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Director, Responsible Investing

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A position has become available at Opportunities, Inc. for a Director, Responsible Investing.

Position Summary

The Director of Responsible Investing will be accountable for shaping the Firm’s strategic direction across the entire sustainable finance agenda, focusing on the integration of responsible investing for the Firm. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to and capable of helping us to develop and grow our ESG strategy and will engage with Senior Leadership to enhance business value and investment objectives. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate knowledge in the areas of Responsible Investment, ESG research, climate risk modeling, SDG impact measurement and measuring and reporting long-term value.

Key Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this position generally include, but may not be limited to those identified below, and are subject to change from time to time at the direction of Firm management:

  • Act as internal thought leader by gathering, analyzing, distributing and strategically executing on information regarding responsible investment developments
  • Identify emerging ESG topics which may become material to firm risk and work with Portfolio Managers to evaluate impact
  • Develop high-quality commercial content illustrating the Firm’s ESG strategy
  • Manage dialogue with external and internal parties as it relates to RFP process
  • Partner with our client-facing teams and distribution partners to deliver deep product knowledge and technical expertise on our funds and competitors in meetings and presentations
  • Lead the Firm’s reporting processes in the field of responsible investment, including UNPRI
  • Anticipate trends and identify risks in the evolving industry
  • Partner with investment teams to improve understanding and integration of ESG factors in investment decision-making
  • Engage with investment managers and market participants to keep abreast of market, social and environmental developments
  • Global oversight and creative solutions for thinking about innovation and the evolution of sustainable investing and ESG
  • Work closely with investment and corporate actions teams to align/deploy our engagement strategy and proxy voting process
  • Establish and maintain relationships within the institutional investment community active in responsible investment efforts to foster increased collaboration

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree; Masters or MBA
  • Experience: Relevant experience in a related role; ideally with an investment management organization
  • Travel: Periodic global travel required
  • Other Required Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities: Excellent track record with project management, Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail, a high degree of initiative and adaptability, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks; High level of integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information

Preferred Experience Or Qualifications

  • Other related experience in the investment advisory and mutual fund industry is preferred;
  • Licenses or Specific Training: CFA charter holder and/or FSA credential
  • Understanding of major ESG rating organizations and methodologies
  • Passion for sustainability and sustainable investing
  • Exposure to corporate sustainability reporting frameworks including SASB, TCFD, CDP, and PRI
  • Knowledge of the emerging regulatory and legislative ESG/climate change agenda
  • Understanding of key sustainability issues and trends and how they link to business values
  • Superior collaboration and influencing skills

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COMPANY

Opportunities, Inc.

POSITION

Director, Responsible Investing

DATE POSTED

Thursday 23rd April 2020

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