Junior Consultant – Sustainable Finance

Are you ready to make a real impact with your analytical skills? Are you driven to make a difference in the world by working on environmental and social themes such as the climate change and the energy transition, making transport more sustainable, impacts on the living environment, preservation of biodiversity and an inclusive economy?

As junior consultant in the Sustainable Finance Consulting team you work with impactful financial institutions to accelerate the transition to a fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable society. You will be part of a growing team that helps financial service organisations, such as banks, asset managers and impact investors, transform by embracing and implementing tools and strategies to measure and manage the impacts of their portfolios. You will work on projects based on Impact Measurement & Valuation and True Pricing methods, and advise our clients throughout their Impact Journey. You will ultimately develop yourself as a hands-on quantitative consultant, working on innovative projects at the forefront of the sustainable finance industry.

In practice, your role is to contribute to analyses and develop problem solving strategies. In addition, utilise and deploy data-oriented tools, investigate and research new data sources, write reports and present your work to our clients. With your personality and interpersonal skills, you will contribute to highly motivated and fun teams.  

Impact institute is a social enterprise which aims to realise the impact economy and a desire to have real impact is at the core of what motivates our young and ambitious teams.  We are internationally recognized as pioneers in the field of impact measurement and valuation and offer a range of services to a growing international group of clients. 

Your responsibilities   

  • Ensure (quantitative) analyses, data, research, presentations, reports and overall all deliverables are of high quality to make a real difference for organisations and the sector  
  • Delivering your assigned responsibilities on time and at the required level  
  • Effectively and enjoyably working with team members to deliver collaborative products  
  • Contributing to the design and sale of new products and projects  
  • Improving and developing innovative methodologies and tools, contributing to innovative and complex propositions   
  • Trouble shooting where necessary 
  • Ultimately help build long-term collaborations by inspiring, engaging, and being a trusted advisor to clients  


You bring   

  • A strong motivation and dedication to work on and explore impacts generated by the world economy, and a proven ambition to contribute to a better world 
  • A proactive, results-driven, diligent and “can-do” personality that thrives on challenges 
  • A capacity and drive to continuously learn and develop new approaches, an intellectual agility that deals with complexity, innovates and gets to the heart of issues 
  • An ability to work in a dynamic environment, with strong communication skills 
  • A motivation to contribute to the social fabric of a rapidly growing organisation, through motivation, ambition and resilience 


Your skills and experience  

  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience in consulting and/or quantitative data and modelling work, preferably in the sustainability field 
  • Completed relevant Master’s degree, focused on sustainability and/or quantitative topics (e.g. coursework on sustainability, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, physics, information sciences, life cycle assessment and/or industrial ecology) 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English  
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, evidenced by a relevant degree or academic achievements (e.g. economics, econometrics, finance, industrial ecology, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering), which allow to create data-driven insights, i.e. translating data to actionable and clear insights that lead to real impact 
  • Specific experiences can be a plus, such as experience in programming and databases or experience on a specific impact or sustainability topic (e.g. biodiversity, social impacts)  
  • Semi-professional extracurricular experience  
  • Great and fun personality with strong interpersonal and social skills  


These are some of the things we consider important for the role. If you recognise yourself in these points, we would be happy to hear from you. We also encourage you to apply if your experience does not exactly match our description. We prioritise grit, optimism, and the willingness to get stuck in to create a positive impact. In your application, please describe what valuable skills you will bring to our team. 


Why Impact Institute? 

  • A lively, flexible, and stimulating scale-up working environment where own initiative is encouraged  
  • Intrinsically motivated colleagues who want to change the world with you   
  • Company culture in which you are respected for who you are   
  • Active coaching, continuous learning, regular training (onboarding, team days, consulting training, etc.)    
  • Access to a strong network (partner-organisations, board members)  
  • The opportunity to make an impact  
  • Variety of social events and activities organised each month  
  • Home-office and training budget to make yourself comfortable  
  • An inspired atmosphere amidst colleagues who spearheaded the field of impact measurement  
    • International working environment   
    • Hours per week: 32-40; 30 days of paid leave on a full-time basis, with a company-sponsored private pension scheme

Are you ready? 

If you recognize yourself in the above, we welcome you to apply for this position by sending your resume and cover letter (in English) to recruitment@impactinstitute.com. We review applications on a rolling basis.   

 We prefer to have direct contact with our applicants, therefore we do not work with intermediaries, such as recruitment agencies. 

About Impact Institute 

Impact Institute is a social enterprise. Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organisations and individuals to realise the impact economy. We do this by creating a common language for impact through the publication of open source standards and by providing the tools, training, and services to implement those standards. We give organisations – multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, governments – the information needed for sustainable risk management, innovation and stakeholder management. Read our vision and mission to learn more about us. The Impact Institute team also powers True Price