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Manager – Sustainability and ESG

Corporate | Charlotte, NC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Asana Partners is a high-performance real estate investment company with $6.2 billion in assets under management that creates value through acquisition, enhancement, and operation of distinctive mixed-use and retail properties in dynamic urban markets throughout the United States.  We manage a multi-fund private equity platform to generate attractive returns for our roster of leading institutional investors.  Asana Partners is headquartered in Charlotte with additional offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, and Columbia. We recruit highly collaborative professionals with a passion for quality and doing business the right way. We value integrity, independent thought, proven experience, and a bias toward action.  Our commitment to a balanced investment approach requires a team with vision, discipline, and focus.  We seek to find a team member for this position who will not only overachieve on the stated responsibilities but will fully engage with the entire Asana Partners team.  Asana Partners knows that its most important asset is its people and we endeavor to create an exciting and fulfilling work experience that helps our team members develop a highly accomplished skill set and progress along an accelerated career path.

For additional information about Asana Partners, visit www.asanapartners.com

Job Description: 

Asana Partners believes environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance is an enhancer of risk-adjusted returns and a way to positively impact the neighborhoods and communities in which we live and invest. The Manager will partner with the Company’s cross-functional ESG Committee to execute ESG strategies across an institutional-quality urban mixed-use property portfolio spanning multiple fund vehicles. The Manager will drive continuous improvement of the Company’s ESG Program, including project management of program initiatives and annual reporting, engaging on all aspects of ESG strategic planning and collaborating with various internal and third-party teams to drive execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive execution of the ESG Strategic Plan through coordination of internal and external resources
  • Monitor ongoing progress against the ESG goals, maintaining an internal scorecard available to members of the executive team and ESG Committee
  • Coordinate the ESG Committee cadence, perpetuating a regular schedule of meetings, setting agendas and coordinating follow-up items
  • Prepare quarterly program updates to the Executive Committee
  • Work cross-functionally with leaders of the Asset Management, Investments, Development, IT and HR teams to ensure operational ESG initiatives are underwritten and executed in-line with the ESG Strategic Plan
  • Manage the end-to-end process of developing annual sustainability and ESG reports (aligned with TCFD and SASB standards) in partnership with a cross-functional team of stakeholders and consultants, including the processes for collecting, synthesizing and summarizing the content for inclusion in reports, content development, editing, reviews and approvals, data collection, and report design
  • Help lead stakeholder engagement interviews across a variety of functions to source underreported or new ESG performance data and information.
  • Coordinate annual disclosures to GRESB and PRI, with a focus on improving annual performance scores
  • Partner with consultative resources to develop and deliver sustainability training to key stakeholders
  • Stay apprised of relevant national and regional regulatory requirements, as well as evolving ESG trends and best practices

Requirements:

  • Experience with and interest in ESG in a business context, including ESG reporting frameworks

    • Desire to grow in a leadership role in Sustainability and ESG
    • Pragmatic partnership-oriented approach in order to drive program success across a range of stakeholders
    • Strong organizational and process skills to navigate multiple competing priorities and team interactions
    • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and capable of effective independent judgment
    • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Acute attention to detail and passion for quality and excellence
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required with a preference for individuals with substantial coursework in sustainability, real estate, business, or a related field

Travel:

Periodic travel required


Asana Partners is an equal opportunity employer.