Old Mutual is looking for Junior ESG analyst in Cape Town

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A vacancy has arisen for a Junior ESG Analyst within the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team within Old Mutual Investment Group.

The primary focus of the role is to contribute to the ESG research function at Old Mutual Investment Group.

The role will report to the Head of Responsible Investment and will be located within the Old Mutual Investment Group’s Responsible Investment team (RI).

The incumbent will provide support to the Head of Governance and Engagement and the ESG Analysts/Data specialist.

The position requires an individual who has the knowledge and passion for sustainability issues as well as investment processes across different asset classes. The job is suited to a candidate who is driven to deliver cutting edge research, has excellent written and Excel skills, has strong communication and presenting skills and an ability to influence and “sell” ideas.

Preference will be given to appropriately qualified, previously disadvantaged South African citizens, in accordance with Old Mutual Investment Group’s commitment to Employment Equity. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply giving full details of qualifications and along with a motivation letter.

Primary Functions

ESG Research and Analysis

-Undertake independent research and analysis of company ESG practises and thematic ESG issues
-Support the development of tools for the effective integration of ESG analysis into our stock selection and valuations processes across asset classes
-Support on the development of material to be used for engagement with Old Mutual Investment Group’s boutiques and external stakeholder as required (this may include media, clients and consultants)
-Work in collaboration with the head of Governance and Engagement to prepare materials for company level engagements
-Contribute to the development of Old Mutual Investment Group’s thought leadership on ESG related issues
-Support with the update and publication of RI policies and practise across the business

RI Project Management

-Coordination RI team meetings,
Taking minutes
Driving implementation of follow up actions
-Support internal and External Communication on RI related issues
-Support with RI reporting as required in respect oif CRISA and UNPRI
-Support with the RI aspects of the Old Mutual Emerging Markets Responsible Business program;

Basic Job Requirements:

-Tertiary qualification, ideally and Honours or MSc with a business, finance, investments or
environmental focus
- Recent graduates will be considered however any working experience relating to investment
management, ESG advisory services or corporate sustainability will be an advantage
- Understanding of responsible Investment (UN PRI, CRISA, Reg 28) and sustainability issues
- Ability to undertake proprietary ESG research and analysis
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience with project management


-Passionate, good work ethic
-Ability to work independently, self-starter , initiating action
- Adaptability
- Decision Making
- Enterprise and Innovation
- Planning and Organising
- Communication and presentation skills
- Technical Knowledge

Contact Details

Recruiting Manager: Jon Duncan
Mutualpark, Jan Smuts Drive, Pinelands 7405.
PO Box 878, Cape Town 8000, South Africa.
Tel +27 (0)21 509 5022, Fax +27 (0)21 509 5025


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