Senior Consultant – Sustainable Finance

As senior 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 organizations, 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.

Senior Consultant – Sustainable Finance

Impact institute is a social enterprise which aims to realize the impact economy and the desire to have real impact is at the core of what motivates our young and ambitious team. 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. 


You will work on impact consulting projects where you take the lead on project management. You develop project plans and guide and monitor teams in project delivery. You oversee analyses and develop recommendations, present the work to clients, and exercise influence to bring about change. In addition, you work with your colleagues in other sector teams to share knowledge, work on product development, and innovate the way we work. 


Your responsibilities   

  • Contribute to and manage multiple projects that create impact  
  • Ensure (quantitative) analyses and deliverables are of high quality to make a real difference for organisations and the sector  
  • Help build long-term collaborations by inspiring, engaging, and being a trusted advisor to clients  
  • Take ownership of project control: delivering on time, within set budgets, and exceeding clientexpectations  
  • Mentor and empower the project team’s junior members   
  • Lead and/or contribute toinnovative and complex propositions   
  • Contribute to sales engagements and establish relations with new or prospective 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  


Your skills and experience  

  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience in consulting or project management in large or complex projects  
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, as well as the ability to translate data to actionable and clear insights that lead to real impact 
  • Background in sustainability 
  • Exposure to the financial sector 
  • Experience or motivation to coach and train junior team members  
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English  
  • Completed relevant Master’s degree 
  • Specific experiences can be a plus, such as experience on a specific impact topic (e.g. biodiversity, human rights)  


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 ultimately September 22th 2023. 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 

The 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.