ESG Associate

Location GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Experience level Jeunes diplômés
Job details sector Gestion d’Actifs

Job Purpose

Assist Head of AM in setting-up, support & coordinate local AM teams across multiple Responsible Investment (ESG) workstreams and initiatives. Coordinate with the global ESG team as local correspondent.

Key Accountabilities

Support deployment and monitoring of Global ESG initiatives at local level

  • Coordinate with Global ESG team, and with peers, acting as local ESG correspondant
  • Support the local Head of AM in deploying the ESG strategy at local level and clarifing priorities among local initiatives with the Global ESG team
  • Structure or adjust frameworks, timeframes and guidelines of local ESG initiatives, communicate on a calendar to deliver on targets, clarify targets per asset (according to fund strategies and asset classes specificities)
  • Support and coordinate the deployment within local AM team across multiple workstreams, asset clases and initiatives (ex : GRESB reporting, building energy efficiency, solar panels, green procurement…)
  • Review & co-ordinate ESG data collection, ensure data consistency and quality

Support the development of the local ESG expertise

  • Educate, train and support Asset managers on strategy / tools / processes.
  • Deploy tools and foster adoption (Deepki, ESGTodo…)
  • Review ESG action plans of key properties and deploy best practices
  • Monitor progress made by the AM team vs. targets and follow on KPIs,
  • Coordinate reporting and internal communication tools (ex : business cases, best practices)

Support ESG efforts with local internal and external stakeholders

  • Coordinate initiatives with external Property Managers (including awareness & monitoring of ESG targets)
  • Monitor service providers at local level (energy managers, certification advisors, energy/environmental auditors, regulatory montoring...) and contribute to the selection of the new ones
  • Liaise with Legal & Compliance teams to review and assess local laws and legal framework evolutions
  • Monitor industry evolution, benchmark competition, and contribute to interactions with external peers (according to seniority of the profile)
  • Advise in ad hoc investment or divestment processes
  • Liaise with development teams to insure consistency on ESG topcis in ad hoc development programs

Role Requirements

Education/Qualifications

  • Ideally, degree in ESG management or similar degree in a real estate or finance
  • BREEAM accredited or similar would be a plus

Experience

  • Experience in ESG, ideally a real estate and/or consultancy

Knowledge and Skills

  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of global real estate sustainability standards and certification schemes
  • Good understanding on the real estate industry
  • Language skills: Fluency in English

Competencies

  • Ability to work as part of a local and Pan European team and under minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Excellent communication an organizational skill
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