The Good Fashion Fund is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry – initiated by Fashion for Good and managed by FOUNT. Currently, apparel supply chains are plagued by negative environmental and social impacts. While sustainable solutions exist today, there is a lack of capital available to scale these technologies within the supply chain. The Good Fashion Fund was created to address this gap – connecting the most promising technologies to the industry, to collaboratively tackle its challenges.
FOUNT is now looking to expand the Good Fashion Fund team with a Junior Investment Manager:
Position: Junior Investment Manager, Good Fashion Fund
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date: February/March 2020, 1-year contract
Availability: minimum 4 days per week
Role and Activities
(Junior) investment manager for the Good Fashion Fund with a mission to contribute to the adaptation of sustainable production and circular economy manufacturing initiatives in Asia.
The (Junior) Investment Manager is expected to source investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, manage a portfolio of investees (including analysis and monitoring of E&S performance) and to build and maintain relationships with relevant external service providers.
Specific tasks and responsibilities:
Background and Profile:
What’s in it for you:
Besides a competitive salary, we offer you an opportunity to (further) develop your career in impact investing in a role which is dynamic and hands-on and in a small and diversified team of professionals that allows you to take ownership.
Please send your CV and motivation letter at the latest December 15th 2019 to:
Tel : +31 6 15540999
Investment Manager Good Fashion Fund
FOUNT (fount.eu) is an impact advisory and investment firm, active in shaping innovative business solutions in impact sectors that combine demonstrable social and environmental impact with adequate financial return. FOUNT offers high quality strategic advisory services and hands-on support to its clients to enable these to generate measurable impact with business models that target the lower-income segment of the population. They do this by leveraging our investment and advisory expertise and international networks to help scale sustainable solutions. FOUNT is active in several impact sectors and are comprised of a relatively small, diversified team of professionals dedicated to make a difference, generate substantial impact and contribute to the SDG’s. FOUNT works closely with our clients to create lasting environmental and social impact through a market-based approach and have a strong track record in impact investing. They are currently (co) manager / investment advisor of three debt impact investment initiatives.
FASHION FOR GOOD BACKGROUND
Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good (Fashion for Good) aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused. This open and inclusive initiative – with its first physical hub in Amsterdam and a global ambition – brings together brands, retailers, producers, innovators, and funders.
Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Its Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures, and funds early-stage ideas and it scales proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Its Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and its open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators at its first hub in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.
Fashion for Good was launched with C&A Foundation as a founding partner. Its programmes are supported by corporate partners adidas, C&A, Chanel, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, Otto Group, PVH, Stella McCartney, and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of over €130 billion.
Additionally, Fashion for Good partners with organisations including the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, Plug and Play, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Boston Consulting Group, and the ZDHC Foundation.