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Senior Analyst, ESG & Stewardship

AustralianSuper Melbourne, Australia
Posted 5 days ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Analyst, ESG & Stewardship
Job Description

At AustralianSuper, we truly care about our colleagues. We know work and life are intertwined. That's why we support the diverse needs of everyone and have policies that enable us all to thrive and be truly flexible. We ensure diversity is celebrated for the opportunity it provides us all to learn and grow, and deliver better outcomes for members.

Your New Role

Focusing on private market asset classes and reporting to the Senior Director - ESG and Stewardship, our responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Assist in ensuring material ESG issues are incorporated into the Fund's investment programs, taking a lead and oversight role on some components
  • Assist the internal investment teams in incorporating ESG issues into valuations, conducting M&A due diligence on transactions and providing commentary on ESG issues during transaction and ownership phase, taking a lead and oversight role on some components
  • Assist in the ownership program (including engagement) with investee companies (boards or senior management), taking a lead role in setting the engagement agenda and holding the meeting in some instances
  • Lead thematic programs of work and influence investment teams, on strategic ESG themes (e.g. climate change, nature, sustainable digitalisation etc.)

In addition to the above, the role may involve assisting on other key activities undertaken by the team including:
  • Assist the Fund to meet its obligations including reporting and responsibilities of the various initiatives to which it is a signatory
  • Assist in working with the Fund's collaborative investor groups in achieving its ESG objectives, taking an oversight and/or leadership role on some groups
  • Assist in the development of due diligence or ownership frameworks and ESG and Stewardship policies for the Fund
  • Assist the Fund in its advocacy on public policy relating to ESG investment issues

What You'll Need
  • Demonstrated experience within Financial Services or a consulting firm, or similar, with experience in any of the responsible investment, corporate governance, legal, sustainability, environmental science and/or engineering fields
  • Exposure to one or more unlisted asset classes such as infrastructure, real estate, private equity or private credit through transactions is desirable
  • Experience in ESG issues and their application to investing
  • A strong passion for sustainability and ESG topics
  • Ability to effectively and comfortably communicate with internal investors, senior internal and external stakeholders, senior representatives of assets and service providers
  • Proven experience in research, completing due diligence and providing advice
  • Ability to prepare reports, analyse information and draw conclusions/recommendations Excellent organisational, prioritisation and self-management skills

Life at AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper is committed to colleague development, and we support our people with ongoing learning, coaching and training, as well as career opportunities across our expanding global organisation. We offer generous leave entitlements and promote a blended working environment in which all roles can flex, and we're happy to discuss what this looks like for you.

We are committed to supporting our diverse workforce in a way that is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let our recruitment team know.

What's Next

Apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status is required.

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Job ID  300000255617608
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