Period: 6-month internship from July 2017
THE AXA GROUP
The AXA Group, a worldwide leader in Financial Protection, supports and advises its customers, individuals and businesses at every stage of their lives by meeting their needs for products and insurance, pension, savings and wealth transmission.
The headquarters of AXA Group, based in Paris 8th, brings together the Group's corporate activities. It coordinates the various entities with the Group's strategy, and is responsible for managing international projects. The peculiarity of the seat lies particularly in the presence of a strong international culture (37 nationalities).
Aware of the challenges, AXA is a responsible and innovative Group that is constantly redefining standards to better serve its customers and employees.
THE AXA GROUP CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY DEPARTMENT
The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Department works to support AXA’s long-term strategy and mission to protect by leveraging the Group’s risk expertise to build a stronger and safer society.
Key objectives for the Department include:
Supporting AXA’s status as a trustworthy brand and responsible corporate citizen through leadership on the full range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, embedding ESG into core business processes
Engaging and collaborating with external stakeholders from civil society on issues of strategic importance to AXA’s business
Reinforcing AXA’s understanding of key environmental, social, and ethical trends in society, helping to envision the role of insurance in society in the future
DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP
The “Responsible Business” internship consists in supporting the “Responsible Business” team, which sits within the Corporate Responsibility Department. The main projects will include, but may not be limited to, the following areas:
Responsible Insurance Initiatives:
Support the roll out of the Group’s “Product Sustainability Label” initiative consisting in integrating ESG considerations into local entities’ product range.
Support launch of AXA’s “Prevention with Impact” strategy.
Other tasks may include support for other product-related initiatives (eg dedicated product offers, microinsurance, “Green” products and Unit-Linked responsible investment offers).
Responsible Investment Initiatives:
Support relationship with Responsible Investment analysts
Support AXA answers to ratings agencies
Support social impact bond project (in relation to “Prevention with Impact” project)
Sustainability Reporting and Environmental management:
Transversal tasks may also include:
Expected skills and experience
Experience in CR, SRI or project management with a link to sustainability or related fields
Good knowledge of ESG and RI-related issues and trends
Capacity to collaborate constructively
Excellent written and oral communications skills,
Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things. In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.
The headquarters of the AXA Group, based in Paris 8th, brings together the Group's corporate activities. It coordinates the various entities with the Group's strategy, and is responsible for managing international projects. The headquarters has approximately 800 employees and is distinguished by its strong international culture (39 nationalities).