Rotterdam - Sustainable Investing Investment Professional

05/30/2021

Robeco is recruiting a full-time Sustainable Investing (SI) Investment Specialist within their SI Center of Expertise in Rotterdam. As an asset manager, Robeco recognizes sustainability investing as one of its main strategic pillars. Robeco is a committed signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2006 and has a net zero ambition for 2050. The SI Investment specialist will focus on activities for the SI CPM team and more broadly for the SI Center of Expertise.

The SI Center of Expertise focuses on a broad range of activities related to Robeco's Sustainable Investing approach: SI thought leadership, SI Research, Active Ownership and SI Client portfolio management activities.

The Sustainable Investing Client Portfolio Management (SI CPM) team within the SI Centre of Expertise in the Investment Department is primarily responsible for explaining and presenting Robeco's approach to Sustainable Investing to both internal and external clients. The team aims for excellence in:

  • SI client communication for prospective and existing clients,

  • client materials and reporting on SI that are aligned across the organization,

  • knowledge sharing on SI, both internally and externally, and

  • servicing client partnerships on SI including client collaboration to further develop our SI product offering

The ultimate goal of the SI CPM team is to contribute to the success of Robeco in acquiring and maintaining assets under management and to enable our clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions.

Position & Requirements

The SI Investment specialist will contribute to activities in the SI Center more broadly and specifically work closely with the SI Client Portfolio Managers in preparing presentations and answering questions from clients and prospects, with a specific focus on Active Ownership activities. Next to this, the Sustainable Investing specialist will work closely with the Head of Sustainable Investing and provide support for with a broad range of activities including preparing presentations, team sessions, etcetera. The Sustainable Investing Specialist is responsible for keeping his/her sustainable investment expertise up-to-date, as well as ensuring a thorough comprehension of the developments in sustainable investment and active ownership within Robeco. The Sustainable Investing Specialist must establish and maintain a strong network of colleagues, for example with the RFP team, Sales, other CPM teams, Portfolio Information and the colleagues from the SI Center of Expertise.

Requirements

You have an academic intellectual ability, preferably with respect to sustainable finance or economics, and you have a least 5 years of relevant working experience in financial services. Furthermore, you should be a team worker who is commercially minded, creative, flexible and have a can-do mentality. We expect you to be fluent in Dutch and English. We strive to obtain diversity in age, culture and gender in our team; for this reason, complementarity of the candidate to the existing team is an important consideration in the selection process.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.

Robeco Recruiting Team