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Associate - ESG and Sustainability

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Will Goodman

  • Job ref:

    Associate - ESG_1638283422

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Associate - ESG and Sustainability

About the Client

My client are an asset management consultancy that provides expertise and infrastructure support to fund managers, investors and other specialists in the asset management industries. Their services include law, investment advisory, regulatory solutions, ESG and responsible investment consulting, IR & Marketing solutions, benchmarking, transition & trading solutions, corporate services, and fund administration.

My Client operates out of offices in London, Amsterdam, Jersey, Guernsey, Zurich, Milan, Luxembourg, Canada and USA.

About the team

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, known in the financial industry as the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of companies. ESG factors, though non-financial, can have a material impact on the long-term risk and financial performance of a company. Principally, companies that correctly apply ESG are more conscientious, less risky and more likely to succeed in the long run.

Investors recognise the growing importance of this topic, and therefore work with us to measure and improve the ESG performance of their investments. We work together with companies, operating in a wide range of geographies and industries, to assess what sustainability means for them, how they currently perform, and what they can do to become more sustainable and future proof over time.

Because we work directly with company management, backed by investors that are conscious of the role they play in the sustainability transition, we are able to make real impact. Because we come back each year, we can observe the actual progress the companies make over time.

The ESG team consists of approximately 30 people from various academic backgrounds - all driven by the aim to make real impact.

Who their looking for

They are looking for an Associate to join our ESG & Sustainability team. Associates typically manage multiple projects and oversee a team of consultants and analysts, while being involved in all aspects of our analytical work. This is a client-facing role, involving building and managing investor client relationships as well as engagement with and strategic guidance of portfolio companies' management on the ESG & Sustainability topics. Example projects range from development of ESG & Sustainability policies & strategies for Investment funds, annual ESG assessments and development of sustainability strategy roadmaps for companies, and facilitation of ESG strategy sessions with company management.

Skills and qualifications

They are looking for highly motivated candidates, with 3-5 years of working experience, that have working knowledge of or genuine interest in sustainability. They are seeking candidates with working experience within consultancy, private equity or banking.

If you have an excellent academic record with a master's degree in finance, business, economics/econometrics or engineering, and are looking to make a positive impact they would love to hear from you.

Other qualifications include:
* Strong report writing and verbal skills and ability to communicate complex ideas
* Strong project management and client relationship management skills
* Strong analytical skills
* Excellent MS PowerPoint and Excel skills
* Fluent in English; fluent in Dutch a plus

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