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ESG Analyst Sustainable Investing

Website Mackenzie Investments

Asset Manager

Job Description

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada’s leading diversified wealth and asset management companies with approximately $271 billion in total assets under managements. The company provides a broad range of financial planning and investment management services to help more than two million Canadians meet their financial goals. Its activities are carried out principally through IG Wealth Management, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel.Under IGM Financial’s unique business model based on leading brands and multi-channel distribution strategy is Mackenzie Investments, founded in 1967. Mackenzie Investments is a holistic asset-management partner for thousands of Canadian financial advisors and the investors they support.

At Mackenzie Investments You Can Build Your Career with Confidence.

We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them. As part of our team, you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians. We are proud to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2022) by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for empowering our employees with the tools to thrive while working remotely, while also providing resources to ensure physical and mental wellness were put front and centre.

Join an unstoppable team that is embedded in continuous learning, understanding, and knowledge sharing. You will thrive in our supportive environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn, while receiving the feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities. We are dedicated to offering a hybrid work environment when applicable.Mackenzie Investments is a diverse workplace committed to doing business inclusively – this starts with having a representative workforce! We encourage applications from all qualified candidates that represent the diversity present across Canada – including racialized persons, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, gender diverse and neurodiverse individuals, as well as all who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Sustainability is a strategic focus for Mackenzie. The Sustainability Centre of Excellence (COE) that was created to build and deliver to clients a range of innovative sustainable investment products, solutions, and services. This range cover s the spectrum of sustainable strategies including ESG integration , best in class strategies, thematic and impact investing. In addition, this team bring s ESG expertise to develop and align firm-wide perspectives, to support investments teams to uniquely leverage ESG insights through integration and active ownership, and to reinforce Mackenzie’s commitment to Sustainability to clients, advisors, and communities.

The Sustainability COE is currently recruiting for an ESG Analyst , who will perform ESG research , oversight, reporting and stewardship activities . The ideal candidate brings strong organisational and interpersonal skills and likes to work with ESG data to gain new insights, track progress of our sustainable investment activities and provide transparency to our clients. A passion for Sustainable Investing and an innovative mindset is also a must. We are looking for a candidate with a flexible mindset and the ability to run with diverse projects simultaneously. This role reports to the Head of Stewardship.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce and disseminate ESG research and insights that enhance financial returns and/or sustaina bility outcomes for environment and society
  • Track climate progress of investments through quantitative analysis
  • Develop ESG dashboards to screen for risks and opportunities in investment portfolios across different asset classes and strategies
  • Generate quantitative ESG reports for external reporting in line with leading frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Taskforce for Climate related Financial Disclosures
  • Partner closely with investment and distribution teams to support them in implementing ESG data
  • Support stewardship priorities with engagement meetings (bookings, agendas, minute writing, tracking and follow up) , proxy vote tracking, and shareholder proposals
  • Collate complex and specialised engagement and proxy voting data and present it in a meaningful format for management reporting
  • Ensure that a robust and auditable process is followed for all corporate engagements, including the recording, and saving of digital documents

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience working in Asset Management or Capital Markets
  • 1-2 years of relevant expereince in the sustainability or sustainable investing space
  • Knowledge of or proven interest in the sustainability or sustainable investing space, capital markets and asset management
  • Expertise in environmental and climate data manipulation
  • Strong analytical and data visualization skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Values And Personal Attributes

  • Personable, approachable, and open to learning
  • Analytical, innovative, and creative thinker
  • Strong affinity working with data
  • Passionate about making a positive impact on environment and society
  • Flexible – comfort managing multiple complex tasks at once; prioritizing
  • Ability to implement projects
  • Team-oriented mindset
  • Ability to relate well to all kinds of people , keen on working in a diverse workplace

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For internal applicants, please share with your current leader your intent to apply to the role. In the event that you are selected, please let your Talent Acquisition Partner know if you are in any other internal recruitment process.We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mackenzie Investments is an accessible employer committed to providing a barrier free recruitment experience. If you require an accommodation or this information in an alternate format at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition team who will work with you to meet your needs.Please apply by October 26, 2022.