Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • ESG Research Analyst (Sector-Based Screening)

    Job Locations PH-Makati City
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  • Overview

    We are immediately seeking for an ESG Research Analyst in Manila, to join our Sector-Based Screening team in the data collection and analysis concerning corporate involvement in certain products and services.  

    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.

    Analyst, on a daily basis, required to review and assess corporate involvement in controversial activities, discuss and communicate matters with regard to Sector-Based Screening product and sector-based industry issues to both external and internal stakeholders, and be able to review and prioritize deadlines effectively. The ideal candidate should have prior experience within the fields of RI, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Sustainability, strong research and writing skills in addition to a high competency on verbal communication.

    The Sector-Based Screening team is based in Stockholm (Sweden), Manila (Philippines) and Rockville (United States). The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently and collaboratively with the team.


    1. Maintain and develop Sector-Based Screening (80%)

    • Evaluate and analyze company involvement through desk research
    • Periodically contribute to updates of SBS research methodologies and other operational documents
    • Present research findings to clients and respond to client queries.

    2. Contribute to knowledge building and knowledge sharing (20%)

    • Engage in dialogue with companies, industry groups and other stakeholders
    • Contribute to research papers
    • Analyze research reports by other members of the team


    Professional skills and qualifications:

    • Strong research and analytical skills and strong academic qualifications (relevant fields in social sciences or business studies)
    • Knowledge of key industry sectors e.g. oil and gas, mining, power, pharmaceutical, biotechnology
    • Excellent user of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent language skills, both written and oral (Required fluency in English; fluency in Spanish, 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
    • 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


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