11/09 Dipti Srivastava Varma
Consultant at Converse

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Portfolio Manager - Environmental & Social Responsibility Sector - South Asia Region (6-10 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 741958

The successful candidate will:

- Work with E&S team members in London to support due diligence in selected transactions;

- In collaboration with colleagues in the E&S team develop action plans and Investment Committee inputs as required;

- Work closely with commercial teams in S Asia to ensure they are fully able to articulate and support E&S requirements;

- Work with selected investees to improve their E&S systems, policies and procedures, including the monitoring of action plans where necessary; including working with E&S service providers for better implementation;

- Represent at external events, workshops and conferences in S Asia as required;

- Work with the London based E&S team on ad hoc projects such as case studies and - lessons learnt- analysis, analysis of trends in assessing development impact particularly with relation to E&S matters across the S Asia portfolio.

Responsibilities : 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- As a member of the ES team based in India, providing support to the S Asia office and in delivering E&S requirements and adding value; The person will work closely with the ES team in London

- Supporting investees and clients (drawn principally from debt and equity portfolios, but potentially also fund managers and their investees) to implement better E&S practices and to deliver bigger E&S impact;

- Interacting with third parties in S Asia (DFID, E&S consultants, other development finance institutions NGO etc) to inform a wider community about work, and to leverage support and collaboration as appropriate;

- Meeting with companies, institutions and fund managers as well as visiting portfolio companies as part of due diligence and on-going portfolio monitoring;

- Supporting E&S training for internal investment teams and for Investees.

- Providing internal quality control, consistency reviews and implementation support to the investment team;

- Collecting E&S information as part of knowledge management system.

- Collate lessons learnt to provide with guidance on how to deliver bigger and more impactful change, and to develop case studies and guidance for and wider audiences;

- To specifically consider how to leverage and scale corporate priorities in gender/ WEE, climate and job quality;

- Monitor E&S action plans, provide input to quarterly reports, DevCo, shareholder meetings and other forums at which the E&S performance of the S Asia portfolio is being discussed.

The Candidate Background

- Advanced university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, preferably environmental or social development studies; development studies / development finance; or a similar area.

- At least six years- practical work experience (in consulting, corporate private equity or banking) in S Asia

- Candidate should be willing to travel often in the region (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and others as applicable)

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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