Vacancy: Investment Manager

Are you an investment specialist that values nature more than money? 

Across the world nature is at risk. Mostly because it’s economically more interesting to cut down a tree for timber, drain peatland for agriculture, or burn a forest to convert to pasture lands. That needs to change. Now. We need to design and implement scalable solutions that provide a financial alternative that outperforms current practice. 

Treevive does just that. We bridge the gap between forests and finance by supporting forest owners, such as local communities, businesses, and nature conservation organizations, in developing their forest carbon projects. We connect these projects to investors and international carbon markets to secure the financial viability of restoring and conserving their forests. Our mission is to develop 30 investment-ready projects by 2030 that tackle biodiversity loss, climate change, and rural poverty. We now have over 10 projects under development. 

To support our growing project portfolio in development and implementation, we are looking for an investment specialist to join our team. If you have a strong track record of investment fundamentals in a long lifecycle asset context (doesn’t need to be within forestry) and an interest in developing expertise in forestry and natural capital, do read on! 

What you will be working on
As Investment Manager you are responsible for structuring and securing the investments needed to develop the forest carbon projects. You will do this in close collaboration with the broader team. 

Key responsibilities:  

  • Develop and implement investment strategies for Treevive’s forest carbon project portfolio 
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of public/private investors in nature-based solutions  
  • Develop (blended) investment propositions, terms and funding proposals for individual projects, including the underlying financial models  
  • Present these to potential investors and ensure better opportunities are explored  
  • (Co-)lead negotiations, dealmaking and contracting processes 
  • Create investment reports on Treevive’s project portfolio as required by investors   

Who you are
The right candidate for this opportunity: 

  • Has a passion, degree and experience in impact investing in an international environment 
  • Is an energetic, well-organized self-starter with a hands-on attitude and can-do mentality that fits Treevive’s start-up environment 
  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively 
  • Has an entrepreneurial and creative way-of-working with an open-mind to innovative ideas and trends, ready to pioneer and pitch new financial concepts 
  • While at the same time has a high degree of integrity and the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner 
  • And is self-reflective, driving personal and team performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by providing and receiving feedback  

What you bring 

  • 7+ years of relevant working experience in (impact) investing (i.e. VC, PE, corporate venturing, investment banking and/or entrepreneurial experience), preferably in nature-based solutions, ecosystem services and/or sustainable infrastructure projects 
  • Proven experience in developing financial models and investment proposals with attention to detail to make sure all legal and financial matters are handled with precision 
  • Ability to present these in a verbally strong and visually appealing manner  
  • Strong strategic and tactical skills, playing a principal role in negotiations and deal making 
  • A network of (impact) investors, funds and family offices 
  • Experience with nature-based solutions or ecosystem services in developing countries and/or international carbon markets is considered a plus 
  • Excellent language skills in English. French and/or Spanish are appreciated. 

 What we bring 

  • A chance for you to make a difference in the world by focussing and developing your talent, skills, and energy on one of the worlds’ most pressing issues 
  • A key role in a growing and developing team that is part of a larger international business ecosystem  
  • An impactful and entrepreneurial position with a high degree of independence and responsibility with perspectives for further development 
  • An informal team of colleagues that value the credo of ‘work hard, play hard’ 
  • An existing network of public and private investors, and forestry specialists 

 What we offer 

  • A full-time position (0,8 – 1,0 FTE) 
  • Competitive salary, fitting your knowledge and experience 
  • Excellent secondary terms of employment, such as 35 days off a year and a great pension scheme  
  • A flexible working environment with a combination of office and home-based work 
  • Opportunity to work remote / on-site 
  • You can be based outside of The Netherlands. We would encourage a certain frequency of office visits a year to ensure team bonding 

 Apply now! 

The starting date for this position is preferably October 1st. 

Applications can be sent to citing “Application Investment Manager + your name”.
Please include
a CV, motivation letter, and salary indication. 

We believe in the added value of diversity in our organization and strive for as much variation as possible in age, gender identities, sexual orientation, origin and cultural background. 

For inquiries about the position, please contact our CEO Liesbeth Gort –