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Investment Associate, Sustainable Investing – Transition Economy Design

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The opportunity

The Associate, Sustainable Investing (Transition Economy Design) is an entrepreneurial and quantitatively talented professional who is passionate about both the potential positive impact and opportunity provided by investing wisely in the net-zero transition. They will be joining one of Canada’s leading Sustainable Investing teams at a critical time of growth and will be responsible for navigating a rapidly changing knowledge environment, and convening across the organization, to co-create tactical, decision-useful, and quantitative solutions to scale Ontario Teacher’s approach to sustainable investing as a key value driver for the fund.

Who you’ll work with

The SI team has seventeen members and works across the organization to ensure positive ESG impact and leverage ESG themes to drive value for the fund.

The Associate will report to the Director, Transition Economy Design, who is responsible for supporting the SI team in navigating, convening, and scaling Ontario Teachers’ approach to sustainable investing topics.

Given the cross-departmental nature of the Sustainable Investing team, the Associate will interact on a frequent basis with colleagues from various divisions and teams across the fund.

What you’ll do

Work with senior leadership to support the Sustainable Investing team in the development of key near-term strategy, reporting, and convening deliverables – schedule and conduct internal stakeholder meetings, synthesize key strategic insights, prepare PowerPoint presentations for executive audiences. 

Work directly with the Director to conduct a strategic diagnostic of Ontario Teacher’s sustainable investment practices and opportunities – conduct blue-sky strategic thinking, propose specific analytical strategies and priorities, manage multiple important internal relationships with Investment teams. 

Support investment teams in their development of sustainable investment theses and quantitative analyses which drive value for the fund – participate in conceptual problem solving and analysis design, source, manage, and manipulate large datasets, participate in building quantitative tools for extracting insights from data. 

Determine materiality of data sources and choice of quantitative approach for level of conviction behind transition-themed investment theses. 

Present research and analysis to Investment professionals to influence decision-making on sustainable investing.

What you’ll need

Minimum 2 years related experience such as responsible investing, sustainability consulting, investment analyst with ESG focus, etc. 

Minimum Bachelor; Masters degree in engineering, environment, climate science, applied mathematics, finance or other relevant field an asset 

Completion of the CFA (or underway) would be an asset 

Knowledge of and passion for sustainable investing 

Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (both oral and written) – particularly an ability to understand and communicate technical material to investment professionals 

Familiarity with investment-related concepts, such as capital markets and fundamental company analysis 

Quantitative modelling skillset (excel, python, matlab, etc.) an asset. 

Works well independently or as a member of a team 

Highly adaptable, flexible and comfortable with ambiguity

What We’re Offering

Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan 

The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

Competitive time off

Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

At Ontario Teachers’, diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring. We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves. To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers’.

How To Apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

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Functional Areas

Strategy & Stakeholder Relations

Requisition ID

5787