Principal, Sustainable Investing – 16 month contract
City : Toronto, Canada
Category : Investments
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan - OTPP
The Principal, Sustainable Investing will help OTPP’s long-term strategy to achieve stable returns, working alongside colleagues to systematically assess and manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to support OTPP continue being a leader in responsible investing and producing a positive impact through investments.
The Principal is a well-rounded professional with strong project management skills, a thorough understanding of how ESG may impact investment outcomes, and capable of supporting a range of ESG initiatives across industries and assets classes.
What you'll do
Provide support across initiatives, which could include any of the following strategic areas:
ESG integration: Deal analysis and insights to investment staff on how environmental and social considerations impact current and potential investments. Support in the development and enhancement of ESG integration frameworks in collaboration with investment teams. The Principal is expected to have thorough understanding of what constitutes material ESG issues and how they may impact investment outcomes (positively or negatively)
Impact: provide input into fund-level impact strategy development, green bond program, and investments’ impact assessment, measurement and attribution analysis
Climate: understand and support the assessment of fund- and investment-level physical and transition climate implications. The Principal is expected to have minimal knowledge of climate change considerations but not necessarily be an expert
Other responsibilities include, and are not limited to:
Support on strengthening and simplifying existing processes, with a focus on efficiency and bringing order to complex processes.
Project management: experience working with tight timelines, multiple deliverables and holding teams accountable through effective communication
Building sector/theme expertise and a network to bring new ideas and expertise to OTPP teams
Monitor emerging ESG/sustainability standards and norms to support OTPP’s and portfolio companies reporting
What you'll need
Minimum 5 to 7 years of related experience in an ESG, impact investing and/or investment related role;
Minimum Bachelor; Master’s degree in engineering, environment, climate science, finance, or another relevant field preferred
Project Management certification(s) and completion of the CFA (or underway) would be an asset
Integrating and measuring ESG in company and / or investment analysis and corporate engagement
Experience in dealing with ESG and climate change issues in an investor relations capacity would be an alternative to the above
Ability to understand and communicate technical material to investment professionals
Demonstrated ability to apply judgment in determining materiality in the decision-making process
Strong written and verbal communications skills that demonstrate diplomacy and persuasion
Ability to engage and work at various levels of the organizations
Process-oriented, capable of organizing complex flows of information
Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities
What we’re offering
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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