Althelia Funds is an impact investment platform that manages investments into growth businesses that can deliver financial returns and tangible environmental and social improvements in both terrestrial and ocean landscapes. Althelia Funds is managed by Mirova Natural Capital (MNC) Limited, an affiliate of Mirova and Natixis Investment Managers.
Althelia Funds is headquartered in London and Paris, with projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. We currently have several funds under management – the Althelia Climate Fund (ACF), the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDN) the Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF), the Althelia Biodiversity Fund – Brazil.- and are in the process of launching other financing vehicles in the sustainable land use space.
Althelia Funds has recently been appointed Investment Advisor to the AGRI3 Fund. AGRI3 is a fund established in partnership by Rabobank and UNEP to scale up commercial finance to support large scale sustainable forestry and agriculture, whilst improving rural livelihoods.
AGRI3 is seeking an Agribusiness technical specialist to support the origination, structuring, due diligence and monitoring of transactions. AGRI3 is a global fund focused on a broad range of commodity types. The Agribusiness technical specialist is expected to support the investment team in making an assessment of feasibility and impact of production and commercial models being proposed by potential Agri3 investees.
This role would be based in London. The positions involve travel to project sites. MNC offers competitive salaries and great opportunities for people committed to achieving environmental and social change through private sector investment.
Review of all potential transactions, providing expert input on the business models, production methods and feasibility of transactions being considered with commercial agribusiness clients
Support development of the investment strategy through conducting analysis in relevant sectors (e.g. cattle, soy.) and geographies that AGRI3 will be working in (e.g. Brazil, Indonesia)
Support the structuring of transactions including where relevant identifying technical assistance needs
Working with the E&S team to conduct due diligence, establish E&S management plans and conduct monitoring
Supporting the drafting of Investment memos to the Investment Committee and Fund Managers, and contract negotiations as needed
Supporting the design and development of the funds processes and methodologies
Where necessary identify and manage sector or geographical experts
Supporting all reporting to public and private investors Agri3
Maintaining relationships with commercial partners, public sector or private philanthropic partners as required
Frequent travel across Africa, Asia and Latin America
Agricultural specialist with 5+ years’ experience working in commercial agriculture or related field
Preference for Latin American/South East Asian experience
Strong organisational and process management skills.
Excellent written and spoken English
Master’s in agriculture or natural resource management or equivalent experience
Proven ability to work remotely
Must have the right to live and work in the UK or EU.
Experience working with commodity certification programmes with large agribusiness clients or a related field
Experience with integration of rural livelihoods into commercial agriculture supply chains
Experience working in development finance/commercial banking sector
Fluency in Spanish/Portuguese an advantage
Ability to undertake frequent travel
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by 7th February 2020.