Climate Engagement Analyst

Employer
Wellington Management Company, LLP
Location
Boston, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2022
Closes
07 Jun 2022
Ref
14129763
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

The Position

Climate change is the defining issue of our time, with impacts that span the globe. There is increasing awareness that climate mitigation and strategic transition matters for financial returns across markets, and for the overall stability of the financial system. As a founding signatory of the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, Wellington is engaging with portfolio companies to encourage adoption of robust transition plans and science-based targets that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Alongside climate mitigation, our research collaboration with the Woodwell Climate Research Center has enabled us to analyze anticipated physical climate risk impacts to our clients' portfolios, and the adaptation strategies that will be required for businesses to remain resilient, and we are incorporating these insights into our company engagements as well.

Within the Sustainable Investment platform, we are seeking a Climate Engagement Analyst to join our Investment Research team. Based in Boston or London, the Climate Engagement Analyst will be responsible for developing and helping to execute climate engagement plans with portfolio companies in close collaboration with our ESG and Climate Research teams, and investors across asset classes. He/she will contribute to research and participate in engagements on a wide variety of climate issues, across both transition and physical climate risks. The successful candidate will be able to assess the credibility of companies' transition plans, and will be able to translate our ESG and climate research insights into actionable engagement plans which lead to tangible outcomes that will benefit our clients.

Essential Skills

The following essential skills are required for the role:

Climate transition planning expertise: The successful candidate will demonstrate experience/knowledge of key transition planning concepts, including emissions measurement and target setting, Paris-aligned transition pathways, and relevant climate policy initiatives across geographies and sectors. Climate science acumen, and an understanding of physical climate impacts is also desirable.

Solid understanding of financial markets and an ability to assess company strategy from the investor perspective: The successful candidate will have experience assessing company level sustainability and climate strategies and disclosures across sectors. The analyst will be comfortable working with investors, reading and analyzing company reports, and integrating Wellington's ESG and climate research findings into company engagements.

Superior collaboration, communication, and influencing skills. The successful candidate will enjoy contributing to a highly collaborative investment environment, and building strong trusting relationships internally with colleagues and externally with portfolio companies. The candidate will be able to communicate recommendations clearly and with conviction, to successfully influence key stakeholders and drive desired engagement outcomes.

Growth mindset: The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to provide a point of view and challenge the status quo, while also demonstrating the humility to admit mistakes and a desire to learn from others. The candidate will be curious and driven to stay ahead of developing market standards, in order to effectively partner with portfolio companies in helping them achieve their decarbonization goals.

Other Qualifications

Additional qualifications and individual characteristics are likely to include:

* A strong academic background. Studies specifically related to climate change would be advantageous;

* 10+ years of relevant professional experience, ideally including experience of company financial analysis;

* Strong work ethic and attention to detail;

* Ability to set priorities and execute;

* Capacity for differentiated thinking and ability to problem solve effectively;

* Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;

* Independence of thought, intellectual curiosity, and an entrepreneurial nature;

* Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based, results-oriented environment;

* A global perspective.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .

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