Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • ESG Research Analyst (Sector-Based Screening)

    Job Locations PH-Makati City
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  • Overview

    About ISS-ESG

    Founded in 1985, ISS is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include objective governance research and recommendations; environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) risk data, analytics, and research; end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions; turnkey securities class-action claims management; and reliable global governance data and modeling tools. Clients rely on ISS' expertise to help them make informed corporate governance decisions. ISS has more than 1,200 employees in 19 offices in 13 countries.


    ISS continues to grow in order to meet client demands for extra-financial data, research, analytics and advisory services to aid in investment decision-making and portfolio monitoring. ISS significantly enhanced its ESG capabilities by forming its ISS ESG business unit through the acquisitions of Ethix SRI Advisors in 2015, IW Financial in 2017, the investment climate data division of the South Pole Group, also in 2017, and, most recently, in March 2018, oekom research AG. ISS ESG is now uniquely positioned to offer actionable ESG solutions that inform investment decisions, support company engagements, and support a variety of ESG reporting initiatives.


    Position Overview

    We are immediately seeking for an ESG Research Analysts 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


    Desired Skills and Experience

    Professional skills and qualifications:

    • 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. e.g. agriculture, oil and gas, mining, utilities, pharmaceutical, biotechnology
    • 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:

    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work towards deadlines, manage tasks and prioritize
    • Methodical and thorough approach to work
    • 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


    Kindly submit a cover letter along with a CV in English. Applications without a cover letter won’t be taken into consideration.


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