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About the role
This is a rare opportunity to join a leading Responsible Investment team. This is a newly created post that reports directly to our Chief Responsible Investment Officer; one of two posts we are recruiting. We are looking for a seasoned ESG professional with over ten years experience in the field to join our team. Our existing team is collaborative, professional and highly interactive. We are looking for strong team players that are passionate about ESG and with strong and clear views that will complement our existing team approach.
Employment Type: Permanent
This post will help to deliver the Global Responsible Investment strategy, as follows:
- ESG Engagement
To lead on specific elements of the Aviva Investors ESG Engagement Programme, in collaboration with the Head of RI Engagement. To help ensure compliance with the Aviva Investors Corporate Governance & Corporate Responsibility Voting Policy as well as international Stewardship Codes via voting and related engagement at AGMs/EGMs and other company meetings for global equities in collaboration with fund managers
- ESG Integration
To work with fund managers and analysts across all relevant asset classes, and alongside Head of RI Integration and colleagues in the Global Responsible Investment Team, to help further develop a sophisticated understanding of how ESG issues become financially relevant to investment decisions and how to maximise risk adjusted returns accordingly. To lead the integration of ESG issues into a specific asset class. This will involve working with the Responsible Investment Officer analyst and/or fund manager in that asset class as appropriate and alongside others in the GRI team, as per the GRI strategic framework. To prepare and present investment ideas that have an ESG thematic catalyst to investment teams, in collaboration with the team..
- ESG Market Building
Represent Aviva Investors ESG policy positions externally at Select Committees, conferences, seminars, roundtables and industry committee meetings or in the media as directed by the Chief Responsible Investment Officer. Support client relationship management and business development through the development of case studies, client reporting, meetings and industry presentations.
Key knowledge / Experience / Qualifications
- University degree in relevant discipline
- IMC or CFA beneficial
- Natural communicator and collaborator
- Excellent analytical skills – in particular use of Excel
- Experience of using Bloomberg beneficial
- Excellent report writing skills
- Excellent exposure within the Responsible Investment field ideally within asset management
- Outstanding skills in communication, team work and inter disciplinary collaboration
- A passion for sustainability
You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.