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ESG MANAGER

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £54000 - £62000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Will Goodman

  • Contact email:

    will@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    ESG MANAGER_1638283108

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

ESG Manager

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. Our services include law, investment advisory, regulatory solutions, ESG and responsible investment consulting, IR & Marketing solutions, benchmarking, transition & trading solutions, corporate services, and fund administration.

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.

They are looking for a Manager to join our ESG & Sustainability team. Managers typically manage multiple projects and oversee a team of consultants and analysts, while being involved in aspects of our analytical work as well. 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. Ultimately, managers are responsible for the quality of the end product (ESG reports, which the consultants & analysts help to create), for building and managing client relationships, and for the learning & development processes of the teams they manage. 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.

As an active thought leader in the transition to sustainable business practices, they are constantly developing and expanding their knowledge on various areas of the sustainability landscape. To remain at the forefront of this industry, they encourage their employees to develop expertise in a sustainability area aligned to their interests.

Skills and qualifications

They are looking for highly motivated candidates, with >5 years of working experience, that have working knowledge of or genuine interest in sustainability. We 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 we 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. If you are applying for the role in Amsterdam; it is required to have a comprehensive understanding and conversational proficiency of the Dutch language as well.

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