Our investment client is looking for a Stewardship/Engagement Manager to manage and coordinate the company engagement program, and lead and deliver a portfolio of engagement projects with a focus on social and environmental issues.
The primary purpose of the role is to implement the company's firm wide responsible investment and stewardship strategy.
This person will be heavily focused on direct engagement with senior management of investee companies on ESG issues.
They will have oversight of all aspects of the stewardship policy, systems and reporting including the implementation and review of the voting policy.
Lead and structure company engagement strategies, across all ESG areas
Work closely with investment teams and RI team colleagues to deliver engagement programme stated objectives.
Monitor the progress of engagement programs against objectives and milestones and follow up with off-track engagement projects
Support Front Office teams in engaging with companies across all asset classes
Lead and support specific engagement projects in collaboration with fund managers and RI team
Engagement activity facilitates improved ESG integration, research and voting activities
Produce regular engagement updates, blogs and thought leadership pieces for internal and external use
Production of high-quality engagement research on key Governance topics, meeting notes, blogs and thought-leadership pieces
Assist with developing, coordinating and maintaining internal and external ESG-related content used in support of ESG objectives, including items such as the production of annual stewardship activities and output reports in line with the revised Stewardship Code, TCFD reporting etc, fund level ESG risk reporting
Implement voting policy and conduct reviews to ensure adherence to ongoing best market practice
Consult with investee companies on their remuneration policies
Serve as a point of contact for internal ESG related inquiries (directly from distribution partners and/or escalated questions from RFP/RFI/DDQ processes)
Manage relationships with external vendors and industry groups to include staying on top of new data sources and tools to enhance ESG processes
Strong knowledge of Corporate Governance best practices, stewardship/engagement practices and climate change experience would be desirable
Engagement or advocacy experience across a variety of markets and ESG topics desirable
Proxy voting experience is desirable, but not essential
3-5 years' experience within the Finance Industry, ideally asset management, data provider, or at an advisory firm.
Confidence and experience in conducting meetings with senior executives of investee companies
A clear interest and passion for ESG and improving company and industry performance
Strong analytical, report writing and presentation skills
A collaborative self-starter, able to work on their own and as part of a team
If you would like the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic team with the option of remote working, and to be heavily focused on direct engagement, then please apply now!