SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING TRAINEE
Helsinki Capital Partners (HCP) – Asset management to be proud of.™ is a fund management company based in Helsinki. We are looking for a trainee to develop the company’s Sustainability Report in the spring of 2020. We aim to publish the report in the first week of June.
Building an honest and transparent financial industry is our number one mission. We are the first certified B Corporation in Finland, and social responsibility is at the core of our organisational culture and in the interest of all our stakeholders.
The sustainability report is written in English. We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in social responsibility and knowledge with relevant reporting frameworks. You will be working closely with HCP team members, particularly the CEO, the Communication and Client Experience Manager, and Investor Relations.
(1) To draft the Sustainability Report 2019 based on the previous reports and relevant reporting frameworks.
(2) To take part in fortnightly planning and update meetings online or in person.
(3) To consider how HCP can use the report in their communication around the year.
(4) At the completion of the project, to provide any comments or suggestions to improve the report in the following year.
(1) Fluency in written English
(2) Relevant educational background or demonstrable experience, and interest in social responsibility
(3) A good understanding of the Global Reporting Initiative and UN SDGs is required
(4) Knowledge of integrated reporting/the International <IR> Framework is an advantage
(5) Knowledge of the financial industry is a plus
(6) Experience in layout design or an ability to visualise ideas is an advantage
(7) A lot of the work at the company is conducted independently and a successful candidate needs good self-management skills
An applicant should take a look at the previous Sustainability Report 2018. In your application, we would like to hear your ideas on how to develop it further. Please provide, if possible, an example of any relevant projects that you have done previously.
Please send your applications latest by 5th of January 2020 to email@example.com with a subject line “Sustainability Reporting Trainee”.
If you have any questions, please call us on 09 689 88 485.
Term: 1.2.2019 or according to an agreement
Trainee position is part-time and the working hours are flexible. The salary is negotiable.
Again this year, a representative or even two independent of the company will be chosen to the unitholders’ meeting that will be held by the end of April. The task is very interesting and educational. If you are a HCP fund unitholder and want to run as a candidate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to use the text Unitholders’ representative on your subject line.
Read more about a year as a unitholders’ representative
Watch a video interview of professional ice hockey player Janne Pesonen – a project done by Miika Koskela during his internship at HCP
Experiences of Former Trainees
”If I had to summarize the key takeaways of the internship at HCP in three main points, the first point would be that it verified that I had chosen to study the right subject in university, finance. Secondly, it gave me a significant boost and inspiration for my studies at Bocconi University where I am currently studying in the MSc in Finance program. Lastly, the knowledge and experience acquired during the internship played a key factor in applying for internships for the upcoming summer and I managed to get a summer analyst position at one of the investment banks in London, partly thanks to my experience at HCP.”
– Summer trainee of 2013: Matias Karioja
”When I got chosen for the internship in the spring of 2014 I had worked in retail banking before, but had basically no experience of the daily routines of an asset management company. My employment started just as HCP was launching a new fund dubbed HCP Quant so I got integrated in the company very quickly. As soon as I started working I got lot of responsibility and felt it was a bit overwhelming because I was doing things that I had never done before like tax legislation and fund operations tasks. I had a lot of say in all of the things we were working on and felt that my colleagues actually listened and cared about what I had to say. Some of the things that I did actually ended up on our company website and I thought it was very cool that people visiting our website would see something I did or wrote. Another great thing is that I get to work on projects that are important to me.”
– Summer trainee of 2014: Juhani Halminen
”The main task given to me was to find a platform of sustainability and audit the performance of HCP in this field of business. I was excited and honored by the amount of responsibility I was given with the task. I studied several standards regarding sustainability and through few weeks of collecting data and comparing approaches, I selected Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the most suitable platform and GRI 4 the best standard to perform this task in the given time. The project was burdensome per se, but I was intrigued by the challenge.
During the summer I felt productive and useful for HCP business. I was given a lot of responsibility as well as tranquil working environment. It was the best summer job that I have ever had and I honestly could recommend working for HCP for anyone interested in the field.”
– Summer trainee of 2015: Oskari Jakonen (picture above)
Read Oskari Jantunen’s article about HCP equity strategies and ESG.
”Writing a Sustainability Report serves two very important purposes. The most obvious purpose, is to show any external stakeholder in what way HCP takes sustainability into consideration. If this is the only focus, it can happen that a ”Sustainability report is only something that is done for PR purposes. Therefore, I would say the internal reviewing process is the most important part of a making a sustainability report. If an organization has a genuine wish to become more sustainable, writing an annual report will ensure that there is a continuous reviewing and improvement of sustainability practices. At HCP, this wish really is sincere. This does not mean HCP performs perfectly on all areas of sustainability; which ideas that can be implemented also becomes a question of practicality and balancing between different aspects that unfortunately can be mutually exclusive.”
– Summer trainee of 2016: Felicia Aminoff (picture above)
Read the sustainability report