BlackRock Sustainable Investing Business Manager, Associate/VP
Description About this role Your team:
Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, results-oriented people who are taking on some of the world's most complex financial and sustainability challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel - we work hard, we work as a team, and we work with purpose.
BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) is part of the organization at the forefront of redefining the financial services industry towards a more sustainable future. The team unifies the firm's sustainable investment strategies onto a single platform and partners with our global investment and distribution teams to develop scalable and innovative solutions ranging from screens and environmental social governance (ESG) strategies to Impact Investing. Launched in 2015, our BSI platform provides investors with a range of strategies across asset classes, investment vehicles and impact profiles. With over $350 billion in sustainable assets under management, BlackRock leverages our differentiated investment platform, proprietary technology, data analytics, deep ESG expertise and culture of innovation to offer sustainable solutions to our clients.
Today, BSI consists of 40 people globally who are passionate about identifying drivers of long-term returns associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating sustainable data and insights throughout BlackRock's investment processes through Aladdin, and crafting innovative investment solutions that address clients' environmental and social objectives alongside their financial objectives. Your role and impact:
We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated, organized Associate or VP who is passionate about sustainability to join the BlackRock Sustainable Investing team's executive / platform function.
The ideal candidate must deeply understand the critical initiatives of BSI as well as BlackRock's broader sustainability agenda and will provide both strategic and day-to-day support to the Global Head of BSI, the COO of BSI and the Head of Strategy across both BSI and firm-wide sustainability priorities. Given the broad range of queries and initiatives, you will collaborate with BSI Pillar Leads (Research, Integration, Solutions, Aladdin Sustainability) globally as well as with sustainability partners and leaders across the firm including, Distribution, Investments, Risk, Technology, Legal and Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Business Operations. Your responsibilities:
This will be a multidimensional role that will work across all aspects of the BSI team and across our partners throughout BlackRock. The primary set of responsibilities will include exposure to senior leadership by leading projects, delivering and executing management governance and reporting, driving the agenda and materials for team town halls as well as other internal meetings, responding to internal and external inquiries related to BlackRock's sustainable platform, contributing to BSI thought leadership and reporting into external questionnaires and voluntary frameworks (e.g. SASB, TCFD, UN PRI). Other key near-term deliverables include:
Partner with Global Head and COO to formulate the BSI team's short, medium, and long-term business strategy and growth plans
Design, build and execute management reporting for BSI senior leadership
Work closely with Financial, Planning and Analysis on understanding and reporting on platform financials
Plan and prepare presentations, talking points, and briefing memos for conferences, panels or client meetings
4+ years of relevant investment experience, preferably with emphasis in either strategy, consulting, business management and/or sustainability
Interest in deepening understanding of the markets, climate and sustainability in the context of investing
Ability to optimally translate sophisticated investment and sustainability topics into easy to understand memos and presentations. Attention to detail and proofing skills are critical
Superior interpersonal skills; able to communicate and partner at all seniority levels and regions. Prior interaction with senior management not required but is a plus
Strong proficiency and proven experience working in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Four-year college degree
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about. About BlackRock
At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
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