||Environmental, Social and Governance Research Analyst
|Built upon the expertise of sustainability pioneers Innovest, KLD, and IRRC, Our ESG Research is a
leading source of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, screening
and compliance tools to advisers, managers and asset owners worldwide.
It offers an industry-leading suite of products and services that support
the integration of ESG factors into investment decisions. Comprised of
the pioneers mentioned above, Our ESG Research Business Unit has the longest
history of any firm in the ESG research space.
Our clients worldwide, especially those who are signatories to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI), are increasingly focused on ESG issues. As a growing number of asset managers are now subject to ESG-related mandates, ESG issues will shape their strategies going forward. Our ESG Research is committed to providing innovative tools to support our clients in this expanding market. We are currently seeking an ESG Research Analyst – Associate to join our ESG research group in Tokyo, Japan.
Our ESG Research is seeking to expand its global ESG Research analyst team. The successful candidate will investigate and assess core ESG risks faced by industries and evaluate performance against proprietary benchmarks for publicly traded companies globally. An Associate level research analyst is expected to have a strong interest in general ESG trends in Japan and globally and experience in conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. The suitable candidate will be required to present company and industry analysis to both Our clients and potential clients, contribute to improving our proprietary ratings model and conduct company interviews as part of the research process.
Our company is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Currently, we have a particular preference for candidates with experience and expertise in the following sectors: Utilities; Capital Goods/Heavy Industry; Transportation; Chemicals; Natural Resources; (Soft) Commodities Markets and Trading. The following industries and issues are also of interest: Financials (banks, insurance companies, diversified financials), Property, Consumer Products, Food & Agriculture. Knowledge and experience of corporate governance area is also a plus.
Prepare 5-7 industry, country, or• thematic issue reports per year
Analyze and prepare research reports for• 60-80 companies per year
Work closely with client coverage team to make• presentations of research to clients and prospects
Present compelling• research findings in public forums
Contribution to ongoing improvement of• ratings model and broader ESG product offerings
Contact with the• corporations we assess
Build and maintain network with key stakeholders in• sustainable investments in Japan
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum 2 years of full-time professional experience in:•
o ESG research industry, or
o Financial services experience that includes exposure to ESG investment products, or
o Analytical roles within key industries, or
o Relevant public policy or academic or NGO experience
Strong• background in research and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
• Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Japanese
• Experienced at presenting results of research in public settings
Minimum• of Bachelors’ degree required
Advanced degree in related field preferred• (masters or PhD) but not required
|We are leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors
globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds.
We product and service include indices, portfolio risk and performance
analytics, and governance tools.
The company’s flagship product offerings are: Our indices which include
over 120,000 daily indices covering more than 70 countries; Barra portfolio
risk and performance analytics covering global equity and fixed income
markets; RiskMetrics market and credit risk analytics; ISS proxy research,
voting and vote reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management
software for the energy and commodities markets. We are headquartered in
New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.