Quantitative Climate Analyst

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NewForesight is looking for a Quantitative Climate Analyst (full time) for the Impact Analytics team

That is you

If you are ready to apply your super-powers of data-analysis and fact-based consulting in realizing real, sustainable impact on people, society and the planet.

Most definitely, if you want to be part of a change-maker organization that tackles the toughest sustainability challenges of our time, with the world’s leading multinationals, civil society and public organizations.

“Sounds great, but what are you guys actually doing?”

The Challenge: It is poorly understood how improving the environmental footprint of agricultural systems can improve the economic performance of agri-businesses. There is the need for quantitative sustainability analyses to demonstrate the business case of reduced environmental footprint. 

Your assignment: Dive into the business model and strategy of a major multinational and support them by developing an analytical model that will help to compare different sustainable interventions and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their sustainability efforts against realistic targets. What are realistic carbon neutrality targets for a company? What climate-smart interventions are the most effective and efficient to implement to reach that target? What are the costs (and ROI) of adopting such interventions? What is the business case for improving environmental performance? What is needed to make that happen? Go one step further by designing the model to provide complete financial statements that enable the client to make well-informed investment decisions. 

In your day-to-day work this would translate into:

  • Tackling complex sustainability challenges
  • Using the power of data and quantitative analysis to drive positive change
  • Begin to develop expert knowledge on relevant topics in sustainable agricultural commodity value chains, multi-stakeholder collaboration, landscape-level approaches, and organization & implementation
  • Being the data-driven support our consultants need to excel
  • Play an active role in the growth of the organization with internal (e.g., recruitment, trainings) and external roles (e.g., business development, communications) 

In order for you to grow with us, we would like you to have (at least part of) the following education, mind-set, talents, skills and experiences: 


  • Industrial ecology
  • Environmental engineering / Bio-systems engineering, ideally with agricultural focus 

In case you have experience with LCA analyses and material flow analyses these backgrounds also apply:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural Development
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics 

Talents and skills

  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to work with large datasets and perform quantitative analysis, such as statistical analysis and cost-benefit analysis, with a track record to prove it
  • Ability to form hypotheses and structures, and carry out analysis with an affinity for problem-solving
  • Business development 


  • Between 1 and 3 years of professional and relevant work experience
  • Experience with coding: R, Python, (Matlab, Stata)
  • Experience with Life-Cycle Assessments (LCAs), Carbon footprint, Environmental modelling // Material flow analysis, the agricultural sector, economic modelling and/or Sustainability (quantitative) assessment 


  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Wanting to become a Consultant
  • Solution- and client-focused
  • Comfortable pitching and selling ideas
  • Over-achiever with a flexible mindset
  • Driven, self-initiating and disciplined 

Working at NewForesight will bring you many things and most certainly it will bring you: 

  • A fast-paced learning environment with ample training and guidance
  • Clear and ambitious growth opportunities within the company
  • Passionate and diverse colleagues who know how to have fun in their work
  • Room for developing own thought leadership and profile
  • Diversity of experiences
  • Intellectual challenges through highly relevant and rewarding work
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in helping to grow the company

Since you now have the content of your cover letter ready in your head, wait no more and send it to us! Please apply with your cover letter and CV. We will keep the position open until it’s filled.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: NewForesight

Locatie: Utrecht

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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