ESG Stewardship Manager

Date: Nov 14, 2021

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 42723 

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Other location(s): New York (NY) 

Relocation benefits offered: Yes 

Travel required: a. Up to 25% 

 

“I can be myself at work.”

 

You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.

 

We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.

 

“I can influence my income.”

 

You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).

 

“I can lead a full life.”

 

You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones

 

COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.

 

“I can succeed as an ESG Stewardship Manager at Capital Group.”

 

For nearly 90 years, our mission has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We believe integrating ESG into our investment process can generate better long-term outcomes for our clients. ESG is systematically integrated into our investment process, and is grounded in three key components: our proprietary ESG investment frameworks, monitoring process, and engagement and proxy voting. We believe this approach enhances our proven investment process, The Capital System, and can help us deliver better long-term results.

 

The Stewardship Manager, as part of the ESG team, will be expected to demonstrate full knowledge of the Stewardship function. This role is responsible for conducting in-depth proxy research, having a comprehensive knowledge of Capital Group’s proxy voting guidelines and providing thought leadership culminating in proxy voting recommendations to the Investment Group (IG).  This role is expected to identify and help to define governance priorities and policies, develop thought leadership with the aim of delivering high quality insights into CG’s governance and proxy voting process, and lead engagements with internal key stakeholders and portfolio companies on stewardship priorities. 

  

  • You demonstrate strong-to-expert level knowledge of governance topics, including investment implications, and the core responsibilities of the Stewardship team
  • You conduct company and sector-level analysis with thought leadership, distill research, and demonstrate expertise with proxy voting guidelines, author recommendations and elevate proxy votes for Analyst review
  • You lead standalone research efforts on a wide-range of topics
  • You build credible relationships with the IG and are viewed as a key resource for governance thought leadership
  • You provide meaningful contributions to GSI research and analysis, as well as aiding in the annual proxy voting guidelines and principles review
  • You respond to requests from issuers to meet, flag issues which may warrant proactive engagement, partner with the IG and/or the ESG team in preparation of the agenda, and lead/co-facilitate engagement meetings
  • You keep current with industry, regulatory and economic events and trends to broadly and consistently share knowledge
  • You demonstrate initiative and a risk awareness mindset to identify key initiatives or innovation opportunities across a broad range of topics, including technology enhancements and operational issues, then leads or partners with senior management and the extended Stewardship leadership team on execution
  • You are viewed as a leader to represent CG’s stewardship perspective internally (i.e. IG, Legal and Compliance, Independent Directors, etc.) and externally (i.e. industry associations, third-party publications, etc.)
  • You proactively provide coaching and mentorship to less experienced team members
  • You consistently set the tone, model CG’s core values and embody the Leading Capital framework

 

“I am the person Capital Group is looking for.”

 

  • You demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the functionalities and operational intersections of Stewardship, ESG and Capital Group.
  • You demonstrate the ability to provide company and sector research and analysis, familiarity with proxy voting process, and experience with ESG and sustainable investment. 
  • You demonstrate the ability to lead and manage initiatives across multiple teams or groups.
  • You have demonstrated effective and influential written and oral communication skills with a diverse group of associates, senior business leaders and the IG
  • You demonstrate effective report writing skills, including recording of engagement and voting activity on internal systems as well as identification of meaningful and relevant examples for inclusion in client materials
  • You have demonstrated the ability to be self-driven to understand how and why things work, the financial industry and/or the connections between processes and technology

 

You demonstrate the ability to build internal networks, collaborate effectively, and influence groups and/or more senior associates

 

“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”

 

You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.

 

“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 

 

At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


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