Manager, Sustainable Investment
City : Montréal
Category : Full time
Industry : Real Estate
Employer : Ivanhoé Cambridge
We invest globally and act locally for a sustainable impact in communities
As a global real estate industry leader, our mission is to generate long-term value for our 6 million depositors in Quebec and to have a positive environmental and social impact on both the people who work for us and the businesses that call our properties home. We develop and invest in real estate assets and projects that help enhance the urban fabric of communities in the midst of renewal, and create lifestyles in tune with the changing needs of the occupants of today and tomorrow. Our vision: to invest in a way that maximizes value and sustainability as we bring human-scale developments to the world.
Ivanhoé Cambridge is:
- A real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a global investment group (cdpq.com)
- C$77 billion in assets in the office, retail, industrial, logistics and residential markets
- Strategic investments in a worldwide portfolio over 1,500 properties strong
- A diversified, multitalented team committed to creating spaces that bring people together to live, work and play
- Office environments designed to foster collaboration and creativity, rooted in a flexible, technology-enabled experience
Digitally connected, sustainable and state-of-the-art: A workspace that meets your expectations
- New work spaces that make teamwork easier than ever and spark creativity at every turn
- The flexibility and technological tools you need to take your performance to new heights
- A barista, snacks and special theme meals, employee lounges and outdoor patios, complete with therapeutic lights to keep you at the top of your game
- Tuition and professional development fees reimbursed to empower your career advancement
- Time to devote to charitable endeavours so you can leave your personal mark on the communities where we work and invest
- A stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment where your health, safety and well-being are our top priorities
Join a team of passionate people
Sustainable investment plays a pivotal role in Ivanhoé Cambridge’s strategic plan. Our portfolio will grow in the coming years, and so too will our ambitions to lead in critical areas of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters.
The Sustainable Investment team is in charge of leading key ESG-related initiatives, working closely with internal and external teams across all elements of the real estate investment cycle. This includes integration of ESG factors in the investment and asset management process, developing and implementing important initiatives aimed at improving our portfolio’s environmental and social impacts while providing strong financial performance to our beneficiaries.
This role will strengthen and advance our ESG practices and skills, heavily focusing on the Canadian market. In this role, you will report to the Senior Director, Sustainable Investment.
Your day-to-day activities will include the following:
Lead the continued integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment process with a particular focus on our Canadian assets (acquisition, asset management, development) in collaboration with our internal teams and external partners and stakeholders;
Contribute to the development of net-zero carbon roadmaps and transition plans across the Canadian portfolio of assets, complete with technical and financial impact analysis of potential strategies;
Engage with our investment partners and managers to foster value-accretive ESG improvements across our property portfolio;
Carry out analyses, monitor ESG performance and trends, and issue recommendations specific to ESG-related themes or particular regions or sectors;
Support the evolution of our sustainable investment strategy and the implementation of the related action plan;
Advise the executive committee on strategic issues related to ESG factors and promote ESG practices throughout the organization;
Participate to an internal community of stakeholders playing an active role in sustainable investment;
Help build internal knowledge and skills with regard to sustainable investment and ESG (training, awareness, tools, etc.);
Contribute to monitoring the ESG performance of the Ivanhoé Cambridge portfolio;
Represent Ivanhoé Cambridge in external events and participate in sector-specific working groups.
Le savoir-être de la réussite
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
Seven to twelve years of relevant experience;
Technical expertise and good understanding of building-level systems and equipment that contribute to the environmental performance of a real estate asset;
In-depth understanding of, and keen interest in, the ESG-related regulatory and industry frameworks as they apply to real estate;
Understanding of carbon impacts and experience in the development and implementation of carbon reduction strategies across multiple real estate sectors and markets;
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
Ability to come up with creative and innovative solutions aligning ESG goals with IC’s business objectives;
Capacity to lead inter-team projects and work effectively with internal and external partners; strong powers of persuasion;
Strong collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and passionate team environment;
Excellent computer skills, particularly with Excel, Powerpoint, Power BI and others;
Solid communication skills in French and English. Oral and/or written interactions with external partners based outside Quebec (service providers, law firms, peers, bankers, brokerage firms, credit analysis firms, credit agencies, etc.);
LEED AP, WELL AP is an asset.
You’re in the right place!
Our people are the heart of our organization. Come be part of our team and enjoy the perks of a flexible schedule, remote work arrangements, and flex days in addition to annual vacation leave — all to help you balance your personal and work obligations, have time to get involved in your community and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You will also be entitled to a comprehensive array of healthcare benefits and take advantage of a myriad of opportunities to grow and learn.
Diversity, equity and inclusion: Our main priorities
At Ivanhoé Cambridge, we are proud to champion the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion — which can be seen and felt in everything we do and everything we strive for. As a leading player in the global real estate ecosystem, we are committed to harnessing opportunities to create inclusive, community-centric spaces and forge a just, forward-looking future where our industry and our talent are supported and nurtured.
We firmly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are the forces propelling innovation. In order to ensure we can have a positive impact on the communities where we live and work and where our investments are based, we are dedicated to creating a stimulating environment where everyone can aspire to and achieve excellence. Ask us about any accommodations you might require to ensure the recruiting process is a fair and equitable process for all. Note that any such accommodations will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.