ESG Analyst, Private Markets

Manulife - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

The ESG Analyst is a member of the Sustainable/ESG Investing Team, within Private Markets, working under the direction of the ESG Director. This position supports all aspects of the Private Markets’ sustainable investing activities, including ESG integration, portfolio evaluations, internal and external engagements, and ESG research.

Key Accountabilities:
Works closely with the ESG Director and other sustainability professionals to support the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors (ESG) into our investment decision-making, risk management and ownership practices.
Within Manulife, engage with a wide range of teams and work collaboratively with the Private Markets investment teams, Manulife Investment Management’s ESG team and the sustainability heads for Real Estate, Farmland and Timberland.
Supports reporting to industry benchmarks, annual reports, articles, website, speaking engagements, and communication with stakeholders on all Private Markets asset classes including Private Equity & Private Credit, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Farmland and Timberland.
Reviews sustainable investing industry information, ESG risks and related financial and industry trends, issues and regulatory developments and prepares briefing materials for senior management.
Maintains up to date knowledge of best practices in sustainable investing.

Requirements:
University degree in a related field of study.
A postgraduate degree and/or designation would be an asset.
Advanced knowledge of corporate governance, social, and environmental issues.
3-5 years’ experience in asset management, private markets and/or sustainability.
Strong research skills and ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Strong writing and communication skills.
Strong service orientation with a demonstrated ability to forge strong relationships with internal and external partners.

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About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.