Senior Sustainable Investing Analyst, Energy (Fossil Fuels & Biofuels)

RobecoSAM and Robeco are looking for a Senior Sustainable Investing (SI) Analyst, with a background in the Energy (Fossil Fuels & Biofuels) sector, to join their SI Research Team. The SI Research team is part of RobecoSAM in Zurich. This position may be based in Zurich or Rotterdam.

The SI Research team is responsible for identifying the most financially material sustainability factors that differentiate companies in terms of their business performance, thereby improving investment decisions. The team contributes methodology ideas to RobecoSAM’s corporate sustainability assessment (CSA) and is responsible for the content in our internal ESG Dashboards and other tools used by SI and Investment analysts. As the SI knowledge hub for Robeco, SI Research contributes unique thematic and company-specific insights and helps investment teams integrate sustainability into their investment strategies.

RobecoSAM gives analysts the unique opportunity to become a true specialist on their sector, a thought leader in the sustainable investing community broadly, and a career as a sustainability analyst. The successful candidate will have a high degree of visibility with companies and investors, and closely cooperate with investment teams group-wide.


Please send your application to:

RobecoSAM Human Resources

Josefstrasse 218
8005 Zürich

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  • Provide in depth and creative analysis of companies in the Energy (Fossil Fuels & Biofuels) sector
  • Contribute to the development of the CSA methodology
  • Produce sector & company analyses to help investment teams identify new opportunities and make better informed investment decisions
  • Take a leading role in driving the link between sustainability and business performance for both investors and companies
  • Work with financial analysts (fundamental and quantitative) to demonstrate the value of sustainability research and how it can improve the risk-return profile of portfolios
  • Publish articles and position papers to demonstrate our investment approach and thought leadership


  • Senior SI Research Analysts have three core competencies gained from working as a financial analyst or in the Energy (Fossil Fuels & Biofuels) industry: sustainability, industry, and financial analysis (equity, credit or corporate finance)
  • 7 years working experience in relevant fields, providing deep knowledge of at least two of the three core competencies above, plus basic knowledge of the third
  • Master’s university degree in a relevant field, with experience and/or education in business, finance or economics, or CFA designation
  • Knowledge of: 1) the standard approaches to analyzing cash flow generation capacity for cred-its; or 2) the standard financial valuation tools for equities (e.g., DCF, EVA, multiples) and when and how to apply them
  • Industry experience at large corporates is beneficial, but not required

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • Outstanding analytical skills, an entrepreneurial and business-oriented mind-set, and the ability to synthesize both corporate sustainability and financial information
  • Ability to demonstrate how non-financial factors influence enterprise success on the one hand and investment returns and risk on the other, with in-depth, evidence-based research
  • Creativity, flexibility and proactivity, and enjoy cooperation with different teams in an international setting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


Please send in your application and motivation letter to For more information about the position, kindly the Recruiting Team at the same address. All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Assessment and integrity check may be part of the selection process.

About RobecoSAM

Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management, indices, impact analysis and investment, sustainability assessments, and benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as well as the S&P ESG Factor Weighted, the first index family to treat ESG as a standalone performance factor using the RobecoSAM Smart ESG methodology.

About Robeco

Robeco is an international asset manager with EUR 186 billion Assets under Management (June 2019) which is offering an extensive range of active investments. Research lies at the heart of everything we do, with a ‘pioneering but cautious’ approach that has been in our DNA since our foundation in Rotterdam in 1929. We believe strongly in sustainability investing, quantitative techniques and constant innovation. Our mission is to enable our clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions. We do this by offering a compact, client-oriented and distinctive range of actively managed investment strategies and pension/investment solutions. To help achieve sustainability goals, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are now routinely integrated into the entire fundamental equity, fixed income and quant ranges, as standard. We also offer bespoke sustainability funds, multi-asset and alternative investments, and private equity strategies. Robeco employs around 900 people at 17 offices worldwide.


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