Investor Initiatives Project Officer

CDP Worldwide

£23,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 02038183925

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Friday, 27th March 2020  

Job purpose and background:

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual with proven self-starter skills to join the UK Investor Initiatives team.

The successful candidate will join a growing team of committed professionals working to embed ESG integration into mainstream financial analysis and investment processes. In addition to the responsibilities below, a focus of the role may be to enhance usability and data visualization of CDP data products and services to strengthen CDP’s position as a premium data service provider. The Project Officer will report to CDP's Associate Director of Investor Initiatives, UK and work integrally with the global Investor Initiatives team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting senior team members to build relationships with institutional investors and recruit them as signatories and members
  • Engaging with investors to build awareness of CDP data and research and assisting them to use it in their investment process where possible
  • Extracting data from the internal data warehouse and organising for external consumption, as well as presenting CDP data and analytics in to various stakeholders in the investment community
  • Developing guidance documents for CDP and Investor processes
  • Creating and maintaining library of PowerPoint decks and other marketing information
  • Utilising CRM database to maintain customer records as well as draft and distribute mass emails to CDP constituents
  • Helping convene and organise investor roundtables roadshows, and other informational events
  • Liaising with other teams internally to align communications and outreach

The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time, and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet business needs.

Required skills and experience:

  • Comfortable liaising with contacts in senior positions at pension funds, insurance companies and investment managers, and other financial market participants
  • A desire to take ownership and responsibility for their work
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills and a desire to seek out networking opportunities
  • The ability to deliver excellent results under pressure and take pride in working to a high standard
  • A flexible but diligent working style, with proven record of working within a team
  • Attention to detail critical
  • Strong computer software skills, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM and analytical skills

Desirable skills and experience:

  • A passion for integrating ESG issues into the mainstream investment process
  • Experience in data visualization tools
  • Experience in research and writing reports
  • An interest in working for an environmental NGO and a passion for sustainability topics
  • Knowledge of climate change mitigation and adaptation issues
  • Experience in SharePoint

The Project Officer role is a full-time role based in CDP’s London office on Great Tower Street.

Salary and benefits: £23,000 per annum, 30 days of holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on the organisation’s performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and other benefits.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘UK Investor Initiatives Project Officer’ in the subject. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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