Corporate Engagement & Research Manager

Salary

Competitive

Location

London, UK

Country

United Kingdom

Continent

Western Europe

Company

FAIRR Initiative

Experience

3+ Years

Reference

Required

Entry Date

09/07/2018

Deadline

09/08/2018

Description

Job Overview

Type of position: Full time, Permanent

Location: Office-based, London, UK

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Pension Benefit, Private Health Insurance, 25-days paid vacation + public holidays

Closing date: 27th July 2018

Interview date: w/c 30th July 2018

 

Background

Established by the Jeremy Coller Foundation, a registered UK charity, the FAIRR Initiative is a collaborative institutional investor network that raises awareness of the financially material ESG risks in animal production as well as the opportunities associated with the shift towards alternative, sustainable proteins. We help the investor community integrate these risks and opportunities into their investment processes and engage with global food companies to protect and enhance value in global protein supply chains.

Having recently launched a major new project, the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, we are looking to broaden our capacity for engagement with the large global food companies covered by the Index and within our existing engagement programmes. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with three-five years of work experience to join our small team to support FAIRR’s corporate engagement work. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and growing organisation with huge ambition.

The role will have three functions: 1.) project manage a robust research and data analysis process on companies covered by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index 2.) provide support and coordination for existing collaborative investor engagements and assist in the development of new workstreams; 3.) assist in carrying out research on sectors/risk themes/companies of interest to FAIRR.

 

 

Key Tasks

Project manage a robust research and data analysis process on companies covered by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index. This will include:

  • Researching the policies, commitments, practices and disclosure of major global protein producers on key ESG themes
  • Improving the systems for data collection, analysis, synthesis and quality management for the research process
  • Coordinating the team’s research process and ensuring excellent data quality and process efficiency
  • Contributing to methodology development in collaboration with the team
  • Contributing to research on company scores and rankings
  • Coordinating the process to ensure the data and results are translated into FAIRR’s online portal for investor members
  • Contributing to the development of all final outputs
  • Communicating draft scores to companies and facilitating collection of feedback and input
  • Expanding the project’s functionality to ensure it is a relevant and useful tool for investors

Provide support for FAIRR’s existing and new investor engagement projects. This will include:

  • Helping FAIRR engagement team implement its engagement strategy with companies and investors
  • Tracking and analysing progress of engagement projects against an agreed framework
  • Conducting research on company practices on relevant ESG issues and develop in-depth company profiles
  • Assisting team with developing an investor portal to meet member needs
  • Ensuring accuracy and completeness of project records on Salesforce and SharePoint
  • Monitoring developments and resources relevant to the engagement topics
  • Helping draft internal and external reports and briefings
  • Helping run an internal KPI system to track how the team is meeting engagement goals
  • Managing company and investor queries
  • Organising and managing the running of webinars and events related to the engagements
  • Issue research and synthesising relevant content to draft outlines for new engagements
  • Support the engagement team to develop engagement content, workplan and evaluation framework

Provide general administrative and research support to other relevant initiatives within FAIRR. This may include responsibilities such as:

  • Ad hoc research requests
  • Setting up or coordinating meetings
  • Drafting internal documents or taking call/meeting notes
  • Other tasks as required

**Applicants must be eligible to work and reside in the UK.

 Interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to careers@fairr.org


Key Skills

Applicant Specification

ESSENTIAL

Understanding of corporate sustainability issues and mandatory reporting frameworks: GHG protocol standards, such as CDP, UNGC, DJSI, FTSE 4 Good and GRI
Excellent research and analytical - both qualitative and quantitative.
Strong project management skills, including an ability to manage multiple, complex projects with competing deadlines
Experience working with companies, and working knowledge of social and environmental issues in the food and beverage sector.
Understanding of responsible investment, shareholder engagement activities and/or understanding of financial risk and portfolio analysis
Experience working with investors
Graduate degree in related discipline (international relations, business, finance, environment and/or social science)
Fluency in spoken and written English. Ability to draft written materials to a professional standard with minimal review and excellent verbal communications skills
Proactive attitude
Motivated by the mission of FAIRR, interested in animal agriculture and food sustainability issues as they relate to companies and investors
Familiarity with key technology platforms, particularly Excel, Word, Bloomberg, PowerPoint, MailChimp and Salesforce
Strong attention to detail
A confident and professional manner in dealing with senior business professionals
Ability to learn quickly
Diplomacy, tact, and ability to work well in teams
Willing to occasionally take notes of conference calls in different time zones outside normal working hours


**Applicants must be eligible to work and reside in the UK.



Interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to careers@fairr.org




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