As long term, fundamental investors, we are committed to strengthening our investment activities through integration of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG). Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are quickly becoming more important to us and our clients. Companies compete in a fast changing world in which their abilities to adapt to social and environmental change are becoming increasingly important to their profitability and values. We are committed to building the leading research and investment process that embeds understanding of these trends across the funds we manage. The role sits in the Sustainability team which has expanded to 17 people, covering a wide range of activities from thematic research, company analysis, portfolio monitoring, screening, corporate governance actions, client communication and marketing and discussions with policy makers and other stakeholders. Our primary focus is working with analyst and fund manager colleagues to strengthen investment decisions through effective analysis and integration of ESG issues in investment processes.
Sustainability analysts identifies structural social and environmental trends, examines their effects on industries and businesses and works with colleagues across investment desks, assets classes and regions to integrate that analysis into our investment processes and ownership. We conduct rigorous evaluation of poorly understood trends and seek as far as possible to quantify their impacts using a wide range of valuation techniques. Finally we engage companies on those issues and explain our views, conclusions and actions to our clients. The successful candidate will work with investors across our business to help support and drive change. Reporting to the Head of Sustainable Research, they will also work closely alongside other analysts, both internally and externally, as well as engaging directly with companies themselves. We will also expect them to take responsibility for working closely with one of our investment teams, helping to facilitate a process of ongoing improvement with ESG integration. For candidates with the right levels of experience there will be the opportunity to be closely involved with a specific sustainability product.
The role will include, but isn't limited to:
Specific responsibility for sustainable research on two sectors. Have a deep understanding of the material ESG trends and understand best practice on issues for those sectors.
Writing at least two thematic reports a year, examining the impact of sustainability issues on investment decisions. Topics are varied but must involve independent thought and research.
Building effective relationships with Schroders analysts across regions and asset classes which enable an ongoing dialogue and integration of ESG factors into investment decisions.
Ensuring that our in house ESG rating tool is upto date with relevant thematic trends and data.
Engaging with companies - individually or through collaboration - on ESG issues across regions, taking ownership of corporate relationships and tracking the impact of this over time.
Working with investment desks to ensure that ESG is effectively integrated in their processes and acting as a bridge between the sustainability and research teams.
Involvement in at least one outside investor group.
Presenting to clients and other external stakeholders on our work.
A passion for building new insights into the effects of global trends on company values.
Previous analytical experience (this may be from an investing or a consulting background).
Understanding of financial theory, financial statements and modelling practice.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle data effectively.
Evidence of independent thought.
Collaborative approach to work.
Internal Number: 5852756
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