Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance …

S&P Global
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance
Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance

The Role: Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance

We are currently recruiting a research assistant to join our Sustainable Finance team within our Ratings practice.

The Location: San Francisco

What's in it for you: You will specifically be working as part of a growing team of dedicated sustainable finance analysts on ESG research and contribute to the development, application and roll out of new products in the ESG and green finance space.
  • Supporting the Americas Sustainable Finance team in the analysis for ESG Evaluations and Sustainable Financing Opinions.
  • Interacting with credit rating analytical teams to facilitate the inclusion of appropriate environmental, social, and governance factors in credit risk analysis and industry-based publications.
  • Supporting research and analysis of ESG, environmental and climate-related risks. This work should result in the publication of research commentaries that are widely read by the investment community.
  • Assisting interactions with external clients, including meeting with management teams in support of our credit ratings and the development and deployment of new sustainable finance products.
What we're looking for:
Education and Experience
  • Should have a bachelor's degree with some courses in sustainability, finance, and environmental management
  • 2-3 years work experience
  • Knowledge of (and interest in) ESG, sustainability, responsible investing, environmental and climate finance
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manipulate data from databases: charting, using pivot tables and some basic Excel manipulation, such as lookup functions and logical tests
  • Ability to work on Powerpoint presentations
  • Ability to work independently and be resourceful, gathering information from various internal and external sources to summarize trends and themes
  • High level of adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to multitask and manage conflicting priorities
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Collaborative and team-oriented mindset
  • Proactive and self-motivated attitude
  • Preferred, but not required - proficiency in Spanish
Compensation/Benefits Information: (US ONLY)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,800 to $97,000
Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

About Company Statement:

S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency, and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings 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
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 committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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Job ID: 265282
Posted On: 2021-10-05
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
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