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Sustainable Investment Analyst

Auckland (Region) (NZ)
$100K - $130K
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Job Function
ESG/Socially Responsible Research
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Auckland or Wellington office:

Sustainable Investment Analyst

What can you expect?

We offer the opportunity to join a company that is not only winning but is transforming in the most exciting way possible. Our company prides itself on our “people first” culture with our CEO, Martin Lewington, dedicated to Mercer New Zealand being a leading employer. This means that great performers are able to thrive and are greatly rewarded. We commit to putting our people at the heart of what we do, with career development, learning opportunities, financial rewards and making your journey with us FUN and purposeful. Keen to chat?

  • Voted #1 HR Consulting Company Globally
  • Modern Auckland and Wellington CBD location
  • Competitive package with industry-leading benefits.
  • Great time to join this global organisation in Growth Phase

What is in it for you?

At Mercer, we recognise that our most important asset is our people. We offer benefits and programs that assist career development such as professional development support, exam and study assistance and global rotation opportunities which will support you to reach your full potential. We also recognise the value of healthy, happy colleagues and promote a culture of inclusion, care and wellbeing, offering benefits such as flexible working and much more!

  • Leading learning and development programs
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our global organisation
  • Great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues
  • Genuine work life balance

We will count on you to:

The Sustainable Investment Analyst will sit within Mercer Pacific’s Investment Management (IM) team and provide high level support to the Portfolio Management team to enable them to deliver strong investment outcomes for our clients and achieve competitive returns across relevant time periods.

The role will also contribute to delivering the overarching team goals, strategic priorities and day-to-day activities, working with Pacific and global teams and providing support to the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Sustainable Investment Team to contribute to integration, thematic investing, active ownership and exclusions activities for the Mercer Funds in the Pacific (Australia and New Zealand product ranges).
  • Provide support on sustainable investment reviews plus undertake regular and new analysis at the portfolio and investment manager levels, supporting the Portfolio Management teams in their decision making and the Client Management teams in their client reporting.
  • Meet with prospective and incumbent investment managers and work with the Portfolio Management team to monitor relevant Sustainable Investment activity.
  • Assist on  queries from internal and external stakeholders,.
  • Collaborate with the Sustainable Investment Team, including SI Consulting colleagues, on new projects to respond to latest developments or regulatory requirements.
  • Keep abreast of industry and market developments and best practice through continuing education.

What you need to have:

  • Qualifications at a Degree level in an appropriate analytical discipline such as finance, economics, mathematics, engineering, science or statistics.
  • A suitable post graduate qualification, such as CFA, CIMA, FRM, PRM or Masters in a relevant discipline would be desirable.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experience using spreadsheets and databases for information analysis, including an ability to spot insights not just outcomes and peer review other analysts’ work
  • Experience in a similar role in a multi-manager, superannuation fund, asset consulting organisation or research house environment for ~3-5 years.
    • Experience in a Sustainable or Responsible Investment role for >2 years in analytics, a variety of climate change metrics, UN SDGs, country risk etc. Understanding in more recent developments in nature and biodiversity beneficial
  • Experience with  third-party ESG data and risk systems e.g.  MSCI BarraOne, Aladdin or Style Enterprise is desirable.
  • A working knowledge of investment markets and asset classes.
  • Demonstrable Sustainable or Responsible Investment knowledge, with general knowledge across multiple areas and likely deeper knowledge in interest areas.
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills.
  • Strong team collaboration, working with colleagues with different skill sets and styles and in other areas of the business e.g. client relationship management.
  • Well-developed communication skills including written form and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to present findings.
  • Ability to manage workflow and meet business deadlines reliably.

About us:

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and Twitter 

Marsh McLennan is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people and embrace diversity of age, background, disability, ethnic origin, family duties, gender orientation or expression, marital status, nationality, parental status, personal or social status, political affiliation, race, religion and beliefs, sex/gender, sexual orientation or expression, skin color, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Marsh McLennan is committed to hybrid work, which includes the flexibility of working remotely and the collaboration, connections and professional development benefits of working together in the office. All Marsh McLennan colleagues are expected to be in their local office or working onsite with clients at least three days per week. Office-based teams will identify at least one “anchor day” per week on which their full team will be together in person. Note: the changes to our hybrid work policy do not apply to officially designated remote workers and are subject to any works council or local legal requirement.



Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about delivering quality service, love solving problems, and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the many job opportunities available through Mercer. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. MMC has over 57,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion. For more information, visit or follow Mercer on Twitter. Mercer is widely recognized as the DC consulting leader in Canada. Our practice consists of a nation-wide team of 35 full-time professionals dedicated to DC consulting, providing a full range of services for sponsors of defined contribution pension and group savings plans. Our team currently serves over 400 DC clients representing over $25 billion in DC assets, and consults on all aspects of DC plan management - we believe this holistic approach makes sense, as it is reflective of how our clients think about their DC plans, and how they can best be served. Our DC consultants have varied backgrounds such as investment, actuarial, legal, retirement planning, DC record keeping and communication. As Mercer firmly believes in the development of intellectual capital, the team is supported by bestin- class proprietary tools and databases, including Mercer’s renowned investment manager research and investment analytic tools. Get in on the action. Work with great colleagues. Work for even greater clients. Energize your career by joining our team.

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