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Climate Change, Responsible Investing Specialist – 12 month Contract

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Bank | Asset Manager

Responsible Investing Specialist 12 months contract 


As a Barclays Responsible Investing (RI) Specialist, you’ll be part of the Private Bank, developing RI business and driving the integration of RI implementation, to enable our clients generate better environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes through the investment products and services and delivering the best possible risk-adjusted returns. Raising the profile of our Sustainable Investing capabilities through specialist technical expertise, in line with regulatory, best practice requirements will be part of your role.

Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

  • Providing specialist technical and SME on sustainable investing and creating, managing the ESG content, design, and approach for the Private Bank’s Sustainable Investing
  • Assisting the Head of the team with the development and maintenance of ESG related marketing collateral in line with the firms overall agreed Sustainable Investing strategy
  • Providing information and advice on analysing and presenting ESG data to key internal constituents and relationship management teams with ESG-related enquiries
  • Working with stakeholders to build and develop scalable processes/templates and incorporate reporting into the wider Private Bank reporting package
  • Providing expert advice to help determine appropriate ESG content, metrics and case studies that demonstrate the Private Banks approach
  • Staying up to date with existing and emerging regulatory client reporting requirements, market practices, standards development and producing content for wider Group ESG Reporting
  • Supporting with running of the Sustainability Governance Forum and developing data dictionaries for ESG metrics, showing the ESG Journey in a positive light
  • Submitting to key Barclays Group, ESG Ratings including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, TCFD, Net Zero approach and climate PRI expectations, Carbon Disclosure Project, and the like

What We’re Looking For

  • SME for the delivery of reporting/data change, assessing impact on business, defining and accepting business requirements and embedding changes and PRI assessment framework
  • Specialist and practical experience of ESG integration/reporting standards and regulations including TCFD, SASB, the EU Sustainable Finance Directive and the revised UK Stewardship Code
  • Solid grasp of ESG factors and Rating approaches, reporting standards and frameworks (e.g., GHG emissions, energy, water, waste, SBTi, CDP, TCFD etc.)
  • Several years of professional experience in an investment management, asset management, client servicing role, involving writing RI/Sustainable investment related content

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Being innovative and resilient and open to the complexities and opportunities of building out a new offering and working within a large organisation, robust in championing views
  • Graduate/CFA Certificate in ESG Investing and a second language is beneficial, ability to produce high quality content writing, marketing background
  • Ability to relate the technical Sustainable Investing concepts to a wide range of stakeholders and clients both in an influential style
  • Excellent and proven project management skills to work with different internal stakeholders to deliver the best outcomes for clients/the firms reporting capabilities

Where will you be working?

In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.