Wednesday, 28th November 2018 10:14 - Thursday, 31st January 2019 10:14 London

NOW RECRUITING: Programme Director - Investor Practices

Programme Director, Investor Practices

Reports to: IIGCC CEO
Place of work: Central London
Time: 5 Days/week – full time; 2-year contract (with possible extension)
Starting date: ASAP
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Please send a cover letter and CV to: Charlotte Jones at cjones@iigcc.org

About IIGCC
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors. There are currently over 160 members, including some of the largest pension funds and asset managers across 11 European countries, representing around €21 trillion in assets under management. IIGCC brings investors together to use their significant collective influence with policymakers, investors and companies to encourage policies and practices which accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy.

The Role
We are looking to fill an exciting new role. The Investment Practices Programme Director will be working closely with senior figures across the investor community to identify key areas of emerging best practice on the strategies, tools and metrics that can be used to manage climate risk and mobilise capital for the low carbon economy.

The Programme Director will develop the strategy for the Investor Practices Programme together with the CEO and the co-Chairs and will be responsible for leading and managing the programme and delivering on its objectives. The Investor Practices Programme is one of IIGCC’s four formal programmes (the other two large ones are Policy and Corporate Engagement). The programme is aimed at supporting investors in evaluating risks and opportunities from climate change and integrating these into their investment processes, decision-making and reporting. For example, the work covered by this programme includes:

  • - Supporting trustees and pension fund boards in integrating climate change into board level processes. IIGCC recently released some guidance on this which was developed by and with our members.
  • - Working with members on how to use scenario analysis in their investment processes. IIGCC set up a series of investor roundtables and then published a guidance document that was based on the knowledge gained from these conversations amongst leading investors.
  • - Encouraging and providing improved disclosure on climate-related issues by investors in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Future plans for the programme include working with investors on how to develop low carbon/below 2C aligned portfolios and considering how investment in green or climate-resilient assets can be scaled up.

The successful candidate will also represent IIGCC in the Investment Working Group of The Investor Agenda (a global collaborative platform founded by seven investor networks) and will also support the work of the Global Investor Coalition where appropriate. The Programme Director may also be asked to support the CEO, Chair or working group chairs in their roles.

Within IIGCC’s team, there is much scope to work autonomously, innovate and implement your vision. This is a varied role with a wide-ranging brief and opportunities to gain exposure to other areas of IIGCC’s work, allowing for scope to develop a wider knowledge base on IIGCC’s key areas of focus. IIGCC is a growing organisation, and the Director would be working with passionate, personable and like-minded colleagues who are each leaders in their areas. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the directors of IIGCC’s other programmes to ensure that they complement and support each other. In particular, there will be synergies with the Corporate Programme which provides a platform for investors to engage collaboratively with companies on their climate risk management and reporting, for example on the use of scenario analysis, and with the Policy Programme to consider how policy can better mobilise capital for the low carbon transition.

Requirements

  • - Thorough knowledge of investment practices
  • - Strong understanding of integrating climate change/sustainability issues into investment processes and investment decision-making
  • - Demonstrable experience in developing strategic project plans and project or programme management
  • - Familiarity with managing multiple stakeholders, working collaboratively and building and maintaining effective working groups
  • - Self-directed, motivated and flexible and able to stimulate these qualities in others
  • - Fluency in all routine IT tools including Excel, Powerpoint
  • - Fluency in English essential and a second European language is desirable
  • - Some travel will be necessary


Benefits
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • - 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays
  • - Generous company pension scheme
  • - Life assurance
  • - Private healthcare

Apply now
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Charlotte Jones at cjones@iigcc.org.
Interviews will take place in January 2019.