OUR COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE
The UPP is a new, jointly sponsored pension plan that serves all active, retired, and deferred members and beneficiaries of the six current pension plans of the participating institutions - Queen’s University, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto, and Trent University. UPP serves more than 35,000 members and manages assets of approximately $10.5 billion. The UPP is an exciting and ground-breaking pension start-up, intended to help enhance the long-term sustainability of defined benefit pension plans in the university sector for generations to come. Drawing on the decades of experience of our predecessors, our commitment is to protect the stability of our members’ pensions and deliver service excellence to our members and employers.
As a long-term investor, we recognize that environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors support risk management and value creation. As stated in our Responsible Investing Policy, we are committed to incorporating ESG considerations into our investment management activities and we collaborate with other industry participants in the promotion of a sustainable economy and society.
Our people drive performance. We live a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion – across race, place, gender expression, sexual identity, and cultures. The ability to bring your whole self to work drives performance. We actively look for talent that shares this commitment to inclusion and connectedness.
This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional professional to make a significant impact by helping integrate responsible investing practices into the investments of an exciting and ground-breaking new pension plan.
As part of a strong, dedicated internal Responsible Investing (“RI”) team and reporting to the Managing Director, RI, the Manager, RI will build strong relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders in support of UPP’s comprehensive RI and ESG goals. The Manager will contribute to organizational success by helping to implement the RI aspects of UPP’s investment strategy, and helping to communicate with our members and other stakeholders. An inclusive ‘one fund’ mindset unites UPP’s investment team in a shared mission to meet the pension promise, deliver on UPP’s expectations as a responsible investor, and position our investment platform as a key competitive differentiator.
This dynamic role will provide opportunities to engage with internal Investment, Finance, Risk, and Communications partners as well as external stakeholders and partners.
Due to COVID-19 UPP provides Work-From-Home flexibility (~2 days in office).
The key areas of accountability for the Manager, RI include, but are not limited to, strategic partnerships, knowledge management and ESG integration:
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
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