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Analyst, Impact Investing

Website BlueMark

Consultant

Analyst, Impact Investing

Experience level: Entry-level // early-career

Location: London or able to commute to London at least one day per week

About BlueMark

BlueMark was founded with a mission to strengthen trust in impact and sustainable investing, and to help bring more transparency and accountability to the impact investment market. We believe third-party impact verification is a key ingredient for establishing and maintaining trust between impact investors and their stakeholders. By providing a reliable resource for independent, third-party assurance of impact claims and practices, BlueMark plays an important role in advancing best practices and ensuring the impact investing industry scales with integrity.

Founded in early 2020, BlueMark has quickly become the leading provider of independent impact verification and intelligence for the impact and sustainable investing market. BlueMark closed its Series A funding round in April 2023, and has quickly grown to a 30-person team, with additional growth planned for 2024 and beyond. Our team brings unparalleled expertise in impact investing along with high commitment to excellence and integrity in everything we do. We value compassion, emotional awareness, a sense of humor, and an entrepreneurial drive in every new hire.

About the position

BlueMark’s client services analysts are foundational to our business and in 2024, we’re especially focused on building out our London-based team (currently seven people) as we grow our client base outside of the US. As an analyst, you’ll be a core member of project teams that deliver BlueMark’s services to diverse investment firms around the world. We invest in learning and professional development for our team and look for analysts who have the drive and potential to grow with the company.

This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or early-career professional who is passionate about impact investing to gain in-depth industry experience and contribute to the growth of an ambitious startup. 

Responsibilities

Deliver BlueMark’s core products and services (80%): Collaborating with a team of impact investment professionals, BlueMark’s client service analysts are on the front lines of verifying impact management practices of some of the world’s largest impact investment funds.

As an analyst, your responsibilities on a given project will typically include:

  • Reviewing and analyzing client materials and synthesizing findings in accordance with BlueMark’s service delivery rubrics
  • Drafting client content and deliverables and participating actively in client meetings, including leading portions of client presentations
  • Supporting project managers to plan and manage client projects, including timelines, scheduling, and assigning responsibilities
  • Coordinating internal and external meetings, client requests and interviews
  • Owning effective documentation for the project, including note-taking, creating interview summaries, and ensuring that project documents stay organized and accessible 

Maximize the value that BlueMark delivers to clients (10%): Analysts support BlueMark’s R&D team to continually refine and upgrade our products and services, including by: 

  • Conducting ad hoc research and analysis on market trends to support BlueMark’s research and thought leadership
  • Helping to maintain and improve BlueMark data and related templates, systems, and documentation
  • Learning about emerging topics in impact management and disseminating learnings to the team

Support the company’s growth and keep BlueMark a great place to work (10%): BlueMark is a small company with ambitious growth plans! When not occupied with client work, analysts take up projects that contribute to BlueMark’s overall growth and culture, such as:

  • Planning and/or leading team events or meetings
  • Collaborating with the operations team to help build up BlueMark’s operational systems
  • Participating in internal special projects
  • Supporting peers with professional development
  • Participating in committees or task forces such as the wellness committee, the DEI committee, the social committee, or other ad hoc groups convened to improve how we work at BlueMark

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-3 yrs of work experience (may include master’s degree)
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Understanding of capital markets, with at least some exposure to basic concepts of sustainable finance (may be through coursework, internships, and/or work experience)
  • Strong skills in research and analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and self-motivated, with a bias towards action and an interest in working in a start-up environment
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and self-awareness – a sense of humor is also strongly preferred!
  • Able to commute to our London office at least one day a week
  • Open to working flexible hours when needed to accommodate colleagues in the US and/or Asia (we aim to be considerate of our team across all time zones, but some flexibility is needed)
  • Eligible to work in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship

Hiring Process FAQs

What are some of the benefits and perks?

  • A professional development stipend is available for every employee to use towards improving their expertise and soft skills.
  • Beyond providing a work laptop, we have a “Work From Home” stipend available for employees to help make their home working space better.
  • Retreats: We hold retreats every year where team members get together in a beautiful location to brainstorm and just have a fun time.
  • We close the office for the last week of December so everyone can enjoy time with family and friends during the holiday season.
  • Since we are a small team, as an analyst you will be in direct contact with institutional decision-makers who are trying to create large-scale social and environmental change through investments.
  • Every other Friday is a “Free Friday”

What will the hiring process look like?

  • Looking for a new job can be a daunting experience. Our approach is based in empathy and a desire for candidates to have a good experience. We want to give everyone an opportunity to display their strengths through their answers to our questions.
  • Hiring Process: Our timeline from application close date to decision typically takes ~4-6 weeks. Below are the steps week by week. Please note that these start after the date that applications close, not after the date that you submit your application.
  • Week 1 – Applications are blind-reviewed : Our process is designed to remove bias by having your application answers randomly assigned to our team for review. Two team members score the responses based on a set of guidelines. The candidates with the highest average scores get invited to the interview round. We do not look at resumes and we do not know whose answers we are scoring. We embrace a diversity of working styles and backgrounds and believe that limiting applications to resumes fails to capture the full potential of an individual. We also believe that answering a few short, tailored questions is a far better use of your time than customizing a cover letter.
  • Week 2-3 – Behavioral Interview – The first interview is a 45-minute structured interview with non-senior team members.
  • Week 3-4 Case Exercise – This is a timed take-home exercise.
  • Week 4-5 – Senior Management Interview: The candidates with the highest average scores from the first round interview are invited to a second structured interview with Senior Management.

How would you describe your culture?

  • Collaborative, inclusive, passionate, and fun. We encourage all team members to be their full selves at work. As a relatively small team, there are a lot of opportunities to have your voice heard. Our structure is relatively flat, and you are able to influence decisions, processes, and policies even as an analyst.

What’s your commitment to DEI to life in culture and workplace?

  • We have an internal DE&I working group that is committed to improving DE&I practices, culture, and employee experience. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core tenets of our culture and we place a heavy emphasis on constantly learning and improving our own understanding of what that means for our business. At Tideline, we believe that compassion, equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to our success. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion manifests in three key ways:
  • The mission and vision of BlueMark and its sister company, Tideline — Our firm’s vision of shared, sustainable prosperity is inseparably rooted in the credo of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world.
  • How we conduct ourselves as an employer — BlueMark is an equal opportunity employer, and we value the unique contributions of each of our team members. Through our hiring, mentoring, and managing, we encourage our team to bring their full selves and individuality to our work.
  • How we use our influence — In our work with clients, we strive to be an enabling force in the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within our society.