Junior Associate/Intern Impact VC fund/ Ocean Impact - Paris

Paris, France
Posted on 09-20-2022
Start : février 2022
> End : juillet 2023
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SWEN Blue Ocean

SWEN Blue Ocean invests in innovations that help regenerate ocean health and achieve SDG14. The fund invests in solutions to overfishing, ocean pollution and climate change.

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Our “Raison d’être”:

As promoters of Responsible Investment, our “raison d’être” is based on a long-term vision driven by purpose and a threefold goal:

· Create sustainable value by fully incorporating social and environmental criteria into our actions, close to the areas we serve.

· Be a responsible company that is committed to fairly sharing the value created among all stakeholders, shareholders, clients, employees, and business partners.

· Promote human relationships to stimulate initiatives and excellence.

It does not operate independently of the challenges of todays and tomorrow’s world, and acts for a sustainable, more inclusive society.

Company presentation:

SWEN Capital Partners is a European leader in responsible investment in private equity, infrastructure, and private debt with €6.5Bn in assets under management and advisory.

SWEN Capital Partners is a subsidiary of OFI Group with Arkéa and its employees as other shareholders. It has always positioned ESG and environmental concerns at the heart of its approach by offering its clients innovative and sustainable investment solutions.

We strive to identify and understand the challenges, both economic and human, of today’s and tomorrow’s world, to enlighten our decisions.

SWEN Capital Partners has more than 65 employees, 42% of whom are women. 11 nationalities are represented and 28% of employees began as company interns, which shows SWEN’s willingness to place its trust in young talents, to train them up, and to give them responsibility.

SWEN Capital Partners is seeking to reinforce its SWEN Blue Ocean team by hiring an Intern (F/M) for a period of 6 months in its Paris office, starting from January/March. SWEN Blue Ocean invests in innovations that help regenerate ocean health and achieve SDG14, with the aim to deliver both systemic impact and competitive market returns. The team launched the Blue Ocean fund in September 2021 at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, in scientific partnership with Ifremer, France’s leading ocean science institute. The fund invests in solutions to overfishing, ocean pollution and climate change. Blue Ocean was recognized as one of the top 40 European Impact PE funds by Real Deal and PER. The investment strategy focuses on Series A investments, mainly in Europe.

Main responsibilities:

· Support the SWEN Blue Ocean team across their duties, including:

o Dealflow, screen and source investment opportunities

o Investment

o Market Intelligence and strategy (ocean impact research, market studies)

o Communication and promotion event mapping, organization of meetings or events)

Support includes, but is not limited to data gathering and analysis, preparation of presentation …

What you can expect from SWEN Capital Partners:

· The opportunity to contribute to a fast-growing high impact company.

· Varied and motivating task content with creative freedom.

· An international working environment characterized by a flat organization, a warm and supportive company spirit, and an open feedback culture.

· Excellent professional development opportunities.

The Intern will report to Julie Peyrache, Investment Director at SWEN Blue Ocean team and will work with the entire team, composed of six investment professionals.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Julie Peyrache: Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations. and include in your application your answers to the following question:

- In your opinion what could be the next investment of Blue Ocean, and explain why? (200 words max)


Required skills:

· MSc. in Engineering candidate or equivalent.

· Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

· Entrepreneurial mindset and genuinely committed to impact.

· Passionate about the environment and motivated to regenerate ocean health.

· Team player and solid interpersonal skills.

· English is needed, other languages will be valued.

· Truly autonomous person, who is willing to take initiatives.