Senior Analyst, Sustainability and Climate Innovation (Temporary – 12 months)
City : Montreal, Quebec
Category : Responsible Investments
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : PSP Investments
We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$230.5 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2022.
We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.
EXPERIENCE THE EDGE
At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
As a Senior Analyst, Sustainability and Climate Innovation, you will join the Sustainability and Climate Innovation group within the office of our Chief Investment Officer. In your role, you’ll:
Play an active role in the activities of the Sustainability and Climate Innovation group
Conduct research and quantitative analysis of ESG factors at the risk and opportunity level to support their integration into PSP Investments' investment and shareholder engagement activities across asset classes
Participate in the development and improvement of tools related to ESG integration and investment monitoring
Support the implementation of PSP Investments' climate strategy, including active participation in a number of key activities related to the integration of climate considerations into decision-making and portfolio construction, and the development of PSP Investments' green asset taxonomy
Participate in the ESG assessment and monitoring processes of external managers and general partners
Prepare reports for PSP engagement activities with companies and portfolio partners
Contribute to PSP's disclosure and reporting activities on ESG issues, both internally and externally
Conduct research, analysis, and presentations on ESG issues and best practices for institutional investors
Liaise with various internal groups to advance projects related to tools, enterprise data services and the ESG framework
Participate in the proxy voting process by analysing the company's regulatory documents and ensuring that they comply with PSP's voting principles
Actively participate in collaborative and leadership initiatives with industry peers
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Bachelor's degree in finance, science, or a sustainability-related discipline (master's degree or MBA with a focus on sustainability or IT, an asset)
Extensive knowledge of ESG/sustainable investment or one (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience
Strong analytical skills with numbers and advanced level of Excel (PowerBI, an asset)
Ability to navigate a fast-paced environment
Effective communication skills, with an ability to influence and create positive change
Ability to build trust and long-term productive relationships
Strong ability to combine qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve complex business problems
Demonstrated initiative and curiosity to look beyond surface facts and conduct comprehensive, fact-based, value-added research
Strong technology and data analysis skills (computer programming, an asset)
Attention to detail and rigorous approach to research, analysis and documentation
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues across various teams
Eagerness to learn, ideate and innovate
Drive to pursue excellence and challenge the status quo to seek out alternative perspectives
Open-mindedness and active listening skills
Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program (SIPC), CFA Institute ESG certificate, SASB FSA credentials or equivalent, an asset
Effective communication skills in English and French, both written and spoken
We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:
A flexible hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days based on business groups, teams, and roles
A hybrid allowance to support any hybrid related needs
Competitive pension plans
Comprehensive group insurance plans
Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
Generous and inclusive paid family leave
Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
Investment in career development
*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.
At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
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Vaccination: We are committed to a healthy and safe work environment. As a Canadian Crown Corporation with offices around the world, we adhere to Canadian and local government guidelines regarding COVID-19. Vaccination is not currently a mandatory employment criteria. However, this is subject to change, depending on Canadian and local government guidelines.