The Vox Populi association is a 1901 law association, with a social impact, which aims to contribute to the education of youth and strengthen the employability of residents of working-class neighborhoods through the prism of training, culture, and sport. We combine the demand for results and support for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in defining their life project, all this despite a difficult environment and socio-economic context.
To this end, as part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we are recruiting a responsible asset manager for our partner.
Position job title: Real Asset Responsible Investing - Intern
Business Unit: Internship
Preferred start date: June 2024
Eligibility: Postgraduate students (2nd Gap-year internship / End of studies internship)
Duration of the placement: 6 months
Location: Tour Majunga, La Défense - Puteaux
DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPARTMENT
As one of the world’s largest real assets managers, we believe that the decisions we make when investing can do much more than generate financial returns. We can contribute to a sustainable future by minimising the environmental impact of our assets, protecting them against the effects of climate change and working collaboratively to unleash the transformative potential of our ingenuity.
Our responsible investment strategy is built on three key pillars: Decarbonisation, Resilience, and Building Tomorrow. The built environment contributes significantly to the world’s annual carbon emissions, giving us the opportunity to make an important contribution to decarbonisation. We are actively investing towards a low carbon future, be it through the creation of infrastructure for renewable energy, developing best-in-class real estate, or regenerating and transforming existing building stock worthy of a place in the low carbon future.
THE MAIN RESPONSABILITIES OF THE ROLE
The global Responsible Investment team is looking for an intern to support the implementation and oversight of the real asset portfolio approach to responsible investment.
The future intern will contribute to the team, focusing on three key projects:
ESG integration across real asset investments
The intern will contribute to supporting the real estate, infrastructure equity and debt teams in embedding and strengthening ESG factors integration in their investment and management processes. He or she will participate in developping frameworks, tools, solutions and standard documentation to help with portfolio ESG risk analysis & management, ESG performance assessment and benchmarking , impact assessment, as well as setting-up and carrying out engagement activities whenever relevant.
Climate strategy and decarbonization targets monitoring:
The intern will be in charge of performing research and analysis to contribute to enhancing real asset investments’ climate strategy, to address physical and transition risk.
He or she will also support rolling out the decarbonization strategy for real estate equity, Commercial Real Estate debt, infrastructure equity and debt asset classes, based on carbon accounting & disclosure guidelines as well as science based frameworks such as the GHG Protocol, PCAF guidelinesSBTI recommendation and CRREM pathways…). He or she will carry out carbon research and benchmarking , interact with carbon data providers and consultants to support the implementation of carbon reduction strategies , progress monitoring tools and reports.
The intern will support our GRESB reporting preparation and onboarding for infrastructure investments. In coordination with external consultants, He or she will contribute to collecting the data, compiling answers and evidence required to complete GRESB infrastructure reporting.
The intern might also be involved in the sustainability day to day tasks, such as:
Market research and ad-hoc research in ESG related topics such as carbon, biodiversity preservation , natural capital, green energy, engagement and real asset solutions.
Market watch, peer reviews and regulatory monitoring (EU taxonomy, TNFD, SFDR…) and gap/ impact analysis.
Investment teams, sales group and fund management’s support in producing investor’s ESG due diligence questionnaires and reportings.
Research and assistance in developing throught leadership topics.
Postgraduate studies in Sustainability, Finance, Management, Engineering
A focus on real assets ( Real Estate or Infrastructure investing) is favourable
Previous experience in responsible investment or real assets and a desire to pursue a career in sustainable investing are a strong plus
Accomplished interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and efficiently in a team within an international and fast moving environment
Autonomous, initiative, entrepreneurial and result driven culture
Strong analytical and synthesis capacity
Verbal and written communications and presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excell and Powerpoint
Creative thinking, capability to develop innovative solutions and challenge consensus.
Strong written and oral skills in English
Any other European language is considered a plus
WHAT DO WE OFFER
This internship is an excellent opportunity to discover an international working environment. Due to our leading position on the market you can gain a strong exposure to a variety of Private Asset-backed Financing.
You will be fully integrated to our team and you will have the opportunity to work together and discover other departments such as Risk Management, IT and Portfolio Controls
You will join a growing platform which will allow you to take-over real responsibilities rapidly.
To apply: Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org