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Senior Analyst, Sustainability and Climate Innovation

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About Us

We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023. We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force.

Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.

Experience The Edge

At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.

About The Team

Sustainable investment is an integral part of our investment approach, helping us mitigate risk, uncover opportunities to enhance long-term performance, and bring our edge. Our Sustainability and Climate Innovation group spearheads our efforts. The group helps advance our sustainability and climate strategy, oversight, capabilities, and practices; and deeply collaborates with the investment teams across public and private markets asset classes to develop our collective insight, integrate factors related to sustainability throughout our investment processes, and deliver public reporting to stakeholders. To learn more about our sustainability & climate investment activities, please consult our 2023 Sustainable Investment Report and our Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Report.

We’re seeking a Senior Analyst, Sustainability and Climate Innovation to play an active role in the activities of the Sustainability and Climate Innovation group. As a valued member of the Sustainability and Climate Innovation group (SCI), you will report to the Senior Director, Sustainability. At PSP, we welcome individuals who are enthusiastic about learning, ideation, and innovation – those who strive for excellence, challenge conventions, and actively seek diverse perspectives.

About Your Role

As a Senior Analyst, Sustainability and Climate Innovation, you will join the Sustainability and Climate Innovation group within the Office of our Chief Investment Officer. Your responsibilities encompass a wide range of crucial tasks to advance our commitment to sustainable investment and active ownership. In your role, you will:

  • Perform research and analysis on emerging factors (risks and opportunities) to support the integration thereof in the investment and monitoring activities of PSP Investments across asset classes
  • Actively engage in the proxy voting process by performing analysis of corporate regulatory filings and ensure alignment with PSP’s Voting Principles
  • Support communications on an ongoing basis with PSP’s custodians, service providers and internal teams
  • Participate to the development and maintenance of tools to ensure that emerging considerations are adequately integrated in the investment and monitoring activities of PSP Investments’ across asset classes
  • Participate in the sustainability assessment and monitoring processes of external managers and general partners
  • Prepare briefing notes for PSP’s corporate engagements with public companies and participate thereto
  • Conduct primary research, analysis and presentations on sustainability matters and best practices for institutional investors
  • Actively participate in collaborative and leadership initiatives with industry peers
  • Collaborate on PSP’s disclosure and reporting activities on sustainability matters both internally and externally

What You’ll Need

  • Robust educational foundation, degrees preferred (e.g., bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as sustainability, finance, business administration, or a related discipline). Additional sustainability-related certifications are assets
  • Demonstrated expertise through 1 to 3 years of relevant sustainability-related experience in the sustainable investing, investment ownership or management industry, with a focus on active ownership/stewardship
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainable investing and proxy voting principles and practices, including knowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks and reporting standards related to sustainable investing
  • Communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders (internally and externally) at all levels
  • Business acumen, blending both qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve complex business problems is an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technology and data analytics
  • A results-oriented and goal-driven mindset, with a commitment to achieving quantifiable outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and French (or a willingness to learning French if not already acquainted). This involves engaging in regular interactions in English with other institutional investors, regulators, industry groups, and NGOs, as well as PSP employees in our Hong Kong, London, and New York offices. Additionally, there will be informal interactions in French with employees in our local offices based in Montreal and Ottawa

We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:

  • Investment in career development 
  • Comprehensive group insurance plans 
  • Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs 
  • Competitive pension plans 
  • Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off 
  • Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers 
  • A hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days
  • Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.

At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know. 

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