Sustainability Associate


Zug, CH

We are one of the largest global private markets investment managers, serving over 800 institutional investors worldwide. We have USD 142 billion in assets under management and more than 1900 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. Partners Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity.

What it's about


In this full time position you will be responsible for supporting Partners Group’s sustainability strategy in integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors across our investments and investment platform. For this challenging position we are seeking a candidate with a passion for responsible business and investment. They should have a proven track-record of implementing business improvement projects and possess strong influencing and analytical skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as an expert resource on sustainability related initiatives and regulations, including but not limited to environment factors (carbon reduction, climate analysis, energy management), health & safety, ethical supply chains, diversity and inclusion, cyber/IT security, and ESG data

  • Collaborate with investment teams and assets to educate, monitor, and support progress against asset and portfolio sustainability metrics and strategic initiatives

  • Support investment teams in identifying and assessing material ESG factors during due diligence on potential investments

  • Perform quantitative data analytics on sustainability related data at the asset, portfolio, and global platform level

  • Own strategic projects beyond direct asset work that support our broader sustainability strategy

  • Deliver impact investing engagements to assets through our "impact-at-scale" portfolio, PG LIFE

  • Support the client solutions (CSOL) team to serve current and prospective clients’ sustainability related requests and reporting

  • Contribute to the development of Partners Group’s responsible investing strategic development and presentations

  • Identify and execute improvements in how Partners Group integrates ESG factors in each of its asset classes and investment types


What we expect


  • Top academic credentials (Master/MBA preferred)
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in driving transformation in mid-sized businesses from an investment, corporate or consulting role ideally within the area of responsible business or sustainability
  • Excellent analytical skills e.g. drawing insights and recommendations from data, integrating ESG factors into investment and business analysis and decisions
  • Familiarity with investment management and a genuine interest in private markets investments
  • An entrepreneurial and self-directed person, able to manage effectively and complete tasks in demanding timelines and with competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability and experience interacting with global senior level executives
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English. Proficiency/fluency
  • Flexibility to travel for work with global colleagues, portfolio companies & assets
  • International background, e.g. experience working in international and professional environment


What we offer


Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, place, and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the very best talent, by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded. We offer a fantastic opportunity for your growth:

  • Professional, international working environment

  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company

  • Entrepreneurial culture offering opportunity to learn the business from some of the world’s leading private market specialists

  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities

  • Education assistance program

  • Competitive salary with performance-oriented compensation model

  • Lunch allownace

  • One-month sabbatical after every five years of service

  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities


Please note that we may only accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work full-time in Switzerland (typically Swiss and EU nationals, or individuals undergoing education in Switzerland). Partners Group does not sponsor work visas for Switzerland.


At Partners Group, we thrive on new ideas for the benefit of our clients, our employees, and our community.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support diversity of perspectives. Our working environment is humble, inclusive, and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.

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