Shareholder Advocate, Green Century Capital Management

  • The Public Interest Network
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2020
Full Time Other

Job Description

Green Century Capital Management, Inc. Shareholder Advocate Associate 

Green Century Capital Management, Inc. administers the Green Century Funds, the first family of environmentally responsible, diversified and fossil fuel free mutual funds in the nation. Founded and wholly owned by non-profit environmental advocacy organizations, Green Century is dedicated to promoting an environmentally sustainable economy. The Green Century Funds are designed to achieve competitive returns while incorporating both values-based screens and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) ratings and performance to invest in sustainable companies. Green Century conducts a robust shareholder engagement program to curb climate change, promote sustainable agriculture and press for greater corporate environmental responsibility. 

The Green Century mission: 

  • Provide environmentally responsible investing opportunities for those who care about the planet while seeking competitive returns 
  • Promote environmental responsibility through a comprehensive shareholder advocacy program 
  • Support the advocacy and public interest work of Green Century’s founding non-profit organizations by generating revenue to fund their programs 

Green Century is seeking to add a talented person to our shareholder advocacy team in order to expand Green Century’s ability to improve corporate environmental practices. 

Green Century’s Shareholder Advocate will bring critical environmental concerns to America’s largest corporations and help develop strategies to ensure that the corporations respond by improving their practices. 

The Shareholder Advocate will research a broad range of environmental issues and corporate practices to identify opportunities for change and will help develop the business case for taking responsible environmental action. The Shareholder Advocate will also help coordinate Green Century’s work with that of other responsible investors as well as with the broader community of environmental advocates, researchers, and policy experts. 

The Advocate will also bring pressure to bear on targeted corporations by promoting Green Century’s issues, campaigns, and work. 

The Advocate will work closely with our other shareholder advocates and report to the President. 

Green Century is seeking a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to the environment, excellent writing skills, exceptional people skills, an appreciation of strategy, a fearless approach to calling members of the media, and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects. The candidate should be able to work effectively in both corporate and non-profit settings. 

Representative responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the annual advocacy plan  
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of actions targeting specific environmental concerns and companies 
  • Communicating with corporations through written correspondence, telephone, and in- person meetings 
  • Negotiating with company representatives 
  • Drafting and filing shareholder resolutions 
  • Attending corporate annual general meetings 
  • Voting the proxies for companies owned by Green Century and the Funds 
  • Representing Green Century in shareholder coalitions 
  • Developing and working with selected coalition efforts 
  • Communicating with non-profit organizations to develop and coordinate actions 
  • Writing and distributing press releases and speaking with members of the press 
  • Writing and producing materials describing Green Century’s work 
  • Promoting Green Century to various audiences 
  • Supporting the broader mission of Green Century and our non-profit owners, as needed 
  • Other duties, as requested 

Qualifications 

We seek applicants who possess a strong commitment to environmental issues and environmentally responsible businesses. The successful candidate will also bring the following skills and attributes to the position: strong verbal, writing, interpersonal, strategic, and analytical skills; energy and commitment to socially responsible investing; a team orientation that balances individual contribution and group effort; and an ability to bring integrity and collegiality to our corporate dialogues. Ability to travel periodically and a college degree is required. 

Location 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Pay & Benefits 

Target annual compensation for this position is set on a non-profit scale and is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Green Century Capital Management offers a competitive benefits package. 

To Apply 

Complete our online application and upload a cover letter and resume on our website. Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.

Green Century is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html to learn more.

Green Century Capital Management is an equal opportunity employer.

Impact areas

Advocacy & Activism  

Experience level

Mid Level  

Size

201-500 employees  

Organization type

Nonprofit  

Role Type

Non-technical

Will sponsor Visa

No