To expand our research capacity we are looking for an experienced and versatile
You will participate in a variety of research projects for clients from across the globe, covering developments on various policy themes in various geographies. The research will relate to either public policies or private policies, or both. In the complex and evolving movement towards more sustainable practices and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the corporate and financial world, both types of policies play important and inter-linked roles.
In the field of private policies, we analyse and benchmark responsible credit and investment policies of financial institutions from all over the world, often using the Fair Finance Guide Methodology that we have developed together with the CSOs from 15 countries collaborating in Fair Finance International. This methodology is based on international standards and initiatives on almost all topics relevant for sustainability. We regularly refine and update the methodology, train researchers from Fair Finance Guide countries and review their assessments.
Other types of private policies we analyse are voluntary certification schemes and procurement policies (such as NDPE policies) in global commodity supply chains, like the forestry, agriculture, mining and fishery sectors. Creating transparency on the criteria included in these policies and assessing them against international standards is crucial to distinguish greenwashing schemes from genuine efforts to push for more sustainability in the corporate world.
The public policies of various governments which we analyse deal with market regulation, industrial policy and/or innovation in many different economic sectors, ranging from agriculture and other commodity sectors to the food, transport, construction, and financial sectors. Of special interest are public policies emerging in some countries which aim to integrate sustainability criteria (on climate change, biodiversity, or labour rights) in business operations overseas, in supply chains and in financing portfolios.
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Profundo is an equal opportunity employer striving for a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applicants from a minority background are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information on Profundo, please visit this website. If you have further questions on this position, feel free to call or send an email to Juliette Laplane: +31 (0)20 820 8320 or .
Please send your application, including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a sample of your research work, before 11 March 2021 to Jan Willem van Gelder via .
Are you motivated to work for Profundo and do you have relevant skills and knowledge? Then we would like to receive your open application.
Please send a short resume summarizing your knowledge, experience and motivation to . Attach your CV and preferably an example of research you have done.