Internship: SDG assignment for PGGM Investments
Are you interested in the Sustainable Development Goals and do you believe in the potential of Big Finance to steer companies to more responsible practices? Then this might be the perfect research assignment for you.
PGGM is a large Dutch pension fund, and seeks to quantify and increase the impact of its €250 billion investment portfolio modeled on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In order to contribute to the standardization of impact indicators, measurement methodologies and data, PGGM also leads the working group on SDG Impact Measurement which is part of the Dutch Central Bank’s Sustainable Finance Platform.
After proposing a core set of impact indicators in 2018 the working group is currently preparing overviews (‘two-pagers) per SDG on available methodologies, data and examples.
How will your research contribute to this mission?
Your task is to (help) complete 17 two-pagers according to a draft outline and format. They will be presented at the next meetings of the SDG Impact Measurement working group.
Every SDG two-pager includes a ‘mapping’ of SDG measurement methodologies, data and examples onto the logical model (inputs, activities, outputs/outcomes, impact), as well as a brief discussion of respective strengths and limitations. The draft outline also includes a best practice case study of one or more companies’ SDG impact reports.
Whereas you can work from home, you will closely coordinate with and report to Piet Klop of PGGM’s Responsible Investment Team to ensure that the two-pagers will be completed in good time.
What makes this assignment interesting?
- Interesting theoretical research with practical implications;
- You will be working for a large professional investment company with a global impact;
- Challenging task with a spectacular learning curve;
- Your research will inform and support a working group of 30+ Dutch financials and multinationals;
- Potential for extension of the assignment when successful.
- General knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets;
- Proven interest in impact measurement;
- Affinity with the financial sector’s attempts at impact investing;
- Fluency in English (verbal & writing).
- Start as soon as possible;
- Full time internship, but working hours are flexible;
- The assignment is for at least 3 months with possible extension to 6 months;
- Internship compensation of €500 a month;
- The PGGM office is located in Zeist, but you can work from home
Interested? Apply here.
Please apply with your CV and motivation letter via de form below. For questions you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.