Stewardship Specialist

  • Dienstverband
  • Rotterdam

Actiam (Cardano)

Are you passionate about sustainable investing? Do you have great communication and analytical skills? Do you see the added value of engaging companies? Do you want to guide companies in their transition towards sustainability? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach? Would you like to impact behaviour of companies in different sectors and on a variety of topics? Then this challenging and multi-faceted role is something for you!

Your department

The Sustainability & Strategy department is a team of driven professionals. Within ACTIAM and Cardano, we are responsible for the development and implementation of the responsible and sustainable investment policies. This includes active ownership/stewardship activities. We work together with other (international) institutional investors and data providers.

Your function is primarily active ownership, however we expect you to be flexible when it comes to projects and tasks related to other parts of our field of attention. Part of the role is client facing for the stewardship services we provide to our (advisory) clients.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague. You enjoy contributing in a structured way towards the team and company goals. You work accurately and enjoy teaming up with your colleagues from all departments. You like to address sustainability issues both from a financial as from an impact point of view. The permanent location of your work can be Rotterdam or London (depending on your preference).

In this independent function you get the freedom to organise your own work as well as apply and maintain the structure of the team’s work and responsibilities. It is therefore very important that you know how to set priorities and work in a precise and result-oriented matter. You understand the importance of sustainable investments. Both from a social as from a commercial point of view. The perfect candidate knows how to thoroughly assess ESG-related data.

Your tasks include:

  • Further improving our positioning, strategy and implementation of the focus themes/business drivers especially through active ownership. See our policies for the background on this;
  • Promoting alignment between our Sustainable Investment Policy and our voting and engagement approach;
  • Conducting engagement with investee companies to achieve behavioural change and translate results into investment decision outcomes;
  • Reviewing proxy voting recommendations to communicate our ESG-related expectations to companies;
  • Analysing companies especially in the field of positive impact (Sustainable Development Goals) and on ‘adaptiveness towards transitions’
  • Contributing to innovation on emerging ESG subjects and developing ideas on how these can be translated into active ownership activities;
  • Ensure proper commitment and implementation of responsible investment within ACTIAM;
  • Screening investments against our policies in collaboration with our data supplier;
  • Preparing new policies and policy papers in the area of responsible investment.

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