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ESG at Capital Group
Since our founding in 1931, Capital Group has placed an emphasis on deep research often including close relationships with the companies in our portfolios. Our investors study the companies themselves, as well as the industries and the economic environment in which they operate. In order to find the best investments, we must understand the detailed operating aspects of each company as well as the external issues such as social forces, politics, and economics that can affect its prospects. Our fundamental research is better thanks to access to corporate officers. That, combined with our macroeconomic and policy analysis, enable us to identify enduring investment opportunities which can grow across multiple market cycles. The core of our expertise is our ability to identify and support sustainable growth.
Investors around the world are increasingly focused on ESG as part of their investment philosophy, and Capital Group recognizes a unique opportunity to deepen the integration of ESG perspectives into our fundamental research. Our strategy is to systematically incorporate ESG information and research tools into the investment process, consistently communicate to clients our ESG perspectives, and to enable delivery of ESG as a product. Over time, we will increase our voice in the industry with thought leadership on ESG processes, investment approaches and methods for investing sustainably.
The Governance & Proxy Senior Specialist, as part of the ESG team, will be responsible for researching proxy issues, formulating informed perspectives for Analyst / PMs and credibly engaging on stewardship priorities with portfolio companies. You will identify and help to define our governance priorities, enhancing our governance policies and developing our thought leadership with the aim of delivering high quality insights into CG's governance and proxy voting process.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Conduct company and sector-level analysis, distill research, demonstrate expertise with proxy voting guidelines, author recommendations and elevate proxy votes for Analyst review
As part of the annual proxy guidelines and principles review, provide research to inform Guideline Committee decisions on best-in-class governance norms, aid in customization of guidelines and flag ad hoc issues which may require attention outside of the annual review cycle
Respond to requests from issuers to meet, flag issues which may warrant proactive engagement, aid in preparation of the agenda, and lead /co-facilitate engagement meetings.
Contribute to Corporate Governance Institute research, distill implications for stewardship and partner on communication in key internal and external forums
Support stewardship communication strategy, in partnership with key internal stakeholders, including publishing detailed versions of voting guidelines and principles, voting results and rationale, and case studies for notable votes
Partner with Analysts on vote recommendations including determining which votes to engage further on, ensuring a shared understanding of proxy guidelines, and development of agendas and/or meeting facilitation for issuer engagements
Keep current with industry, regulatory and economic events and trends to broadly and consistently share knowledge
Partner with senior management and other specialists on key initiatives
Lead and represent Governance & Proxy's perspective in initiatives and business matters with various key stakeholders, which may include the Investment Group, Legal and Compliance, Independent Directors and industry associations
Provide coaching, mentorship and change management leadership
Background in company research, familiarity with proxy voting process, and experience with ESG and sustainable investment
Demonstrates the ability to transform complex data into easy to understand information
Demonstrates effective and influential written and oral communication skills with a diverse group of associates, senior business leaders and the Investment Group
Demonstrates ability to be self-driven to understand how and why things work, the financial industry and/or the connections between processes and technology
Demonstrates ability to build internal networks, collaborate effectively, and influence groups and/or more senior associates
Demonstrates strong numerical skills and exceptional I.T. skills, including advanced Excel skills
Previous management experience or demonstrated track record of leading projects, mentoring, or leading and coordinating the work of peers
CFA, MBA or other relevant professional qualifications beneficial
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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.
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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, Capital Group’s 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. Private ownership allows us to keep our eyes on the long term while more than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day.
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