe’s major asset management centres and North America, MJ Hudson’s team of more than 250 professionals works for clients managing and advising more than $1Trn of assets. The firm has expertise in all traditional and alternative asset classes, including equities and bonds, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, energy, and credit.

MJ Hudson operates out of offices in London, Amsterdam, Jersey, Guernsey, Zurich, Milan, Luxembourg, Canada and USA.

Diversity

At MJ Hudson, we recognise that diversity makes for good business as it stimulates more ideas, opinions and perspectives. We are committed to the maintenance of a professional inclusive environment that recruits, retains, develops, remunerates, and promotes all of our people. We embrace diversity as fundamental to the promotion of our company’s values and understand that diversity and inclusion has an invaluable influence on MJ Hudson and all that we aspire to be.

What do we stand for?

Our current economic system has brought unprecedented levels of welfare and prosperity. Yet it is clear to all of us that the ways we produce, consume and finance will have to change.

At MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability, we believe that investors play an important role in this transition. First, to better understand the impacts of their investments on climate change, ecosystems, and society. Second, to challenge their investments to reduce these impacts, but also to capture the opportunities that the sustainability transition provides.

About the team 

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, known in the financial industry as the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of companies. ESG factors, though non-financial, can have a material impact on the long-term risk and financial performance of a company. Principally, companies that correctly apply ESG are more conscientious, less risky and more likely to succeed in the long run.

Investors recognise the growing importance of this topic, and therefore work with us to measure and improve the ESG performance of their investments. We work together with companies, operating in a wide range of geographies and industries, to assess what sustainability means for them, how they currently perform, and what they can do to become more sustainable and future proof over time.

Because we work directly with company management, backed by investors that are conscious of the role they play in the sustainability transition, we are able to make real impact. Because we come back each year, we can observe the actual progress the companies make over time.

About MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability

Our team consists of approximately 30 people from various academic backgrounds – all driven by the aim to make real impact.

MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability is formerly known as Spring Associates. In July 2019, MJ Hudson, a London-based asset management consultancy, acquired Spring Associates’ ESG services. While remaining independent and operating from Amsterdam, our entire team has transitioned from Spring Associates to MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability.

We have now embarked on an exciting journey of growth: gaining international ground (with offices across Europe and North America), developing new products, and expanding our team – and we would very much like you to be part of that!

About the role

We are looking for an Associate to join our ESG & Sustainability team. Associates typically manage multiple projects and oversee a team of consultants and analysts, while being involved in all aspects of our analytical work. This is a client-facing role, involving building and managing investor client relationships as well as engagement with and strategic guidance of portfolio companies’ management on the ESG & Sustainability topics. Example projects range from development of ESG & Sustainability policies & strategies for Investment funds, annual ESG assessments and development of sustainability strategy roadmaps for companies, and facilitation of ESG strategy sessions with company management.

As an active thought leader in the transition to sustainable business practices, we are constantly developing and expanding our knowledge on various areas of the sustainability landscape. To remain at the forefront of this industry, we encourage our employees to develop expertise in a sustainability area aligned to their interests.

What we offer?

At MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability you have the opportunity to have a real impact on the sustainability transition, while working with amazing and talented colleagues. We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment and ample training opportunities for you to grow and develop.

Skills and qualifications 

We are looking for highly motivated candidates, with 3-5 years of working experience, that have working knowledge of or genuine interest in sustainability. We are seeking candidates with working experience within consultancy, private equity or banking.

If you have an excellent academic record with a master’s degree in finance, business, economics/econometrics or engineering, and are looking to make a positive impact we would love to hear from you.

Other qualifications include:
• Strong report writing and verbal skills and ability to communicate complex ideas
• Strong project management and client relationship management skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Excellent MS PowerPoint and Excel skills
• Fluent in English; fluent in Dutch a plus

Eligibility

Candidates must be physically located and eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.

About the application procedure:

Please express your interest by sending an application letter, your CV and a relevant list of grades (high school, bachelor and master) via this link. For inquiries about the position or the application procedure please call +31205755020.

Starting date as soon as possible, but this can be discussed.

The application procedure consists of two interview rounds, both consisting of two or three interviews. In these interviews we will discuss your CV and motivation and conduct a case-study interview to assess your experience, analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

Application Form

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