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Research Assistant - Sustainable Finance

Company name
S & P Global Inc.

Washington, DC, United States

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Posted on
Jan 07, 2021

Valid Through
Apr 22, 2021

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Research Assistant – Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings (NToronto, Boston, Centennial, Chicago, or San Francisco)

We are currently recruiting a research assistant to join our Sustainable Finance team within our Ratings practice based in one of our North America offices. He or she would specifically be working as part of a growing team of dedicated sustainable finance analysts on ESG research and contribute to the development, application and roll out of new products in the ESG and green finance space. He or she would be reporting to Michael Ferguson (NY), Americas Team Leader for Sustainable Finance.

Responsibilities will include:

Conducting research and analysis of ESG, environmental and climate-related risks, and how these could impact credit quality over the short, medium and long term. This work should result in the publication of research commentaries that are widely read by the investment community.

Supporting to the Head of Sustainable Finance and his team in product development and market outreach activities such as industry conferences, which may involve occasional travel

Interacting with credit rating analytical teams to facilitate theinclusion of appropriate environmental, social, and governance factors in credit risk analysis and industry-based publications.

Assisting interactions with external clients, including meeting with management teams in support of our credit ratings and the development and deployment of new sustainable finance products.

The successful candidate should have:

Education and Experience

Should have a bachelor’s degree with some courses in sustainability, finance, and environmental management.

1-2 years work experience

Knowledge of (and interest in) ESG, sustainability, responsible investing, environmental and climate finance.

Skills and abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to manipulate data from databases: charting, using pivot tables and some basic Excel manipulation, such as lookup functions and logical tests.

Ability to work on Powerpoint presentations

Ability to work independently and be resourceful, gathering information from various internal and external sources to summarize trends and themes.

High level of adaptability and flexibility

Ability to multitask and manage conflicting priorities.

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

Collaborative and team-oriented mindset

Proactive and self-motivated attitude

Ability to speak Spanish and / or Portugese a plus, though not required

Background on the type of research undertaken in this area can be found on the following site:

S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essentialintelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (includingdomestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, pleasesend an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.comand your request will be forwardedto the appropriate person. The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 258539

Posted On: 2021-01-07

Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States

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