Cleantech Finance Specialist

Zentrale Zürich Job ID: 334

As a Cleantech Finance Specialist, you will be developing and monitoring a large investment portfolio of companies that mitigate carbon emissions with innovative technologies in various sectors and markets. In addition, you will identify potential technical and financial investment risks. Industries in which we are operation are: building industry, energy production, energy efficiency, automation, IoT, ICT, agriculture, circular economy, agriculture and the electronic industry. The current portfolio gives an impression of the type of companies that are assessed. To support our team, we are looking for a highly motivated consultant eager to dive into due diligence assessments, business and financial models, and to deliver regular analytical reports of the portfolio companies. Are you ready for that challenge?

Tasks and responsibilities


  • Lead assessments of potential portfolio companies in collaboration with a team member, the respective company management and its customers and partners
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the relevant technology, business and financial model, markets and greenhouse gas impacts of a potential portfolio company
  • Identify and investigate potential technical, regulatory and financial risks
  • Report findings and recommendations to different audiences in a concise manner
  • Lead cases through a standardized deal funnel (due diligence process) and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor a portfolio of companies. This includes communication, analysis of financial reports and preparation of standardized contracts
  • Support marketing initiatives, e.g. mailings, calls, to identify potential new companies


Your profile


  • University degree, ideally at a Master's level or higher in Sustainability, Climate Change, Engineering, Business, Finance or other related fields
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in fund or platform management, sustainability consulting, grant/investment management, knowledge management, stakeholder engagement or other related fields
  • Previous trajectory in venture capital or startup/SME business analysis or sustainability is of advantage
  • Excellent German and English oral and writing skills are a must, French (reading/speaking/listening) is desired, Italian is a plus
  • Ability to create high quality written documents (proposals, deliverables, etc.) and lead conversation in English
  • High curiosity for innovative technologies, the respective markets, financial and business model analysis
  • Proven financial accounting skills (certificates/studies/work experience)
  • Excellent task/project management skills and a highly structured working style
  • Previous trajectory in venture capital or startup/SME business analysis or sustainability
  • Flair for business process optimisation, as well as sales & marketing
  • Analytical and quantitative mindset
  • Diligent, reliable, proactive and self-sufficient but collaborative approach to work
  • Motivation to work in the area of climate mitigation and financing instruments akin to venture capital
  • National, or holder of a valid work visa in Switzerland


We offer


  • Work in a growing global profit for purpose company with a real commitment to sustainability and fighting climate change
  • Excellent team spirit, work within a large and international team of sustainability passionate professionals
  • The opportunity to work with professional experts all around the world

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