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ESG Reporting Manager- Contract until Dec 2024

Job ID : 6373
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Definity offers a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Leader’s partner with their teams to find the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their teams, colleagues, brokers and customers, while ensuring collaboration, teamwork and accountability for goals.

We are seeking a Manager, ESG Reporting to support the ongoing development and implementation of our ESG disclosure and engagement strategy for Definity. You will be part of the ESG team that builds and executes social responsibility programs, sustainability initiatives, and corporate governance practices as part of a comprehensive ESG strategy. With your demonstrated passion and track record in ESG and sustainability, you will help guide business and functional leaders to reach our sustainability goals and commitments.

What can you expect from this role?

Reporting & Disclosure

  • Create and publish ESG and climate disclosures that highlight our progress and performance to meet and exceed our stakeholders’ expectations
  • Understand and align to various ESG reporting frameworks including SASB, TCFD, UN SDGs, and GRI, while monitoring the development and preparing for the implementation of other relevant disclosure standards
  • Support the development, alignment of sustainability metrics, and engage with businesses to measure and report on these metrics
  • Lead research to routinely benchmark Definity relative to our industry competitors on sustainability performance

Communication & Engagement

  • Support ongoing stakeholder engagement and materiality assessments
  • Work with functional and business leaders to identify, develop and implement opportunities to engage stakeholders in sustainability efforts
  • Work with Communications and Investor Relations to support the development and amplification of our ESG story with investors, analysts, and other key stakeholders

Strategy Development

  • Maintain a central repository for sustainability content, research, policies, position and action plans
  • Identify emerging sustainability trends by considering market opportunities, investor expectations and other stakeholder requirement
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support on ESG matters across the Company


What do you bring to this role?

  • At least 3 - 5 years of professional experience in ESG & sustainability (or similar area) in the financial services industry or at a publicly listed company
  • An undergraduate degree in business administration, sustainability, environmental sciences, or other relevant programs.
  • Familiarity with sustainability reporting frameworks (e.g., SASB, TCFD, GRI, ISSB) and ESG ratings (e.g. Sustainalytics, MSCI, ISS)
  • Experience with data controls, audit and assurance
  • Knowledge of Canadian and global sustainability reporting and investing trends, regulatory developments, new standards and initiatives
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Passion for sustainability and social responsibility reflected in your work and personal experience
  • Ability to translate complex messages and recommendations into concise proposals, reports and presentations
  • High degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

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: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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