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Senior Manager ESG Data and Insights

Mackenzie Investments

Mackenzie Investments

Data Science · Full-time
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022

Job Description

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's leading diversified wealth and asset management companies with approximately $242 billion in total assets under managements. The company provides a broad range of financial planning and investment management services to help more than two million Canadians meet their financial goals. Its activities are carried out principally through IG Wealth Management, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel.

Under IGM Financial’s unique business model based on leading brands and multi-channel distribution strategy is Mackenzie Investments, founded in 1967. Mackenzie Investments is a holistic asset-management partner for thousands of Canadian financial advisors and the investors they support.

At Mackenzie Investments You Can Build Your Career with Confidence.

We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them. As part of our team, you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians. We are proud to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2022) by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for empowering our employees with the tools to thrive while working remotely, while also providing resources to ensure physical and mental wellness were put front and centre.

Join an unstoppable team that is embedded in continuous learning, understanding, and knowledge sharing. You will thrive in our supportive environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn, while receiving the feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities. We are dedicated to offering a hybrid work environment when applicable.

Mackenzie Investments is a diverse workplace committed to doing business inclusively - this starts with having a representative workforce! We encourage applications from all qualified candidates that represent the diversity present across Canada – including racialized persons, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, gender diverse and neurodiverse individuals, as well as all who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Sustainability is a strategic focus for Mackenzie. The Sustainability team is a Centre of Excellence that was created to build and deliver to clients a range of innovative sustainable investment products, solutions and services. This range covers the spectrum of sustainable strategies including ESG integration, exclusion and screening, best in class strategies, thematic and impact investing. In addition, this team brings ESG expertise to develop and align firm-wide perspectives, to support investments teams to uniquely leverage ESG insights through integration and active ownership, and to reinforce Mackenzie’s commitment to Sustainable Investing to clients, advisors, and communities.

The sustainability team is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager ESG Integration and Insights, responsible for 1) developing and maintaining a proprietary ESG insights framework, 2) consulting with investment teams and other stakeholders to share ESG integration practices and insights and 3) thought leadership on emerging sustainability standards and trends. This role is pivotal to Mackenzie’s ambition to generate ESG insights that are transparent, actionable and relevant to the diverse range of investment strategies at Mackenzie. This role reports to the AVP, ESG Research, interacts with the most senior levels of colleagues including investment boutiques, data science and architecture teams and has exposure to executive management.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining a proprietary ESG insights framework to enhance ESG integration, oversight and reporting across Mackenzie’s investments, primarily in public markets (50% of time spent)
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a proprietary ESG insights framework alongside investment professional and data scientists
  • Generate ESG insights tailored to Mackenzie’s diverse range of investment strategies
  • Inform and drive Mackenzie’s strategy for third-party ESG data and research subscriptions
  • Consulting with investment teams and other stakeholders to share ESG insights and best practices (35% of time spent)
  • Build proactively strong relationships with multiple investment teams supporting the ESG research/insight process
  • Advise best practices for ESG risk management and impact investing to enhance sustainable investing across the Mackenzie investment boutiques
  • Oversee effective operationalization of quantitative ESG reporting across Mackenzie’s products
  • Lead best in class sustainable finance reporting according to frameworks such as TCFD, CDP, UNPRI, UN SDGs and EU SFDR
  • Be a thought leader for our clients and partners on emerging sustainability standards and trends (15% of time spent)
  • Present proprietary ESG insights to all levels within Mackenzie, industry partners and clients
  • Produce thought leadership and provide effective education on emerging sustainability standards and trends

The ideal candidate will:

  • Bring at least 7+ years of relevant experience and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong understanding of how global markets and investors are integrating ESG data and materiality frameworks such as the SASB standards
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator with ability to influence and build trust with stakeholders at different levels ranging from executive management to ESG analysts
  • A desire to share knowledge and expertise through training, presentations and white papers
  • Passion for building innovative ESG research and insights solutions in a complex field with little existing standards
  • Strong ability to manage complex projects, engage and update stakeholders within a specific timeframe
  • Good understanding of ESG disclosure standards and frameworks such as TCFD, CDP, UNPRI, UN SDGs and EU SFDR
  • CFA or equivalent academic credentials

Values and Personal Attributes

  • Analytical, innovative and strategic thinker
  • Likes to work in a collaborative environment with a team-oriented mindset
  • Passionate about making a positive impact on environment and society
  • Well organized
  • Ability to implement – not just analyze
  • Intellectual rigor
  • Warm, friendly, collegial, and approachable - keen on working in a diverse workplace

Please apply by November 21, 2022.