ESG internship at impact-driven fintech scale up in Copenhagen

Salary Competitive

Want to gain hands-on experience in a scale-up that uses emerging technology to increase the sustainability of investments?

Matter’s mission is to make capital work for people and the planet. We are a financial technology company based in the heart of Copenhagen and an international team comprised of talented people from England, Scotland, Russia, France, South Africa, Brazil and Denmark. We develop B2B software to analyse and report on the sustainability of investments, and serve institutional investors in and outside of Europe with the ambition to positively affect one of the most central industries in our economic system.

Our journey is backed by a range of Danish and international investors, and we are increasingly facing new opportunities that go beyond the borders of Denmark. We hope to go there with you on board as our intern in the Sustainability Analysis team. So if you are looking for a job full of purpose, are a student in social sciences, business, or natural sciences, and have an affinity for combining quantitative and qualitative methods – please read on.


The role

The position is for an intern to support our sustainability analysis team. You will be involved throughout the process, from researching sustainability topics, gathering information and data, undertaking analyses and presenting results. Given the nature of Matter as a business, you will also need to be flexible and contend with ad hoc tasks which will arise sporadically. Tasks can include anything from in-depth research on certain companies or issue areas, to analyses of large datasets and creating frameworks that tell us about the sustainability of portfolios. The more you grow, the more responsibility you will get.


Your profile

We are looking for someone with a background in economics, political science, business, environmental studies or other relevant backgrounds. The ideal candidate will demonstrate most of the following traits, but you do not need to tick all boxes:

  • Strong academic profile (ideally Masters student, but Bachelor students can also apply)

  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability

  • General knowledge of / interest in learning about the role of the finance sector in driving sustainability

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines with competing priorities

  • Quick learner and ability to process and understand information quickly

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Team player willing to collaborate to solve problems

  • Curious - ability to self-motivate and know when to ask questions

  • Experience working on corporate sustainability or sustainable finance projects a plus

 

What we offer

You will be backed up by our team of competent, curious and driven professionals, and we hope that you can also add to the team with your own initiatives, ideas and experience. In turn, we offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a highly competent, international team using an array of new technologies to serve clients in the financial industry

  • Improved ability to conduct and communicate analyses on complex issues

  • Experience in working in a rapidly developing scale-up, and a fast-growing and impactful sector

  • A solid understanding of sustainable investments and what institutional investors demand

  • A lot of responsibility from early on, if and when you want it – and the opportunity to influence the work you do, as well as our products

  • Excellent office environment and cool events (in our own words)

  • Delicious lunch

  • Flexibility around exams

 

At Matter, we want you to feel part of our collective journey, sharing ideas and concerns openly and productively, as well as joining our company trips, Friday bars, and other shared activities. We support flexibility, so you’re able to combine working at Matter with the demands of your studies, as well as an interest in horses, kite surfing or whatever floats your boat. We value thoughtfulness and transparency, as well as vision, drive and innovation, and strive to encourage this in each other, our practices and products.

We encourage all candidates, regardless of age, gender, sex, ethnicity, religious beliefs, etc. to apply.


Practicalities

  • Full time for 5-6 months

  • Work is in English

  • Paid internship

  • Start date ideally September 1st, but with some flexibility

If you are interested in learning more, please send us a short motivation (max 400 words) including relevant experience by  August 1st  


Read more on

www.thisismatter.com

www.linkedin.com/company/thisismatter/

 

For more information or questions please contact us at niels@thisismatter.com or phone number 22424205

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

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Working at
Matter

We’re a Copenhagen-based fintech company with an office located in the heart of Copenhagen, and our international team counts people from England, Scotland, South Africa, France, Brazil and Denmark. We value thoughtfulness and transparency, as well as ambition and innovation, and strive to encourage this in each other, as well as in our practices and products. We want you to feel as a part of the journey, to share ideas and concerns freely, and invite you to join our company trips, Friday bars and other collective endeavors. We support flexibility, so you’re able to combine working at Matter with the demands of family life, an interest in horses, or kite surfing. We do. Our journey is backed by a range of Danish and international investors, and we are increasingly facing new opportunities that go beyond the pension market in Denmark. We hope to go there with you.

Read more about Matter

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