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Responsible Investment Analyst - focus on impact bonds - ACTIAM

Locatie: Rotterdam
Dienstverband: Full-time

Responsible Investment Analyst - focus on impact bonds

Are you passionate about responsible investing? Do you have great communication and analytical skills? Do you have experience with developing ESG-policies and assessment of companies? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach? Would you like to analyse (real world) impact of companies in different sectors and on a variety of sustainability topics? Then this challenging and multi-faceted role is something for you!

Your department

The Sustainability & Strategy department is a team of driven professionals. Within ACTIAM, we are responsible for the development and implementation of the responsible and sustainable investment policies. We work closely with investors, relationship management, fund management and other departments within ACTIAM. We collaborate with other (international) institutional investors and data providers. ACTIAM has the ambition to remain one of the frontrunners in the area of sustainable investment, in which we will continue to invest and innovate.

The team currently consists of 10 people, where this role is new to the team.

Your function

The Sustainability and Strategy team is positioned around three focus points:

     (1) Research and Policy:

  • The preparation of the sustainability investment policy including the development of future themes such as health and considering new sustainable finance regulations and developments
  • The analysis of companies, countries, their instruments and sustainable finance data
  • Screening companies and countries based on our Fundamental Investment Principles and Material Drivers
  • Analyse investment instruments on their applicable assessment tool

       (2) Active Ownership:

  • Voting/Co-filling
  • Engagements, with emphasis on the core themes of ACTIAM (such as the planetary boundaries)
  • Investor commitments

       (3) Strategy and Innovation

  • The development of ACTIAM’s long-term strategy
  • Innovation within the field of responsible investment
  • ESG services
  • ESG related data

Your function is within the Research and Policy part (1), however we expect you to be flexible when it comes to projects and tasks related to other parts of our field of attention.    

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague. You enjoy contributing in a structured way towards the team and company goals. You work accurately and enjoy teaming up with your colleagues from all departments. You like to address sustainability issues both from a financial as from an impact point of view. You will be focusing on analysing impact bonds (green-, social-, sustainability, kpi-linked) and listed companies. You will use and further develop our impact framework and policies (for the avoidance of doubt: these are listed companies and not direct impact investments). Next to that you will be assessing and analysing companies and countries in relation to their full sustainable approach and activities.    

In this independent function you get the freedom to organise your own work as well as apply and maintain the structure of the team’s work and responsibilities. It is therefore very important that you know how to set priorities and work in a precise and result-oriented matter. You understand the importance of sustainable investments. Both from a social as from a commercial point of view. The perfect candidate knows how to thoroughly assess ESG-related data. 

Your tasks include:

  • Further improving our positioning, strategy and implementation of the listed impact strategies;
  • Analysing companies especially in the field of positive impact (Sustainable Development Goals) and on ‘adaptiveness towards transitions’;
  • Contributing to innovation on emerging ESG subjects and developing ideas on how these can be translated into activities;
  • Screening investments against our policies in collaboration with our data supplier(s);
  • Strengthen our impact assessment framework to ensure (real world) positive impact;
  • Build strong relationships with investment teams of ACTIAM and Cardano;
  • Support multi-client approach with tailormade solutions;
  • Preparing new policies and policy papers in the area of responsible investment.

We ask for:

  • Master in Ecology, Economics, Finance, Earth Sciences, Sustainable/ International development or similar;
  • Excellent comprehension of the English language, both verbally and in writing; Dutch is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant job experience, for example as an ESG investment strategist (or impact investing), ESG strategy-consultant, or active ownership/stewardship specialist.
  • Understanding of the asset management field;
  • Strong communication skills for leading difficult conversations with company management contacts;
  • Numerical insight and knowledge of ESG-data systems;
  • Strong personality who likes to work together with different departments;
  • Proactive attitude and a flexible mindset;
  • Ability to quickly switch between different tasks;
  • Ability to work under pressure and accurately;
  • Experience in responsible investing and working with environmental and social issues.

You work in a structured and process-oriented matter and are conscientious. You have proper comprehension of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing. You are results-oriented, thorough and systematic. You are seen as an engaged colleague with a positive attitude. Finally, you are good at working independently, but you are also a quintessential team player and a networker.


ACTIAM is the leading responsible asset and fund manager in the Netherlands, with approximately € 20 billion in assets under management as of 31 December 2021. As an authority in the area of sustainable and impact investing, we are proud of the results we have achieved. We welcome sharing our successes. Our culture is professional, collegial, approachable and welcoming.

We work together and we exhibit ownership and flexibility. We put ourselves in the client’s position and are not afraid of making decisions. We are fully aware of our responsibility towards society, and we have taken this responsibility seriously for many years. Sustainable asset management is in our DNA, giving us a leading position in this area. It is an edge in which we continue to invest. ACTIAM offers a professional working environment and an atmosphere of co-operation in which involvement is rewarded and where you can realize your full potential. ACTIAM is a subsidiary of Cardano Risk Management.

Cardano Risk Management

Cardano Risk Management (Cardano) was founded in 2000 from the belief that in an uncertain world everyone should be able to rely on a fair pension. Cardano believes in a righteous and fair society in which the financial system contributes to the quality of live. In an irrational, uncertain world with a financial system that regularly runs wild, Cardano feels responsible to watch over other people’s money. That’s why Cardano helps to secure the assets and savings that are necessary to provide people with a happy retirement. This is realized by eliminating unwanted and unrewarded risks, and by embracing those risks that are necessary to make people and our society more resilient.

Cardano offers its clients specialized and integrated investment and risk management services, ranging from strategic advice to full implementation and investment management. Since its founding in 2000, Cardano has supported many European pension funds, insurance companies and other long-term investors with strategic advice, implementation and management of investment solutions, manager research and selection. Cardano is an important player in the European market for implementation and management of LDI and derivatives overlay solutions. Every year, Cardano executes over € 150bn of nominal value in transactions on behalf of clients, predominantly in interest rate, currency, inflation and equity derivatives and (government) bonds. Cardano has offices in the UK (London and Nottingham) and The Netherlands (Rotterdam) and – including ACTIAM – employs more than 500 experienced professionals.

Ready to apply?

In case you feel attracted to the role, we happily invite you to apply via the Application button. For more information regarding the content of the role, you may contact Dennis van der Putten, Head of Sustainability & Strategy ( .

Please note that you need to have an EU working permit (orientation year visa not included) - or be an EU citizen in order to proceed for this position. We will not proceed with non-European citizens who need support for a working permit.


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Does this job spark your interest?

Please send your application for Responsible Investment Analyst - focus on impact bonds at ACTIAM in Rotterdam including your CV to Mirjam Molenaar, HR Business Partner, 

Vacature geplaatst op
12 januari 2022
Meer informatie:

For more information regarding the content of the role, you may contact Dennis van der Putten, Head of Sustainability & Strategy

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