Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH11735_1603126244

Acre is delighted to partner with an innovative asset manager with a long-standing commitment to sustainable investment to recruit a Climate Change and Corporate Governance Manager, which is a newly created position. Our client's investment strategies incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as a driver of value creation and innovation for performance.

The successful candidate will be focused on direct engagement with the senior management of investee companies across geographies on corporate governance, with a focus on climate change, across listed equity and fixed income funds.

Responsibilities Include:

  • To lead and structure company engagement strategies, with a focus on climate change

  • Consulting with investee companies on their remuneration policies

  • Undertaking and presenting research on key Governance topics, engagements and activity

  • Leading and undertake collaboration with other investors and stakeholders

  • Oversight of all aspects of the stewardship policy, systems and reporting to include the implementation and review of the firm's custom voting policy

  • Assisting the development and maintenance of internal and external ESG-related content for fund level ESG risk reporting and annual stewardship reporting in line with the revised Stewardship Code and TCFD reporting

  • Acting as the point of contact for internal ESG related inquiries i.e. directly from distribution partners and/or escalated questions from RFP/RFI/DDQ processes

  • Managing relationships with external vendors and industry groups to include staying on top of new data sources and tools to enhance the firm's ESG capability

Experience and Competencies Sought:

  • Knowledge of corporate governance and remuneration best practice

  • Confidence and experience of conducting meetings with senior executives of investee companies

  • Strong writing skills

  • Desirable

  • Engagement or advocacy experience across a variety of markets and ESG topics

  • Proxy voting experience

  • Climate change analysis

We also welcome applications from candidates with client-facing skills and experience gained in the asset management industry, who would like to transition into an ESG / Stewardship analysis and engagement career.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest and passion for ESG and sustainable investment, to improve company and industry performance in the transition to a sustainable and net-zero emissions economy. Please apply as soon as possible as we're working to a tight deadline. We can only consider candidates with the right to work in the UK.