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Acre is proud to be partnering with the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) to appoint a Senior Sustainable Finance Manager, which is a newly created position. This is a 12-month contract, however likely to be extended.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors. There are currently over 250 members, including some of the largest pension funds and asset managers across 15 countries, representing around €33 trillion in assets under management. IIGCC brings investors together to use their significant collective influence with policymakers, investors and companies to encourage policies and practices which accelerate the shift to a net zero emissions economy.
The Senior Sustainable Finance Manager is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of sustainable finance policy in the EU and UK.
Working closely with Directors and the rest of the team, given the cross-cutting nature of this role, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating the sustainable finance policy workstreams.
This is also an externally facing role as it involves regular contact with investors as well as with wider stakeholders including policymakers, civil society and businesses.
Responsibilities also include:
Developing IIGCC's strategy for shaping sustainable finance regulation developments in the EU and UK context
Shaping regulatory developments by engaging with IIGCC policymakers on the development and negotiation of EU and UK sustainable finance instruments such as:
EU Sustainable Finance Strategy
review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
next steps of the EU Taxonomy and related policies or standards
updated UK pensions regulation in relation to reporting on ESG and stewardship
the potential regulatory framework for ESG ratings
Ensuring ongoing alignment and driving best practice across the UK and EU as the two regulatory frameworks diverge post-Brexit
Engaging IIGCC members to understand priorities and objectives for shaping and implementing regulation
Supporting investors navigating and implementing the sustainable finance regulatory landscape
Working across IIGCC teams to understand how regulation is impacting or could help facilitate further investor action on climate change
Skills and capabilities:
Experience of working within a public policy or sustainable investment role, ideally focused on climate finance or ESG issues
Good knowledge of EU policymaking process
Familiarity with disseminating regulatory information, developing organisational policy positions and providing advice on emerging UK/EU policy
Strong project management, coordination and organisational skills, with experience of effectively leading workstreams
Personable with excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
Demonstrable experience in working both collaboratively and independently to formulate insights and produce credible, clear and compelling recommendations
At least one other European language in addition to English (especially French, Dutch, German or a Scandinavian language)
This is an incredible opportunity to join a prestigious, growing and friendly not-for-profit organisation that makes a huge contribution to the transition to a sustainable economy.
Please apply ASAP with your CV and cover letter, closing date for applications: 16th September. The successful candidate will be able to start at their earliest convenience. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.