Climate Policy Analyst (2 Year FTC)

Principles for Responsible Investment

  • Salary: £28,000 - £34,000
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 28th Mar 2021 BST

Job Description

About the PRI

The Principles for Responsible Investment is the world’s largest investor network, with over 3,800 signatories in over 50 markets, which collectively have $100 trillion in assets. Initially set up by the then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006, the PRI is now a non-profit company funded by its investor signatories to its six principles.  PRI 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.

Working at the PRI provides an opportunity to engage with highly motivated, culturally diverse professionals on a wide range of cutting-edge issues, such as income inequality through the lens of sustainable finance. The PRI provides scope for development at all levels with opportunities for project leadership and management working alongside some of the most influential signatories and leaders across financial markets and economies.  In combination with a supportive culture that encourages continuous learning and flexible working policies, PRI is a highly engaging place to work on truly transformative issues.

Job description

This role is an exciting opportunity to join PRI’s growing climate change team. PRI convenes a number of leading investor initiatives. The position will provide analytical and implementation support for the policy tracks of the UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance and the Investor Agenda. This is an entry level position that would be well suited to a recent graduate with a background in a climate-related field. Whilst there is a preference for UK-based applicants, exceptional applicants from other countries will, providing they have the right to work in the host country, also be considered.

Core Responsibilities:

■ Support the running of AoA and Investor Agenda policy tracks, including the organising and preparation for meetings, events and activities. There is scope for a successful candidate to take on more responsibility in time.

■ The drafting of briefing and policy papers. PRI input into statements and letters in key markets (US, UK, EU, Japan, China, Australia, Canada).

■  Research into new policy areas, draft PRI positions. This will cover a wide range of climate policy topics – carbon pricing, energy efficiency measure, agriculture policy, measures to support the commercial deployment of hard-to-abate sectors.

■  The moderation and facilitation of investor and stakeholder meetings. A successful candidate will at times be asked to represent PRI in meetings of the AoA and Investor Agenda.

■  Coordinate activities with other PRI teams, notably Policy and Signatory Relations.

■  Provide regular reporting to the Technical Head and Director of climate change as required.

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at an “Associate’ level within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:


  • Incorporates the fullest range of information available into analysis and decision making​

  • Uses appropriate technical processes/systems to develop and evaluate options in an effective and time-efficient manner ​

  • Assimilates data to draws out relevant insights and findings from analyses​

  • Identifies opportunities and risks to feed into decision making ​

  • Presents analyses in an appropriate format providing clear and concise recommendations

Business Awareness

  • Understands, and always works towards, the mission and the aims of the PRI​

  • Is curious about what is happening in other parts of the PRI​

  • Is Signatory centric – seeks to understand, listen and respond to Signatory needs​

  • Understands own teams’ objectives and seeks to internalise them in own activities ​

  • Understands who does what at the PRI and uses the knowledge to complete activities


  • Approachable, credible and willing whenever engaging with colleagues​

  • Actively and appropriately seeks input from others ​

  • Focuses on interacting with colleagues in a positive and open manner​

  • Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly


  • Writes succinctly and clearly tailoring level of detail to the requirements of the end user​

  • Communicates clearly and precisely and able to convey thinking comprehensively​

  • Provides regular, clear and concise communications to manager, colleagues or other relevant people to keep updated on activities​

  • Structures and prepares well-written, logical outputs with limited guidance and editing​


  • Demonstrates self-awareness actively seeks feedback from others and acts upon it​

  • Explores new ideas with an inquisitive mind ​

  • Questions the status quo and suggests new ideas ​

  • Seeks out opportunities to drive continuous improvements in ways of working​

  • Open-minded attitude which welcomes change and new ideas


  • Prioritises and organises time effectively, focussing on the key organisational priorities​

  • Develops ways of working and processes to execute and improve efficiency across the PRI​

  • Methodically tackles problems, working with colleagues where necessary​

  • Takes account of the needs of other colleagues and/or Signatories when considering how to execute a piece of work​

  • Promotes and utilises effective project management skills

    Technical Competencies & Experience: 

    ■ Degree or postgraduate qualification in a field related to climate change or environment economics. Qualifications in finance would also be desirable.

    ■ Relevant work experience in policy affairs, environmental economics and sustainability would be advantageous.

    ■ Experience of coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives.

    ■ Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills with the ability to deliver high quality briefings and reports with minimal supervision.

    ■ A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others

    ■ Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills, the ability to foster an inclusive working environment

    ■ IT/system skills (Microsoft Office, CRM, social media, webcasts, etc.)

    ■ Very good organisational skills.

    ■ Some regional and international travel may be required.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 28th Mar 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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