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Project Lead, ESG

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Are you a passionate project leader with a keen interest in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)? 

We have an exciting opportunity to become an essential part of our Corporate ESG team, ensuring seamless collaboration and timely delivery of high-quality work.

With your strong project management skills and knowledge of financial markets, you’ll help shape the future of ESG at BCI while working alongside top responsible investing professionals.

WHO YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH

The Public Markets group manages a portfolio of fixed income, equity and absolute return investments representing approximately $142 billion utilizing both index and active management strategies. The group invests in Canada, the U.S. and Internationally in both the developed and emerging markets. Assets are managed using both internal management and external managers. The group uses a diverse mix of financial instruments including bonds, equities, and derivatives. In addition, the group is a leader in responsible investing actively integrating environmental, social and governance factors into our investment analysis and decision-making.

CORPORATE ESG TEAM DESCRIPTION 

BCI provides investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) partners with our 32 clients to generate investment returns that will help our clients provide a financially secure future to their members. With our global outlook, we seek investment opportunities that will meet our clients’ risk and return requirements over time. As part of the prudent investment management of our clients’ funds, we aim to mitigate the long-term financial risks that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters present. It begins with the integration of ESG considerations into our investment analysis, decisions, and processes in a consistent manner across the corporation. We also invest to leverage the benefits of ESG opportunities to generate attractive investment returns. We invest across a range of asset classes: fixed income; mortgages; public and private equity; real estate; infrastructure; and renewable resources.

WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO

Based in our Victoria, British Columbia office, the Project Lead works under the supervision of the Director, ESG to support the daily operations of the Corporate ESG team. This position manages and tracks all team projects and deliverables ensuring that materials are delivered and frequently interfaces with other departments and asset classes to ensure on time and high-quality work. The Project Lead will plan out annual deliverables and ensure that all timelines are appropriately mapped out against stakeholder deadlines. The position plays a key role in ensuring cross-collaboration and communication within the ESG team. 

  • Monitors all team deliverables through participation in meetings, taking notes and tracking processes 
  • Designs workplans and manages projects from start to finish, establishing timelines and monitoring internal and external milestones 
  • Prepares and maintains documentation of internal processes working with various departments within BCI 
  • In collaboration with the Director, ESG and the leadership team, prepares written reports, analysis, and presentations for reporting to senior managers and clients on ESG team activities 
  • Supports the Director, ESG in the sourcing, design, and delivery of ESG education across the organization 
  • In partnership with the Director, ESG, supports the collaboration and engagement of internal stakeholders across BCI (e.g. Corporate and Investor Relations, Finance, Investment Strategy and Risk, and Legal) to help the ESG team meet its objectives 
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for external service providers, handling contracts, and supporting in the evaluation of new ESG services as needed 
  • Works with Public Markets Operations on budget planning and management processes 
  • Identifies efficiencies across the team to ensure resources are deployed to support the highest priority projects 
  • Projects include, but are not limited to the ESG Risk & Opportunity Framework production plan; limited assurance of our carbon footprint; the PRI reporting and assessment process; ESG data platform deliverables; and tracking ESG integration work flow. 
  • Leads and/or participates in special projects as directed by the ESG leadership team 

WHAT YOU BRING 

  • Relevant university degree and/or technical designations 
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience successfully working in a project management or business administration role, preferably within an investment or financial institution 
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment 
  • Passionate interest in ESG and financial markets, demonstrated through a strong knowledge of ESG principles and best practices and relevant frameworks 
  • Possesses a continuous improvement and growth mindset, committed to following the rapid developments and evolution of the ESG landscape
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other common software applications. 
  • Excellent writing and communications ability 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities 
  • Diplomatic and tactful with strong interpersonal skills and aptitude for stakeholder management 
  • Ability to work with senior investment professionals in a dynamic, performance driven environment 
  • Working knowledge of complex institutional investment portfolios (i.e., knowledge of equities, fixed income, hedge funds/liquid alternatives, and private markets), underlying investment strategies, and alignment with achieving clients’ investment objectives 

WHERE YOU WILL WORK

This role is based in our downtown Victoria, BC office.

SALARY RANGE

BCI offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a performance-based incentive plan, comprehensive health & dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan and paid time off.

The annualized base salary range for this role is CAD $84,000 – $100,000.

The base salary offered to the successful candidate will consider a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill set, level of experience applicable to the role they are being offered and consideration to internal equity.

We pay our people competitively in the markets in which we compete for talent and with consideration to internal equity and job structure. We aim for actual pay to be around the median of the market for target or expected levels of performance, and around the upper quartile of the market for excellent performance.

Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, experience and expertise.

CLOSING DATE: April 9, 2024.

WHY APPLY TO JOIN BCI

With our values as our anchor, it’s our people that help shape employee-focused initiatives and who create the environment we work in each day – all of which further strengthens our culture. BCI has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers – for the fifth consecutive year – and has built programs and benefits to support all our employees, including; 

  • Extended health and dental coverage, start on your first day of work. We have you covered! 
  • Our telehealth provider Dialogue connects you and your family to virtual healthcare appointments 
  • Eligibility to the defined benefit BC Public Service Pension Plan providing you with a secure retirement income 
  • Time off includes: 20 days vacation, 6 paid sick days, 6 paid personal days, and 2 paid days for volunteering – to support physical, mental, and community health 
  • Work one day per week from home, plus an option to work from anywhere for up to one month each calendar year 
  • Annual wellness allowance to support an active lifestyle well as physical well-being when working at home 
  • On-going learning through our in-house mentoring program, professional dues support, tuition reimbursement, and online and in-house learning 
  • Relocation support is available if a move to one of BCI’s locations is required 
  • Invested in your learning: BCI investment professionals lead a monthly Investment Club to share industry knowledge with employees who work in other departments 

At BCI, we value diversity and believe in fostering an inclusive culture where all employees can be successful.

We are performance and client focused and value integrity; if you share these values, we want to know you.

We recognize that some skills can be learned on the job and encourage all to apply.

If you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations), contact us at hr@bci.ca.

We would like to hear from you!