ESG Manager

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

ESG Manager

The M&G plc Treasury & Investment Office (T&IO) is responsible for the management of Prudential UK's With-Profits, Annuity and Unit-Linked funds, with more than £150bn of funds under management. T&IO works closely with the various asset management businesses within the M&G plc Group, and other external managers, to structure multi-asset portfolios aligned with the investment objectives of our clients.

The role would suit someone with varied experience in the ESG space, not only as an investment manager, but in a consultancy or an NGO. Experience of advocacy in a non-governmental organisation, pressure group or in non-financial industry is preferred.

  • Responsible for carrying out ESG investment analysis for the Investment Office, on behalf of M&G's life portfolios, covering annuity, with profits and unit-linked business
  • Leading and supporting the formulation of ESG investment strategy for the Investment Office for the same portfolios
  • Monitoring adherence of portfolios to the asset owner ESG investment policy alongside other key stakeholders
  • Contributing to the delivery of wider company ESG project milestones and priorities.
  • Supporting governance, attestation and administrative requirements

Key responsibilities:
  • Carrying out ESG investment analysis at both portfolio and individual company level to inform both the level of adherence to ESG investment policy and the formulation of ESG investment strategy
  • Formulating, with key stakeholders, investment policy and strategy on various ESG issues, and ensuring these are governed and agreed appropriately.
  • Compiling and writing ESG related reports (both regulatory and financial) on behalf of the asset owner entity of M&G plc, including, but not limited to TCFD reporting, Stewardship Code and UN Principles of Responsible Investment.
  • Assisting colleagues in other functions of M&C plc and external stakeholders to understand ESG investment strategy and policy on behalf of the asset owner.
  • Compiling ESG-related management information on asset owner portfolios in order to improve and inform ESG reporting.
  • Assist and advise functions within the asset owner to integrate and implement ESG.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

This role is ideally suited to someone who can demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of ESG topics and investment considerations, along with applicable regulations and reporting requirements
  • Ability to research potentially unfamiliar topics and translate findings into investment policies and positions in the context of insurance investments
  • A good grasp of all asset classes and their roles in multi-asset and annuity portfolios
  • Comfort in working with and presenting to stakeholders across different functions and knowledge bases
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver work in a flexible manner
  • Build good relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • CFA or ESG qualification desirable

Work Level: Manager or Expert
Recruiter Name: Emma Flaherty
Closing Date: 23rd July 2021

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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