Sustainable Investments – Investment Officer III

CalPERS is the nation’s largest public pension fund with equity and income investments in both domestic and international markets through both private and public investment vehicles. The Investment Office (INVO) is responsible for investment and daily management of CalPERS assets. INVO invests in stocks, bonds, real estate, private debt, and private equity, utilizing a wide array of instruments and vehicles to generate the best total returns on a long-term basis at an acceptable level of risk.

The Sustainable Investing (SI) Program is responsible for developing and implementing the CalPERS Sustainable Investments strategy and thought leadership for the Total Fund. The SI program focuses on sustainability-related advocacy and policy, integration, communication, and investment. The SI program works closely with each asset class to manage investment risks and uncover investment opportunities through the sustainable investment lens, while ensuring that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors are integrated into investment strategy, analysis, and decisions. All of this is done with the goal of enhancing the long-term sustainability and resiliency of the Total Fund.

The Sustainable Investment Program is looking for an Investment Officer III (IO III) who will be responsible for assisting in implementing the CalPERS Sustainable Investments strategy.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • The IO III will support the Sustainable Investments (SI) Program through advocacy including working with financial market regulatory organizations like the SEC, advocating for standards that protect investors like CalPERS, as well as enhancing corporate reporting on subjects like board and workforce diversity, human capital, and climate risk.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on sustainability-related policy and other sustainability-related topics and trends.
  • Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of the Financial Market Strategy, emphasizing priorities that support the soundness of our global financial markets.

Telework Information: This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.

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