Associate Director R&D, ESG Indices, Research

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 15 Oct 18

Associate Director R&D, ESG Indices, Research

JobDescription :
Associate Director, ESG Indices, Research

We are seeking an Associate Director to provide ESG expertise in the build out of our ESG product offering. You will influence the ESG data S&P DJI incorporates in its indices and will author key papers to support our product offering. Furthermore, you'll provide thought leadership through written materials and develop frameworks that measure ESG in its many facets to enable industry participants to make informed decisions.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Write papers to support our ESG strategy; in particular writing papers regarding ESG data to support the launch of key ESG indices. Moreover, communicate and work with internal parties to develop thought leadership in ESG. Write blogs and papers to enhance the S&P DJI brand in ESG.
  • Develop frameworks and methods to measure ESG in its many guises. Provide detailed frameworks to establish S&P DJI as a recognised leader in this field.
  • Innovate and incorporate ESG ideas into ‎new indices to enhance our product offering in alignment with internal strategy.
  • Understand our internal data, data from current vendors, and other possible data opportunities. Ability to demonstrate critical thinking in data analysis‎, its limitations, and future developments in data.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with large data sets and be comfortable working with different industry software applications as well as internal systems.
  • Establish internal relationships to educate on ESG and be seen as an expert in ESG.
  • When required educate externals on our ESG capabilities and our value proposition in ESG.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of trends ‎in ESG to be able to build the next generation of best in class ESG indices.
  • Ability to work independently, and with other individuals and teams, to tight deadlines.

Candidate must have a strong awareness of S&P DJI's traditional business and how ESG may provide a role in future product development.

Key Skills & Experience:
  • Proven experience in ESG.
  • Minimum of Masters degree in field related to sustainability.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • CFA preferable.
  • Programming languages. Matlab is preferable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.


The wider business

S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500 ® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world.

Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has become home to over 1,000,000 indices across the spectrum of asset classes that have helped define the way investors measure and trade the markets.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com .

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.

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