We are currently looking for an ESGResearch Associate to join S&P Global's growing, dynamic ESG Research department - overseeing the project management and methodology of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and the creation of the iconic Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and other indices such as the S&P 500(r) ESG index. The team is responsible for managing our proprietary database, comprising one of the world's most complete datasets on corporate sustainability. The data stored here is also used by investors, asset managers and in S&P Global's various divisions and products.
We are searching for people that are passionate about sustainability and would like to join a project-focused, international team of like-minded people, driven to deliver excellence in managing the worlds' most known family of sustainability indices and one of the leading corporate sustainability benchmarking methodologies. Our department is project-focused and relies on our proprietary methodology and software to collect and assess corporate sustainability information.
What's in it for you:
This position is uniquely designed to provide you with a solid foundation for a possible career in our team or in the sustainable investment industry. The program starts in March 2022 and ends on December 2022.
As a team player, you will contribute to the unique culture and energy of the department as it continues to grow.
Your main tasks will include:
Responsibility for managing 'Helpline' enquiries about our methodology
Industry-specific responsibility in performing quality control on sustainability data and support on overall quality control process
Conducting the Media & Stakeholder Analysis to analyze potential financial and reputational risks at companies
Responsibility for creating feedback reports and benchmarking reports aimed at helping corporates understand sustainability reporting disclosure requirements
Methodology Development: Supporting team in the further development of the CSA Methodology
A completed Master's degree, ideally with some specialized courses related to corporate responsibility, sustainable development, responsible investing, environmental management, etc.
At least one prior internship or work experience
Strong analytical skills with an acute attention to detail
Excellent spoken and written English skills
Your Soft Skills:
A strong interest in sustainability and how financial markets can play a key role in promoting sustainable business practices
The ability to work independently and in an organized manner
Goal and team-orientation
Innovative thinking and proactive behavior
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,800 to $106,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Please note that S&P Global is a federal contractor, and in keeping with the US Government's federal contractor vaccine mandate, the company plans to require all employees in the US to be fully vaccinated if and when such requirements becomes enforceable. S&P Global will also follow other state and local vaccine requirements which may apply.
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