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Policy Analyst

Investor Group on Climate Change

About the Investor Group on Climate Change

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand investors focusing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments.

IGCC represents institutional investors, with total funds under management of over $2 trillion, and others in the investment community interested in the impact of climate change on investments. IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuants and unit holders.

We collaborate with similar investor organisations on climate change in Europe (the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change), North America (Ceres) and Asia (Asia Investor Group on Climate Change) and internationally (PRI, UNEP Financial Initiative) through The Investor Agenda.

Role description & responsibilities

This role will be responsible for supporting the IGCC Policy Director in implementing the IGCC national and international policy agenda. It will also involve member and stakeholder engagement, including with financial regulators, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.

This is a full-time contract position for 12 months with the option of extending, based ideally in Melbourne, but with an option of Sydney for the right candidate. The role reports to the IGCC Policy Director who is based in Melbourne.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and manage priority IGCC policy projects. Activities include:
    • Oversee the delivery of IGCC policy projects and activities, including tracking of activities, deliverables, progress and outcomes, and implement appropriate systems for documenting activities.
    • Support the ongoing operation of the IGCC Policy and Advocacy Working Group
    • Support delivery of relevant communications materials and events (e.g. workshops, working group meetings)
    • Coordinate work with consultants to support project delivery where required
    • Initiate and facilitate engagement with key stakeholders as needed/ relevant around project development and launch as appropriate, including other IGCC working groups, investors, regional regulators, industry bodies, NGOs and media for example.
  • Coordinate with and support the Director, Policy in their role as Co-Chair of The Investor Agenda’s Policy Working Group. This includes delivery of international projects as required.
  • Conduct background research to inform the development of IGCC issues research, policy papers, submissions and briefing notes to members. Oversee and write policy submissions in consultation with the IGCC Executive and IGCC Policy and Advocacy Working Group.
  • Develop content for IGCC policy communications including, for example, the IGCC member newsletter, monthly member meetings, member case studies, report publications and related member communications material, as required.
  • Promote IGCC’s advocacy goals through multiple communication channels, including representing IGCC in forums and public events, as required.

Skills and qualifications

  • At least three years’ experience in policy development in investment, finance, or corporate management, ideally with a focus on climate or environmental matters.
  • Clear understanding of government policy making and decision-making processes at a Federal and State-level.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in political science, public policy or a related discipline.
  • Ability to research and evaluate policy. Experience with writing submissions, research or policy briefs in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Experience in supporting and coordinating the delivery of outcomes from international collaborations across multiple time zones, markets and cultures is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting engagement/investor campaigns or other significant and complex projects characterised by changing dynamics and myriad relationships.
  • Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants.
  • Ability to evaluate workload and prioritise projects in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Strong organisational, project management, writing, verbal communication and interpersonal and skills.
  • Able to work well independently and as a team member, in a diverse team environment.
  • Desire to work in a mission-driven and not-for-profit environment.

Work arrangements and salary

This is a 12-month contract with the option of extension. The salary will be negotiated subject to experience. This role is based in Melbourne, with the option of Sydney, as required. We are looking for a candidate that can start as soon as possible.

Working in an industry association is about working in a small environment where people's opinions are valued and listened to. We encourage open communication and transparency and promote a dynamic work environment.

IGCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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