MJ Hudson Spring is looking for an associate to join their team.
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 Spring, 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.
What we do
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 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.
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
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.
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 Spring 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 Spring.
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!