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responsAbility Investments AG is a leading impact investor focused on private debt and private equity across emerging markets. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Zurich, it has invested over USD 12 billion since inception and has a strong performance track record. With over 200 employees, collaborating from seven offices, the company invests across three distinctive themes to directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Financial Inclusion, to finance the growth of Micro & SMEs; Climate Finance, to contribute to a net zero pathway; and Sustainable Food, to sustainably feed an ever-growing population. responsAbility is part of M&G plc, the international savings and investments business, and contributes to enhancing M&G’s capabilities in impact investing.

responsAbility is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment is to provide you with the best possible recruitment experience along with a neutral assessment of your CV and application. Your skill set, education and experience are what we focus on.

In the context of our investment management mandates for Climate Finance funds, we are expanding our activities in the areas of renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and electric mobility. For those future-oriented projects we are looking for a talented and dynamic

Senior Investment Officer in Climate Finance, located in Zurich or Nairobi

to originate and structure debt transactions in emerging and developing countries, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia.

The role is ideal for a candidate with strong technical, business development, and leadership skills and an innovative and strategic-thinking mindset.

Your Main Tasks

  • Active contribution to the growth of responsAbility’s Climate Finance portfolio by building a strong pipeline of investment opportunities.
  • End to end deal execution from origination to due diligence, financial modelling, credit appraisal and legal documentation.
  • Structuring and negotiating transactions using different types of debt instruments, in line with the risk/return expectations of responsAbility-managed funds.
  • Drafting of screening reports and investment memoranda which serve as the basis for investment decisions.
  • Independent research and market screening with the objective to identify suitable investment opportunities and developing of investment propositions.
  • Representing the company at conferences, seminars and other relevant events in the regions as required.
  • Liaising with teams located at Zurich, Bangkok, Tbilisi, Nairobi and Mumbai for strategy alignment and project and process reviews and development.

Your Experience and Skills

  • Post Graduate degree in economics, business administration, finance, or a related field from a top institution or a comparable training and education.
  • 7+ years of investment experience in the energy / climate finance space.
  • Proven deal experience in small-scale renewable energy, distributed energy and/or energy efficiency sectors, demonstrated through structured debt or equity deal references.
  • Strong network among climate technology focused companies across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or South-East Asia.
  • Proven business development and relationship management skills with the willingness and ability to travel regularly in the regions as business requires.
  • Proficient analytical, writing and presentation skills; excellent English language knowledge, any other language is considered an asset.
  • Strong financial modelling and accounting skills; proficiency with spreadsheets.
  • Passionate about climate finance and impact investments; enjoys working with, and easily adapts to, different cultures.

An exciting job, located in the city of Zurich or Nairobi, with plenty of room for personal initiative and within a multicultural and future oriented environment, awaits you.

For any questions, please contact Esther Fröhlich,

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