Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • ESG Research Analyst – Sector-Based Screening

    Job Locations SE-Stockholm
    Job ID
    2018-1675
    Category
    ESG
  • Overview

    The Sector-Based Screening (SBS) team conducts research and analysis into corporate involvement in controversial products such as tobacco, alcohol, gambling, as well as products that contribute positively to social and environmental challenges, such as renewable energy. The team compiles analysis reports covering over 20,000 companies across major global indices (large, mid and small cap). This research assists investors select investee companies in line with their policies for responsible investments, as well as implement compliance restrictions based on legislative requirements or clients’ ethical choices.

    The analyst will be part of a team of specialists, located in Stockholm (Sweden), Manila (Philippines) and Rockville (United States).

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct desk research into corporate involvement in specific products and services based on company materials (e.g. Annual Reports, sustainability reports, company websites), specialized publications, as well as dialogue with companies and other stakeholders
    • Write standardized research reports and participate in peer review process
    • Present research findings to clients and respond to client queries
    • Participate in and contribute to team processes focused on strengthening our ESG product offering

    Qualifications

    Professional skills:

    • Proven research and analysis skills
      • Strong academic qualifications (degree in economics or in a field of relevance to the understanding of specific industries; e.g. agriculture, oil and gas, mining, utilities, pharmaceutical, biotechnology)
    • 2-4 years of research experience is highly desirable
    • Advanced use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Fluency in English; additional language capabilities are an asset
    • Solid writing skills
    • Strong interest in business, finance and international politics
    • Good understanding of ESG, responsible investment, and sustainability

    Personal skills:

    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Methodical and thorough approach to work
    • Ability to work towards deadlines, manage tasks and prioritize
    • A desire to show initiative

    The Financial Sector Union of Sweden (Finansförbundet) is a trade union for employees in the financial sector in Sweden. If you have any questions related to union issues, please send an email to EMEA_Recruitment@issgovernance.com. We will forward directly your email to the union representative of the ISS-Ethix’ Finansförbundet union club.

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