Future-Fit Foundation is seeking an exceptional candidate with a passion for changing the status quo to join their team in London. This is an outstanding opportunity to work for a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization as part of a growing team.
The right candidate will have a strong investment management, analysis and/or research background, intellectual curiosity, a good sense of humour, a commitment to doing things properly and delivering great results, the ability to think differently about seemingly intractable problems and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Future-Fit Foundation is the non-profit developer, promoter and steward of Future-Fit Benchmarks. Their vision is a future in which everyone has the opportunity to flourish. Given where we are today, this vision can only be realized through a rapid and radical shift in the way the global economy works.
Future-Fit Foundation's core activities:
Analysis and research: drawing together best-in-class thinking across social and environmental issues, seeking to present it in ways that offer clarity and guidance to companies and investors.
Practical tools and frameworks: developing useful and usable tools that can help companies - and those who invest in them - to measure, manage and report on their true impact.
Business collaborations: engaging with companies to catalyze change and facilitate adoption of the Benchmark.
Investor engagement: working with investors to accelerate usage of the Benchmark to help quantify and manage systemic risks within portfolios.
Partnerships: enabling others to develop products and services that build on the Benchmark in ways that seek to accelerate awareness and the pursuit of future-fitness.
Communication: openly sharing tools and information and stimulating dialogue on the need to rethink how we value the impact of business across the socio-economic system.
We are looking for someone to focus primarily on developing relationships with global financial institutions, helping them to adopt Future-Fit as the means through which they can decide on the true value of any business. You will directly support their co-founder Martin Rich in this aspect of the role as well as work in close collaboration with the whole team;both on discrete projects and contributing to the ongoing evolution of the organization.
This role includes:
Developing the messaging and tools required to help the global financial system understand the benefits of the Future-Fit framework, and how it enables the growth of truly-integrated sustainable investing (across all aspects of ESG / SDG / responsible / impact).
Building and managing relationships with financial institutions of all types around the globe, helping them to engage with and adopt Future-Fit in both their engagement and investment activities.
Developing a strategy to draw investors into the Future-Fit Development Council and broader Pioneers program, supporting and learning from early adopters, and growing a vibrant global community of users.
Contributing to the ongoing development of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark tools, particularly in relation to our impact valuation work.
Writing reports and contributing to other forms of written communication.
Assisting with the facilitation of workshops, meetings and stakeholder engagement.
Representing the organization at industry events and conferences.
While experience in a sustainable and/or responsible investment role is useful, we are more interested in passionate people who are quick learners and who appreciate the need for systems thinking and solutions.
Desired skills include:
Strong understanding of the financial industry generally and experience of working within one or more part of it (e.g. sell-side, buy-side, research, advisory).
Ability to communicate with asset owners and managers, and to understand the needs and requirements of each, particularly in relation to sustainable and responsible investment.
Strong numerical and data analysis skills.
The ability to think laterally, creatively and strategically, and to synthesize complex information into coherent, concise guidance.
The skills to contribute to Future-Fit's publications through research and writing.
The ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure, manage projects to deadlines and work on multiple projects concurrently.
Strong inter-personal and written communication skills.
An appetite for working in an entrepreneurial environment.
This is a full-time role and will be based primarily in central London, with the ability for flexible working and occasional international travel. Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter - or an alternative, creative self-descriptor - to:
Closing date for applications: 13 January 2019.
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