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Analyst - Global - Flexible location

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Work Type/s: Full time preferred, 3-4 days/week considered (please specify your preference when applying)

Salary: $80,000 + super (pro-rata if part time)

Location: ACCR has offices in Sydney and Canberra, with the possibility for substantial work from home if desired; we are open to other Australian locations, working remotely

Overview:

ACCR has a dynamic team of approximately 20 driven and experienced staff, located around Australia, and we work together with a network of partners globally. As shareholders ourselves, we pursue various avenues of shareholder advocacy, including through the filing of shareholder resolutions. Working together with partners globally, we seek to impel major shareholders in particular companies responsible for systemically significant greenhouse gas emissions, to support assertive decarbonisation strategies. Thanks to a heightened awareness of the importance of our work, and the urgency of the issues - like climate change - that we work on, we are growing rapidly.

Background

ACCR challenges companies to respond to the most important issues of our time, like how they treat their workers, the planet and all who have a stake in their business activities, such as First Nations communities. We are compelled by the importance and urgency of these matters, and use all the tools available to shareholders to make concerns known to companies, to seek fast and effective change. We were founded as a non-profit organisation in 2012, and since that time we have promoted ethical investment and assisted investors through education, research, collaboration, engagement and advocacy. We are a member of both the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).

This role will be offered for an initial 12 month period, with the expectation of extension.

Responsible to: Lead Analyst, Global

Key Relationships: Investor Engagement Lead, Global Project Manager

The role

Reporting to the Lead Analyst, Global, and part of ACCR’s global climate team, this newly created role will leverage your analytical skills to inform and support our company and investor engagement and advocacy strategy.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Support the Lead Analyst to cover 10-15 stocks globally, with up-to-date data and analysis;
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis on company financials, sustainability reporting, and investments relating to climate considerations;
  • Undertake research and present findings on key issues impacting focus companies and sectors;
  • Build and maintain up to date analysis on climate science and frameworks impacting key focus companies;
  • Assist in the preparation of research reports and presentations;
  • Support the Investor Engagement team with globally significant investor and proxy advisor engagement, including feeding in to briefing materials, published reports and media;
  • Contribute to strategy, solutions, methodologies, analytical frameworks and tools to help stakeholders navigate complexities around climate change; and
  • Horizon scan for relevant information through different sources including media articles, annual reports, investor presentations, and industry reports.

About you

You have:

  • An analytical and investigative mind with the ability to digest varied complex financial and other information;

  • Familiarity with company reports and financial statements;

  • Experience working with financial models and analysing data, including competence in Excel and other platforms;

  • Excellent organisational capabilities with proven ability to deliver to tight deadlines;

  • Great communication skills, both verbally and in written form, with experience synthesising research and data into effective reports;

  • A desire to develop your understanding of investor and company analysis and engagement; and

  • Tertiary qualifications in economics, accounting, engineering, environment sciences or similar.

You are also a person with:

  • A strong work ethic, and would thrive working in a collaborative, deeply experienced and committed team;

  • An alignment to ACCR’s mission and values, including valuing diversity; and

  • A desire to make a difference in the global fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

As a bonus (but not required), you also have:

  • Experience in company and investment research, or other relevant experience in a financial services or investment institution;

  • Knowledge of relevant climate change and energy policy; and/or

  • Other relevant ESG analysis and/or engagement experience.

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