Senior Responsible Investment Manager France

Principles for Responsible Investment

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · Paris, France
Salary circa 75000 EUR
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 8:00pm, 8th Oct 2023 BST

Job Description


The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

The PRI’s three distinct capabilities relate to the core elements of the PRI’s approach to achieving a sustainable financial system.

  • Translate RI (Responsible Investment) thought leadership into insights and practical support that is tailored to what signatories need to progress their RI practice

  • Convene our vast network to create opportunities for collaborative action

  • Harness our global scale to influence policymakers and regulators to effect system change

Job Description

The Senior Responsible Investment Manager for France RI Ecosystems will be responsible for enhancing Responsible Investment awareness in France and for providing investors with the tools to implement it in their investment process. This incorporates convening signatories and stakeholders in individual markets, supporting signatory progression through outreach and advice, and supporting meaningful policy outreach within those markets.

The role also involves contributing to the PRI’s recruitment of new signatories and the coverage of our existing signatory base in the region as well as helping with the coordination and local implementation of global PRI initiatives to drive progressive signatory action.

The role requires understanding of the local policy and regulation and to work closely with our EU policy team in creating an enabling environment conducive to better RI practises. Domestic and occasional international travel will be required primarily for signatory meetings, industry events and internal meetings. Reports to the Head of France RI Ecosystems and will work alongside another Senior RI Manager for France as part of the wider Europe regional team.


  • Raise awareness of Responsible Investment amongst French asset owners, investment managers, service providers and other PRI stakeholders.

  • Signatory engagement: build relationships with strategic signatories important to the overall successful development of the local RI ecosystem. This can be achieved through a combination of 1:1 and group signatory meetings, Reporting and Assessment sessions/Communities of Practice and other PRI-supported events.

  • Stakeholders: Strengthen relationships with key targeted stakeholders in the region to support the development of responsible investment locally

  • Outreach/Growth: target the recruitment of selective new strategic signatories amongst public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, endowments/foundations as well as key investment managers and investment consultants as per agreed strategic targets.

  • Team Collaboration: Aid in the overall team effectiveness by contributing to team meetings and by collaborating with other responsible investment officers within the Europe region and across other regional RI Ecosystem teams and the wider organisation.

  • Working across PRI: Collaborate and develop strong working relationships with PRI’s other teams on local market-related issues, in particular Policy, Sustainable Systems and Investor Initiatives, ensuring the latest PRI tools and guidance are taken to the local signatory base as appropriate.

  • Projects/Working Groups: Support and contribute to the ongoing delivery of any specific working group or ad hoc projects that have been assigned to enhance the understanding of key local market issues and players amongst colleagues.

  • Events: Represent PRI at relevant events to help raise the organisation’s profile in the region, network across the local RI ecosystem and help showcase relevant recent research, initiatives and guidance.

  • Local Market Business plans: Support the Head of France RI Ecosystems in delivering against the team’s business plan and budget in addition to contributing to building out a clear picture on their local market via provision of data, knowledge of local trends etc.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to more junior members of the RI Ecosystems team including sharing technical knowledge and expertise where appropriate.

Person Specification

  • Excellent business development skills including the ability to investigate growth opportunities using active listening and powerful questioning to understand stakeholder needs, provide solutions and influence outcomes

  • Excellent networking, influencing and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong and productive relationships and demonstrate credibility at a senior level as a trusted partner in different circumstances (remote/in-person or internal/external) with a clear understanding of what drives people and how to achieve optimal outcomes.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English and French. Ability to present complex information and lead meetings with stakeholders. Strong facilitation skills. Diplomacy, tact, and ability to build consensus.

  • Good understanding of ESG and the broader finance space, particularly within France and the EU.

We particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian, and other People of Colour, those with visible or non-visible disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates and those who are neurodivergent

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 8th Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Sun 8th Oct 2023