About the PRI
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 acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.
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.
The PRI has a well-established programme to promote and support RI across asset classes. We are looking for a dynamic professional interested in building a career in the RI industry. The candidate will gain a broad range of experience across a number of asset classes and have contact with a range of global signatories. The role sits within PRI’s Investment Practices team where the Analyst would assist Team Heads to implement, execute and administer specific tasks and projects relating to work in both equities and private markets.
The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to tasks, be proactive, and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. You will be working with a growing team and alongside a number of experts in their field.
■ Conducting research on topics relating to a range of asset and issue specific topics and contribute to the development of broader PRI workstreams in both equities and private markets.
■ Help develop, write and analyse case studies, guidelines and reports.
■ Supporting the team in ensuring we work effectively with both external and internal audiences
■ Manage the process of team communications on external newsletters and internal communications
■ Liaising internally on administrative issues including overseeing and co-ordinating IP contribution on the PRI website
■ Working with the broader signatory base on the delivery and co-ordination of successful communication with Advisory Committees and PRI collaboration platforms
PRI expects roles at a ‘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
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 an 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:
■ A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or similar level professional qualification
■ Experience working in equities or private markets would be a preference but is not a necessity. This could be from a range of roles with asset managers and asset owners. It might also be gained working in a consultancy working for institutional investors. You may also be able to evidence your knowledge and experience in other ways
■ Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills
■ Proven ability to work independently and within a team
■ A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others
■ Good project management skills
■ Comfortable communicating complex ideas succinctly to internal audiences,
■ Understanding of the fundamental considerations in investment management and capital markets - preferably gained through working in financial services or a consultancy working in finance or economics.
■ Excellent analytical skills and experience of synthesising information to produce structured outputs
■ Ability to understand and work in international and multi-lingual contexts
■ Experience of Microsoft & Salesforce an advantage
■ Language skills, other than English, are desirable