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ESG Strategy & Engagement Associate



Customer Service
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds, and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

In this high-impact role, you will support the broader shareholder engagement team, helping to maintain and develop positive relationships with Equifax’s institutional investors and other stakeholders primarily on matters related to corporate governance, including ESG. You will be part of a team that is responsible for listening to and understanding investors’ concerns, accurately communicating those concerns to senior management and the Equifax board of directors, and advocating on Equifax’s behalf to investors.

You will collaborate with teams across the business and assist with the execution of our governance-focused shareholder engagement activities, including engaging directly with shareholders, producing internal and external collateral, documents and reports, organizing meetings, and maintaining accurate team records.

This role reports to the Vice President, Office of Corporate Secretary and will be a hybrid workplace model offering the flexibility to work remotely as well as in our newly-renovated global corporate HQ building in Midtown! (This is not a fully-remote role)

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain the investor contact list and assist with the distribution of selected materials to Equifax investors; monitor incoming emails and other inquiries from investors and other stakeholders, direct as appropriate and ensure timely follow-up.

  • Arrange, prepare for and participate in meetings with Equifax shareholders and other stakeholders on matters related to corporate governance; keep detailed notes of each meeting.

  • Perform research to identify market trends and peer practices related to governance and ESG topics.

  • Prepare investor engagement materials and other disclosures and reports for distribution to internal and external stakeholders; maintain archive of investor research and feedback; help to prepare regular updates on shareholder engagement activities for review by senior management and the Equifax board.

  • Develop and maintain the annual program of governance-focused shareholder engagement activities for the calendar year ahead.

  • Gather information for and prepare investor communication materials and internal memos, slide decks and reports; maintain well-organized archive of investor feedback and research.

  • Take account of investor feedback, develop, implement, maintain and track progress on ESG initiatives. Frequently collaborate with stakeholders across Equifax to help produce disclosures and reports (e.g. TCFD report) on company initiatives and progress related to ESG and governance.

  • Maintain and update the governance-focused portions of the Equifax website.

  • Participate in the cross-functional Equifax Environmental Management Committee, which facilitates collaboration across the company to promote environmental initiatives and meets regularly to develop recommendations, track progress, support the collection and analysis of data, and create communications materials.

What experience you need:

  • A four-year Bachelor's degree.

  • Minimum of two-three years’ directly related experience in an equivalent role in a business environment that provides the knowledge, experience and skills needed for the functional duties of the job.

  • Prior experience working in shareholder engagement or ESG/corporate governance at a public company or an institutional investor is preferred

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective public speaker who communicates ideas in a clear, succinct manner. Able to tailor written and oral communications, as appropriate, depending on the audience and intended use.

  • Highly-developed planning, project-management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet critical deadlines; eye for detail; ability to anticipate and solve logistical problems.

  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and in close collaboration with others; discrete and professional in handling confidential information; demonstrates the presence, confidence and experience to interact independently with shareholders while representing Equifax's interest is a must.

  • Some work outside normal business hours and travel (5-10%) is required.

What could set you apart:

  • Graphic design and communications experience

  • Investor Relations experience with a public company

  • Experience with preparing SLT/Board of Directors presentations and documentation

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

Are you ready to power your possible? Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.