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 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.
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)
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.
Full time for 5-6 months
Work is in English
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
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This job comes with several perks and benefits
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.