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ESG Funds Lawyer

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Permanent - Full time, Senior
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The Sustainability Legal team within Macquarie Asset Management is responsible for advising on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) legal and regulatory matters impacting Macquarie Asset Management’s global business
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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As ESG Funds Lawyer, you will provide strategic advice on a broad range of sustainability-related legal and regulatory matters that may impact Macquarie Asset Management’s global business. You will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation and communication of our sustainability strategy and advising on areas such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment products, ESG-related litigation and shareholder activism, greenwashing, and sustainable finance regulatory developments, with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

You will take a leading role in ESG regulatory change projects, supporting on legal analysis, knowledge sharing and drafting of disclosures. You will advise on legal and regulatory issues relating to the manufacture, development and maintenance of Macquarie Asset Management’s ESG-focused funds, across both public and private markets and draft ESG product disclosures in line with regulatory and market standards (e.g. CFA Institute). Finally, you will review and approve sustainability-related reporting, marketing materials and disclosures as well as attend board meetings and provide business updates on sustainability legal matters.

What you offer

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  • 8 years PQE
  • Private practice or in-house experience in financial regulation, fund management or corporate governance
  • Strong technical legal skills combined with the ability to take a commercial approach to problem solving
  • Ability to distil complex regulation and legal issues
  • Knowledge of global sustainable finance and reporting frameworks (e.g. ISSB, TCFD) is advantageous.
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Macquarie Asset Management

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In Macquarie Asset Management, you will join a global asset manager that aims to deliver positive impact for everyone. Join a team that is trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage billions in assets globally. We provide access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including fixed income, equities, multi-asset solutions, private credit, infrastructure, green investments, natural assets, real estate, and asset finance.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements 
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and up to five additional days leave based on length of service
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching 
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.