Senior Sales Associate - Sustainable Finance Solutions

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30 Apr 2018

About Sustainalytics

Do you believe that - with the right insights - investors and companies could contribute to a more just and sustainable global economy? Over the last 25 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to this mission as the leading independent provider of Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) research and ratings.

Sustainalytics analyzes and rates the sustainability performance of global companies and our assessments and insights are used by clients to make better informed investment decisions, analyze the sustainability performance of their portfolios and/or engage with companies in relation to their business activities and behavior.

Our newly rebranded Sustainable Finance Solutions (SFS) team marks an innovative company development aligned with emerging market trends in the Green Finance realm. Our mandate is to provide assessments and analysis to financial institutions and corporates, allowing investors and lenders to evaluate the sustainability performance of both issuers and issuances. Our services include green/social/sustainability bond second-party opinions, annual compliance reviews, ESG ratings, and lender frameworks, among other projects.

As the leading external reviewer of Sustainability Bond frameworks, our team has supported well over 100  innovative social and environmental issuances, resulting in meaningful sustainability impacts. In 2017, Sustainalytics was awarded “the most impressive second opinion provider” by GlobalCapital. See our Green & Social Bonds services for more information.

Position Details

Job Type: Full-time
Employment Type: Permanent
Location: Amsterdam or London
Reporting to: Ian Howard, Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions, Toronto
Start date: ASAP
Remuneration: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Purpose & Key Responsibilities

This new position represents an exciting opportunity to assume a leading commercial role in a growing team and company. The Senior Sales Associate will lead commercial activities for the SFS team throughout Europe, while  supporting other markets, in Sustainalytics’ mission to remain the leading provider of sustainability solutions for the finance industry.

The core responsibility is to engage with potential customers and their intermediaries to integrate sustainable finance solutions into their product offering. The candidate will be responsible for managing and expanding our relationships with leading global underwriters, lenders and corporates, turning qualified opportunities into sales.

As the face of Sustainalytics in the European Green Finance market, the Senior Sales Associate will need to quickly assume external profile through speaking opportunities, networking and engagement in market development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to and implementing the SFS business development strategy;
  • Act as a trusted advisor to underwriters and lenders on how to integrate sustainable finance solutions into their product offering; 
  • Grow and maintain a robust sales pipeline; 
  • Respond to requests for proposals; 
  • Stay on top of market developments, identify and share product innovation opportunities;  
  • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and networking groups; 
  • Build, maintain and extend professional networks;
  • Further develop ESG and Sustainable Finance industry knowledge.


The ideal candidate needs to be a genuine team player who can reach objectives individually, as well as through close collaboration and coordination with other team members, based on Sustainalytics’ relationship-focused consultative sales philosophy.  The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values;
  • Sales experience (1-2 yrs requisite, 3+ highly desired);
  • Previous success in new business development and prospecting;
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainable finance;
  • Experience in the finance sector required, understanding of debt capital markets and, or corporate finance highly desirable;
  • 5-8+ years related work experience;
  • Commercial mindset, innovative and entrepreneurial;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills;
  • English fluency required;
  • French, Spanish, German, Dutch language skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to travel frequently to European financial centres and occasional global travel required; and
  • A related degree (finance, business desired)

How to Apply:

If this opportunity sounds appealing to you, please submit your application using the form below.
All applications will be treated with the highest level of discretion and will be accepted until Monday, 30 April 2018.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.
Sustainalytics accepts applications directly from applicants only; no employment or recruitment agencies, please.


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