Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

ESG Research Analyst (Focus on Environment) – Norms team (Fixed-term)

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About ISS-Ethix

Established in 1999 and acquired by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., ISS in 2015, ISS-Ethix works closely with investors to align responsible investment policies and practices with shareholder interest. ISS-Ethix offers expertise across a full range of environmental, social and governance issues, having worked with leading asset owners and asset managers over the past 15 years to design tailored solutions and develop products.

For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.

ISS is a global company, with more than 1000 employees spread across 19 offices in 13 countries. A career in ISS gives you international experience in working with market-leading experts that enable investors to incorporate corporate governance & responsible investment in their policies and practices.

The ISS Way

At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how it brings our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders and clients.

Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values through your actions and aspirations in the workplace.

Position Overview

We are immediately seeking an ESG Research Analyst (Focus on Environment) in Stockholm to join our Global Norms Research team to support our review of corporate performance against environmental standards, for a period of 1 year.

The Global Norms team conducts research and analysis into allegations of corporate involvement in practices or activity that are in conflict with international standards and guidelines, as recognized in the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The team compiles analysis reports on over 15,000 publicly listed companies, covering the constituents of major global indices (large, mid and small cap). This research assists investors make decisions regarding companies’ adherence to global norms on environmental protection, human rights, labour standards and anti‐corruption.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience within the fields of RI, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Sustainability, with a focus on the management and performance of companies against environmental standards. They will also have strong research and writing skills. Analysts are, on a daily basis, required to review and assess allegations of a corporate failure to respect established norms, the candidate will be able to review and prioritise effectively to deadlines. The Global Norms Research team is based in Stockholm (Sweden) and Manila (Philippines) and the successful candidate will be able to work independently and collaboratively with the team to review the reports compiled.


  • Desk research
  • Dialogue including meetings with companies and stakeholders
  • Drafting of analysis reports
  • Review of analysis reports by other members of the team
  • Presentation of analysis findings for investors


Required Skills:

Professional skills and qualifications:

  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong academic qualifications (minimum Masters required. Masters in relevant field, such as international relations/law/politics desirable)
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent language skills, both written and oral. (Required fluency in English; fluency in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Russian is desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work towards deadlines
  • Methodical and thorough approach to work
  • Well-Organized
  • Good at juggling tasks and prioritizing
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals
  • A desire to show initiative

The Financial Sector Union of Sweden (Finansförbundet) is a trade union for employees in the financial sector in Sweden. You are welcome to contact the local representative of Finansförbundet at ISS-Ethix on




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