At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.
Are you passionate about Sustainable Finance and researching environmental and social themes? Do you have experience in thematic research (Climate, Natural Capital, Human Rights, Corporate Governance) and familiarity with regulations, frameworks and industry initiatives on sustainability issues? Do you want to influence financial business units (Asset management, Life Insurance and Wealth Management) to improve their climate alignment and impact on society?
The Central Sustainability office (CSO) Team of M&G PLC is a dedicated group who work closely with asset management, asset owner, corporate sustainability teams and fundamental analysts across the M&G PLC group and is responsible for global activities of the group. The team is located in London
The Role :
We are looking for thematic research analysts to:
•Conduct research on social and environmental themes, frameworks, regulation and industry initiatives and their relevance across financial businesses
•Support and lead environmental and social working groups across the group to implement sustainable strategy across business units to achieve sustainable outcomes for the group
•Take the lead on scaling our thematic outcomes across the business units by collaborating with multi-stakeholder teams in research, product development and reporting channels
•Manage relationships with collaborative industry initiatives, NGO's, Think Tanks and coordinate collaborative engagements on environmental and social themes at corporate and advocacy level
•Create content/ materials to showcase 'Thought leadership' on specific topics as well as evidence outcomes for stakeholders and reporting
This role reports to the Head of Sustainable Strategy within the Central Sustainability Office
•A minimum of 5 + years of experience in sustainable research with background and experience in thematic research linked to sustainability
•Strong knowledge of ESG issues in general and capacity to engage on environmental and social topics
•Interest in analysing how ESG issues and themes affect business models and using this analysis with stakeholders across the group to encourage stronger sustainable practices
•Ability to effectively communicate on activities and outcomes on material ESG issues and themes
•Experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships for successful collaboration with internal teams
•Outcomes driven approach with the credibility to deal with stakeholders on contentious matters
•Flexible, responsive and self-starter
•Degree educated (academic qualification in a sustainable discipline is a plus)
Work Level: Manager / Expert
Close Date: 22nd December 2023
We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.