'Add to Compare' on product listing

I'm not sure if this is a configuration issue or it's just not a default feature, but when I click on a product category and view the list of products, I'd like the 'Add to Compare List' button to show up somewhere near the description/add to cart.

Is this possible, or do I need to add it into a TPL file somewhere?

I took a look at the section of the product detail page (where the link to 'add to compare' does show up) but it seems to be called via:

{assign var=“list_buttons” value=“list_buttons_$obj_id”}


Can I just put that in the same place I'd like it to show up in the product listing?