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Senior Manager, ESG – Corporate Strategy

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 30, 2020.

Senior Manager, ESG – Corporate Strategy



Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

This role is a 12-month contract and will report to the Vice-President, Corporate Strategy.

What can you expect in this role?

You will be accountable for developing and leading the implementation of an ESG strategy for the Company. You will manage the realignment, augmentation and integration of existing social responsibility and other sustainability initiatives and corporate governance practices into a comprehensive ESG program.  Working closely with internal leaders in business and functional areas, you will help recommend and launch sustainability initiatives that drive business results and positive environmental and social impact. With your demonstrated passion and belief in ESG, you will help drive alignment on a holistic vision for the Company’s ESG philosophy and an executable roadmap to achieve those goals.

  • Develop strategy and policies on ESG integration and stewardship, using a consultative process to partner with internal stakeholders in various functional areas
  • Identify and prioritize sustainability initiatives by considering market trends and opportunities, investor expectations and other stakeholder requirements
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the organization to facilitate effective implementation of sustainable initiatives, and champion and influence a culture of sustainability
  • Create, implement and manage tools and frameworks to aid in decision-making
  • Maintain awareness of new ESG standards and best practices, and make appropriate recommendations on adherence
  • Create presentations for executives and board as needed on ESG contextual information and relevant organizational activities
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support on all ESG matters across the Company

What do you bring to the role?

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience (such as corporate sustainability, corporate strategy or policy development) in the financial services industry, gained at a company with a strong emphasis on ESG or in management consulting at an ESG practice
  • An undergraduate degree in business administration, sustainability, environmental sciences or other relevant programs.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • You have experience and deep knowledge in ESG standards, reporting frameworks, policies and governance
  • You are passionate about sustainability and social responsibility, and this is reflected in your work experience
  • You are persuasive and influential, and able to generate organizational excitement and engagement
  • You possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills across a range of contexts
  • You are known for your sound judgment, with the ability to critically analyze situations and problem-solve, and able to provide meaningful and practical advice and recommendations.
  • You have a high degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information
  • You are a team player who is adaptable to a changing environment

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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