The CalSTRS Investments Branch is seeking an experienced individual to work as an Investment Officer I in the Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies Unit.
The Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies unit was established in 1978 to protect assets through good governance and operational accountability. The unit focuses on three primary strategies: sustainability-themed investment strategies across public and private markets; stewardship activities focused on public policy, corporate engagement, and proxy voting; and strategic relations management with CalSTRS members and partners. The SISS unit also leads multiple efforts across the Investments Branch, including the Net Zero Portfolio Emissions by 2050 or Sooner pledge, which includes reducing financed emissions, increasing investment in low-carbon solutions, and using influence to accelerate the alignment of net zero in the global financial markets. SISS also chairs the Committee on Responsible Investment, overseeing the fund’s adherence to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risk Policy.
Under the direction of the Associate Portfolio Manager, the Investment Officer I assists in the management of the Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies (SISS) Portfolio. Provides analytical and operational support for the overall SISS program and the SISS team and supports the implementation of activities supporting CalSTRS’ goal of achieving a net zero emissions portfolio. The incumbent is expected to perform duties requiring independence, confidentiality, creativity and discretionary judgment.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
- Experience with portfolio analytics
- Experience with investment operations
- Ability to monitor investment portfolios
- Ability to analyze data to develop reports and recommendations
- Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team
- Passion for sustainable investing