Sustainability Officer

  • Dienstverband
  • Amsterdam


ILX Management B.V. (ILX) is an Amsterdam-based private credit asset manager. In January 2022, it launched ILX Fund I, an emerging market-focused private credit fund that invests in loan participations originated and structured by Multilateral Development Banks and other Development Finance Institutions (DFI).

ILX aims to create large-scale investment opportunities in global development finance that directly contribute to sustainable development across emerging markets. It currently has €1.05 billion in commitments from APG on behalf of APB and bpfBouw and Achmea Investment Management on behalf of bpfVervoer.

ILX was founded with the support of Cardano Development and received grant support from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (KfW) on behalf of the German Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ), the Netherlands’ Directorate General for International Cooperation, and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Working towards further building up its investment portfolio, ILX Management is looking for a Sustainability Officer to grow its Investment Team thereby further strengthening the capacities of the sustainability team as part of the Investment Team. The position is a permanent position combined with a competitive salary and benefits package including potential equity participation in the ILX Management Company.

  • Overall responsibilities of the role
  • Appraising the key environmental, social and corporate governance impacts and risks of ILX Fund I investments across a wide range of sectors such as energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, telecommunications and financial institutions;
  • Leading the ESG input on the investment proposals using ILX Fund I’s Exclusion and ESG policies and operational guidelines, which are grounded on DFI’s E&S&G Safeguards and deliver high quality in a timely manner;
  • Communicating with the Fund’s Sustainability and Investment Managers/Officers and signal potential issues in due time;
  • Liaise closely with the Environmental and Social Departments of leading MDBs and DFIs (EBRD, IFC, IDB Invest, FMO, ADB, AfDB) to fully understand how potential issues identified by ILX are considered by the DFI’s E&S teams;
  • Leading the ESG and Impact portfolio monitoring i.e. maintaining, updating, and helping develop ILX ESG and Impact data collection and operational guidelines relating to ESG matters;
  • Working with relevant colleagues in providing strategic input to the quarterly and annual sustainability reports;
  • Supporting the design and delivery of training to internal and external clients of ILX (Investment Team, Management Board, Investment Committee, Fund Participants) on ESG topics to create a well-balanced ESG/Climate risk-aware environment;
  • Carrying out other relevant tasks assigned to him/her and coordinating the work of more junior sustainability team members as required, including the implementation of TCFD recommendations on Climate Risks and Opportunities;
  • Staying abreast of regulatory and industry developments in the sustainability space and supporting translation and integration into ILX’s sustainability strategy and reporting.

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