Head of Sustainable Finance

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do

The climate transition demands radical changes in the way we do business and trillions in new capital investments. The EU has mobilized sustainable finance regulation to be a key means of driving this green capital into more sustainable business activities.

Based out of the Berlin AI Campus and financially backed by Merantix AG, Briink is a passionate team of entrepreneurs, data scientists, software engineers, designers, and sustainability experts. We harness the scale of AI to help businesses and financial institutions transform sustainable finance regulation into technology solutions that can be adopted at scale. 

Our first product transforms the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities into a machine learning powered Sustainability-as-a-Service platform to enhance the ability of financial institutions and corporations to assess taxonomy eligibility and alignment, and make it easier to access the green capital so crucial to the climate transition. We plan to further develop our product to cover other use cases in the sustainable finance domain, including inter alia the complex array of KPIs emerging under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. 

Your role

As our Head of Sustainable Finance, you will join our core team and be central to developing our AI-driven sustainable finance platform. You will apply your extensive knowledge of the sustainable finance regulatory landscape in Europe to help guide Briink’s strategic direction and product roadmap. 

You will join a vital, fast-growing startup with secured seed financing and play a central role in its growth journey. You will dive deep into complex topics in search of the right product-market fit in close collaboration with the product, design and engineering teams. You will be connecting with a wide variety of internal and external counterparts and translating those user stories into practical problems for our product to solve. You will gain exposure to emerging technologies in one of the most forward-looking machine learning hubs in Europe, and may have to travel occasionally.

If you think you are right for this role but don’t meet all of the requirements, we warmly encourage you to apply anyway. Even if this isn’t a perfect fit, strong candidates will be kept in our talent pool for future hires. 

What you will be doing

  • Be our core in-house expert with respect to enacted and emerging sustainable finance regulation in the EU

  • Collaborate directly with our product, design, and engineering teams to encode the sustainable finance regulatory landscape into technology solutions 

  • Integrate potential product insights with sustainability methodologies and frameworks employed by businesses

  • Participate in Briink’s business development and partnerships strategy, employing your network to identify strategic partners, customers and new verticals to approach 

  • Identify customers’ pain points through user interviews/workshops to continuously evolve the product and maximize its value proposition

  • Provide sustainable finance advisory services to customers or prospective customers from time-to-time 

  • Bring together our sustainability team and coordinate sustainability initiatives 

  • Identify opportunities linked with Briink’s current projects / solutions

  • Join us on the soapbox - be a climate advocate who commits to maximize impacts.

Your profile

  • Significant experience in sustainable finance, either directly within a pivotal corporation or in finance, consulting, law, investor relations, corporate reporting, investment banking, or other related field

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the sustainable finance regulatory frameworks in the EU, including the EU taxonomy and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

  • Access to a community of sustainable finance professionals, organizations, regulators and businesses with an interest in sustainable finance within the EU

  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline (e.g. sustainable finance, finance, law, environmental management, accounting, business administration) 

  • Berlin based (or willing to relocate to Berlin)

Some nice-to-haves:

  • Experience working in a startup environment and a love for the unknown

  • Experience building products and/or working with agile product design methodologies

  • Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following fields is an asset: risk management, sustainable finance, sustainability reporting, capital markets

  • Courses or designations in sustainable finance, the SDGs, or impact are an asset

  • German proficiency

What we offer
We believe in trust and ownership - flexible working hours, flat hierarchies as well as regular feedback are all part of it! 

We live our inclusiveness - we are a diverse and highly motivated team that values mutual support and mentorship. 

We promote our culture - we host regular team events and have intensive exchange with all Merantix companies. 

We have a great HQ - we are located in a newly renovated office in the heart of Berlin, complete with fresh fruit, Thursday driinks and an amazing ecosystem of other startups, as well as with an enthusiastic community of international entrepreneurs, engineers and data scientists. 

A competitive salary and equity package - if Briink succeeds, we all succeed! 
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.​​​​

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