ESG Project Manager

Job Title: ESG Project Manager
Location: Chicago, IL or London, GBR
Reporting to: Global Head of ESG
Employment Type: Full-Time

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OVERVIEW:

LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) is a global real estate investment manager with $78 billion of private and public real estate assets under management and nearly 900 people in 16 countries worldwide.  Our diverse investor base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and high net worth investors from across the globe.  LaSalle sponsors private separate accounts, private open and closed-end commingled funds, and public real estate securities programs.  As a wholly-owned member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group, LaSalle's investment teams also draw on the intelligence and resources of our parent company, giving us unique access to market opportunities and key industry leaders.

 

OBJECTIVE OF ROLE:

This individual works with the firm’s Global Head of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) in day-to-day and long-term responsibilities, acting as the global ESG business partner to the wider organization to help co-ordinate initiatives and collate information on the firm’s ESG progress. This role will participate in the Global, Regional and Business line Sustainability Committees and/or Task Forces to help ensure the firm’s ESG progress is consistent and current.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support Global Strategy & Management

  • Work with regional and global leads to develop near- and long-term plans, establish goals and metrics, coordinate activities and communicate progress toward achieving them.
  • Participate in and help manage global, regional, business line and ESG/Sustainability committees.
  • Collaborate with leaders of functional groups to educate on ESG opportunities and influence change to current policies and processes or create new ones, as needed
  • Develop and deliver presentations related to ESG strategy, performance and roadmap

 

Support Investor Relations, Marketing and Communications

  • Respond to investor and client requests for information
  • Manage the semi-annual ESG report process, and contribute to other global reporting including PRI, NZAMI, UK Stewardship Code and GRESB
  • Maintain inventory for publicly reported ESG metrics and collaborate with internal professionals to create ESG content development
  • Ensure ESG/Sustainability information is current at the firm, regional, business line and fund levels

 

Track Global Industry Trends & Peer Activities

  • Track and report on trends, developments, and thought leadership on ESG, sustainability, public benefit corporations, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I)
  • Perform peer analysis and identify benchmarking indicators

 

 QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS degree in real estate, finance, accounting, or economics or related field with strong record of academic achievement
  • 5 - 7 years of relevant experience
  • Highly skilled in modeling investments in Excel; Argus Enterprise experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of DCF, NPV and cash flow models
  • Strong financial and analytical ability with solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive thinking with detail-oriented and creative problem-solving approach
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States for a minimum of 5 years