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Sustainability Business Manager

Jupiter Asset Management Ltd
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 13, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Value of Active Minds

About Jupiter

Jupiter is one of the UK's leading investment management companies with just over 500 employees and £48.8 billion worth of assets under management (as at 30th June 2022).

Jupiter provides investment services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds (UK unit trusts, Luxembourg SICAVs and Dublin OEICs), separately managed accounts and sub-advised funds. Jupiter has experienced a period of international growth with offices open in EMEA, APAC and the US.

The majority of our employees are based in our London office located just minutes from Victoria station which provides stair-free access from both the Underground's Victoria line and National Rail platforms, as well as limited road crossings to the Jupiter office. Our London office was designed to encourage employees to live active, healthy lives with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for greater natural light and the benefit of a private balcony, table tennis room, cycle storage and on-site shower and locker facilities. The short distance to Green Park and St James' Park also provides employees with a natural space to relax during their lunch break and a healthy alternative to office-based meetings.

We offer our UK employees a 2-1-2 hybrid working arrangement where Tuesdays, Thursdays and a third day of your choice are worked from the office. The other two days may be worked from home. This facilitates collaboration and allows employees to maximise productivity whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance.


Since Jupiter was established in 1985, we have sought to make a positive difference for our clients. Woven through the fabric of our firm, sustainability and stewardship is integral to all we do as active investors and managers of our clients' assets.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustainability & Stewardship team to drive the agenda across all manner of ESG-related projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will help Jupiter meets increased client demand for ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact products; to keep pace with the continuously evolving ESG landscape in the asset management industry; and to help Jupiter deliver on its key strategic ambitions relating to sustainability. The creation of this role reflects the expansion and investment into the wider team and the successful applicant will be supported by working alongside an expanded Sustainability & Stewardship leadership team.

The Sustainability & Stewardship function reports directly to the Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, with the team activities spanning:
  • Corporate Governance & Engagement
  • ESG Research & Integration
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • ESG-related Projects and Strategy

This role offers high exposure and requires close collaboration with our investment teams and senior stakeholders across the business.

The role requires building strong collaborative and cross-functional relationships across Jupiter. The role holder will undertake their responsibilities in a way that aligns with our cultural pillars - our clients come first, our value is in our people, we succeed together, we strive to challenge ourselves.

Key Responsibilities
  • Help to design and implement a holistic and comprehensive strategy for ESG data, operations and technology, working in close collaboration with other functional areas and across different investment teams and asset classes
  • Promote the delivery of entreprise-scalable and fully automated solutions where possible
  • Enhance the operational processes of the department, and identify and automate manual processes where practicable
  • Map and improve the design of departmental and firmwide processes and workflows to enhance the overall ESG Operating Model
  • Lead the management of ESG projects, initiatives and other priorities on behalf of the Sustainability & Stewardship team to support investment teams and the wider business
  • Act as an interface between the Sustainability & Stewardship team and other teams including Investment Management, Distribution, Technology, Operations and Risk & Compliance to understand business needs and areas for improvement
  • Identify and implement potential solutions, systems, tools, processes and frameworks to improve the functioning of the Sustainability & Stewardship team and the broader firmwide ESG Operating Model
  • Drive forward the strategic ESG agenda by scoping delivery of various ESG technology solutions and products, as well as by implementing ESG data projects. Help to design, develop and assist in the creation of:
  • A proprietary ESG data programme, including proprietary data collection, processing frameworks, proprietary scoring and assessment models
  • Investment dashboards and tools
  • Automation of ESG client and other reporting solutions
  • Tracking systems for Corporate Governance & Engagement
  • Other systems, tools, processes and frameworks to support Sustainability & Stewardship efforts
  • Develop implementation plans and project roadmaps to deliver ESG-related projects, including new the implementation and operationalisation of new ESG regulation
  • Represent Sustainability & Stewardship department in project meetings and steering committee
  • Manage/chair/lead Steering/Working/Project groups/committees and/or projects relating Sustainability, Stewardship and marquee ESG projects, including assisting with the production of related project management and documentation
  • Collaborate closely with Sustainability and ESG SMEs to advance the strategic ESG agenda
  • Contribute to the development of the ESG communication strategy, including corporate disclosure, policy and procedures, client reporting, RFP and marketing language and presentations, and communication of changes to stakeholders
  • Obtain senior buy-in on sustainable strategic plans to engage and coordinate activities with internal and external audiences.
  • Assist with setting budgets and managing departmental expenditure
  • Assist with organising and facilitating departmental offsites and team building initiatives
  • In addition to the above, the candidate is expected to be flexible when it comes to projects and tasks outside of the role's strict domain given the rapidly evolution of sustainability and ESG requirements

Desired Skills / Experience
  • Familiarity with the Asset Management industry, client trends, competitor landscape, regulatory and operational frameworks
  • Experience in sustainability / ESG investing / ESG research data / ESG regulation
  • Experience in developing strategies, systems, and plans for corporate ESG/sustainability
  • Experience as a business analyst or product manager/owner
  • Experience of working with ESG data, e.g. ESG ratings, scores and other data sets from specialist providers and understanding of the unique needs and challenges of ESG data across different investment strategies and asset classes
  • Experience and track record of working with databases, structured and unstructured data sets to produce ESG analysis or develop proprietary models
  • Fluency in core technology and data concepts and underpinnings, such as data structure and data quality)
  • Knowledge of ESG reporting and disclosure requirements across current and evolving jurisdictions.
  • Knowledge of investment and ESG tools and methodologies such as MSCI, CDP, FactSet, and Bloomberg is preferred
  • Knowledge of programming languages is a plus
  • Strong understanding of equity, fixed income and alternative investments;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an aptitude for presenting - tailoring the message based on nature of client and size of audience.
  • Results-orientated - able to work effectively independently to deliver tasks with high attention to detail
  • Partnership focused - able to understand and connect with various stakeholders across the Company whilst also providing constructive challenge.
  • Project and change management experience - proven ability to work across different teams and functions to deliver complex multi-stakeholder projects is essential
  • Resilient - able to cope in a fast moving and challenging environment.
  • Organised - capable of working to deadlines and multi-tasking.
  • Persuasive - demonstrating credibility through knowledge.
  • Perceptive - able to understand perspectives/requirements of investors, sales and clients.
  • Team player - working collaboratively across the business.
  • Technology proficient - experienced in using various systems, applications, software.

Additional Role Details
  • This role is subject to the Conduct Rules set by the FCA.

Don't meet every requirement? At Jupiter we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you are interested in this role, but don't think your experience aligns perfectly with every listed requirement in the job description, we would encourage you to apply. You may be the right person for this role.

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