Director, NA Real Estate ESG Sustainability
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About Invesco Real Estate
Invesco Real Estate is a global leader in the real estate investment management business with $88.9 billion in real estate assets under management, 612 employees and 21 regional offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia (as of June 30, 2023). Invesco Real Estate was established in 1983 and today invests across the risk return spectrum, from core to opportunistic; in equity and debt; listed and direct; locally and globally. Invesco Real Estate is a business name of Invesco Advisers, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Invesco Ltd. Invesco Ltd. is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life.
Job Purpose (Job Summary):
The candidate will coordinate and lead ESG efforts for real estate in North America, working closely with key stakeholders such as the Head of Investment Management, Portfolio Managers, Consultants/ Advisors, Global Head of ESG for Private Markets and other relevant internal stakeholders. The objective of the role is to be the primary lead for the execution of various ESG+R initiatives in North America that range from Net Zero Carbon to GRESB benchmarking to physical risk analysis. The candidate will collaborate with senior leaders to ensure that IRE progresses against targets by supporting teams in the development of plans at the portfolio and asset level to drive performance, enhance value and mitigate risk.
Key Responsibilities / Duties:
1) Investment Management and Portfolio Management
Support investment management teams with the assessment and development of ESG+R action plans to mitigate risk and enhance value.
Lead portfolio-wide programs such as reviewing energy procurement and targets to reduce GHG and expenses.
Assist with evaluation of emerging sustainable technologies that best meet the various asset classes.
Define energy and carbon strategy for new developments including measuring and reducing embodied carbon.
Support portfolio and investment managers in understanding climate-related risks and opportunities conducted by third parties.
Create asset-level resilience plans in collaboration with external consultants and investment managers.
2) ESG Data Management and Reporting
Oversee and contribute to maintenance of ESG data management systems held internally and externally to ensure maximized accuracy, consistency and coverage of ESG data.
Coordinate external ESG reporting aligned with third-party guidelines (e.g., INREV Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, UN PRI, GRESB)
Collaborate with relevant stakeholders for external ESG reporting, notably the annual Global ESG+R report and fund specific reports
Enhance and explore technology alternatives to existing ESG data management systems to create efficiencies and adoption within the broader organization
3) Other key responsibilities
Work closely with external consultants as they support the rollout of ESG+R related initiatives.
Stay ahead of statutory/key market developments and ensure they are reflected in the ongoing maintenance/update of the Sustainability Vision and implementation strategy.
Support investor queries by either answering, reviewing and sign-off of response to ESG-related practices, policies and case studies.
Participate in internal and external ESG working groups.
Collaborate with investment strategy and strategic analytics teams to understand risks and opportunities related to ESG.
Work Experience / Knowledge:
8-10+ years of experience in real estate asset management or ESG-related practices in real estate
Broad experience with ESG reporting frameworks including PRI, GRESB, TCFD, SFDR and Green Building certifications (LEED, BREEAM, Energy Star, Well, Passive House, etc.)
Strong interest and understanding of key ESG real assets topics, such as renewable energy, energy management climate risk and carbon offset market.
Knowledge of building decarbonization initiatives and track record of success in managing implementation of financially viable energy efficiency programs
Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:
Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and projects simultaneously.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: the ability to summarise and convey complex content.
Strategic thinker with an ability to work independently and proactively; keen eye for detail as well as the ability to focus and drive towards the bigger picture.
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Entrepreneurial, resourceful, self‐starter, but also team‐oriented and collaborative
Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or other advanced degree in environmental science, environmental management, or sustainability is strongly preferred.
Normal office environment with little exposure to noise, dust, and temperatures.
The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to 10 pounds is also necessary.
Hours may include evenings or weekends.
Occasional travel may be required.
Full Time / Part TimeFull time
Job Exempt (Yes / No)Yes
At Invesco, our workplace model supports our culture and meets the needs of our clients while providing flexibility our employees value. As a full-time employee, compliance with the workplace policy means working with your direct manager to create a schedule where you will work in your designated office at least three days a week, with two days working outside an Invesco office.
What’s in it for you?
Our people are at the very core of our success. Invesco employees get more out of life through our comprehensive compensation and benefit offerings including:
Flexible time off and opportunities for a flexible work schedule
401(K) matching of 100% up to the first 6% with additional supplemental contribution
Health & wellbeing benefits
Parental Leave benefits
Employee stock purchase plan
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.
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