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Senior ESG Research Analyst (Controversy Watch)

Senior ESG Research Analyst (Controversy Watch)

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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, 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.

We are 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 seeking a Senior ESG Research Analyst in Stockholm to lead our Controversy Watch team. The Controversy Watch team monitors the news across thousands of media, NGO and agency sources across the globe in order to identify, map and log corporate controversies involving publicly listed companies.


  • Lead the Controversy Watch team, with analysts based in Stockholm and Manila, responsible for production of the highest quality research reports
  • Oversee and support the news acquisition
  • Monitoring, reading and processing hundreds of news articles a day to promptly identify and process companies linked to environmental and social controversies
  • Mapping corporate ownerships
  • Drafting news summaries



 Professional skills:


  • Graduate or postgraduate level degree (BA, MA, JD or other degree
  • Experience in contributing and leading a team would be desirable
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in ESG/Responsible Investment
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent language skills, both written and oral (Required fluency in English; desirable fluency in Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Italian or German)
  • Competence in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of data acquisition platforms is desirable

Personal skills:

  • Good attention to details
  • Ability to work towards deadlines
  • Methodical and thorough approach to work
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good at managing 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