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Senior Analyst, Impact Investing & Natural Climate Solutions

Job Description

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) founded in 1985, is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is comprised of two core businesses; Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) which develops and manages timberland investments and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) which develops and manages farmland investments. HNRG develops and manages diversified agricultural and timberland portfolios for a global client base.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) creates value through the sustainable management of natural resource investments. Traditional HNRG timberland and agriculture investments have always emphasized good stewardship of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors as important contributors to achieving long-term market rates of return. As the impacts of climate change become clearer and the need for mitigation and adaptation from natural climate solutions become more pronounced, HNRG is determined to offer its clients opportunities to invest in forests and farms that prioritize environmental and social impact equal to or above financial returns.


HNRG may hire for this position at a Senior Analyst level based on experience. The Senior Analyst, Impact Investing & Natural Climate Solutions will enhance HNRG’s Sustainability and Responsible Investing (SRI) capabilities and collaborate with professionals throughout HNRG in Sustainability, Business Development, Client Accounts, Economic Research, Value Added Services, and Resource Planning. The position will report to and support the Director, Carbon Solutions in developing impact-first timberland and farmland investment opportunities that deliver on one or more of HNRG’s five SRI priorities: Climate stability, Ecosystem Resiliency, Watershed Protection, People Empowerment, and Community Prosperity.


The ideal candidate will be someone who combines domain expertise in sustainable finance with technical competencies in investment analysis and/or financial modeling, demonstrated experience developing pitch decks and communicating value propositions, and a deep appreciation for the role that nature-based solutions can play in mitigating and adapting to the realities of climate change. Experience with land-based real asset investments is a major plus. The position is targeted to be located at HNRG’s headquarters in Boston, MA; however, flexibility may be granted to work elsewhere in the United States, either remotely or from another established HNRG office. 

Position: Senior Analyst, Impact Investing & Natural Climate Solutions
Organization: Hancock Natural Resource Group, a Manulife Investment Management Company
Location: Boston,  MA 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 9/1/2020
Date Posted: 9/3/2020

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with 4-8 years of relevant experience; Advanced degrees in relevant field a plus, as are CFA and/or CAIA designations
  • Demonstrated appreciation for and personal commitment to the role that natural climate solutions can play in mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • General knowledge of investment management and domain expertise in sustainable finance are essential. Experience with any of the following are a plus: alternative asset classes, real assets, forestry, agriculture, impact investing, sustainable investing, ESG investing, carbon markets, or conservation finance
  • Understanding of the investment relevance of sustainability, climate science and policy, natural climate solutions, and carbon sequestration
  • Strong client orientation and advocacy and ability to build client trust and long-term relationships
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and with external parties
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, work collaboratively and have strong communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge and practical application of financial principles, policies, procedures and accounting
  • Mature and willing to approach problem solving with openness and willingness to understand others’ perspectives with the goal of achieving a workable solution
  • High degree of self-motivation and professionalism and work as a team player
  • Excellent research and communication skills and ability to present data-driven analyses in a clear and concise manner (verbal and written)
  • Organizational and project management skills commensurate with prioritizing, managing, and completing multiple projects and deadlines concurrently


Decision Authorities:

  • Applying sound judgment in decision making with a strong orientation to detailed and high-quality work


This job description does not represent a comprehensive listing of job duties that are required of the employee performing this role.  We reserve the right to change duties or assign additional duties at any time with or without notice.


Hancock Natural Resource Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, a team-oriented work environment and growth opportunities for its employees.  

Status: This listing expires on: 10/3/2020
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Organization Information
Hancock Natural Resource Group, a Manulife Investment Management Company
197 Clarendon St
Boston,  MA 02116
United States