Jobs at Extantia

Extantia is a leading venture fund that invests in breakthrough climate technologies. We back companies that have the potential to be (1) massively profitable and (2) significantly reduce carbon emissions to enable a net-zero economy. Our team consists of experienced investors, entrepreneurs, and climate experts from all around Europe.

Would you like to join our team and work at the meeting point of climate science, finance, and technologies? You’re in luck! These are the open positions at Extantia:

ESG Associate

Working Student Marketing & Communications

ESG Associate

You will be responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) principles across Extantia’s investment lifecycle. Your role will sit within Extantia’s Climate Labs that forms an integral part of how we make investment decisions. This includes working closely with Extantia’s investment managers and Climate Impact Partners alike to conduct ESG diligence as part of our investment process as well as taking the lead on implementing reporting and monitoring standards across our portfolio and the firm in order to build long-term sustainable businesses.

Role overview

  • Regularly review and update our responsible investing strategy, policy and processes in order to remain ahead of industry best practices. 
  • Further, develop and lead the execution of our EPIC (Extantia Projected Impact Calculation) methodology.
  • Lead the ESG due diligence for all investments performed with a focus on the environmental footprint of our target investments – this includes applying tools such as Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to understand the potential impact of certain technologies.
  • Promote responsible behaviors among all portfolio companies by sharing best practices and monitoring progress.
  • Conduct comprehensive research and analysis of ESG topics.
  • Perform reporting to external fund stakeholders that are in compliance with the latest regulation standards.
  • Lead projects regarding implementation of ESG tools.

About You

  • Degree or equivalent experience in Environmental Engineering/Science, life cycle assessment, Sustainable Resource Management.
  • Previous experience in a ESG/LCA position with at least 2-year experience – e.g. as Sustainability Consultant, ESG or LCA Specialist
  • Excellent knowledge of the latest ESG market updates
  • Fluent in verbal and written English, native is a plus.
  • Enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting things done, even if outside your domain expertise. 
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
  • Self-accountable and creative mindset.
  • Worked remotely before, or know that you’d work well within a geographically distributed team that involves working with colleagues all over Europe .
  • Excited for a front-row seat into a fast growing, venture capital company. 

Benefits

  • Being an elementary part of one of the fastest-growing Climate-Tech venture capital firms in Europe, with critical responsibility and influence on our story and overall development.
  • Joining a dynamic environment that is driven by impact and highly motivated to make a change for the better
  • You can join us in our beautiful office in the heart of Berlin or you can work remotely if you are based in Europe. If you choose Berlin, you will enjoy working in a beautiful co-working space called “Maschinenraum”. Here you will be part of a bigger vibrant community with plenty of professional and after-hours activities (pandemic permitting).
  • Regular team events and regular offsite events p.a. 

How to apply?

Please send your CV to Dr. Laura-Marie Töpfer and Yair Reem at jobs@extantia.com

Did you know that you don’t need to match 100% of our requirements to apply? For more info, please consider our FAQs.

Working Student / Part-Time Marketing and Communications

We are looking for a 20h/week working student or part-time position to assist us with our marketing and communications efforts in Berlin. 

Role overview

  • Content creation and management of our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts
  • Website management 
  • Newsletter updates for our investors 
  • Editing of press releases
  • Organizational tasks around events, gifts etc.

About You

  • You are interested in topics around climate change and would like to learn about technologies that help solve the climate crisis
  • You are located in Berlin
  • You understand LinkedIn and Twitter
  • You are proactive and able to work on your own initiative
  • You have a quick grasp, organizational skills and are flexible when it comes to different tasks
  • WordPress and Mailchimp experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Being an elementary part of one of the fastest-growing climate-tech venture capital firms in Europe, with critical responsibility and influence on our story and overall development.
  • Joining a dynamic environment that is driven by impact and highly motivated to make a change for the better
  • A beautiful co-working space in the heart of Berlin called “Maschinenraum”. Here, you will be part of a bigger vibrant community with plenty of professional and after-hours activities (pandemic permitting).
  • Regular team events and regular off-site events p.a. 

How to apply?

Please send your CV to Sebastian Heitmann at jobs@extantia.com

Did you know that you don’t need to match 100% of our requirements to apply? For more info, please consider our FAQs.

FAQs

“Do I need to meet all the requirements to apply?”

We encourage you to apply and give us a chance to evaluate your skills and experience – even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements! We are all learning on the job, and although the listing above has been carefully compiled, we are also open-minded and interested to hear about the value you can bring to the role and Extantia.

“How can I demonstrate that I have particular needs in the application process?”

For people living with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or neurodiversity, adjustments and support can make a decisive difference in the application process. If you need any specific accommodations (tools, time, etc.) and feel comfortable disclosing this, please let us know.

“What does the interview process look like?”

The process follows the same procedure for every candidate: getting to know team members through two to three conversations about Extantia, your experience, and your interests. As part of the process, we usually run through a skill-screening (e.g. a case challenge). A final reference call with a former colleague/manager of yours gives additional insight into your needs and wishes that we aim to factor in for your personal development plan. We emphasize transparency and the absence of surprise throughout the process.