Analyst | ESG Innovation and Solutions Analyst | ESG Innovation and Solutions …

S&P Global
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 Dec 21
S&P Global
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 Dec 21
Analyst | ESG Innovation and Solutions
Analyst | ESG Innovation and Solutions
Grade: 10
Location: New York City

S&P Global Trucost, part of S&P Global Sustainable1
The Role: S&P Global Trucost is a leader in ESG data and risk analysis, providing data, tools and insights to companies and financial institutions so that they can allocate capital to more sustainable business models and better communicate ESG performance to their stakeholders.
We are looking for an Analyst based in New York City to join our ESG Innovation and Solutions Team, part of S&P Global's newly formed Sustainable1 organization. The role will be dedicated to the delivery of Trucost's products and services to companies, banks, asset managers and pension funds globally. The role provides an opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects in the field of sustainable finance.
The Analyst will conduct detailed ESG analyses across a broad range of client projects focused primarily on measuring the ESG performance of companies, investment products and portfolios using S&P Global Trucost's proprietary data, methods and analytics.

The Opportunity: In this role, you will be working with a diverse range of clients across the investment value chain to support the disclosure and management of ESG risks and opportunities, and benchmark performance. You will support clients in meeting reporting needs in line with international and sector-specific reporting standards and best practices including CDP, TCFD and the SDGs.

The Impact: S&P Global Trucost's expertise is providing data leveraged analytics and insights on ESG performance so that businesses and investors can understand how to direct investments that create value and avoid risk. We've been informing companies, financial institutions, regulators and thought leaders since 2000. S&P Global Trucost's carbon data underpins the S&P Global Carbon Efficient Index series selected by Government Pension Investment fund for Japan (GPIF) to serve as the benchmark for their ESG investment strategy. Trucost's clients also include DBS Bank, ERAFP, Fidelity, Future Fund, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, State Street Global Advisors and UBS among many others.

The Team: Our team is composed of experienced professionals driven to identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow. The business has a casual and friendly atmosphere with an entrepreneurial spirit. We value team work and it is crucial that you are a team player in order to be successful within our organization.

The Hiring Manager says: "I am looking for an Analyst with an excellent understanding of ESG factors and how they can be applied to support business and investment decision-making. You must be passionate about helping businesses and investors understand their ESG risks and opportunities and communicate ESG performance to their stakeholders".

Key responsibilities:
  • Participate in an international analytics and client delivery team conducting in-depth analytical research on the ESG performance of companies, investment products and portfolios using S&P Global Trucost's proprietary data, methods and analytics
  • Develop technical approaches to meet client needs
  • Provide high-quality insights from complex information for client projects
  • Clearly communicate insights and technical approaches to clients verbally and in writing, including documenting analytical methodologies for reports and developing graphs and charts appropriate for use by senior executives
  • Support ESG Specialists in S&P Global's ESG Commercial Team by developing technical approaches for proposals or RFP/RFI responses that recognize client needs and convey our value proposition
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse team across multiple locations to conduct research and ensure the quality of insights
  • Provide feedback from the market to help shape S&P Global Trucost's product innovation roadmap
Essential skills
  • A good understanding of financial markets and investing, as well as knowledge of some of the following sustainability areas that companies and financial institutions are involved in: ESG integration; environmental fund or index creation; environmental risk analysis; green finance, and reporting of investments in different asset classes and across company value chains
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, with good sense of number and put numbers into context
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidently presenting complex information to clients in ways that they can easily understand and inform their actions
  • Personable, with a demonstrated strength in planning and executing work assignments independently, and as part of an international analytics and client delivery team
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, with a positive, "can do" attitude
Preferred Experience
  • 2-3 years professional work experience - this could include working as an ESG analyst within an asset manager, pension fund, bank or Development Finance Institution. Other relevant experience would include working as an ESG analyst for a research provider or in the sustainability field for a management consultancy
  • An undergraduate degree in relevant subjects such as; Economics, Finance, Environmental Economics, Development Economics or Environmental Sciences or relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize technical data to develop insights on corporate environmental and financial performance
  • Experience developing and applying ESG metrics to support business and investment decision-making
  • The candidate should be conscious of detail and numerically proficient with natural curiosity, and an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Additional languages (in particular Spanish, German, French, or Mandarin) will be looked upon favourably
20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), PDMGDV202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 265611
Posted On: 2021-11-15
Location: New York, New York, United States
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