Director, Corporate Sustainability

Posted 12 March 2024

Director, Corporate Sustainability at Aviso Wealth

Corporate Services Full-time Toronto

Experience: Senior-Level
Education Required: Bachelor or Master’s degree with a focus on sustainability, corporate responsibility or a similar field of study
Salary Range: $100, 000+

Close date: 10 May 2024

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Aviso is a leading wealth management and investment services supplier for the Canadian financial industry, with over $120 billion in total assets under administration and management, and over 1,000 employees. We’re building a technology-enabled, client-centric wealth management ecosystem.

Our clients include our partners, advisors, and investors. We’re a trusted partner for nearly all credit unions across Canada, in addition to a wide range of portfolio managers, investment dealers, insurance and trust companies, and introducing brokers. Our partners depend on Aviso for specific solutions that give them a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving, highly competitive industry. Our investment dealer and mutual fund dealer and our insurance services support thousands of investment advisors. Our asset manager, NEI Investments, specializes in investing responsibly. Our online brokerage, Qtrade Direct Investing®, empowers self-directed investors, and our fully automated investing service, Qtrade Guided Portfolios®, serves investors who prefer a hands-off approach.

Aviso Correspondent Partners provides custodial and carrying broker services to a wide range of firms. We have offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Winnipeg. Aviso is backed by the collective strength of our owners: the credit union Centrals, Co-operators/CUMIS, and Desjardins. We’re proud to power businesses that empower investors.

Position Description

Reporting to the VP, Corporate Sustainability, the Director is the second in command on the Corporate Sustainability team and plays a key role in ensuring Aviso meets its sustainability ambitions.

The Director will, in conjunction with the VP Corporate Sustainability, help shape Aviso’s sustainability strategy, and will in turn lead its implementation through the development of a program that undertakes activities in support of the organization’s sustainability objectives.

In doing so, the Director will collaborate with senior leaders across Aviso to ensure these objectives are realistic, achievable, aligned with business priorities and have progress against these objectives tracked and reported. In undertaking these tasks, the Director will be supported by the Manager, Corporate Sustainability, who is a direct report.

Position is available in Toronto and Vancouver. This role can be mostly remote, however we will on occasion require you to come onsite to our Toronto or Vancouver office.

Required Skill / Experience

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree with a focus on sustainability, corporate responsibility or a similar field of study
  • 10 to 15 years in progressive project or program leadership roles in the sustainability space
  • Proven capability in, and understanding all aspects of corporate sustainability
  • Exceptional project and program management to support input, engagement and consensus
  • Business mindset and understanding and appreciation of corporate goals and considerations
  • Experience in using technology-based reporting platforms
  • Understanding of the regulatory landscape around sustainability/ESG reporting
  • Ability to understand, develop and implement sustainability-related data, measures and targets to align with strategic goals
  • Knowledge of the finance industry and competitive issues and developments that impact our lines of business beyond sustainability considerations
  • Fluent communication skills in English are required and bilingual skills in French are an asset
  • Project Management training and/or certification an asset

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