With mounting evidence of nature's decline and the crucial role of natural ecosystems in sustaining business operations and livelihoods, institutional investors are recognizing a critical and urgent need to understand and address the nature-related risks and dependencies of the companies they own among all industries and sectors.
Equally investors focused on managing climate risk have recognised the critical role of natural sinks and are looking to accelerate the deployment of credible offsets markets. Our client is establishing a new workstream to support investors to understand risks related to nature and coordinate engagement with companies and policymakers to advance the mitigation of nature loss and accelerate progress on the deployment of natural sinks.
There is also an opportunity to build on existing work related to adaptation and resilience. The successful candidate will work across all our Programmes to consider the best ways to support the members on nature and biodiversity issues and how best to collaborate with external stakeholders.
This role will initially focus on:
Research - Identify and deliver research projects to advance investor understanding of nature-related risk and disclosure.
Collaborative initiatives - Coordinate involvement in global initiatives to tackle nature-related risk and biodiversity loss.
Company Engagement - Support investors to effectively engage on nature-related risk and disclosure by forming a working group, establishing guidance for engagement and systems to monitor progress
Policy Engagement - Work closely with the policy team to identify key policy priorities and support engagement with policymakers
Reporting - Monitor and report on the outputs and impact of nature-related work to its members and funders
Communication and collaboration - Liaise with the communications team around collating content for communications outputs. Collaborate with other initiatives as required.
Skills and capabilities:
Relevant degree or post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience
Substantial knowledge and experience in biodiversity / natural capital
Understanding of the nature-related policy landscape at the global and European level
Strong project management, coordination and organisational skills, with a proven ability to prioritise
Experience of synthesising complex information, research, and policies, and translating them into impactful advice and communications
Experience of influencing key internal and external stakeholders and changing opinion
A motivated and proactive self-starter, and confident team player comfortable working in a fast-growing organisation in a start-up environment
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in fluent English
Enthusiastic and positive approach
Fluent in routine IT tools including Word and PowerPoint
Knowledge of investor stewardship approaches
Experience working with the institutional investor landscape.
Other European languages a plus
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including:
25 days' annual leave plus public holidays (pro rata)
Additional discretionary 3 days' leave between Christmas and New Year
Generous non-contributory company pension scheme
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law.
Apply today to find out more.