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Data Expert on Sustainability - ACTIAM

Location: Rotterdam
Employment: Full-time

Data Expert on Sustainability – ACTIAM

About the job

Are you all about data? Do you have great analytical skills? Do you get energized from turning data into information? Do you also think that data can bridge gaps between sustainability and finance? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach? Interested to lead the transition towards a sustainable society? Then this challenging and multi-faceted role is something for you!

Your department
ACTIAM has the ambition to be one of the frontrunners in the area of sustainable and impact investments, in which we will continue to invest. To unburden our clients, optimize our (non) financial screenings and make better informed investment decision, we work on our inhouse developed databases, scoring-methodologies and dashboarding. The Sustainability & Strategy department is a team of driven professionals. Within ACTIAM, we are responsible for the development and implementation of the responsible and sustainable investment policies.

The team currently consists of 12 people, where you will be replacing one of our colleagues.

Your function

You will be our data expert on sustainability. Together with 2 other specialized data colleagues you’ll make sure that our data is received from several data-providers and our clients, that the data is ‘cleaned’ and ready to be turned into information. You will be one of the points of contact with our data-providers, with our external data warehouse- and calculation provider and our internal clients. Next to that you play an important role in reporting and dashboarding (using powerBI). Since we want to innovate we have developed projects that allows us to claim the leading position. Like the use of satellite imagery or development of new indicators. You will be participating in these projects.     

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague. You enjoy contributing in a structured way towards the team and company goals. You work accurately and enjoy teaming up with your colleagues from all departments. You have an eye for trends and developments and specifically when it comes to sustainability-related data. Varying from data on carbon and biodiversity, ESG-momentum, Science based targets, SDG-alignment, satellite imagery etc. You know how to crunch ESG related data and know how to translate this into relevant topics from both a societal as a financial point of view.

In this independent function you get the freedom to organize your own work as well as apply and maintain the structure of the team’s work and responsibilities. It is therefore very important that you know how to set priorities, to focus and work precise and result-oriented. You understand the importance of sustainable investments and are able to help (potential) clients in their transitions.

Your tasks include

  • Gathering and cleaning of data from several data providers, clients and custodians.
  • Link financial and sustainability data to the ACTIAM investments, check and analyse the results.
  • Visualize through dashboards (based on power BI) to advance ESG integration and disclosure of results.
  • Further improving our positioning, strategy, implementation and monitoring on the ACTIAM targets e.g. on climate, water, biodiversity and living wage. See our policies for the background on this.
  • Find new methods/data for measuring positive impact (Sustainable Development Goals) and on ‘adaptiveness towards transitions’ jointly with the topic experts.
  • Contributing to innovation on emerging ESG subjects.
  • Maintaining (internal) client relationships related to Sustainability services and dashboarding.

We ask for

  • Master in Econometrics, mathematics, Natural sciences, Economics, Earth Sciences, or other quantitative studies.
  • Excellent comprehension of the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant job experience, for example as an ESG investment strategist (or impact investing), ESG strategy-consultant.
  • Understanding of the asset management field.
  • Numerical insight and knowledge of ESG-data systems.
  • Strong personality who likes to work together with different departments.
  • Affinity with commercial tracks and outings.
  • Proactive attitude and a flexible mindset.
  • Ability to quickly switch between different tasks.
  • Ability to work under pressure and accurately.


You work in a structured and process-oriented matter and are conscientious. You have proper comprehension of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing. You are results-oriented, thorough and systematic. You are seen as an informal leader with a positive attitude and are a sensitive person in a multi-stakeholder environment. Finally, you are good at working independently, but you are also a quintessential team player and a networker.

What we offer

ACTIAM offers good employment conditions in addition to ample development opportunities. In addition to your salary, you will receive a 13th month, a free lunch when you work at the office (we work hybrid). ACTIAM is located in Rotterdam right opposite the Central Station and a 1st class train card (if you live outside Rotterdam) is also part of the employment conditions.

Next to this your job will provide you:

  • Challenging work with a good working atmosphere
  • A place to lean about sustainable investing
  • Many opportunities for personal and professional growth

Interested? Please send your CV and motivation letter to Dennis van der Putten, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at ACTIAM: Dennis.vanderPutten@actiam.nl.


ACTIAM is part of the larger Cardano Group with offices in London, Nottingham and Rotterdam. The ACTIAM Equity Team works closely together with the other Cardano Group entities

ACTIAM is the leading responsible asset and fund manager in the Netherlands. As an authority in the area of sustainable and impact investing, we are proud of the results we have achieved. We welcome sharing our successes. Our culture is professional, collegial, inclusive, approachable and hospitable.

We work together and we exhibit ownership and flexibility. We put ourselves in the client’s position and are not afraid of making decisions. We are fully aware of our responsibility towards society, and we have taken this responsibility seriously for many years. Sustainable investment management is in our DNA, giving us a leading position in this area. It is an edge in which we continue to invest. ACTIAM offers a professional working environment and an atmosphere of co-operation in which involvement is rewarded and where you can realize your full potential. ACTIAM is a subsidiary of Cardano Risk Management B.V.



Information and application:


Please send your application for Data Expert on Sustainability at ACTIAM in Rotterdam including your CV and motivation letter to Dennis van der Putten, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at ACTIAM: Dennis.vanderPutten@actiam.nl.

Job posted

25 maart 2022

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