Analyst, Stewardship - Family Leave Cover (10 month Fixed Term Contract)

Principles for Responsible Investment

  • Grade: Associate
  • Salary: £42,000 - £47,000
  • Location: London UK
  • Closing: 8:00pm, 22nd Jan 2023 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 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.

This opportunity is within the PRI’s stewardship team, which is responsible for:

  • Working with PRI signatories to define and encourage adoption of best practice active ownership;

  • Facilitating collaborative investor engagement activities on environmental, social and governance issues with companies; and

  • Addressing system barriers that inhibit quality stewardship.

Job Description

The successful candidate will lead on and contribute to a range of projects within the PRI’s stewardship team. This will include supporting the development and coordination of PRI-led collaborative engagements, contributing to internal and external communication needs of the team and general administrative support for PRI stewardship initiatives and the broader team.

As this is a relatively new function within the stewardship team, the exact nature of the role is likely to be varied and will be tailored depending on the skillset and prior experience of the successful candidate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the team to improve processes and systems used to coordinate PRI collaborative stewardship initiatives

  • Support the development of new collaborative stewardship initiatives by developing template materials to be used in engagements (such as investor letters to companies and investor briefing packs with background information on companies)

  • Provide administrative support for PRI stewardship initiatives. This includes:

  • Attending, organising, and taking notes for initiative meetings

  • Liaising with participating investors

  • Answering in bound questions

  • Provide general administrative support for the stewardship team

  • Build and manage relationships with key signatories, notably members of the PRI stewardship advisory committee

  • Contribute to external communication needs of the team, including updating the PRI website  

  • Lead on internal communication projects, such as developing team intranet pages

  • Support the team’s data and record management, including data on PRI-led collaborative engagements

  • Contribute on an ad hoc basis to other projects relating to stewardship

  • Provide regular reporting to the Specialist, Stewardship Initiatives and Director, Stewardship as required

Core Competencies:

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

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:

  • A strong and demonstrable interest in responsible investment, sustainability and/or finance

  • ·Work experience, qualification(s) and/or a degree in a relevant discipline (degree is not essential)

  • Strong administrative and organisational skills

  • Proactive and self-motivated

  • Good knowledge of relevant IT systems, such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel

  • Understanding of CRM software such as Salesforce (desirable but not essential)

  • Good project management skills

  • Strong communications skills and ability to work with all levels of stakeholders internally and externally

  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others, the ability to foster an inclusive working environment

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English (essential)

  • Flexibility to occasionally join conference calls in different time zones outside of normal working hours

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.

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 22nd Jan 2023


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 22nd Jan 2023