The Location: New York City or Charlottesville, VA
The Department: S&P Global's ESG Research & Analytics department is dedicated to developing innovative ESG analytical solutions and overseeing the renowned Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The department is responsible for developing the methodology to analyse corporate sustainability performance systematically and accurately and for managing our proprietary database, comprising one of the world's most complete datasets on corporate sustainability. We are considered a leader in ESG analytics, providing essential intelligence to corporates and financial institutions.
The Role: We are looking for an ESG Analyst or ESG Specialist to join our growing, dynamic ESG Research & Analytics department. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who is passionate about sustainability and is committed to driving sustainable business practices through direct engagement with corporates and through financial markets. As a team player, you will contribute to the unique culture and energy of the department as it continues to grow.
The Opportunity: As an ESG Analyst/Specialist, you would be dedicated to analysing corporate performance within a dedicated sector and engaging with the market to explain the results of our analysis. The role provides an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of the methodology of the CSA ensuring that it continues to capture ongoing sustainability trends and continuously evolving regulatory and reporting frameworks. As an ESG Analyst/Specialist, you will have the opportunity to act as a thought leader in ESG, representing S&P Global ESG expertise internally within the organisation as well as through engagement with a variety of external parties.
The Impact: Developed over 22 years, our work contributes to the creation of the iconic Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and the S&P 500(r) ESG index, among many others. Our work is also used by investors to execute their respective responsible investment strategies such as in the creation of impact and thematic funds. The work intelligence produced by our department is leveraged throughout S&P Global's ESG products across its divisions.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $56,600 to $155,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires.
Responsibility for analysing corporate performance in line with the CSA methodology within a given sector.
Act as the knowledge leader within a sector/industry as well as specific underlying ESG topics.
Development and maintenance of S&P's proprietary Corporate Sustainability Assessment Methodology (CSA).
Monitoring and reviewing ongoing company controversies through Media & Stakeholder Analysis (MSA)
Research on upcoming global sustainability trends and industry-specific challenges
Engagement with companies participating in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment through feedback calls, webcasts and management meetings
Project coordination with key internal and external stakeholders
A completed university degree
4+ years of work experience in the field of ESG ratings or research, corporate sustainability or sustainability investing.
Proven experience or expertise in at least one of the GICS-sectors Information Technology, Communication Services, Health Care, Real Estate, Financials and the related industries.
Strong project management and organizational skills
A sound understanding of global sustainability reporting frameworks and trends
Strong analytical skills and an acute attention to detail
Good understanding of financial markets and investment products is a plus
Excellent Excel skills and ability to work with complex data
English (fluency required), second language is a plus
Your soft skills:
Strong interest in corporate sustainability
Customer-focused and strong interpersonal skills
Constructive and energetic attitude
Ability to work independently yet towards team goals
Reliable and able to go the extra mile when required
Business-oriented with an attention to costs and efficiency
Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.