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Natural Capital apprenticeship

Alternance 1 an - Bac + 4


Vox Populi is an association under the 1901 law, which works to employer

young people, in strength their employability part of its mission of equal

opportunities. We combine the requirement of results and the support of

young people from different backgrounds in the definition of their life project,

all this despite a difficult environment and socio-economic context. To this

end, as part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we are recruiting for

our partner, Mirova.


The Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF) is a USD132 million impact investment fund

dedicated to supporting a sustainable ocean economy globally. The fund

invests in enterprises involved in three key areas of the blue economy –

sustainable seafood, the circular economy and ocean conservation – and

aims to improve their sustainability and efficiency. The SOF team is based in

London and Paris.

SOF has already committed to fifteen investments in companies contributing

to the sustainable management of marine resources, the mitigation of ocean

pollutions and the conservation and resilience of marine ecosystems and

coastal areas.

The Fund investment team is looking for an apprentice to join their growing

operations from September for a one or two years. The candidate will provide

support to the SOF team, mainly the front team.


The role will focus on deal and portfolio management for the SOF as well as the

preparation of the SOF2 project. The apprenticeship will be based in Paris with

one of the SOF investment directors and will assist the team for the following


- Support the front team in deal monitoring, including analysis of financials

& other KPIs, the preparation of the valuation reports, coordination of

reporting from companies, participation to meetings with portfolio

companies, etc.

- Support the front team in portfolio management, including reporting to

investors, coordination with the middle office, etc.

- Support the front team in the preparation of the SOF2 project, including

Q&As, financial model of the fund, marketing documents and

presentations, etc.

- Assist the front team in sourcing new leads for the SOF2 project pipeline,

including the pre-screening of investment opportunities according to the

fund’s mandate and criteria, updating and maintaining the pipeline file,

preparing initial Q&A for companies, and contributing to the investment

process through financial, commercial and impact analysis for the

investment memos.

- Assisting the front team in the preparation of the investment committees’

notes and the financial models.

- Liaising with risk, compliance, and legal department during the

investment process.

- Assisting the team in investment process harmonization and

mainstreaming (templates, etc.) with the other Mirova impact funds. Essential skills & experience

- University degree in aquaculture / agronomy sciences with a finance,

business administration or economics specialty / major OR university

degree in corporate finance with a strong interest for natural capital

matters and sustainable resources management.

- Prior exposure to the blue economy sector and to emerging countries is

highly recommended.

- Strong interest in sustainability issues, aquaculture/fisheries sector and/or

developing countries.

- Strong analytical skills and accuracy at work

- Good knowledge of Excel

- Fast learning and self-development: curiosity to learn.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Spanish

would be an advantage), French must be spoken at least at

conversational level.

- Self-motivated, with an ability to work remotely as part of a small team.

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