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Head of Responsible Investing

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Aon is looking for a Head of Responsible Investing (RI) for North AmericaResponsibilities:

  • Leading AIUSA’s views, approach, and overall strategy as it relates to Responsible Investing for institutional investment programs. Responsible Investing for AIUSA includes socially responsible investing, environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration, impact investing, mission-related investing, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
  • Researching and consulting on a variety of RI strategies, including but not limited to the integration of ESG factors into the investment process, active ownership, impact investing, socially responsible investing, divestment strategies, decarbonization, DEI approaches, and investment policy development
  • Identification of RI megatrends, with a particular focus on ESG megatrends, and their impact on investments and markets
  • Drive thought leadership on RI topics by leading the development of AIUSA’s perspectives and viewpoints on various RI related topics
  • Close alignment and coordination with Aon’s Global Investment Manager Research Team, advising and collaborating on Aon’s approach and investment beliefs as it relates to RI activity and initiatives
  • Educating and effectively communicating to a variety of constituents on the array of RI strategies, including internal, external and client stakeholders. Act as a primary contact with external stakeholders, including clients, prospects and the media
  • Assessment of compliance with applicable regulatory regimes and disclosure requirements
  • Leading industry collaboration through participation in industry groups and organizations (on behalf of Aon) aimed at promoting ESG and DEI(examples might include Institutional Investor Diversity Cooperative (IIIDC) and the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group). Provide recommendations for AIUSA on the most relevant and impactful types of participation
  • Manage participation in industry surveys and sharing data related to RI and DEI
  • Participate and/or lead client and prospective client meetings, discussions and education sessions
  • Liaise and work effectively with senior leaders of Aon globally outside of Aon Investments to coordinate ESG and DEI efforts, and connect corporate initiatives and goals back to AIUSA
  • Assist with marketing and business development efforts where needed including RFP responses and developing marketing materials related to AIUSA’s RI efforts


  • Subject matter expert on ESG, carbon accounting, decarbonization pathways, DE&I, disclosures, and/or sustainable investing
  • Familiarity and experience with a number of disclosure and regulatory regimes included, but not limited to the DOL, SEC, SASB, ISSB, IFRS, TCFD, CDP, EU Taxonomy, etc.
  • Deep understanding and subject matter expertise in key areas related to climate change issues
  • Public policy awareness related to ESG, climate change and/or sustainability
  • Research skills including, but not limited to, quantitative and qualitative analysis, data aggregation and surveying capabilities and comfort working with large, complex datasets. Data visualization skills a plus.
  • Ability to explain complex ESG/sustainability topics to a wide variety of constituents with excellent oral and written communication skills and public speaking experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; CFA or MBA (or other relevant degree including environmental sciences) would be advantageous
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Financial services experience preferred, with experience in a private equity, investment management or investment banking role highly preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding project management skills with ability to work independently, think critically, multitask and make decisions in a fast-paced environment and constantly evolving area

We offer youA competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.Our Colleague Experience:From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day. They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.About Aon:Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer. People with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.2508678