Senior Governance Manager - ESG and Corporate Responsibility

Recruiter
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary
Up to $153,217 + Benefits
Posted
02 Nov 2021
Closes
02 Dec 2021
Ref
21-005020-0001
Industry Sector
Asset Management, Asset Owner
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

The Maryland State Retirement Agency (the “Agency”) is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (the “System”).  The System is a multi-employer, public employees’ benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with additional plan components, covering approximately 245,000 active members and more than 160,000 retires and beneficiaries.

The Agency is seeking a committed professional to serve in a newly established role of Manager of ESG and Corporate Responsibility within the Investment Division who will lead the Environmental, Social and Governance (the “ESG”) and other governance related efforts. The Manager of ESG and Corporate Responsibility will report to the Deputy Chief Investment Officer, and will be an active member of the Investment Division.  This individual will work collaboratively with the Chief Investment Officer, the Deputy Chief Investment Officer, the managing directors and staff of the different asset classes, the ESG Committee, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (the “DE&I” Committee), to support the overall investment program.

The Manager of ESG and Corporate Responsibility is responsible for all aspects of the governance program for the Investment Division and the System including developing appropriate standards, policies, and processes, the implementation and management of the program, and provide guidance and advice to management at the Agency, and the Board of Trustees.  The governance program includes the areas of ESG, DE&I, divestment, proxy voting and related processes, and the engagement initiatives with issuers and governance organizations.   

The responsibilities of the Manager of ESG and Corporate Responsibility will include leading the ESG initiatives of the Investment Division and the System including monitoring, evaluating, and quantifying the risks and effects of ESG and diversity on the portfolio and the Investment Division. 

The Manager of ESG and Corporate Responsibility is responsible for the oversight and management of the divestment program, engagement process, proxy voting, proxy monitoring, proxy advisor, proxy policy development process and other matters related to governance topics.

The Manager of ESG and Corporate Responsibility is responsible for the management of and providing advisement to the Corporate Governance and Securities Litigation Committee on all related governance topics. 

The Agency’s Investment team is both results driven and creative problem solvers who work together to manage a global multi-asset portfolio and to provide a secure base of assets to pay the current and future benefits for the underlying retirees and beneficiaries.  The Investment Division is committed to providing a comprehensive work environment that will give the investment team members a complete understanding of the institutional investment process and to provide a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces both analytical and creative thinkers.

This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

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