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Finance d’Entreprise et Finance de Marché

Date : 30/05/2022

Impact Investing: Funding Sustainable Startups via Venture Capital

Paris et Nantes
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Présentation de l'établissement :

With 7 faculties, 8 schools and institutes, 1 observatory and 33 research laboratories, UPEC has been present in all fields of knowledge since 1970, and trains more than 40,000 students and workers of all ages every year.

A major player in the dissemination of academic, scientific and technological culture, the institution offers more than 350 training courses in all disciplines, from GOAL to PhD.

UPEC offers personalised support for all successes, through initial training courses, prior learning and continuing training, as well as through learning and actions in favour of entrepreneurship.

A committed university, UPEC thinks and responds to the challenges of social and environmental transformation by promoting excellence and more social justice. It has built its establishment project around five strategic axes of interdisciplinary development, in training and research:

  • the Francophonies and plurilinguismes axis
  • the Digital, Sciences and practice axis
  • the Health, Society and environment axis
  • the Knowledge and Practices in Education, Training axis
  • the Social Transformations, Inequalities and Resistances axis

Description du poste :

The selected Ph.D. student will be part of the Finance group in UPEC and will work directly with Professors Emmanuelle Dubocage, Benjamin Le Pendeven (Audencia Business School) and Anita Quas (University of Milan).

The proposal focuses on impact investing, and in particular Venture Capital impact investors addressing global social and environmental issues. The thesis seeks to analyze the dynamics and mechanisms of impact investing Venture Capital funds and their potential to accelerate the global ecological and social transitions and meet the climate objectives.

The candidate may apply for funding request through UPEC PhD contracts/scholarships “The acceptance is conditional by IRG and OMI” or have funding from other institutional sources.

Profil recherché / Compétences requises

—  Application is open for candidates holding, or in the process of completing, a Master 2 diploma (or equivalent). The candidate must preferably have a relevant diploma in the fields of Management Science, Economics, Finance and Public Policy with a focus on issues tackling venture capital, green innovation, sustainable finance, corporate social responsibility.

—  Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, e.g., STATA, R, Python.

—  Previous experience in academic research would be considered as an advantage.

—  Professional experience in Finance with climate change impact (impact investing, green funds, GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions, green venture capital, etc.) or in sustainable innovation/entrepreneurship is greatly appreciated.

—  Demonstrated ability of professional oral communication and academic writing skills in English. French is a plus but not mandatory. Italian is a plus but not mandatory.

—  Applications are accepted by all candidates, regardless of gender, age, and nationality.

Documents à transmettre

Interested candidates must send their applications to Emmanuelle Dubocage (, Benjamin Le Pendeven ( and Anita Quas (, including the following documents following documents:

—  Up-to-date CV

—  Cover Letter

—  Academic record for the 1st and 2nd years of the master’s degree

—  Master Thesis

—  Recommendation letter from the director of the Master program and/or thesis supervisor

Submission of applications until June 15, 2022. Applications will be evaluated until the completion of the recruitment. The project is expected to start in September/October 2022.

The applications will be examined until the fulfillment of the position, at the latest by August 31st, 2022.

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