Senior Principal, Sustainable Investing

Posted 09 February 2023

Senior Principal, Sustainable Investing at Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Investments Full-time Toronto

Experience: Senior-Level
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 09 April 2023

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Position Description

Why you’ll love working here:

  • high-performance, people-focused culture
  • our commitment that equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work environment and business success, which helps employees feel valued and empowered to be their authentic selves
  • learning and development initiatives, including workshops, Speaker Series events and access to LinkedIn Learning, that support employees’ career growth
  • competitive, 100% company-paid extended health and dental benefits for permanent employees with recent additions to promote inclusive coverage to a diverse employee population. These recent additions include gender affirmation and fertility drug and treatment coverage
  • membership in HOOPP’s world class defined benefit pension plan, which can serve as an important part of your retirement security
  • access to an annual wellness reimbursement program for health and wellness-related expenses for permanent employees
  • virtual fitness, yoga and meditation classes, nutritional consultations and wellness seminars
  • we offer a hybrid flexible work model that embraces remote work in Ontario for eligible roles
  • the opportunity to make a difference and help take care of those who care for us, by providing a financially secure retirement for Ontario healthcare workers

Reporting to the Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, the Senior Principal, Sustainable Investing will play a key role in the implementation and ongoing evolution of the HOOPP Sustainable Investing program. In this role, you will lead initiatives and act as a subject matter expert with teams across the Investment Management (IM) division, as well as with partners across the organization. You will bring a strong foundation of sustainable investing experience and a passion to contribute to the continued advancement of Sustainable Investing at HOOPP.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert in advising asset class teams on leading sustainable investing practices and help foster ESG innovation across the organization
  • Contribute to the ongoing enhancement of HOOPP’s sustainable investing approach and strategy
  • Lead key work streams of our investment climate change strategy and net zero portfolio plan
  • Design and build new sustainable investing frameworks and guidelines, on topics such as portfolio monitoring, controversial investments, and human rights
  • Lead research, analysis, and the development of thought leadership pieces on ESG factors related to new investment strategies, emerging risks, and macro trends
  • Play a leadership role as part of a small team, acting as a mentor for junior team members
  • Support board and executive-level deliverables, presentations, and reporting
  • Liaise with internal partners on cross-departmental projects
  • Represent HOOPP at various external events, initiatives, and committees

Skills and Abilities

  • Deep expertise in ESG integration and stewardship approaches across asset classes
  • Leading edge understanding of the sustainable investing landscape and emerging ESG concepts
  • Strategic thinker who can translate the big picture into effective implementation
  • Track record of using critical thinking to address complex problems and develop pragmatic solutions
  • Strong drive for excellence and commitment to continual improvement
  • Enthusiasm for building new things, comfort with ambiguity, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Proven ability to successfully advance multiple projects simultaneously and deliver exceptional, high-quality results
  • Strong team orientation and focus on achieving overall team objectives
  • Clear and confident oral and written communicator who can effectively work with all levels, including senior leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong relationships with internal and external partners
  • Commitment to constructive feedback and continual learning
  • Alignment with HOOPP’s core values: professional, trustworthy, compassionate, accountable and collaborative


Established in 1960, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan for Ontario's hospital and community-based healthcare sector. We serve more than 419,000 members who provide valued healthcare services at more than 624 employers across the province. At HOOPP, we exist to provide a stable and reliable pension for our members that starts in retirement and is paid for life. As one of Canada's largest and most respected pension plans, HOOPP's net assets reached $114.4 billion at the end of 2021 and our funded status remained strong and stable at 120%.

HOOPP's core values - professional, accountable, collaborative, compassionate and trustworthy - guide our every interaction with our members, employers and employees. We've become one of Canada's leading pension plans by consistently challenging ourselves and embracing innovation.
From our unique investment management approach to our innovative technology and thought-provoking research, we constantly seek to push the boundaries, and we do this by hiring passionate, forward-thinking people.

Our high-performance culture is founded on collaboration, respect and belonging. HOOPP is an equal opportunity employer and we're proud of our diversity. We select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Should you require accommodation because of a disability during the recruitment and selection process, please contact our Human Resources team. We will be happy to consult with you so that arrangements can be made for reasonable accommodation.

Required Skill / Experience

  • 10+ years professional experience in sustainable investing or relevant field
  • Experience in equity research, asset allocation, portfolio management considered a strong asset
  • Advanced degree(s) in Business, Finance, Engineering, Environmental Science, or other relevant area preferred
  • Additional professional designations, such as a CFA, considered an asset

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