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The Environmental and Social Responsibility (ESR) team works with our investees to ensure that CDC’s capital is deployed responsibly and has a positive E&S impact.

The Executive’s primary role will be to support the E&S Teams work with financial intermediary (FI) investments, but will include work on CDCs direct equity, debt and fund of fund businesses. FI investments comprise both debt and equity in a range of banks and non-bank financial institutions in CDCs markets. The FI portfolio is a large and extremely important element of CDCs overall portfolio, and this is a leading and significant opportunity for the candidate to help continue to deliver world class E&S support to CDCs FIs, and to ensure that the requirements of CDCs Code of Responsible Investing are met.

Responsibilities

The role will involve:

  • Due diligence, portfolio monitoring and management, the provision of technical advice and value add to investees/ FI clients, as well as active participation in E&S team related activities.
  • Contributing to the evaluation of investment proposals, including preparation of E&S input into Investment Committee papers and impact theses for investments.
  • Commissioning and managing E&S Due Diligence processes on behalf of CDC.
  • Working with the E&S team as well as broader impact group and Investment teams to implement CDC’s E&S policies in investee companies.
  • Working with investees to improve their E&S systems, policies and procedures, including the negotiation of action plans where necessary, to mitigate E&S risks and deliver greater E&S impact.
  • Meeting with companies, financial institutions and fund managers as well as visiting portfolio companies as part of CDC’s due diligence and on-going portfolio monitoring.
  • Monitoring investee compliance with CDC’s Code of Responsible Investing (and other policies, including the implementation of agreed Action Plans).
  • Contributing to the delivery of E&S training, both for CDC’s staff and for CDC’s investees.
  • Managing the FI section of CDCs ESG Toolkit (currently under construction)
  • Working on ad hoc projects such as good practice guidance, case studies and “lessons learnt” analysis, analysis of trends in assessing development impact particularly with relation to E&S matters.

The role will involve:

  • Due diligence, portfolio monitoring and management, the provision of technical advice and value add to investees/ FI clients, as well as active participation in E&S team related activities.
  • Contributing to the evaluation of investment proposals, including preparation of E&S input into Investment Committee papers and impact theses for investments.
  • Commissioning and managing E&S Due Diligence processes on behalf of CDC.
  • Working with the E&S team as well as broader impact group and Investment teams to implement CDC’s E&S policies in investee companies.
  • Working with investees to improve their E&S systems, policies and procedures, including the negotiation of action plans where necessary, to mitigate E&S risks and deliver greater E&S impact.
  • Meeting with companies, financial institutions and fund managers as well as visiting portfolio companies as part of CDC’s due diligence and on-going portfolio monitoring.
  • Monitoring investee compliance with CDC’s Code of Responsible Investing (and other policies, including the implementation of agreed Action Plans).
  • Contributing to the delivery of E&S training, both for CDC’s staff and for CDC’s investees.
  • Managing the FI section of CDCs ESG Toolkit (currently under construction)
  • Working on ad hoc projects such as good practice guidance, case studies and “lessons learnt” analysis, analysis of trends in assessing development impact particularly with relation to E&S matters.

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COMPANY

CDC Group Plc

POSITION

Executive, Environmental and Social Responsibility

DATE POSTED

Monday 9th December 2019

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