Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • ESG Research Analyst (Focus on Social Issues)

    Job Locations SE-Stockholm
    Job ID
    2018-1706
    Category
    Research
  • Overview

    About ISS-Ethix

    Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is a leading provider of governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community. ISS-ESG comprises ISS-Ethix, ISS-oekom and Climate Solutions.

    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.

    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 Social Issues) in Stockholm to join our Norm Based Research team to support our review of corporate performance against international standards on anti-corruption.

    The Norm-Based Research team conducts research and analysis into allegations of corporate involvement in practices that are in conflict with international standards and guidelines, as recognized in the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Organization 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 anti‐corruption, human rights, environmental protection and labour standards.

    The Norm-Based Research team is currently based in Stockholm (Sweden) and Manila (Philippines), with imminent expansion in Rockville (United States).

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct desk research into alleged corporate involvement in specific activities or practices that may be in conflict with established international standards and guidelines, reviewing information presented by stakeholders and companies (e.g. Annual Reports, sustainability reports, company websites), and engaging in dialogue with companies and 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 and qualifications:

    • Proven research and analysis skills
      • Strong academic qualifications (Degree in relevant field, such as international relations, law, politics, environmental science desirable but not required)
    • Minimum of 5 years of research experience
    • Advanced use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent language skills, both written and oral. (Required fluency in English; fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is highly desirable; fluency in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Russian is desirable)
    • Solid writing skills
    • Strong interest in business, finance and international politics
    • Good understanding of international norms related to 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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