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ESG data specialist - ACTIAM

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time

Are you passionate about responsible investing? Do you have great analytical skills? Do you get energized from turning data into information? Do you also think that ESG-data can bridge gaps between sustainability and finance? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach? Interested to lead the transition towards a sustainable society? Then this challenging and multi-faceted role is something for you!

ACTIAM is hiring a:

ESG data specialist

(Responsible Investment Officer)

Your job as ESG data specialist

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

(1) Research and Policy:

  • The preparation of the responsible investment policy including the development of future themes such as health
  • The analysis of companies, countries and data
  • Screening companies using our Fundamental Investment Principles and assessment of financial material indicators.

(2) Active Ownership:

  • Voting
  • Engagements, with emphasis on the core themes of ACTIAM (like the planetary boundaries)

(3) Strategy, ESG-data and Innovation

  • ESG related data and dashboarding
  • Innovation within the field of data-driven responsible investments
  • The development of ACTIAM’s long-term strategy

Your function is especially within the area of ESG data and innovation. We expect you to also contribute 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 have an eye for trends and developments and specifically when it comes to ESG-related data. Varying from ESG-momentum, Science based targets, SDG-alignment, satellite imagery etc. You know how to crunch ESG related data and know how to translate this into relevant topics from both a societal as a financial point of view.

In this independent function you get the freedom to organize 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, to focus and work precise and result-oriented. You understand the importance of sustainable investments and are able to help (potential) clients in their transitions.

Your tasks include:

  • Contribute to the ACTIAM Data project; link financial and sustainability data to the ACTIAM investments, check and analyse the results and visualize through dashboards to advance ESG integration and disclosure of results;
  • Further improving our positioning, strategy, implementation and monitoring on the ACTIAM targets e.g. on Climate, Water, Biodiversity and living wage. See our policies for the background on this;
  • Find new methods/data for measuring positive impact (Sustainable Development Goals) and on ‘adaptiveness towards transitions’ jointly with the topic experts;
  • Contributing to innovation on emerging ESG subjects;
  • Representing ACTIAM in various ways, including on stage performance (e.g. roundtables and seminars) and working groups;
  • Act as one of the ESG-experts for one of the topics considered in our sustainable investment policy, preferably on one of the social topics;
  • Maintaining client relationships related to Sustainability services and dashboarding.

The Sustainability & Strategy 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 also work together with other (international) institutional investors and data providers. ACTIAM has the ambition to be one of the frontrunners in the area of responsible investment, in which we will continue to invest. To unburden our clients, optimize our (non) financial screenings and make better informed investment decision, we work on our inhouse developed databases, scoring-methodologies and dashboarding.

The team currently consists of 10 people, where you will be replacing one of our colleagues.


  • Master in Econometrics, mathematics, Natural sciences, Economics, Earth Sciences, or other quantitative studies;
  • Excellent comprehension of the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant job experience, for example as an ESG investment strategist (or impact investing), ESG strategy-consultant,;
  • Understanding of the asset management field
  • Numerical insight and knowledge of ESG-data systems;
  • Strong personality who likes to work together with different departments;
  • Affinity with commercial tracks and outings;
  • Proactive attitude and a flexible mindset;
  • Ability to quickly switch between different tasks;
  • Ability to work under pressure and accurately.


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 informal leader with a positive attitude and are a sensitive person in a multi-stakeholder environment. Finally, you are good at working independently, but you are also a quintessential team player and a networker.

What ACTIAM offers?

  • Dynamic and competitive working conditions
  • A good salary
  • Plenty of space for personal development
  • Discounts on various financial products
  • An informal organization with a good work-life balance


If you recognize yourself in the description and the challenge, apply now, and leave your resume behind.

For questions please contact Diederick Kavelaars, Talent Acquisition, +31 683 632 417.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated!


Information and application:


Please send your application for ESG data specialist at ACTIAM in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job posted
02 april 2021
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More information:

For questions please contact Diederick Kavelaars, Talent Acquisition, +31 683 632 417.

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