Manager – Responsible Investments


KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive disruption and growth. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

The role in context:

The growing influence of non-financial issues, including environmental performance and social impact, is reshaping the business landscape, affecting financial performance and long-term business success for our clients and communities. As markets move towards a greater focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, our Climate Change and Sustainability services team helps our clients to reduce impacts on the environment and to build a more sustainable and resilient future – to recognise that ESG is not only a question of risk, but also opportunity.  This is where you come in.

Job description

The Responsible Investment Manager will sit within KPMG’s ESG & Responsible Investment (RI) team, reporting to the Head of ESG & Responsible Investment and be responsible for supporting the ESG & RI team in delivering on ESG, climate change and other responsible investment projects for clients. The role, will sit within rapidly growing Sustainability team of over 40 people and will work closely with fellow team members in Australia as well as the KPMG International team to meet client needs around ESG. Clients will include superfunds, investment managers, banks and insurers who are either mature or nascent in their ESG/Sustainability journey.

The role will support the RI team across all client segments to deliver client ESG strategies, frameworks, policies and workshops as well as climate change risk assessment, among others. The RI Analyst's responsibilities will focus on the following:

1. Contribute to the delivery of client ESG advisory services, reporting and assurance: working across the RI team in, role’s primary objective will be to support delivery of high quality, timely RI projects and reports. Work will include:

  • Leveraging client information, and ESG data providers to produce annual ESG assessment reports for a range of clients to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support delivery of ESG advisory projects including client ESG research and report writing, ESG education sessions and workshops for Boards and employees, RI policy and procedure drafting, ESG reporting framework development and the integration of ESG in client portfolios.
  • Support the delivery of new services such as Impact Investment measurement and frameworks.
  • Support the delivery of ESG due diligence services for potential assets and acquisitions.
  • Utilise KPMG’s climate risk tools to assess client portfolios for climate risk and identify possible investment solutions to establish more sustainable, resilient portfolios.
  • Support the delivery of ESG assurance services, such as UN PRI Reporting and ESG/RI statements in Sustainability and Annual reports.

2. Support regional RI business development and marketing: The role, will support the Head of ESG & Responsible Investment in responding to RFP’s, preparing proposals, developing conference presentation materials, and supporting other business development efforts to grow the RI business in the Pacific, including Asia. The role will also be responsible for identifying and working with the international KPMG team to identify inroads for sustainable products and investment techniques into the domain of orthodox and conventional investment management.

3. Contribute to KPMG’ RI intellectual capital and Thought Leadership: working with the global RI team, the role, will also have opportunity to contribute to development of new intellectual capital and solutions. This may include development of new sustainability-focused investment funds, advisory solutions, or tools.

Your Opportunity

To support our vibrant and growing Climate Change and Sustainability services team.

As a Manager within our team you will have the opportunity to lead business development, to apply your technical knowledge in leading assurance and advisory projects, to build trusted networks with our prestigious clients and to grow your personal knowledge in this dynamic and exciting field.

How You’re Extraordinary

With an enthusiasm to deliver quality, you are technically minded, detail focused, interested in working with a broad range of industries for some Australia’s largest and most sustainable companies. You will have:

  • A strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues
  • Highly evolved analytical skills
  • Data management and visualisation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of and experience with different asset classes of investment managers (listed equity, private equity fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, hedge fund).
  • Knowledge of and experience with international sustainability and assurance guidelines and standards such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarks (GRESB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme, Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Ability to conduct technical and high-quality analysis of ESG processes, investment principles and strategies, including benchmarking organisational performance.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, particularly when communicating on an engagement to a wide range of stakeholders from senior management to project managers.
  • Strong ability to engage with clients and develop meaningful relationships to aid in business development.
  • A coaching mindset, including the ability to lead and mentor junior team members.
  • A curious mind, seeking to expand their knowledge of sustainability, to push the forefront of sustainable practice.

     

    Education

    Qualifications at a Degree level in an appropriate discipline such as sustainability, climate change, finance, economics, commerce, law and corporate governance. A suitable post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is preferred.

     

    Experience

    Preferable experience will include roles within superfund, bank or asset manager either in ESG role or with experience working with the ESG role or withing a consulting firm with direct experience in ESG

The KPMG Difference

We walk the talk – KPMG’s ESG commitments hold us accountable towards progress so that we may make an even more positive impact on the world – check out Our Impact Plan to learn more.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

At KPMG, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that everyone’s unique experiences enable us to deliver meaningful benefits for our people, our clients and communities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ages, religions, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, those with a disability, women and people with a cultural or linguistically diverse background.

KPMG has a decade-long, proud commitment to Indigenous Australia, as demonstrated by the achievement of an Elevate level Reconciliation Action Plan. KPMG is a foundation member and Principal Partner of Pride in Diversity started in Australia by ACON and the Diversity Council of Australia, and is recognised in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) which evaluates LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness in the workplace. KPMG Australia has been consistently recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) annual index.

Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!


KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive disruption and growth. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

The role in context:

The growing influence of non-financial issues, including environmental performance and social impact, is reshaping the business landscape, affecting financial performance and long-term business success for our clients and communities. As markets move towards a greater focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, our Climate Change and Sustainability services team helps our clients to reduce impacts on the environment and to build a more sustainable and resilient future – to recognise that ESG is not only a question of risk, but also opportunity.  This is where you come in.

Job description

The Responsible Investment Manager will sit within KPMG’s ESG & Responsible Investment (RI) team, reporting to the Head of ESG & Responsible Investment and be responsible for supporting the ESG & RI team in delivering on ESG, climate change and other responsible investment projects for clients. The role, will sit within rapidly growing Sustainability team of over 40 people and will work closely with fellow team members in Australia as well as the KPMG International team to meet client needs around ESG. Clients will include superfunds, investment managers, banks and insurers who are either mature or nascent in their ESG/Sustainability journey.

The role will support the RI team across all client segments to deliver client ESG strategies, frameworks, policies and workshops as well as climate change risk assessment, among others. The RI Analyst's responsibilities will focus on the following:

1. Contribute to the delivery of client ESG advisory services, reporting and assurance: working across the RI team in, role’s primary objective will be to support delivery of high quality, timely RI projects and reports. Work will include:

  • Leveraging client information, and ESG data providers to produce annual ESG assessment reports for a range of clients to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support delivery of ESG advisory projects including client ESG research and report writing, ESG education sessions and workshops for Boards and employees, RI policy and procedure drafting, ESG reporting framework development and the integration of ESG in client portfolios.
  • Support the delivery of new services such as Impact Investment measurement and frameworks.
  • Support the delivery of ESG due diligence services for potential assets and acquisitions.
  • Utilise KPMG’s climate risk tools to assess client portfolios for climate risk and identify possible investment solutions to establish more sustainable, resilient portfolios.
  • Support the delivery of ESG assurance services, such as UN PRI Reporting and ESG/RI statements in Sustainability and Annual reports.

2. Support regional RI business development and marketing: The role, will support the Head of ESG & Responsible Investment in responding to RFP’s, preparing proposals, developing conference presentation materials, and supporting other business development efforts to grow the RI business in the Pacific, including Asia. The role will also be responsible for identifying and working with the international KPMG team to identify inroads for sustainable products and investment techniques into the domain of orthodox and conventional investment management.

3. Contribute to KPMG’ RI intellectual capital and Thought Leadership: working with the global RI team, the role, will also have opportunity to contribute to development of new intellectual capital and solutions. This may include development of new sustainability-focused investment funds, advisory solutions, or tools.

Your Opportunity

To support our vibrant and growing Climate Change and Sustainability services team.

As a Manager within our team you will have the opportunity to lead business development, to apply your technical knowledge in leading assurance and advisory projects, to build trusted networks with our prestigious clients and to grow your personal knowledge in this dynamic and exciting field.

How You’re Extraordinary

With an enthusiasm to deliver quality, you are technically minded, detail focused, interested in working with a broad range of industries for some Australia’s largest and most sustainable companies. You will have:

  • A strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues
  • Highly evolved analytical skills
  • Data management and visualisation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of and experience with different asset classes of investment managers (listed equity, private equity fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, hedge fund).
  • Knowledge of and experience with international sustainability and assurance guidelines and standards such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarks (GRESB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme, Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Ability to conduct technical and high-quality analysis of ESG processes, investment principles and strategies, including benchmarking organisational performance.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, particularly when communicating on an engagement to a wide range of stakeholders from senior management to project managers.
  • Strong ability to engage with clients and develop meaningful relationships to aid in business development.
  • A coaching mindset, including the ability to lead and mentor junior team members.
  • A curious mind, seeking to expand their knowledge of sustainability, to push the forefront of sustainable practice.

     

    Education

    Qualifications at a Degree level in an appropriate discipline such as sustainability, climate change, finance, economics, commerce, law and corporate governance. A suitable post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is preferred.

     

    Experience

    Preferable experience will include roles within superfund, bank or asset manager either in ESG role or with experience working with the ESG role or withing a consulting firm with direct experience in ESG

The KPMG Difference

We walk the talk – KPMG’s ESG commitments hold us accountable towards progress so that we may make an even more positive impact on the world – check out Our Impact Plan to learn more.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

At KPMG, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that everyone’s unique experiences enable us to deliver meaningful benefits for our people, our clients and communities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ages, religions, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, those with a disability, women and people with a cultural or linguistically diverse background.

KPMG has a decade-long, proud commitment to Indigenous Australia, as demonstrated by the achievement of an Elevate level Reconciliation Action Plan. KPMG is a foundation member and Principal Partner of Pride in Diversity started in Australia by ACON and the Diversity Council of Australia, and is recognised in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) which evaluates LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness in the workplace. KPMG Australia has been consistently recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) annual index.

Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!

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