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ESG Associate

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)
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Location: New York, NY, US
Company: Deutsche Bank

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