Working Student Sustainable Finance (f/m/d) 

About the job

The Value Balancing Alliance (VBA) is an association of multinational companies, consulted by Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, and supported by organizations such as the OECD, World Bank, the EU, and a widespread multi-stakeholder network with our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.

Well-known companies such as Anglo American, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, DPDHL, Holcim, Kering, Michelin, Mitsubishi Chemical, Novartis, Otto, Porsche, Sana Kliniken, SAP, Schaeffler, Shinhan Financial Group, SK, and ZF have come together to create a standardized way to measure and compare the value of contributions made by businesses to society, the economy and the environment – a metric that is currently neither reflected in a company's accounting systems, nor in existing ESG reporting methods.

Our aim is to make the world a better place by enabling corporate decision-makers to arrive at more conscious and sounder decisions for people and the environment by quantifying and valuing non-financial impacts, while leading their businesses competitively into the future. This means comprehensively rethinking the way we achieve and measure success.

The EU commissioned us to develop a Green Accounting Standard as part of the EU Green Deal and has nominated us to the Platform Sustainable Finance (PSF) for the EU Taxonomy – a first step towards anchoring our novel approach to impact valuation in the broader economy. Our pioneering work aims to establish a uniform, internationally recognised valuation methodology for calculating reliable sustainability metrics. This non-financial impact measurement and valuation (IMV) method would be integrated into corporate accounting systems, supplementing, and further developing existing ESG reporting methods. Companies confirm the relevance of our approach, as new members are joining our ever-growing Alliance every month.


To support this work, we are currently seeking to hire a:

Working Student Sustainable Finance (f/m/d)



  • Support the Sustainable Finance Team in the preparation of presentations, position papers and analyses in a wide area of regulatory initiatives and developments in legislation and standard setting on sustainable finance, sustainability reporting and accounting.
  • Conduct background research and prepare updates for the team.
  • Support the Sustainable Finance Team in the day-to-day business and support in the preparation of engagement activities with policy makers, regulators, and standard setters at international and national level.
  • Analyse financial market developments in the field of sustainable finance.



  • Preferred with advanced Master’s (or second half of Bachelor) study in political or social science, economics or similar studies.
  • Solid knowledge in Sustainable Finance and the functioning of Financial Markets, ideally with a good understanding of institutional and governance structures of international organizations and standard setters.
  • Practical experience in advocacy and business sustainability is a plus.
  • Extremely well structured with very strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated in delivering in agile and innovative environment.
  • Fluent in English, outstanding skills in writing and verbal communication.


We want you to support our mission

As part of our international team, you can expect highly motivated colleagues, an interesting work environment and plenty of opportunities to learn new things as well as flexible working hours. If you want to help us make the world a better place, send us your application in English or German, stating your earliest starting date, to, attention to Florian Klinkhammer.

Send your application to:

Florian Klinkhammer

Financial Market Lead

+49 151 601 60844