Responsible Investment & Governance Specialist (Private Markets)

Are you the governance specialist who will join our team? Do you have expertise related to sustainability / governance and investment regarding private markets? Then have a look at this great vacancy!

36-40 uur
Jaren ervaring
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Dit wordt je functie

APG is a pension provider that organizes pensions for 4.7 million people on behalf of several pension funds. We provide the pensions of one in every five families in the Netherlands. 
APG Asset Management is one of the largest pension asset managers in the world. We leverage all our experience, expertise and innovative power to invest the pension assets of our clients and their participants cost effectively. We contribute to a quality, affordable pension by achieving a stable, sustainable long-term return with responsible risks. For APG Asset Management, innovation and personal development are the way to keep a leading edge in pension asset management. Do you love your profession as well as a challenge? APG Asset Management offers plenty of challenges. 

APG’s clients have expressed clear ambitions for 2025 on Responsible Investing e.g., making investments that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change and other areas. This is an important role in helping to implement our clients’ ambitions and making a difference for the 4.7 million pensioners whom we serve. 
APG is at the forefront of responsible investing (RI) with a view to delivering sustainable risk-adjusted return to our clients and their end beneficiaries. Responsible Investing is part of APG AM’s mission statement and we have a dedicated RI Investment Belief. Members of the Global Responsible Investment & Governance team are based in Amsterdam, New York and Hong Kong. The MD Global Responsible Investment & Governance is part of the management team of the investment function and reports into the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) on the APG Assessment Management Board. The implementation of the Responsible Investment Policy is overseen by the board level Investment Committee chaired by the CIO.

The Global Responsible Investment Private Markets Team is looking to hire a Responsible Investment & Governance Specialist who specializes in research and project coordination. This specialist will support Alternative Asset Classes (mainly Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Alternative Credits). You will be part of a global team of 27 Responsible Investment & Governance (GRIG) experts who guard the implementation of the Responsible Investment Policy, on behalf of APG’s pension fund clients, across all asset classes in the EUR 600bn portfolio. The team is very diverse in terms of nationalities, gender, professional backgrounds and experience. 

We are looking for a self-motivated team player who likes to work across many different projects, thrives in a dynamic environment, and possesses strong project coordination, research, digital, intercultural and communication skills. Driven to make a difference for a more sustainable world through investing, you have a relevant background and strong affinity with sustainability and governance issues that you can apply to an investment context, and are keen to further develop as an expert. 

You are able to conduct thorough research to inform investment decision-making and engagement, bring structure to complex processes, and drive critical projects, including digital projects, to conclusion.  Importantly, you thrive in a team with a strong ethos of collaboration and are keen and curious to learn more.  

Dit breng je mee

We are looking for a person who thrives in a dynamic environment and possesses strong intercultural and communication skills. Moreover, you are intrinsically motivated to work on sustainability and governance issues within an investment environment. 

Furthermore, we ask for: 

  • At least Master level education in a relevant subject and you demonstrate the connection; 

  • Relevant professional experience up to three years; 

  • Demonstrable ability to coordinate projects and multiple stakeholders (and viewpoints);

  • Demonstrable and substantive sustainability knowledge; 

  • Passionate about alternative asset classes;

  • You have a can-do attitude and are eager to learn and further develop as an expert; 

  • You have strong data analytics and digital skills and a digital mindset; 

  • You manage your own work and apply logic to structure processes and communicate your insights to a broader group of stakeholders; 

  • Persuasion and influencing skills; 

  • Fluency in English is essential. 


Hier ga je aan de slag

For pension provider APG, pensions are about people, life and how we live together. Through careful asset management, pension administration, communication and advice, APG wants to help build a decent future in which we share our well-being and prosperity honestly and sustainably. For present and future generations. For today, tomorrow and beyond.
We offer a competitive salary and attractive terms of employment with a focus on flexibility.

Meer informatie

More information? Please contact recruiter Roy Tholen or manager Estelle Beretta via, who can tell you more about the specific position.
Do you see a future with APG? Apply with a cv and cover letter and show us what motivates you.

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Roy Tholen

Corporate recruiter