Environmental, Social&Governance Associate
HR Genie
Johannesburg Metro, South Africa
1d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our client is currently on the hunt for an Environmental, Social & Governance an Associate to join their dynamic team.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Develop and implement fund ESG monitoring strategy.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to ESG practices and investee corrective action plans as well as transformation plans.
  • Provide input on ESG reporting requirements and queries from Limited Partners and Investee companies.
  • Develop and implement due diligence questionnaires and guidelines.
  • Develop and implement knowledge management tools.
  • Develop, implement and oversee ESG knowledge management process.
  • Drive improvement in ESG and Impact management, performance, and reporting within investment teams and
  • at an aggregate business level.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in developing ESG policies, guidelines, and frameworks.
  • Prepare and present ESG outcomes and status updates on portfolio companies.
  • Ensure ESG factors and principles are built into investment decision-making.
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting to limited partners as well as internal decision-making bodies.
  • Train internal and external personnel on ESG strategy and principles.
  • Maintain visibility throughout the broader organization on the ESG and Impact performance of the business and
  • portfolio as well as serve as the businesss advocate internally for communicating this key value.

  • Support investment teams in their engagement with external stakeholders on ESG and Impact matters, including reporting and inputs into fundraising documentation, press releases, and thought leadership pieces.
  • Support investment teams in ensuring that ESG and Impact rights are adequately embedded into legal agreements, including ESG and Impact action plans (where appropriate).
  • Support investment teams in responding to significant ESG incidents that may arise and ensure that Executive.
  • Management and investors are informed of significant incidents, as appropriate and in a timely manner.

  • Understanding of broad ESG regulatory frameworks in various sectors.
  • Understanding of good corporate governance principles.
  • Social impact assessments.
  • Portfolio monitoring fundamentals.
  • Strong understanding of ESG due diligence frameworks.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research capabilities.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Detail orientation.
  • A self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent attention to detail.

  • Degree in Business, Finance, Social, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Developmental studies, Economics
  • and any other relevant degree.

  • MBA / MBL / CFA Advantageous.
  • Min 5 years experience in similar ESG role within a financial institution (PE Firm, Investment Banking, Asset
  • Management).

  • Strong command of the ESG subject matter and landscape and able to demonstrate sector expertise.
  • Demonstrable work experience in sustainable, impact, or responsible investing.
  • A keen understanding of ESG matters and knowledge of how companies manage and report on ESG issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential and experience in communicating
  • with senior executives and external stakeholders is desirable.

  • Highly motivated, organized, and disciplined in managing workflows.
  • Ability to function well in a diverse team.
  • Able to analyze and present data in a structured and consistent manner.
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