Senior ESG Integration Specialist
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
2 gg fa

Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies.

Within the CIO area we are looking for a Senior ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) integration specialist. The resource will contribute to define, develop and consolidate ESG integration solution (policy and data / systems / processes) for the Investment of Generali Group Insurance Companies, across different asset classes both for direct investments and investments thought vehicles (Funds).

In this role, will act as a senior point of contact for ESG content expertise globally, liaising with multiple stakeholders (Group Functions, Insurance Companies’ Investment Departments and Delegated Asset Managers).

Develop and consolidate ESG solutions (policies, processes, tools) in line with current market and international standards, in relation to :

  • Exclusion policies
  • ESG integration approaches
  • Themed / Impact investments
  • Active Ownership (proxy voting and engagement)
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • New Regulatory landscape on Sustainable Finance (eg EU Taxonomy, SFDR, new EU Green Bond Framework)
  • Key responsabilities of the role will include :

  • Develop monitoring and reporting framework on exposure to Sustainability risk
  • Carry out analysis of company-specific incidents / ESG controversies (business conduct violations) and / or of the overall ESG profile / performance, relying on various ESG data sources
  • Close collaboration with investment professionals to perform analyses, produce an informed opinion and support fundamental integration of relevant insights into the investment decision
  • Support sustainable insurance product development efforts, as well as public and corporate communications, as relates to industry-specific or cross-sectoral sustainability topics
  • Contribute integrating ESG topics into portfolio companies’ engagement and act as a specialist in engagement discussions with corporates
  • Ensure alignment with applicable industry and collaborate closely and liaise through membership in relevant industry associations and initiatives (eg UN PRI, Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Climate Action 100+)
  • Our ideal candidate will meet the following requirements :

    Must have

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, management
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a sustainable investing function with a credible asset owner or asset manager (preferably with international expertise)
  • Significant sustainable investing knowledge on topics such as : exclusion policies; ESG integration approaches; themed / impact investment;
  • active ownership; climate change; sustainable development goals; new regulatory landscape on Sustainable Finance

  • Solid understanding of sustainable investing initiatives (i.e. UN PRI, TCFD, SASB, CA100+)
  • Solid understanding of the investment process of an asset owner / manager, in relation to different asset classes (Public Corporate / Sovereign as well as Real Asset Private Equity, Debt and Real Estate)
  • Solid understanding of the MS Office suite
  • Familiarity with financial software (Bloomberg, Eikon, FactSet etc.)
  • Experience with sustainable data providers with an understanding of their granular methodologies
  • Nice to have

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate research findings in both written and spoken format
  • Analytical and Research skills, Strong attention to detail, ability to summarize Expertise on key ESG themes, such as climate change
  • Comfortable collaborating closely with senior managers
  • Able to work independently and establish / maintain working relationships internally and externally
  • Change management skills
  • Client focused and pragmatic
  • Ability to navigate complex organizations and build multi-stakeholder relationships
  • Additional Information

  • Contract Type : Permanent
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