Internship Responsible Investment – SDG Assignment
As intern of the Responsible Investment Team, you will be working on a Sustainable Development Goals Assignment. PGGM seeks to quantify the impact of its investments on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to standardise impact indicators, measurement methodologies and data, it leads the working group on SDG impact Measurement which is part of the Dutch Central Bank’s Sustainable Finance Platform. After proposing a core set of impact indicators in 2018 the working group is currently preparing overviews (‘two-pagers) per SDG on available methodologies, data and examples.
During the internship, it will be your tasks to (help) complete 17 two-pagers according to a draft outline and format. This includes a ‘mapping’ of SDG measurement methodologies, data and examples onto the logical model (inputs à activities à outputs/outcomes à impact), as well as a brief discussion of their respective strengths and limitations. The draft outline also includes a section for the evaluation of actual companies’ SDG impact reports.
Whereas you can work from home, you will closely coordinate with and report to Piet Klop of PGGM’s Responsible Investment Team to ensure that two-pagers will be completed in good time for PGGM and discussion by the SDG working group and others.
Your department within PGGM
The Responsible Investment department consists of 14 highly skilled advisors with various backgrounds and of different nationalities, which makes for an inspiring culture. The Team members are advising both the clients as well as the investors within PGGM on issues of sustainability and are involved with the development of innovations and instruments in this area. Many of the activities of the Team are done in conjunction or collaboration with other institutional investors, as this is a highly innovative and changing field of work. Furthermore, collectively is necessary in project in terms of engagement and setting standards in metrics and reporting. PGGM is globally considered to be one of the leaders in the field of responsible investment. Our ambition is to further develop this activity and to improve the quality of the investment portfolios of our clients, both in the sense of financial performance as well as in terms of the impact on society.
For this internship position we are looking for a candidate with the following profile:
- Broad knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals;
- Proven interest in impact measurement;
- Affinity with the financial sector’s attempts at impact investing;
- Registered at a Dutch university during the internship.
What we offer
PGGM is a professional institutional investor and has the resources to be a leading force in the Dutch asset management industry. Our staff is diverse, ambitious and inspiring. We offer:
- The opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and international working environment at an influential asset manager;
- 3-6 month internship (amount of working hours is negotiable);
- An internship allowance of €500 a month (based on 36 hours per week);
- Starting date flexible (preferably as soon as possible).
Want to know more?
Applications should include your CV, cover letter and grade transcripts. Please attach your university grade transcripts to your CV.
In the Netherlands it is legally required to be enrolled at a University during your whole internship period.
If you have any questions, please contact Inez Crolla, Campus Recruiter (+316 83240801 or Inez.email@example.com).
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