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Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement

The Nature Conservancy

London, Europe

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $120,000-$150,000

Office Location:

London, England, United Kingdom

The preferred location for this position is London, United Kingdom, or in any country in North America where TNC has an established entity, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times.

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.  

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

The Impact Finance & Markets division at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) provides technical and strategic leadership to create transformational impact with the private sector by translating the value of nature and conservation approaches into actionable, science-based strategies that can help solve societal challenges. The Corporate Engagement Advisor, Finance and Investors sits within the Corporate Engagement Business Unit, one of the four units comprising the Impact Finance and Markets Division.

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement will report to the Managing Director, Corporate Engagement. They will advise Corporate Engagement strategy development with the finance and investment sectors while supporting TNC’s Zero Conversion Commodities team in eliminating deforestation and land conversion in supply chains.

The Nature Conservancy’s Zero Conversion Commodities team has been working for decades with companies across the food and agriculture sectors to eliminate deforestation and conversion of natural vegetation in supply chains. At the same time, global institutional investors, asset managers and banks are increasingly working with their clients and portfolio companies to address deforestation and conversion risks and to expand investment in sectoral transitions. TNC is in the process of deepening our engagement with these financial institutions, the forums that support them, and other NGOs to better share TNC’s knowledge and insights with these stakeholders and to accelerate action. This position supports our Zero Conversion Commodity Strategy through engagement with the finance sector, key investor and banking forums, and other NGOs to drive awareness, support engagement strategies with key private sector companies in critical commodity value chains, and to expand investment in the decarbonization of food production.

The preferred location for this position is London, United Kingdom, but it may be based in any country where TNC has an established entity, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times.

We’re Looking for You:

The Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement develops and implements a strategic framework to engage with and influence asset owners, asset managers, and banks; investor and banking forums; and other NGOs related to our Zero Conversion Commodity goals and other environmental topics over time.  Duties include strategy development for engaging the sector, project and program management and implementation, and regular contact with financial institution representatives and forums.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Oversees finance sector and investor influence strategy development and execution in partnership with the Zero Conversion Commodities Strategy and other global and regional BUs.
  • Builds relationships with key staff of investor and banking forums, target financial institutions, and NGO partners.
  • Supports Managing Director, Corporate Engagement and the Global Head of Impact Finance and Markets in their engagement with senior executives of forums, financial institutions, and NGOs.
  • Collaborates closely with Zero Conversion Commodity team to identify target companies, goals and messaging, and to coordinate ZCC team interactions with key forums, financial institutions, and NGOs.
  • Identifies key channels and formats to reach target audiences, and works with ZCC team to create communication materials.
  • Develops and administers departmental budget and has authority to modify budget based on changing circumstances. Operates within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance. Leads internal coordination and communication on activities with the finance sectors, across Conservancy regions and programs.
  • Serves as a program manager and coordinates the work of others for assigned projects.
  • Must have an understanding of the evolving political, legislative, sustainability, and/or conservation trends on an international, regional, country, and/or sub-national level.
  • Travel is expected up to 20% of the time.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, business or related field and 6 years of senior management level experience in government relations, corporate sector, or equivalent combination of education/experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships across a matrixed organization and with external partners.
  • Proven negotiation, communication, and presentation skills with corporate executives, board members, and government officials.
  • Outstanding analytical and project management capabilities. Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement complex projects in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience developing and growing a strategy from concept stage to maturity.
  • Experience negotiating complex high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Fluency in English.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Excellent team player with experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using influence and interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with all levels of staff.
  • Independent and self-motivated with the ability to participate effectively in a remote team environment.

What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Salary Information:

This position may be based in any country where TNC has an established entity, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times. For U.S. based applicants only, the starting pay range for this position is generally within the range of $120,000 - $150,000 for annual base salary and is based on location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. For all other applicants, pay ranges will be in local currency, the pay range will be based on the local labor market, and not tied to the above pay range. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment and used to determine your actual pay range. Additionally, for all applicants, actual pay will fall within a range based on a variety of factors including, for example, the candidate’s qualifications, specific skills, and experience.  

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Now:

To apply for job ID 54888, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

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