Venture Capital Job – Sr. Associate/Manager (Impact/ESG) – Aavishkaar Capital

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Venture Capital Financing & Impact Investing


Aavishkaar Capital is an Impact fund manager focused on the Global South. A pioneer in taking
an entrepreneurship-based approach to scaling businesses for impact, Aavishkaar Capital’s
unique approach has resulted in its invested enterprises impacting over 120 million lives (55% of
whom are women), and creating over 300,000 jobs and livelihoods. Aavishkaar Capital has
raised eight funds, while generating commercial returns with over c.$500 million in assets under

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Aavishkaar Capital is the impact investing arm of the Aavishkaar Group, the impact platform
with presence in Microfinance, MSME Lending and ecosystem building across India, Emerging
Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Aavishkaar Group with its vision to bridge the opportunity gap for
the emerging 3 Billion, currently manages over USD 1 billion in Impact Assets across its platform.
The Group’s ecosystems include Aavishkaar Capital – Impact fund manager focused on Global
South, Arohan- One of India’s largest & most digitally advanced microfinance institution (MFI)
targeting low income households, Ashv Finance- Phygital NBFC, offering unique cash flow based
business loans to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Intellecap – Global Impact advisory firm
providing Consulting, Investment banking and Inclusive networking platform. The Group’s
shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Triodos Bank, Shell Foundation and Dutch Entrepreneurial
Development Bank FMO.

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The incumbent will be responsible for designing and implementation of Impact, Environmental &
Social Governance (ESG) Management Systems across the Funds at Aavishkaar Capital. This is a
mid-Level position and will be within the Central IMM & ESG department of Aavishkaar Capital.

o Driving and maintaining strong regional and global relationships and partnerships
with investors and other key stakeholders on Impact and ESG matters.
o Maintain awareness of global ESG trends and tools, metrics and KPIs, and share
updates and implications with broader team.
o Be a subject matter expert and lead implementation of Impact and ESG
management systems, including but not limited to, working with the investment
team to assess Impact, and ESG risk and opportunities of portfolio companies,
identifying applicable ESG frameworks, monitoring and reviewing ESG duediligences reports of new investments, and monitoring of on-going Impact and
ESG management efforts of investments.
o Work with the investment team to suggest Impact and E&S related action plans/
roadmap for the investments and assess the impact on business operations.
o Monitor activities and ensure compliance with ESG Policies, Management Plans.
and Procedures; and prepare Impact, ESG quarterly and annual reports for the
Company’s board and LPs.
o Development of training and educational materials on new trends in Impact and
ESG and assisting in updating Company’s ESG policies from time to time.

– Strong candidate with 7+ Years of relevant work experience, and 5+ years of work
experience in the Impact/ESG investing/ program management.
– Working knowledge on Impact and ESG Management Systems, auditing techniques,
reporting guidelines and frameworks (e.g. IFC Performance Standards, UNPRI, DJSI, SASB
and etc) is a must.
– Strong understanding of diverse ESG topics and Sustainability topics and trends.
– Financial Modeling, data management, analysis, and visualization skills.
– Strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Post Graduate with Specialization in Finance/Economics/Environmental Planning.

*The position will be based on the candidate’s experience level and qualification. Interested
candidates, can apply with a Cover letter and CV to Architha Iyer,

Aavishkaar Group is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified individuals from
diverse professional, cultural and academic backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity,
and nationality and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
We encourage women leaders to apply for this position.

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