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Senior Principal, Sustainable Investing

Website HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)

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Why you’ll love working here:

  • high-performance, people-focused culture
  • our commitment that equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work environment and business success, which helps employees feel valued and empowered to be their authentic selves
  • learning and development initiatives, including workshops, Speaker Series events and access to LinkedIn Learning, that support employees’ career growth
  • competitive, 100% company-paid extended health and dental benefits for permanent employees with recent additions to promote inclusive coverage to a diverse employee population. These recent additions include gender affirmation and fertility drug and treatment coverage
  • membership in HOOPP’s world class defined benefit pension plan, which can serve as an important part of your retirement security
  • access to an annual wellness reimbursement program for health and wellness-related expenses for permanent employees
  • virtual fitness, yoga and meditation classes, nutritional consultations and wellness seminars
  • we offer a hybrid flexible work model that embraces remote work in Ontario for eligible roles
  • the opportunity to make a difference and help take care of those who care for us, by providing a financially secure retirement for Ontario healthcare workers

Job Summary

Reporting to the Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, the Senior Principal, Sustainable Investing will play a key role in the implementation and ongoing evolution of the HOOPP Sustainable Investing program. In this role, you will lead initiatives and act as a subject matter expert with teams across the Investment Management (IM) division, as well as with partners across the organization. You will bring a strong foundation of sustainable investing experience and a passion to contribute to the continued advancement of Sustainable Investing at HOOPP.

Responsibilities And Accountabilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert in advising asset class teams on leading sustainable investing practices and help foster ESG innovation across the organization
  • Contribute to the ongoing enhancement of HOOPP’s sustainable investing approach and strategy
  • Lead key work streams of our investment climate change strategy and net zero portfolio plan
  • Design and build new sustainable investing frameworks and guidelines, on topics such as portfolio monitoring, controversial investments, and human rights
  • Lead research, analysis, and the development of thought leadership pieces on ESG factors related to new investment strategies, emerging risks, and macro trends
  • Play a leadership role as part of a small team, acting as a mentor for junior team members
  • Support board and executive-level deliverables, presentations, and reporting
  • Liaise with internal partners on cross-departmental projects
  • Represent HOOPP at various external events, initiatives, and committees

Skills And Abilities

  • Deep expertise in ESG integration and stewardship approaches across asset classes
  • Leading edge understanding of the sustainable investing landscape and emerging ESG concepts
  • Strategic thinker who can translate the big picture into effective implementation
  • Track record of using critical thinking to address complex problems and develop pragmatic solutions
  • Strong drive for excellence and commitment to continual improvement
  • Enthusiasm for building new things, comfort with ambiguity, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proven ability to successfully advance multiple projects simultaneously and deliver exceptional, high-quality results
  • Strong team orientation and focus on achieving overall team objectives
  • Clear and confident oral and written communicator who can effectively work with all levels, including senior leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong relationships with internal and external partners
  • Commitment to constructive feedback and continual learning
  • Alignment with HOOPP’s core values: professional, trustworthy, compassionate, accountable and collaborative


  • 10+ years professional experience in sustainable investing or relevant field
  • Experience in equity research, asset allocation, portfolio management considered a strong asset
  • Advanced degree(s) in Business, Finance, Engineering, Environmental Science, or other relevant area preferred
  • Additional professional designations, such as a CFA, considered an asset