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Job Title:  Senior Portfolio Manager, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing

Location: 

GTA, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  150673
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 150673 
Business Function: Finance 
Primary City: GTA 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Ont. - GTA 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPPIA02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 01/21/2022

Job Description

 

The Senior Portfolio Manager, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) will work with the Investment Team on the implementation and evolution of the CPC Pension Plan’s Responsible Investment (RI) strategy. The Senior Portfolio Manager, ESG Investing will contribute to the management of long-term risks and opportunities across the Plan’s four RI integration pillars: Integration, Engagement, Advocacy and Investment. They will ensure effective communication of this approach to external and internal stakeholders.
 

Job Responsibilities

 

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Senior Portfolio Manager, ESG Investing.


1.    Works with the Director, ESG Investing and the investment team to implement the CPC’s RI strategy, policy and processes in order to align with industry best practice and manage long-term risks. Assists in the development and implementation of processes and governance policies aiding the efficient implementation of the CPC’s investment strategy, including assessment of climate change risks and opportunities. 

 

2.    Conducts and reviews comprehensive research, analysis and monitoring of relevant company, sector and asset specific ESG factors, including in relation to climate change, the just transition, human rights and diversity, equity and inclusion. Contributes to CPC’s voting and engagement strategy, and monitors and directs activities of third-party advisors and other specialists as required to meet obligations under the CPC’s RI strategy and stewardship processes. 

 

3.    Aids the investment teams in the monitoring of and engagement with external fund managers (existing and prospective) with regard to their RI approach to ensure they are aligned with CPC RI principles and policies and for internal consistency. Supports the investment team, through available best practice tools, analytics and research into underlying assets, in the engagement with managers and companies on ESG-related risks and opportunities. 

 

4.    Supports the investment teams in the development and maintenance of tools to ensure that climate, diversity, equity and inclusion and other ESG considerations are adequately integrated in the investment and monitoring activities of CPC’s private market investments. 

 

5.    Coaches the Investment teams on RI to ensure they are appropriately versed on RI policies (including application to each asset class) and industry developments, and to increase understanding across the broader organisation. Collaborates with colleagues on new investment ideas to ensure implementation takes into account RI principles. 
 

Job Responsibilities (continued)

 

6.    Establishes monitoring processes to verify that assets/investments are in line with all RI policies.

 

7.    Supports effective communication of our RI strategy and activities to external and internal stakeholders. 

 

8.    Conducts research and peer benchmarking in order to compare best practices, performance metrics and business processes in order to educate the Investment teams on updates of industry and peer developments. 

 

9.    Responsible for monitoring and reporting strategy for asset class specific KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), which includes creating and continuously improving metrics that allow the Investment team to maintain a pulse on ESG performance, including performance breakdowns and performance trends. Addresses any ESG data concerns as appropriate. 
 

Qualifications

 

Education


•    University degree in a financial, science, sustainability or other relevant discipline


•    CFA designation is desirable


•    Sustainable investment certifications are an asset (e.g. SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting [FSA] Credential, CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, etc.)

 

 

Experience


•    Significant experience in analysis and management of ESG issues in an investment context, and ESG-related engagement activities in a corporate or investment context 


•    Experience of day-to-day asset management or fund management


•    Experience in ESG integration in private markets such as real estate, infrastructure and private equity is highly desirable


•    Experience of project management and implementing new processes


•    Experience and evidence of driving corporate engagements with company management teams at a senior level

 

 

Other Candidate Requirements


•    Demonstrated understanding of climate change and the just transition, Indigenous rights, gender equality, racial justice and human rights


•    The ability to apply good judgment, think creatively and develop independent points of view, supported by facts and analysis


•    A rigorous attention to detail and approach to research and analysis


•    Ability to use both quantitative analysis and the assessment of qualitative factors to support a view on multi-faceted ESG matters


•    Strong research, financial modeling and valuation skills 


•    Strong contributor who enjoys a high performance culture and is comfortable operating at a rapid pace in an environment of change


•    Strong interpersonal skills, with a track record of working and interacting effectively with others, both internal and external to the organization


•    Well-developed organizational and time management skills


•    Highly effective written and oral communication and presentation skills, both for internal and external interactions at all levels of the organization


•    High proficiency in Microsoft Office application including PowerPoint and Excel


•    Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving.
 

Other Information

 

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We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

 

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