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Impact Economy

Impact Economy

Impact Economy

Impact Economy is a pioneering impact investing and strategy firm based in Lausanne with operations in North and South America. It provides strategy advisory, investment and governance services...

Internship

Location:
Lausanne, Switzerland

Posted:
26 Feb 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
This is a paid position. Compensation is dependent upon experience. Impact Economy is an equal opportunity employer.

Sustainable Capitalism Event Management Intern

We have a 10+ year track record of generating important sector innovations that are widely replicated. This is your opportunity to experience and help organize first-hand the ideas, cases, and players who are shaping the sustainable capitalism.

Lausanne, Switzerland

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
This is a paid position. Compensation is dependent upon experience. Impact Economy is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type:
Internship
Level:
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
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Impact Economy’s leadership team has a 10+ year track record of generating important sector innovations  that are widely replicated.

This is your opportunity to experience and help organize first-hand the ideas, cases, and players who are shaping today’s and tomorrow’s world of sustainable capitalism.

The Event Management Intern reports directly to the responsible for the planning and implementation of the Impact Economy Symposium and Retreat, to be held this year for the third time since 2011 (see a trailer at
http://www.impacteconomy.com/greifenstein2012-videos).

Highlights of past and 2013 Symposium speakers include Creator of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index & Managing Partner at Zouk Ventures, Europe’s largest cleantech fund Alois Flatz. The former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and his organization R20-Regions of Climate Action. Tech guru Francis J. Brochon who developed the minitel and brought digital television to Europe. Founder of Accenture Development Partnerships Gib Bulloch, and elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization Founder and former CEO of UBS Peter Wuffli. The 2011 and 2012 events were conducted as Clinton Global Initiative membership activities.

The intern will work together with the Impact Economy team in creating a dynamic, interactive and content-focused exclusive three-day event for investors and business leaders held to help build an economy where “impact” is the common denominator. Post-event, the intern will assist with follow-up and communication.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong English skills (additional languages a plus);
  • Previous experience in organizing events recommended;
  • Ability to execute specific work streams fairly independently when properly guided, paired with the willingness to operate as a team player;
  • Completed higher education (Bachelor degree minimum), and;
  • Interest in future global and economic trends, (impact) investing & philanthropy, or social entrepreneurship and sustainability.
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