Master Student Internship in green finance and life cycle assessment

Reference : ERIN-2019-Intern-007

Type: Intern
Contract type: Internship
Duration: 6 months
Place: Belvaux

Context

 

The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the department has the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today: climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control.

The "Environmental Research and Innovation" (ERIN) department of LIST has an opening for an Intern position. The intern will be integrated in the SUSTAIN Unit, which develops knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human-driven systems.

 

Description

 

Financial markets are expected to contribute massively to the transition necessary to keep global warming under the 2°C threshold. An increasingly wide variety of financial instruments is being offered to fuel this transition, among which green funds (e.g. aggregating stocks from the companies deemed most virtuous in their sector, or from a sector itself deemed contributing to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions), and green bonds (which constitute a fund dedicated exclusively to projects with a net mitigating effect). However, most companies do not have the resources to quantify their net contribution to a low-carbon economy, and significant efforts are necessary to identify the key data needed to evaluate properly (i.e. following a lifecycle approach) the environmental impacts of financial products.

The objectives of this internship, focusing on green bonds, are to:

  • Inventory green bond initiatives at a global scale
  • Map the projects funded by these green bonds
  • Formulate a project typology
  • Identify the key parameters for each green bond project type

 


Profile

 

Education

  • Motivated and creative intern who enjoys embracing challenges and working with a team of international researchers

Competencies

  • Knowledge of financial, market-based instruments (bonds, stocks, funds, indices, etc.), mandatory
  • Knowledge of ESG strategies and reporting, not mandatory
  • Knowledge of environmental sustainability issues and how they relate to the global economy, not mandatory
  • Database management
  • Good written and spoken English language
  • Good team working skills, with a creative problem solving approach
  • MSc student in economics, finance, or related disciplines
  • Background in environmental science, economics or engineering is an advantage (but not mandatory)

Language

  • English is mandatory (spoken and written)
  • French is an asset

 

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 Thomas GIBON
Thomas GIBON

 Stéphanie LUCADELLO
Stéphanie LUCADELLO