We are hiring!
Do you want to be part of the sustainability transition within the financial sector and have 0-1 years of relevant working experience? Apply now for an intern role at our ESG & Sustainability Team in the Amsterdam office.
About MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability
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 team
Our team consists of approximately 70 people from various academic backgrounds – all driven by the aim to make real impact.
MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability 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 ESG & Sustainability.
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!
About the role
We are looking for interns to join our ESG & Sustainability team based in Amsterdam. We are looking for highly motivated students who are up for the challenge to become the absolute best. We seek top academic performers with strong analytical skills, as we expect a high level of performance. Affinity with sustainability and consulting is a great plus.
We look for candidates who can work 4-5 days per week, for a minimum period of 4 months (the longer the better). Other qualifications are listed below:
· Good language skills with mastery of grammar and spelling in English. A comprehensive understanding and conversational proficiency of the Dutch language is a plus.
· Good time management, organisational and communication skills
· Good knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
· Good work ethos and eagerness to learn and develop
· Great team member who brings energy
What we offer
· Training: We will quickly get you up to speed. This involves an onboarding programme with trainings on hard skills such as PowerPoint and Excel, and trainings on financial markets, the rising role and importance of sustainability, and the tips and tricks within our work.
· Responsibilities: Right from the start you will join one of our projects. We will treat you as a starting consultant, and working with talented colleagues at our Amsterdam office, you will embark on a steep learning curve, building up an exceptional consultancy skill set.
· …and obviously all the fun stuff: Friday afternoon drinks, training weekends, Christmas parties, etc.
About the application procedure
Please express your interest by sending an application letter, your CV and relevant lists of grades (high school, bachelor and master) to us via this link: https://mjhudson.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/MJExternal/job/Amsterdam-Netherlands/Internship_JR10239-1. For inquiries about the position or the application procedure please call +31 20 5755 020.
If you pass our selection procedure, we will contact you to schedule interviews. In these interviews we will discuss your CV, motivation, and conduct a small case interview to get a feeling for your analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
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. We believe that investors play an important role in this transition. First, to better understand the impacts of their investments on climate change, ecosystems, society. Second, to challenge their investments to reduce these impacts, but also to capture the opportunities that the sustainability transition provides.
Matthijs Baan, Director of MJ Hudson ESG, has been a strategy consultant and an entrepreneur throughout his entire career of over 20 years. He was one of the founders of Spring Associates, where he advised clients primarily on responsible investing, sustainability and energy transition.
Sebastiaan Greeven joined MJ Hudson Spring in 2017. At MJ Hudson ESG, Sebastiaan has supported and led projects for a number of private equity firms and family offices related to the integration of ESG in their investment management practices.