Corporate Engagement Strategist

Employer
Calvert Research and Management
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 14, 2019
Closes
Jan 17, 2019
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
By joining Calvert, you will become part of a company that is recognized leader in responsible investing with a proven track record in influencing positive change while delivering competitive investment results. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and opportunities for growth and development. We invite you to explore our available job opportunities listed below and look forward to having you become part of our continued success!Location: Washington DCCalvert Research and Management is a recognized leader in responsible investing. Our mission is to deliver superior long-term performance to our clients and to enable them to achieve positive impact. Calvert Research and Management is located in Washington DC and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance. For more information, visit www.calvert.com.Calvert Research and Management has approximately $14.0 billion of mutual fund and separate account assets under management as of January 31, 2018. The company traces its roots to Calvert Investments, which in 1982 launched the first mutual fund to avoid investment in companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa. Today, the Calvert Funds are one of the largest and most diversified families of responsibly invested mutual funds, encompassing actively and passively managed US and international equity, fixed and floating-rate income, and multi-asset strategies.Basic Purpose:Calvert Research and Management (CRM) is seeking an experienced individual with a business analysis skill set to manage shareowner activism and corporate engagement. CRM is a global leader in responsible investing, with over $14 billion invested worldwide. Catalyzing positive change at companies in order to improve social and environmental outcomes, strengthen governance and improve investor returns is central to the work CRM performs. Calvert pursues a mission of improving the environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics and performance of companies in order to improve the company's ESG impact and strengthen our position as a long-term investor.The qualified candidate will join a diverse and highly skilled team of analysts and participate in driving positive change through Calvert's investment and engagement work. We recognize that qualified candidates are unlikely to have direct experience in shareowner activism. Knowledge of corporate governance structures, business analysis, an interest in ESG and a strong desire to create positive change are desirable traits.Primary Responsibilities:Corporate Engagement & Shareholder ActivismUsing both a systematic/top-down monitoring approach and a bottom-up research approach, identify publicly traded companies that can improve long-term financial results through better management execution on material ESG topics. Determine which companies offer the most attractive opportunities for Calvert to strengthen its position as an investor, and develop corporate engagement strategy for these companies ("subject companies").Implement engagement strategy by working with senior executives and board members of the subject companies. Track progress and report on milestones regularly and frequently to CEO.Prepare and file shareowner resolutions when needed to move the engagement strategy forward.Establish and maintain relationships with other activist asset owners and managers to build and participate within coalitions of investors and drive positive change.Investment Research & AnalysisProvide input and analysis to Calvert's investment research team on the subject companies.Assist proxy specialist in analysis of votes at subject companies.Provide analytics and data to respond to a variety of reporting needs (Sales, Marketing, RFPs, etc.).Assist with developing reporting and presentations related to engagement and proxy voting trends as needed.Job Requirements:Bachelor's degree required; CFA, MBA, or JD desirableAt least 10 years of experience, preferably in the investment industry or at a public companyBackground in corporate strategy and execution also desirableStrong knowledge of governance issues and an interest in environmental and social issues, with a desire to become an expertAbility to synthesize a wide variety of inputs, both internal and external, to distill key points and develop a compelling case for change.Persuasive communication skills and experience presenting to sophisticated corporate audiencesDemonstrated ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects simultaneouslyA self-starter and critical and independent thinkerThis policy applies to Eaton Vance Corp. and all subsidiary companies (the "Company").The Company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. It does not discriminate against applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, citizenship status, military service, gender, gender identity, registered domestic partner status, domestic violence victim status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Eaton Vance also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that a person has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company, and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity.The information on this Web site is for US residents only. The information on this Web site does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Eaton Vance does not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective investors should consult with a tax or legal advisor before making any investment decision. (C) Eaton Vance Management. All rights reserved. Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110

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