The ESG analyst will be part of the Indicator Team, which operates within the Content Leadership and Editorial Oversight Team, which is part of Sustainalytics’ ESG research division.
The team is responsible for developing new indicators and improving internal and external indicator guidance text. The candidate will work with the Team Lead of the Indicator Team, Research Managers or analysts from Research teams and Change and Release Managers of the Research Transformation Team.
The candidate will design new indicators to support our product strategy and work on internal indicator guidance enhancements to achieve organization effectiveness.
The candidate will also work on developing external indicator guidance to support issuers with interpreting ESG assessments.
The ESG analyst will have a good understanding of ESG research processes, and of international ESG reporting initiatives like GRI or SASB.
The candidate will successfully release indicator proposals for new / adjusted research requirements in order to accelerate growth, stimulate product innovation and to improve the efficiency and quality of the research process.
Designs new indicators by defining the scope, the scoring scheme and the internal and external guidance text for new indicators.
Ensures new indicator proposal are tested before the proposals are submitted for approval.
Analyzes existing internal and external indicators and related guidance and creates recommendations for improvements. Prepares proposals where there are several possible courses of action.
Ensures that all indicators are designed so that Text Mining can be applied
Conduct workload analysis for new / adjusted indicators
Liaises with the Indicator Team Lead on the indicator roadmap planning
Supports with the execution of the project portfolio of all indicator projects
Collaborates with analysts from other research teams in the design / testing of new indicators.
Act as an ambassador for indicator change initiatives.
2+ years' experience in research
Good project management and execution skills
Ability to work cross-functionally with ease and manage competing interests
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Candidate has attention to details
Demonstrated passion for sustainability
Strong analytical skills and creative, problem-solving attitude; decisiveness
Meticulousness and attentiveness to detail
Flexibility and adaptability
Resourceful and independent
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook