ESG Lead, US Real Estate Jobs in New York at Deutsche Bank
Title: ESG Lead, US Real Estate
Company: Deutsche Bank
Location: New York
Position OverviewAbout DWS:DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with EUR 833bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2022). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is 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 investment approach strategically.
DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.
OverviewThe ESG Lead will report to and work directly with the Global Head of ESG, Real Estate (ESG Head) to manage portfolio ESG strategies implementation across the US real estate portfolio, collaborating with external providers and cross-functionally with internal teams. They will support transaction and asset management processes, including collection of data, coordination of initiatives and reporting. The ESG Lead will further engage with relevant industry bodies and represent DWS Real Estate ESG in external and internal engagement efforts.
Your Key Responsibilities:
Assist the ESG Head in liaising with Real Estate Division teams and external suppliers to manage, coordinate and monitor implementation and progress of ESG initiatives, including employee education and engagement
Assist the ESG Head in responding to due diligence questionnaires and requests for information from investors, as well as in direct engagement with investors
Assist the ESG Head in responding to external ESG reporting (GRESB, PRI, NZAMI, TCFD, DWS Annual Report, etc) and award applications
Assist the ESG Head in collaboration with internal ESG teams and working groups in other parts of the business (Global Sustainability Council/Office, Product ESG, net zero working group)
Assist the ESG Head in preparation and delivery of ESG related content, such as presentations, procedures, templates, teaching, etc.
Steward US-level ESG suppliers and consultants, and their collaboration with property and asset managers and engineering teams for data collection, and implementation of sustainability audits, projects and building certifications.
Supervise and manage dedicated ESG associate (seconded from an external consultancy)
Supervise ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager platform set up and its accuracy and sync with Measurabl platform
Serve as an internal subject matter expert on the ESG industry and regulatory trends, in particular in the US.
Your Skills & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Environmental Science, Architecture, Engineering, Energy Management, Real Estate, Sustainability, or related field.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in an ESG field.
Familiarity with building systems and …