Communications Manager (climate change / investor focus)

The Role

We are looking for a motivated and proactive communications manager, with experience in climate change, ESG, investment or sustainability. The role focuses on content creation, digital communications and issues management. This would therefore suit a communications all-rounder, able to hit the ground running.

This position will serve the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative at a global level (working with all six network partners). The successful candidate will be hosted by IIGCC and report into IIGCC’s Senior Communications Manager, who is also a Co-Chair of the NZAM Communications Working Group (CWG). The CWG is made up of a communications lead from each of the six network partners that form the initiative. The CWG is one of a number of working groups that support the global co-ordination of the initiative.

The appointed candidate will work closely with communications professionals and other staff from across the six investor networks, which means some evening calls will be required.

About the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative

The Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative is a group of international asset managers committed to supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius; and to supporting investing aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Launched in December 2020, it aims to mobilise action by the asset management industry that demonstrates leading practice in driving the transition to net zero and delivers the ambitious action and investment strategies that will be necessary to achieve the goal of net zero emissions. It also provides a forum to share best practice and overcome barriers to aligning investments to that net zero goal.

The initiative is managed globally by six investor networks (all founding partners of the initiative), namely: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).


Content creation and editorial guidance:
  • Keeping central messaging and FAQ documents updated.
  • Drafting joint press releases, circulating and coordinating approval from the six partner networks.
  • Drafting case studies to highlight best practice from investors.
  • Ensuring brand/style guidelines are used consistently across all initiative communications.
  • Supporting the CWG co-chairs in in reactively managing reputational challenges faced by the initiative.
  • Drafting comment and opinion led editorial content for placement and supporting other joint written output.
  Digital communications:
  • Creating and updating website content, including keeping signatory target pages updated with the latest information and managing logo requests.
  • Developing social media content for network partners when required, including working with external designers to create content that aligns with branding guidelines and adds value.
  • Advising on and supporting communications with signatories.
  Initiative-wide communications coordination:
  • Organising and contributing to CWG calls and meetings, distributing materials and taking notes.
  • Media monitoring and analysis – tracking and capturing key media coverage worldwide and providing the CWG with relevant analysis and insight on a monthly basis.
  • Working closely with staff in charge of central coordination across the initiative (likely based in the US at Ceres along with IIGCC).
  • Make sure processes are adhered to across the networks and make suggestions of where changes are required to meet the strategic and comms objectives of the initiative.
  • Ensuring visibility across the networks of network partner-led related communications.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Communications/PR background with solid experience covering at least one of the following areas: climate change, ESG, investment or sustainability.
  • Exceptional prioritisation, planning and organisational skills.
  • An excellent writer with close attention to detail.
  • A motivated and proactive self-starter, and confident team player.
  • Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written), other languages a plus.
  • A genuine interest in the mission and values of the initiative.
  • Experience working with investors and/or climate related campaigns experience.
  • Digital communications experience.
  • Issues management experience.


Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and experience for the role to

Full Communications Manager (climate change / investor focus) job spec can be found here.