An exciting opportunity to join our growing Sustainable Investing (SI) team! The Investment Associate, Total Fund Management - Sustainable Investing will support the SI team’s work on climate change initiatives, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration and engagement across asset classes and industries. The Associate is an ESG generalist with climate change knowledge and experience producing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and decarbonization planning.
Sustainable Investing is part of Total Fund Management and supports the integration of material ESG considerations into the investment life cycle across public and private markets. We are also responsible for implementing Ontario Teachers’ Net Zero and Impact Investing strategy.
The Associate will join one of Canada’s leading Sustainable Investing teams at a time of growth. The Associate will work with all members of the Sustainable Investing team with an emphasis on our climate change programs. They will also work with colleagues in the broader Total Fund Management department and interact on a frequent basis with investment teams and portfolio companies.
Work with broader SI team members on a range of fund-level climate change initiatives.
Work with portfolio companies to establish decarbonization plans – will include involvement in managing RFPs, selecting consultants, evaluating recommendations and supporting implementation as needed
Estimating portfolio company GHG emissions profiles
Keep abreast of developments in the climate change space, including policy and regulatory changes, evolving GHG accounting standards, and industry initiatives
Support ESG due diligence for private equity deals – desktop research, review of consultant reports, participation in meetings with deal teams and consultants
Provide research, analytics and communication materials to support any of the evolving ESG integration, climate change and impact strategies
Support other SI- and TFM-related initiates as the need arises.
Provide coaching and mentorship to junior staff.
Present research and analysis to Investment professionals to influence decision-making concerning climate, decarbonization and ESG issues
Engage and develop working relationships with OTPP deal teams, portfolio companies, and other divisions within the fund
3 to 5 years’ related experience – sustainability/climate consulting responsible investing, ESG analysis, investment analyst with ESG focus, etc.
Minimum Bachelor; Master’s degree in engineering, environment, climate science, finance or other relevant field an asset
Completion of the CFA (or underway) would be an asset
Knowledge of and passion for climate change, ESG and sustainable investing
Experience working on corporate carbon footprint calculations and decarbonization plans
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (both oral and written) – Climate change or energy scenario development and analysis either in a technical or consulting capacity
particularly an ability to understand and communicate technical climate and ESG material to investment professionals
Proven ability to apply judgment in determining materiality in the decision-making process
Familiarity with investment-related concepts, such as capital markets and fundamental company analysis an asset
Works well independently or as a member of a team
Highly adaptable, flexible and open to new insights
Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities
What we’re offering
Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
Competitive time off
Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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