Senior Manager, ESG Research ITC Senior Manager, ESG Research ITC …

S&P Global
in Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Senior Manager, ESG Research ITC
Senior Manager Information Technology, ESG Research
Grade 12 (for internal purposes)

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager, ESG Research to join our growing, dynamic ESG Research department - overseeing the project management and methodology of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and the creation of the iconic Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and other indices such as the S&P 500® 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 looking for an experienced and motivated individual who is passionate about sustainability and is committed to driving sustainable business practices through financial markets. Our department is project-focused and relies on our proprietary methodology and software to collect and assess corporate sustainability information. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing various key tasks related to the Corporate Sustainability Assessment, including the development of the CSA methodology and supporting daily management tasks.

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:
  • Managing key projects and operational processes related to ESG research
  • Responsibility for reviewing and managing key quality control processes, also in conjunction with annual audits
  • Development and maintenance of S&P Globals' proprietary Corporate Sustainability Assessment Methodology (CSA) and other ESG data sets, including responsibility for specific industries and topics
  • Monitoring and reviewing ongoing company controversies through Media & Stakeholder Analysis (MSA)
  • Research on upcoming global sustainability trends and industry-specific challenges
  • Management and building of an international team of analysts.
  • Engagement with companies participating in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment through feedback calls, webcasts and management meetings
  • Project coordination with key internal and external stakeholders
Your qualifications:
  • A completed university degree
  • 6+ years of work experience in the field of ESG ratings or research, corporate sustainability or sustainability investing
  • Information technology specific experience or expertise
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • A sound understanding of global sustainability reporting frameworks and trends
  • Good understanding of financial markets and investment products
  • Strong analytical skills and an acute attention to detail
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel and other IT tools
  • Excellent written and spoken English
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
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.
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Job ID: 258266
Posted On: 2021-10-11
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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