Senior Specialist Progression and Innovation

Principles for Responsible Investment

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London UK / EU OR North America
Salary £77,000 - £86,000
Team Sustainable Systems
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 9:00am, 3rd Jul 2023 BST

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

The Senior Specialist, Progression Pathways and Innovation supports the development of the Progression Pathways framework for signatories. A progression framework is intended to accompany the six PRI principles to guide responsible investment activities of signatories.

The role includes research, analysis, reporting and project management activities to support framework design, engagement and consultation with expert teams across the PRI and engagement with signatories.

The role will also be responsible for maintaining expertise in advanced approaches to assessing and achieving investor impact and / or sustainability outcomes aligned stewardship.

The Senior Specialist will report to the Head, Progression and Innovation.

Core Responsibilities

  • Research models and examples of development frameworks that can inform the PRIs approach.

  • Contribute to design alternatives for the progression framework.

  • Consult with the PRI’s internal teams on design of the progression framework.

  • Consult and engage with signatories on the design of the framework, including participation in outreach events.

  • Brief and advise PRI teams and signatories on implementation of the framework.

  • Maintain knowledge on advanced practices on investor impact and / or stewardship.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key partner organisations that will feed into the work.

  • Support the implementation and updating of the progression framework, reflecting feedback and experience gained by PRI colleagues through their engagement with signatories.

Person Specification

  • Subject matter expertise in ESG and sustainability outcomes and strong knowledge of PRI programmes on Progression Pathways

  • Knowledge of advanced practices on investor impact and stewardship

  • Very good project management skills, (designing and delivering projects to tight deadlines, managing conflicting priorities and acknowledging interdependencies) and managing and collaborating with relevant stakeholders

  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills. Identifies trends (and risks) and solves problems in a structured and rigorous way with a view implementing improvements

  • Excellent research, reporting and analysis skills with the ability to support in the formulation and creation of development frameworks  

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 Mon 3rd Jul 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 Mon 3rd Jul 2023