LGT Impact Fellowship
- LGT Venture Philanthropy
- Job Type
- Full-time, 12-month
- Deadline for Applications
- How to Apply
- Through the talent portal
- Where to Apply
The LGT Impact Fellowship connects talents, with the desire to apply their professional skills in a more meaningful way, with leading social/environmental companies and organizations of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and Lightrock’s global portfolio. The program is currently welcoming applications for the upcoming intake starting in July 2021 for one-year engagements.
As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and Lightrock’s strategic efforts to scale positive impact, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio organizations. Each year a limited number of professionals are nominated to work full-time for one year with the organizations and companies supported by them in Latin America, Africa, India and Europe. Fellows work within the organization on various projects, share their know-how and help build organizational capacity.
Compensation packages include insurance coverage and are in line with local standards. Remuneration may vary depending on geographies, sectors, organization type, etc.
Since inception in 2009, 159 professionals from over 30 countries have joined the program to create impact across the globe.
The LGT Impact Fellowship has proven to be an excellent stepping stone for professionals with the desire to transition to or advance a career in the social entrepreneurship or impact investing sector. It offers the opportunity for exceptional development of personal and professional skills by exposing participants to complex and unknown environments at leading social organizations primarily in emerging countries.
Education and professional experience
Undergraduate degree (MBA or other advanced degree in a relevant field preferred)
Minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience after university
Required skills and qualities
Proficiency in English (additional languages from relevant regions might be required)
Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong research and analytical skills
Self-starter, willing to work independently with limited supervision and take responsibility for own actions
Strong commitment to making a difference and willingness to make financial concessions
Good understanding of challenges and trends in low-to-middle income countries
Willingness to work in and engage with local cultures with a positive attitude and cultural sensitivity
Flexibility, open-mindedness and the ability to deal with ambiguity, unforeseeable events and changing environment.
Professional backgrounds wanted
Finance, business consulting, marketing and communications, operations, project management, IT, data management and analytics, research, statistics and (impact) M&E, human resources, product development, sales, process and quality management, legal
Beyond the fellowship
The majority of alumni continue their careers in areas where they are able to create positive impact (as per 2015: 71% social sector; 23% private sector; 6% public sector). 78% of alumni consider the program as a helpful career step for professionals towards a more meaningful job and 96% would recommend the program to others. Many alumni found work at leading organizations in the social impact sector, such as USAID, World Bank, CDC, responsAbility, WHO, CAF Venturesome, Pacific AgriCapital, and the Clinton Health Initiative. Others started their own businesses like Impact Amplifier (SGB Consulting, Sub-Saharan Africa) or LoveDoctor (youth and health advice, India); some alumni were able to join LGT Impact and LGT Venture Philanthropy’s team.
About LGT Venture Philanthropy
LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) aims to improve the quality of life of less advantaged people, contribute to healthy ecosystems and build resilient, inclusive and prosperous communities. LGT VP supports organizations and companies with outstanding social and environmental impact and potential to scale through tailored financing, know-how and access to networks. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, LGT VP primarily invests in organizations based in developing countries, focusing on education, health and environmental conservation. More about LGT VP on www.lgtvp.com.
Lightrock has been a pioneer in impact investing – its activities were initiated by the Princely House of Liechtenstein in 2007 and are backed by LGT, the international private banking and asset management group. Through this close partnership, Lightrock has grown to become a leading global impact investing platform seeking ambitious social, environmental and financial returns. Lightrock’s investments demonstrably contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through active and thoughtful engagement with businesses that contribute positively to humankind and the planet, Lightrock pursues opportunities with the objective to enhance long-term value creation with attractive financial returns alongside societal, environmental, and technological innovation. More about Lightrock on www.lightrock.com.
How to apply
Submit your application through the talent portal (https://talent.lgtvp.com/job-