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Responsible Investment Analyst

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients' complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We're focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future.

Job Description

LGIM Real Assets, and the wider Investment Management business of which it is a part, has established a leading position amongst its peer group in taking a progressive and convictional approach to ESG integration.

We are looking for a Responsible Investment Analyst to support the team and build on the foundations that have been laid to support further step change in our responsible investing approach and integration efforts across the business. The role will support various ESG initiatives across the LGIM Real Assets business, which covers private credit, real estate and infrastructure equity, with a focus on supporting ESG integration across the private credit platform.

Responsible investment integration and development:
  • Support the development of the ESG assessment and integration process for the LGIMRA Private Credit portfolio, across corporate, alternative, infrastructure and real estate debt
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate integration of new and existing initiatives
  • Conduct research and analysis across key responsible investment themes to support LGIM RA responsible investment strategy development
  • Support in the creation of new ESG processes and controls
  • Support on responsible investment policies for the platform and product development
ESG analysis to support investment due diligence and asset management process:
  • Provide support to the private credit investment teams to review and assess ESG risks and opportunities across new and current transactions
  • Assess alignment of potential transactions with industry best practice
  • Form a view on ESG credentials of private credit transactions and contribute to investment committee papers
  • Supporting on the development of the ESG assessment tool and process for LGIMRA Private Credit assets
  • Collaborate with the LGIMRA Private Credit investment teams to gather and standardise transaction ESG data
  • Lead and support with the preparation and delivery of key reports, including those aligned with our regulatory and internal group requirements
  • Support on the carbon footprinting of the LGIMRA Private Credit portfolio
  • Private Credit specific reporting on ESG related metrics and impact reporting
  • This will include in-depth data analysis and internal and external stakeholder engagement
Training and knowledge building:
  • Support development of internal training programme to build awareness on key sustainability and climate-related topics
  • Degree 2:1 or above (preferably in a sustainability/science/engineering subject)
  • Technical knowledge of climate risk, biodiversity and social impact. Carbon accounting knowledge will be an advantage
  • Experience of handling complex data sets and experience in conducting data-driven ESG analysis and working on technical aspects of ESG implementation •
  • Experience of integrating ESG into investment decision making, though not necessarily in a financial institution, will be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements • Analytical thinker with attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines across multiple workstreams and deliver high quality outputs within an everchanging landscape
  • Actively nurtures effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure enhanced collaboration and business performance •
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), experience using Python an advantage
  • Relevant experience preferably in a similar organisation or a consultancy
Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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