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Sustainability Manager - Nature Lead

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 28, 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

This is an exciting opportunity to join our successful private markets business at LGIM as a Natural Capital Lead in the LGIM Real Assets Responsible Investment & Sustainability team.

This role will be key to building our natural capital strategy, in order to align with our broader sustainability objectives such as net zero carbon, climate resilience and biodiversity net gain, as well as exploring how we can generate investment opportunities for our clients. It will also play a key role in implementing our natural capital projects and managing internal stakeholder engagement.

What you will be doing:
  • Lead and support strategic nature/climate related initiatives across the private markets business, and link into wider initiatives across LGIM and Group
  • Facilitate workshops, presentations, deliverables for projects and project management
  • Undertake research and market analysis in nature-based solutions and natural capital generally - both for domestic and international markets
  • Support our carbon offsetting approach and process to ensure integrity as part of our portfolio decarbonisation requirements
  • Support the strategy and implementation of new NBS projects, including due diligence, carbon credit forecasting and eligibility control.
  • Liaise with and project manage any 3rd party specialist partners to meet project objectives
  • Support on our requirements to meet Biodiversity net gain (BNG) for planning requirements under regulations
  • Support various workstreams on nature and development of work towards the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)
  • Work with other teams across the business to identify opportunities and build the business case to accelerate natural capital products and investments to meet client demand
  • Preparing concise, client friendly reports and presentations

  • Experience of the nature-related sector (potentially from consultancy)
  • An appropriate academic qualification in a related discipline and relevant professional membership
  • Strong understanding of the associated regulations
  • Understanding and practical experience of applying land and biodiversity tools and metrics.
  • Understanding of/interest in developing nature recovery plans, habitat management plans and/or other strategic land, biodiversity, and carbon management
  • The ability to apply technical excellence in a commercially astute manner
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing and presentational skills
  • A positive, can-do attitude to problem solving and good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organised and versatile, with an ability to multi-task
  • A collaborator who can connect well with teammates as well as other functions
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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