Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • ESG Research Analyst – Controversy Watch (Fixed-term)

    Job Locations SE-Stockholm
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  • Overview

    ISS-Ethix is immediately seeking an ESG Research Analyst to join its Stockholm team for a fixed-term period of 11 months, starting from August 2018.

    The Controversy Watch team is responsible for monitoring ESG related news from media and stakeholder sources to support investors and issuers in assessing exposure to immediate reputational risks, prospective financial, operational and legal risks. The team processes news from over 4,500 selected media and expert stakeholder sources globally to generate timely alerts about significant developments and periodic analysis of important trends.

    The Controversy Watch team is currently based in Stockholm (Sweden) and Manila (Philippines), with imminent expansion in Rockville (United States).


    • Process news from selected media and expert stakeholder sources
    • Write standardized news summaries and participate in peer review process
    • Map ESG developments and trends reflected in global news flow
    • Participate in and contribute to team processes focused on strengthening our ESG product offering


    Professional skills:

    • Proven research and analysis skills
      • Strong academic qualifications (Postgraduate in relevant field, such as international relations, law, politics, environmental science desirable but not required)
    • 3-4 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 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 We will forward directly your email to the union representative of the ISS-Ethix’ Finansförbundet union club.


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