Associate – Reporting and Assessment Framework careers in Principles for Responsible Investment London, England, United Kingdom

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Associate, Reporting and Assessment Framework – Principles for Responsible Investment

Team: Reporting and Assessment

Grade: Associate

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

Location: London UK

Closing: 6:00pm, 5th Jun 2022 BST

About the PRI

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

Working at the PRI provides an opportunity to engage with highly motivated, culturally diverse professionals on a wide range of cutting edge issues, such as income inequality through the lens of sustainable finance. The PRI provides scope for development at all levels with opportunities for project leadership and management working alongside some of the most influential signatories and leaders across financial markets and economies. In combination with a supportive culture that encourages continuous learning and flexible working policies, PRI is a highly engaging place to work on truly transformative issues.

Job Description

This is a great opportunity to join the team implementing the largest global reporting project in Responsible Investment for institutional investors – the PRI Reporting Framework. Signatories to the PRI are required to disclose their activities and progress on responsible investment, to ensure accountability of the PRI initiative. The Reporting & Assessment (R&A) team designs the Reporting Framework and assessment methodology, provides guidance and support to signatories on how to report on their ESG activities in the online reporting tool, and analyses data to drive change in the industry. The team is vibrant, supportive and flexible, working closely together with other teams at the PRI. Full details on the R&A activities can be found here:

The Associate role within the Reporting & Assessment Framework development team is an entry-level role focussed on supporting the development, finalisation and maintenance of the written Reporting & Assessment Framework and the accompanying guidance. The role is mostly operations-focused and requires good project-management skills. This includes supporting the team to ensure that our operations run smoothly, processes are documented and that we deliver projects on time.

This role is a great opportunity to join the team responsible for developing and maintaining the PRI Reporting & Assessment Framework – the largest global reporting project for Responsible Investment for institutional investors. The successful candidate will be part of the team that ensures that the Framework is contributing towards the PRI’s mission and maintains the integrity of its objective to drive positive change in the investment market.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support the team deliverables and report to the Head of Reporting & Assessment Framework.
  • Prepare for prefilling of signatories’ previous years’ reported data in the reporting platform, identifying information/data-points that could be re-used by signatories between reporting years.
  • Develop a mapping resource for signatories to help identify information/data-points that can be re-used from the previous Reporting Framework.
  • Support the implementation and publishing of the written Reporting & Assessment Framework and related guidance for the reporting cycle including collaborating and co-ordinating with specialist teams across the PRI.
  • Rework existing processes or documentation to identify gaps and/or improvements for increased efficiency.
  • Preparation of R&A presentations or other outputs, both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Assist with supporting signatories in reporting their RI activities – including developing support materials and responding to signatory queries on the Reporting & Assessment Framework.
  • Support the testing of the reporting platform, checking that the Reporting Framework content has been implemented accurately.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of PRI data or signatory feedback that feeds back into the development and improvement of the Reporting & Assessment Framework.

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at the Associate level within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:


  • Incorporates the fullest range of information available into analysis and decision making
  • Uses appropriate technical processes/systems to develop and evaluate options in an effective and time-efficient manner
  • Assimilates data to draws out relevant insights and findings from analyses
  • Identifies opportunities and risks to feed into decision making
  • Presents analyses in an appropriate format providing clear and concise recommendations

Business Awareness

  • Understands, and always works towards, the mission and the aims of the PRI
  • Is curious about what is happening in other parts of the PRI
  • Is Signatory centric – seeks to understand, listen, and respond to Signatory needs
  • Understands own teams’ objectives and seeks to internalise them in own activities
  • Understands who does what at the PRI and uses the knowledge to complete activities


  • Approachable, credible, and willing whenever engaging with colleagues
  • Actively and appropriately seeks input from others
  • Focuses on interacting with colleagues in a positive and open manner
  • Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly


  • Writes succinctly and clearly tailoring level of detail to the requirements of the end user
  • Communicates clearly and precisely and able to convey thinking comprehensively
  • Provides regular, clear, and concise communications to manager, colleagues, or other relevant people to keep updated on activities
  • Structures and prepares well-written, logical outputs with limited guidance and editing


  • Demonstrates self-awareness actively seeks feedback from others and acts upon it
  • Explores new ideas with an inquisitive mind
  • Questions the status quo and suggests new ideas
  • Seeks out opportunities to drive continuous improvements in ways of working
  • Open-minded attitude which welcomes change and new ideas


  • Prioritises and organises time effectively, focussing on the key organisational priorities
  • Develops ways of working and processes to execute and improve efficiency across the PRI
  • Methodically tackles problems, working with colleagues where necessary
  • Takes account of the needs of other colleagues and/or Signatories when considering how to execute a piece of work

Technical Competencies & Experience:

  • Structured, highly organised, able to manage a varied workload and deliver to strict deadlines under pressure;
  • Strong attention to detail, but with the ability to see the bigger picture;
  • Good project management skills – experience in managing and delivering projects would be advantageous,
  • Able to understand and solve problems logically and in a structured manner;
  • Personable and able to deal with stakeholders with tact and diplomacy;
  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others, the ability to foster an inclusive working environment;
  • Ability and willingness to learn quickly and master a complex brief to good quality;
  • Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills;
  • IT/system skills (Microsoft Office) (CRM, SharePoint, webcasts, etc. preferred); and
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Desirable competencies, but not essential:

  • Degree in a relevant field such as finance, sustainability, climate change. Knowledge of environmental, social and governance issues in institutional finance.
  • Experience or affinity with the financial industry (reporting, engagement, voting, ESG incorporation).

We particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian, and other ethnic minorities, those with visible or non-visible disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates and those who are neurodivergent.

Company: Principles for Responsible Investment

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate 

Job Location:  London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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