ESG & IMPACT / STEWARDSHIP MANAGER TO “THE REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE FUND” (Senior) - Paris

Long term
Paris
Posted on 09-30-2022

AXA Climate

La Raison d'être d'AXA Climate est d'aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises. Notre Mission est l'adaptation climatique et environnementale.

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La Raison d’être d’AXA Climate est d’aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises.
La Mission d’AXA Climate, c’est l’adaptation climatique et environnementale. Au service de cette mission, 4 différents métiers ! 

  • La formation - via des contenus digitaux, scientifiques pour mettre en mouvement tous les collaborateurs, leur donner les compétences et les outils. 
  • Le conseil - pour impacter en local, via des actions d’adaptation concrètes.
  • L’assurance et le financement - pour sécuriser celles et ceux qui s’adaptent, et impactent. 

Within the AXA Climate Financing Domain, you will be part of the core team delivering the ESG & Impact Advisory Services to the Regenerative Agriculture Fund with two other peers, one Senior ESG & Impact Director and one Impact Monitoring Officer.

Your role is dual:

  • During the first year of fund’s deployment, you will first actively participate to the due diligences with your two team members.
  • When first investments are made, you will manage the participations’ stewardship, i.e. the support to portfolio companies in order to boost their impact over the holding period.

More details on the stewardship management:

  • Post investment decision: you will co-build with companies’ management their ESG & impact roadmap (trajectory, KPIs, objectives).
  • During the holding period: you will accompany the companies’ management to Improve their knowledge and capabilities, boost their ESG & impact performance KPIs, and enhance their ESG & impact reporting capabilities.
  • Contacts with portfolio companies should be as frequent as required. Your support will be in the form of workshops, trainings, connection with specific partners and providers.

You will also contribute to drafting the fund’s impact reporting and publications.

Beyond the Regenerative Agriculture Fund, you will participate in scaling up the AXA Climate Financing value proposition and business.

Profile

Experience required:

  • Proven experience and track-record in the sustainable / regenerative food & agriculture business space – within agribusiness companies, investment companies or international organizations (7 to 10 years as a minimum)
  • Experience in ESG and impact related to nature
  • Education: master degree (business or engineering) or MBA

Soft skills

  • Proven ability to handle senior executive relationship, with investment teams as well as entrepreneurs
  • Capacity to learn fast new topics, to deep dive into various expertise topics (regenerative agriculture, climate science, ESG, natural capital, among others)
  • Content mastering: ability to draft high-quality due diligence analysis and reports within short deadlines
  • Problem solver, client & solution oriented
  • Comfortable managing several tasks and challenges in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fantastic team player, with whom it is cool to work alongside
  • Fluent in French and English, additional languages are a plus

Hard skills

  • Solid knowledge in agriculture/ agronomy / agroecology as well as in food & agriculture business value chains in different geographies
  • Knowledge of ESG and impact frameworks and methodologies (e.g. EU Taxonomy, SFDR, TCFD/ TNFD, SBTI/ SBTN, CDP, CSRD)
  • Knowledge on climate change, biodiversity, carbon (footprint, sequestration), water, nature-based solutions
  • Ability to synthesize and be impactful