We are seeking several ESG Corporate Ratings Analysts to join our research team in Canberra, to support the collection of data and analysis of corporate ESG strategies and performance for the ESG Corporate Rating. We are recruiting for permanent positions.
The successful candidates will be part of the ISS ESG Ratings team, which assesses the environmental and social performance of the world’s most relevant companies, covering a continuously expanding universe of more than 6,300 companies and over 10,000 issuers worldwide. Providing investors with a basis for their investment decisions and companies with a valuable benchmark, the ESG Corporate Rating is an important driver for advancing ESG investments and for improving the ESG performance of companies.
ESG rating analysts conduct research to evaluate a company’s performance in several areas, including working standards and conditions, supply chain management, ESG governance, environmental management, emission and resource consumption data as well as several sector-specific key issues. Their daily tasks include reviewing company documents such as sustainability reports, annual reports and corporate websites, identifying relevant topics and analyzing them based on our proprietary methodology. Analysts engage in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and present their findings in individual rating reports as well as through studies on selected topic- or industry-related sustainability trends.
ESG rating analysts apply a logical and methodical approach to work and pay attention to detail in order to achieve accurate and reliable results. Being able to see the big picture as well as critical thinking are considered key factors for success. After an in-depth training in our methodology and evaluation approach, and gaining sufficient rating experience, ESG rating analysts typically specialize in social or environmental topics, in sectors (e.g. financials, extractives) and/or in markets. As part of their tasks, our analysts acquire in-depth insight into the latest developments in ESG and sustainable investment.
As the research team is based in Germany, USA, the Philippines, Sweden and Australia, the successful candidate will need to work both independently as well as collaboratively with their local team as well as colleagues abroad. Working in a dynamic market and international work environment, we put great emphasis on cooperation and offer a welcoming, collegial working atmosphere with a high level of workplace flexibility.
+ Review and analysis of company documents (e.g. sustainability reports, annual reports) to evaluate companies’ ESG performance and strategies
+ Data collection and interpretation as well as justification and documentation of conclusions
+ Presentation of the analysis results and findings in the form of rating reports
+ Close collaboration with project and team members
+ Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (a degree in a relevant field such as environmental science or international human rights is desirable but not required)
+ Excellent English language skills, both written and oral (proficiency in languages such as Mandarin or Japanese is a bonus)
+ Strong research and analytical skills
+ Ability to quickly process large amounts of data and information
+ Experience with sustainability topics or key sectors is an advantage
+ Skills in statistical computing and data analytics are an additional asset
+ You must be eligible to work in Australia
Interested applicants should include a cover letter along with the CV in English on a single file (PDF or MS Word). Applications without a cover letter won’t be taken into consideration.
Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.
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