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Communications Assistant

Reference Comms01  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Additional Information Competitive for non-profit
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level First Level
Deadline 25/01/2013
Company Name Principles for Responsible Investment
Contact Name Matthew McAdam
Email matthew.mcadam@unpri.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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About the Principles for Responsible Investment

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP
Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. Launched by UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan
and subsequently endorsed by his successor Ban Ki-Moon, the PRI is a set of voluntary best
practice principles to assist investors in integrating environmental, social and corporate
governance issues into investment processes and ownership practices. The principles are
supported by a Secretariat that promotes the PRI and provides implementation support to
signatories. See www.unpri.org for further information.

Summary of the position

The Communications Assistant will support the PRI Communications team to deliver a number of
new projects that have been prioritised for early 2013 relating to its new website, social media
strategy, signatory webinars and general communications activity. The individual will gain
exposure to a broad range of teams and activities within the PRI, including signatory relations and
recruitment, implementation support, collaborative shareholder engagement, and reporting and
assessment. This position will report to the Head of Communications.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Further developing and implementing the PRIs social media strategy, identifying and drawing
on best practice within its signatory base and peer organisations.
  • Creating collateral to help new and existing signatories better communicate their involvement
with the PRI within their own organisations and with external audiences.
  • Drafting articles for publication and providing general team support, including on signatory
webinars, reporting and data entry.

Requirements and likely experience

  • Previous experience in a communications function, ideally within an investment institution.
  • Strong research and writing skills, with excellent spelling and grammar.
  • Interest in responsible investment and ESG issues will be highly regarded.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK.
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