Junior ESG Specialist in IWD Investment Products

Paço de Arcos, PT, 2770-131

Job ID: 21944 


We are looking for an ESG Specialist to participate to the activities of the Institutional and Wholesale (IWD) Investment Products division which acts as the knowledge hub for all investment-related matters (markets, products, competition). This is an opportunity for you to combine your enthusiasm about the financial markets with your entrepreneurial attitude to promote our investment strategies to our investors.


At Nordea, we see that the world is changing fast – and we want to be one step ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re deeply committed to providing the financial solutions of tomorrow to our customers. We’re creating an agile environment where we experiment and grow together - and we need your ideas and personal background. With us, you’ll be in good company with a chance to make your mark on something bigger.


Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is the centre of investment management in the Nordea Group and in the Asset & Wealth Management division. NAM is the largest asset manager in the Nordics with the vision of being a leading European Asset Manager. We want to do this by delivering returns with responsibility. We meet customer demands and guide our customers in the right direction in asset selection while ensuring prudent ESG practices. NAM has around 900 employees and more than 475 Nordic and international institutional clients.

About this opportunity

Welcome to the IWD Investment Products ESG team. We add value by creating impactful ESG product content for our Institutional and Wholesale Distribution division. As a Junior ESG Specialist in the Investment Products team, you coordinate and  contribute to multiple ESG initiatives as well as to coordinate projects in a very dynamic, multicultural and entrepreneurial environment.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist in handling incoming requests from clients, sales and investment specialists in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
  • Support the team of investment specialists in Request for Proposals (RFP) and Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQ) on ESG related topics.
  • Support on the application to product ESG Labels.
  • Support with creation, improvement and maintenance of ESG marketing materials from RFPs to commercial presentations and other ESG communication materials.
  • Contribute with ESG related insights for Investment Specialists.
  • Coordinate various ESG-related marketing initiatives in close contact with the Responsible Investments (RI) team, the product specialist teams and other stakeholders, e.g. RI Annual report and Climate Report.
  • Support and contribute to key ESG sales and client education programs.
  • Contribute to new ideas to help NAM maintain its ESG brand recognition and leadership.
  • Developing your knowledge on the fund industry, regulation, sustainability and fund management.

The role is based in Oeiras.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

To achieve our common goals in this role, we believe that you:

  • Are enthusiastic about ESG, sustainable finance, financial markets and are a self-driven individual acting within a dedicated team.
  • Display a service mindset and are sales focused, with great story-telling skills.
  • Are self-starter able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects at once while respecting sometimes tight deadlines.
  • Are team player with great interpersonal skills: enthusiastic and positive personality, intellectually curious, attentive to detail, dynamic nature, flexible and collaborative.
  • Enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table.

Your profile and background:

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance or other relevant field (or about to graduate).
  • Studies related to ESG/Sustainability are considered as a plus.
  • Prior experience in a position/internship related to ESG are considered a plus.
  • Very good skills in written and spoken English. Other languages are considered an asset.

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 30/04/2024. Please note the position might be filled before the application deadline.

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.

Department:  Asset management / Investment management

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