Associate, ESG Regulatory Governance & Implementation, Asset Management Division

Company/ Firm Name

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Location

London, UK

Published Date

23 June 2022

About the job:

ASSET MANAGEMENT



A career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management is an opportunity to help clients across the globe realize their potential, while you discover your own. As part of one of the world’s leading asset managers with over $2 trillion in assets under supervision, you can expect to participate in exciting investment opportunities while collaborating with talented colleagues from all asset classes and regions, and building meaningful relationships with your clients. Working in a culture that values integrity and transparency, you will be part of a diverse team that is passionate about our craft, our clients, and building sustainable success. Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance. As primary investment area within Goldman Sachs, we provide investment and advisory services for pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, financial advisors and individuals.




Role Overview



  • Support Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private in satisfying the ESG regulatory and firm requirements via a robust ESG regulatory management program

  • Collaborate closely with deal teams, embedded business unit ESG subject matter experts, Alternative Capital Markets & Strategy Group (ACMS), Fund & Information      Management, Fund Owners, Legal and Compliance on ESG regulatory      disclosures, data collection and reporting requirements




Key Responsibilities:



ESG Regulatory Governance:



  • Coordinate closely with deal teams, fund owners, reporting teams, Legal and Compliance to digest and implement processes to ensure Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private is in compliance with ESG regulations and consistently evidencing work appropriately

  • Develop ESG process documents, such as ESG profiles for due diligence, Investment Committee memo templates and ongoing monitoring frameworks,

  • Work with ACMS to create standardized ESG DDQ responses, content for LP ESG updates and reports, marketing presentations, and other stakeholder engagement activities

  • Work with the ESG Data Analyst, Engineering, Strats, ESG Data Collection and Reporting Task Force, and external consultants to help advise on ESG regulatory-related data collection and reporting requirements

  • Support roll-out of ESG  regulatory requirements by developing and providing training materials to deal teams and portfolio companies




Regulatory Implementation:



  • Work with deal teams and ESG business unit experts to formalize the robust integration ESG considerations into the investment lifecycle, including sourcing, due      diligence, program development (materiality assessments, 100-day plan,      etc.), implementation, ongoing monitoring and exit strategy support

  • Work closely with the ESG Data Analyst and liaise with Fund & Information Management to ensure requests for ESG data are coordinated with other data requests from portfolio companies and deal teams

  • Support ACMS and Fund teams on Fund disclosures for new fund launches and ESG regulatory reporting requirements for existing funds

  • Review and coordinate with ACMS on investor requests for ESG information and contribute towards written responses to follow-up questions

  • Stay closely updated on new and proposed ESG regulations and firm requirements that could impact the overall ESG governance framework, data collected from portfolio companies, and general reporting and disclosure obligations

  • Align with Goldman Sachs Asset Management Public to ensure consistency in rule interpretation and implementation




Qualifications:




The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and key skills:



  • Detail oriented and organized with strong writing and presentation-creation skills

  • Thorough, mature and professional

  • Able to connect various requirements across multiple frameworks and coordinate efficiently with various stakeholders – both internal and external

  • Proven ability to connect with deal and management teams and be a team player in a fast-paced environment. A commitment to excellence, integrity and collaboration is a must

  • Bachelor's Degree with a general preference for concentrations in Law, Finance, Business Administration, or Sustainability

  • Experience with key ESG regulations and standards including SFDR, Taxonomy, TCFD, UNPRI, SASB, GRI, etc., preferred

  • Experience with ESG KPIs/metrics preferred

  • Experience in Private Equity investing/industry preferred

  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word with some awareness of business intelligence software and software tools



ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS



At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.


We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.


We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html




Only successful candidates will be contacted