Local recruitment: Analyst (Environmental Issues)

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

London, UK 🇬🇧

  • LOCATION: London, UK
  • BASIS: Full-time – Permanent
  • LOCATION: London, UK
  • SALARY: £28,000 – £35,000
  • CLOSING DATE: 6:00pm, 25th Jul 2021 BST

Job description

This opportunity is within the PRI’s Sustainability team, which is the thematic hub within the organization. The team is responsible for:

Developing PRI’s internal expertise on ESG and Climate themes from the company level to the macroeconomic systemic level

Raise awareness, provide insights and develop guidance and tools on ESG themes for PRI’s signatory base

Provide ESG issues expertise into other processes within PRI such as policy, investment practices and stewardship

The successful candidate will be a social and upbeat individual passionate about collective intelligence and environmental issues who will be responsible to support the delivery of services and outputs (i.e. signatory collaborative engagements, investors/company roundtables, webinars, podcasts, briefings and publications) focused on deforestation risks.

This is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding about nature as the next investment frontier at the intersection of responsible investment and corporate sustainability and will provide you with a range of knowledge and experience in this fast-moving area.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the PRI Environmental team on activities projects related topics such as biodiversity, nature based solutions, deforestation and water. Responsibilities include:
  • Undertake thematic research and analyse findings on topics related to nature, such as sustainable land use, biodiversity, water and nature based solutions
  • Conduct data analysis and use software and tools
  • Drafting materials that can be used to communicate with signatories and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate activities across PRI internal teams such as the Stewardship, Climate Change and Investment Practices teams
  • Build relationships with signatories to maintain and expand expertise of signatory knowledge of environmental issues, practices and requirements.
  • Build relationships with external stakeholders, liaising and promoting synergies with other investor networks and initiatives and partner organisations.
  • Undertake all administrative activities related to environmental risks such as organising investor groups calls and drafting call notes
  • Report to Head of Environmental Issues

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at a ‘Associate level’ within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:


  • Incorporates the fullest range of information available into analysis and decision making
  • Uses appropriate technical processes/systems to develop and evaluate options in an effective and time-efficient manner
  • Assimilates data to draws out relevant insights and findings from analyses
  • Identifies opportunities and risks to feed into decision making
  • Presents analyses in an appropriate format providing clear and concise recommendations

Business Awareness

  • Understands, and always works towards, the mission and the aims of the PRI
  • Is curious about what is happening in other parts of the PRI
  • Is Signatory centric – seeks to understand, listen and respond to Signatory needs
  • Understands own teams’ objectives and seeks to internalise them in own activities
  • Understands who does what at the PRI and uses the knowledge to complete activities


  • Approachable, credible and willing whenever engaging with colleagues
  • Actively and appropriately seeks input from others
  • Focuses on interacting with colleagues in a positive and open manner
  • Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly


  • Writes succinctly and clearly tailoring level of detail to the requirements of the end user
  • Communicates clearly and precisely and able to convey thinking comprehensively
  • Provides regular, clear and concise communications to manager, colleagues or other relevant people to keep updated on activities
  • Structures and prepares well-written, logical outputs with limited guidance and editing


  • Demonstrates self-awareness actively seeks feedback from others and acts upon it
  • Explores new ideas with an inquisitive mind
  • Questions the status quo and suggests new ideas
  • Seeks out opportunities to drive continuous improvements in ways of working
  • Open-minded attitude which welcomes change and new ideas


  • Prioritises and organises time effectively, focussing on the key organisational priorities
  • Develops ways of working and processes to execute and improve efficiency across the PRI
  • Methodically tackles problems, working with colleagues where necessary
  • Takes account of the needs of other colleagues and/or Signatories when considering how to execute a piece of work
  • Promotes and utilises effective project management skills

Technical Competencies & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Interest in facilitating group discussions on environmental issues
  • Proactive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Pride in well-presented and executed administrative processes
  • Diplomacy, tact, and ability to work well in teams, the ability to foster an inclusive working environment
  • Willingness to take notes of conference calls
  • Motivated by the mission of the PRI, interested in climate physical risks as they relate to companies and investors
  • Confidence to relate to and interact with a wide range of investment professionals from different regions. Ability to network and build relationships.
  • Well versed in relevant IT tools (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, CRM software)
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communications skills. Other languages desirable.


  • Understanding of responsible investment

All candidates must have eligibility to work in the UK. While every effort is made to contain the needs of the role within the usual working day, there will be an occasional need to work outside of normal working hours owing to the international nature of the organisation.