Analyst, Impact Investing

What We’re Looking For

TAF is seeking an individual with strong analytical and data skills with an interest in impact investing, climate finance and cleantech to support TAF’s Impact Investing team in deploying capital into direct investments. This role will support our mandate to invest in urban solutions to climate change and support the GTHA’s net-zero goal by 2050.

This is a full-time, 2-year contract with potential for extension. Salary range: $50,000-$60,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Reporting to the Director, Impact Investing.

Position Responsibilities

You will play a vital role supporting the activities of TAF’s Impact Investing team. Under the direction of the Director, Impact Investing, you will help identify and collaborate with innovative companies and technologies that reduce carbon emissions in urban settings.

Your work will be focused on these key activities:

Transaction Origination

  • Screen incoming impact investing opportunities and support the development of potential transactions and sources of transactions

 Due Diligence, Deal Structuring and Market Intelligence

  • Conduct in-depth due diligence of potential investment opportunities including analysis of project viability, financial statements, repayment capabilities, and collateral.

  • Provide financial, industry, economic, and other analysis and insights to facilitate decision-making.

  • Support presentation of opportunities and recommendations to TAF’s Investment Committee.

Monitoring and Reporting (and Customer Relationship Management)

  • Documentation (hard and soft) and day-to-day administration of investment transactions from start to finish (i.e. intake, due diligence, approval, deal closing, repayment process).

  • Maintain a current and accurate pipeline and data base of transaction opportunities and call/investigation reports.

  • Prepare annual reviews on existing investments.

  • Finalize Investment Committee presentation packages for distribution.

  • Obtain up to date supporting information annually such as third-party insurance coverage and financial reporting specific to each investment.

  • Flag challenges and recommend escalation or action.

 Collaboration and Communication

  • Represent TAF publicly in a manner consistent with TAF’s professional standards, providing thought-leadership in fora and networks related to impact investing.

  • Collaborate with other staff members to seek out areas of synergy among different program areas.

  • Participate in TAF staff knowledge seminars to transfer learnings to others on the team.

  • Participate actively at staff meetings, retreats and through ad hoc staff working groups.

The kind of candidate we’re looking for

  • Two to three years of relevant experience working in a related field (banking,  venture capital, private equity).

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, business or economics.

  • Familiarity with financing of renewable energy, alternate energies and energy efficiency a clear asset

  • Demonstrated ability to research and assimilate significant amounts of information.

  • Good knowledge of financial markets and trends

  • Advanced working knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), video conferencing tools, and highly skilled in using spreadsheets, pivot tables and presentation software.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

About TAF

TAF is a regional climate agency with a $90 million endowment fund to invest in innovative low-carbon solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and scale them up for broad implementation. We are experienced leaders and we collaborate with stakeholders in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We advance the most promising concepts by investing, providing grants, influencing policies and running programs. We’re particularly interested in ideas that offer benefits in addition to carbon reduction such as improving people’s health, creating local jobs, boosting urban resiliency, and contributing to a fair society.

We are a registered non-profit, with a Board of Directors appointed by the City of Toronto, made up of City councillors and citizens. Learn more at taf.ca.

Working at TAF

Join our dedicated and collaborative team to contribute to the value and impact of our work. We’re on the leading edge of urban climate change solutions and our work makes a tangible difference. We build meaningful relationships with all kinds of stakeholders – from thought leaders advancing new concepts and approaches to the people who implement change on the ground.

Building an inclusive community with a shared purpose is critical to our work and mandate. We are Equalx30 signatories and believe that teams work best when the people within them are diverse in background and approach, including diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

Virtual Office Update: TAF staff are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we have no way of knowing when we’ll return to our downtown Toronto location.  We are open to hiring candidates from different locations, provided you have relevant knowledge of the region, and ideally live within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We expect that all staff will need to meet in person on occasion when we can safely return to our office.

Perks

  • Comprehensive extended health, vision and dental benefits package and quarterly RSP contribution after your first year of employment

  • Support for virtual office during pandemic, including hardware and stipend for internet and other expenses

  • Flexible work hours and work from home options (beyond COVID-19)

  • Starts at three weeks vacation per year

  • Access to Learning Fund

Role posted - 2021-01-29T19:56:57Z 2:56pm, 29th Jan 2021 EST

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You'll need a CV/résumé, but it'll only be considered if you score well on blind review

Closes: 11:59pm, 7th Mar 2021 EST

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