Senior Specialist, Programme Management CA100+

Principles for Responsible Investment

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK Or Europe
Salary £72,000 - £80,000 (GBP)
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 8:00pm, 25th Feb 2024 GMT

Job Description

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’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

This is an opportunity to work on Climate Action 100+, one of PRI’s flagship projects and the largest collaborative investor initiative to date. It seeks to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.

Join a global and motivated Stewardship team that works to deliver substantial real change in our global economy, society and the environment. Stewardship is one of the most powerful mechanisms by which investors and their agents can contribute to the achievement of the PRI’s mission: the creation of a sustainable financial system which benefits the environment and society as a whole. The role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to work that will encourage and enable PRI signatories to fully realise the potential of stewardship to drive real-world outcomes on climate change.

Climate Action 100+ is coordinated by PRI and four other regional investor networks (collectively the ‘Networks’): the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

This role, formally titled ‘Senior Facilitator’, is designed to function similar to a Senior Programme Manager type position at an organisation. The Senior Facilitator ensures that the operations of Climate Action 100+ run smoothly, implementing and supporting workflows to maximise the productivity of Climate Action 100+ working groups and the Steering Committee that govern the initiative.

The Senior Facilitator will work closely with and support key Network staff in managing the Climate Action 100+ workplan, facilitating relevant strategic discussions and enhancing collaboration across the initiative.

The role will report into the Staff Working Group (SWG), through which the Network staff oversee the operations and strategic implementation of Climate Action 100+. The Senior Facilitator will acquire a global view of the different workstreams and working groups across the initiative to inform the SWG and facilitate their decision making at an initiative level. The role will also work closely with and support the Chair of the Steering Committee, which rotates on an annual basis.

The role will work for the Climate Action 100+ initiative, however is formally employed by PRI and line managed by the PRI’s Head of Stewardship, Climate Change. This is a grant-funded role with funding secured for multiple years. The position is permanent, but contingent on the continuation of the CA100+ initiative (current Phase 2 runs until 2030) and continued grant funding for the duration.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, updating, realising, monitoring and reporting on progress against the Climate Action 100+ workplan, as well as ensuring working groups are on track to meet deadlines for key projects.

  • Participates in the Staff Working Group (SWG), by collating initiative wide updates, supporting the SWG chair, preparing agendas, presenting on the CA100+ workplan, identifying areas of consensus or disagreement, documenting decisions and communicating follow-up actions.

  • Attends all other working groups meetings to build a global understanding of the status and development of all workstreams and work with the respective working group chairs to ensure deadlines for key projects being met.

  • Maintains strong relationships with the staff globally across the five networks, including chairs of working groups, and especially other shared staff positions such as the Communications Manager, Benchmark Manager and Data Analyst.

  • Liaises with the Chair and Vice chair of the Steering Committee, and the corresponding network, to ensure the effective functioning of the Steering Committee from a strategic perspective. Works with the Chair and Steering Committee to ensure their views are fully considered in the development of strategic priorities and the workplan. This includes preparing the Steering Committee meeting agenda in conjunction with the Staff Working Group and Steering Committee Chair, as well as logging and actioning decision items.

  • Ensures smooth handover when the Chair and Vice chair roles rotate every twelve months.

  • Gathers progress on the workplan and communicates to the Fundraising Working Group to make efficient, comprehensive, and compelling progress reports to funders.

  • Support other working groups and/or projects where relevant and agreed by Networks.

  • Ensure the smooth functioning of the Climate Action 100+ Steering Committee meetings, including sending out agendas and taking meeting minutes.

Person Specification

  • Proven work experience and track record in a company secretariat, initiative facilitator or similar role.

  • Excellent project management and stakeholder engagement skills are essential.

  • High degree of multi-tasking and time-management capability.

  • Strong facilitation and stakeholder management skills. Diplomacy, tact, and ability to build consensus, including with senior individuals.

  • Good networking, relationship management and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence a diverse range of stakeholders from varying cultures and backgrounds.

  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others.

  • Familiarity with global investor initiatives, financial institutions and/or related industry is advantageous.

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in the landscape of climate change is desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and ability to articulate and translate complex ideas, discussions, and problems into clear and concise terms.

  • Has an interest in or knowledge of corporate governance best practices.

  • Experience in delivering complex projects successfully, including directing others that may not be your direct reports.

  • Working across different time zones to fit with different investor networks coordinating Climate Action 100+.

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.

The PRI is committed to offering flexibility to our employees, both formal (e.g. part-time work) and informal (e.g. a shift in hours to accommodate caring responsibilities). Please talk to us about how we could make this role flexible for you.

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 25th Feb 2024


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 25th Feb 2024