DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 793bn of assets under management (as of December 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.
DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.
We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated, and organized ESG Associate, who is passionate about sustainability, to join the DWS Real Estate ESG team. You will report directly to the Global Head of ESG Real Estate and have a global scope in your work. Our Real Estate ESG team are driving responsible implementation of various environmental, social, and governance initiatives across DWS, and work directly with the wider team to rollout company-wide initiatives. You'll be working on the strategic and operational implementation of the DWS ESG strategy and Net Zero Carbon Initiative and to drive engagement and change within DWS. Enhance your career prospects through exposure and direct engagement with a range of stakeholders, including senior leadership.
What We Offer You:
We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
Retirement savings plans, parental leave, and other family-friendly programs
An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups
Return to Office:
At this time, all individuals present in the location must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
It is the Bank's expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the New York office in accordance with the Bank's hybrid working model
DWS provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion
Your Key Responsibilities:
Further develop and assist with the implementation of the DWS Real Estate ESG strategy and underlying policies and procedures, as well as portfolio-level strategy
Work with consultants, coverage, and portfolio team in responding to RFPs and proactive client engagement
Work with portfolio and asset management teams, and wider illiquid business to raise awareness, upskill, and monitor progress against ESG KPIs and targets
Work with Global Sustainability Office, consultants and other internal teams to co-ordinate reporting and develop internal/external reports that align with common sustainability frameworks (e.g., GRESB, GRI, TCFD etc.)
Work with consultants and asset management teams to review and co-ordinate ESG data collection, ensure data consistency and quality
Review performance, negotiate, and renew supplier contracts
Your Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in ESG management, environmental sciences or similar degree in real estate or finance. Relevant experience and a proven track record in implementing complex sustainability programs
Solid knowledge of the regulatory landscape in the US around real estate, ESG, energy and carbon reduction
Proactive and self-starter with the ability to work independently. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to process and interpret data. Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong understanding of a broad range of corporate social and environmental programs, including Science Based Targets and Net Positive Goals
Advanced knowledge of Word processing tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: EEO is the Law poster and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act ; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision .