Aquaculture Impact Investing Specialist - 23047

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Specialist, Impact Investing.

Major Function

WWF recently launched WWF Impact, an impact investing platform that will bring investment capital to innovations for the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. We see a compelling opportunity in several high priority sectors such as food systems, forestry, oceans and freshwater, among others, and believe that business innovations can support and accelerate our conservation efforts.

The Impact Investing Specialist will be a core member of this new initiative and will play a critical role in the success and scale up of the aquaculture portfolio. This individual will have a keen interest in environmental conservation and financial markets with a particular focus on aquaculture and other marine sustainability issues. The Specialist will lead in completing critical analysis, financial modeling, and research on impact investment opportunities at both the aquaculture sector and investment level. The Specialist will also support the daily operations of the strategy as we take steps to form and grow this new initiative. The Specialist will work closely with and support the Sr. Director of Impact Investing for Aquaculture.
Due Diligence
Support the creation of investment recommendations that are presented to WWF Impact senior management and investment committees for approval:
  • Coordinate due diligence schedule and internal and external due diligence team member deliverables for prospective investment companies
  • Analyze company pro forma and financial models
  • Test the veracity of company claims and assumptions
  • Develop draft investment recommendations
  • Monitor and Evaluate Portfolio Companies
Monitor, evaluate, and report on portfolio company performance:
  • Create and maintain a database of portfolio company quarterly and annual reports
  • Evaluate company performance vs impact objectives
  • Create a quarterly summary report of portfolio company significant events and performance vs. impact objectives
Pipeline Development
Support prospect investment pipeline development:
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of sector dynamics.
  • Identify potential investments through sector event attendance, company visits, and network collaboration.
  • Create and maintain a prioritized database (the pipeline) of prospective investments
Budget Management and Reporting
  • Support WWF Impact management to ensure that portfolio and financial reporting is accurate, timely, and that expenses are within budget guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or economics, with a minimum of 4 years of work experience, and/or a Graduate Degree in business or finance.
  • Financial modeling skills and fluency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems and to effectively communicate solutions to others.
  • Strong coordination and teamwork and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver against multiple time sensitive priorities.
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Aquaculture, fisheries, or and start up experience a plus.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #23047
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.