UNPRI hiring seven staff for huge expansion programme

Three full time posts and four fellowships will help guide five-year plan.

The $18 trillion United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment has embarked on a major recruitment drive to hire seven new permanent and temporary staff to guide its recently announced five-year expansion programme.
The hires, which will mostly be in its London headquarters, include three full time posts: a new business manager/finance director, an assistant manager for training and assessment and a full time manager for the PRI Clearinghouse, the private intranet website which allows investors to collaborate on engaging with companies and lobbying regulators and governments. In addition, three temporary London-based PRI fellowships are also being created: one for the PRI Clearinghouse, another to oversee the PRI’s Academic Network and another to support the PRI in Practice web activities and to work on communications. A further six-month fellowship, with potential extension, to promote the PRI in South Africa, is also being advertised.
Deadline for applicants for some of the posts are at the end of August and others during September.The PRI five-year plan was unveiled to signatories at its AGM in Sydney last month. Among the PRI’s major orientations to 2013 will be the creation of a public policy network to bring together national and international policy makers with responsible investors to work on areas of common interest, reduce barriers to responsible investment and jointly encourage better corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. It also plans to launch new work streams on alternative assets including hedge funds, infrastructure and commodities as part of a major broadening across asset classes, which started earlier this year with the creation of best practice ESG guidance for investors in private equity. It said the PRI Clearinghouse would also notably widen its focus to address what it called “higher-level, systemic issues”, which it said included economy-wide risks such as climate change.
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