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Location: Frankfurt, Germany or London, United Kingdom; office-based role with flexibility to work from home regularly
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week

About the role

The Director Investor Relationships, EMEA will lead investor engagement on behalf of the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) work with EMEA-based members of the ISSB Investor Advisory Group, its related working groups, engagement with the investor community more broadly and other activities as needed.

The ideal Director Investor Relationships, EMEA will be analytical and personable, with direct experience of how institutional investors use ESG/sustainability information. They will have experience with and enjoy relationship management, which will be a significant part of this role as the Director Investor Relationships, EMEA liaises with investor trade groups and engages with high-profile groups of investors.

Reports to: Director Outreach, Global Investors

Key responsibilities

The Director Investor Relationships, EMEA will be working with the Director Outreach, Global Investors in, among other things, managing the ISSB Investor Advisory Group (IIAG) as well as engagement with investor associations in various ways, including:

  • managing select IIAG and investor association relationships;
  • working with the Director Outreach, Global Investors to identify and prioritise IIAG member prospects who may be invited to join the group from markets which are un- and/or under-represented in the group;
  • representing the IFRS Foundation and the work of the ISSB at investor-focused events, particularly in Europe;
  • liaising with ISSB staff and board members as needed to compile and/or develop IIAG meeting materials;
  • managing the EMEA IIAG working group, including planning and hosting meetings, as well as IIAG working groups in other markets, as necessary;
  • overseeing the Engagement Team Assistant’s responsibilities to maintain updated investor contact information in SalesForce; and
  • developing and maintaining a system by which we measure investor perceptions of ISSB's Standards and the satisfaction of their needs via the ISSB due process.

Skills, experience and qualifications sought

The ideal candidate will have:

  • significant experience working in the asset management industry or related-investor associations; 
  • extensiveexperience with relationship management; and 
  • a deep understanding of the sustainability disclosure landscape.

Committed to the ISSB remit, and with a strong desire to be help establish a global baseline for the disclosure of sustainability-related financial information, the Director Investor Relationships, EMEA will also understand why investor engagement is critical to the success of ISSB.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this role must also:

  • be comfortable working under tight deadlines;
  • be able to work in a target-driven work environment;
  • demonstrate outstanding organisation, time management and communication skills;
  • thrive in both a team environment and independently;
  • have strong process orientation and ability to suggest improvements;
  • have experience using a CRM (preferably Salesforce) to track engagement with external audiences, and to develop and run reports;
  • thrive in both entrepreneurial and bureaucratic environments;
  • be comfortable with fast-changing conditions—flexibility is important; and
  • FSA Credential a plus.

The IFRS Foundation operates under a multi-location model; early mornings and late nights will be required from time to time.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV/résumé and cover letter to Please include the following information or your application may not be considered:

  • the job title/position you are interested in and the location of the job (in the subject line of your email); and
  • covering email/letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

Closing date: Closed

Interviews will be held via video conference as part of our standard international recruitment process. Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date of the application, your application has not likely been successful.

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